Annette first stumbled into Cody Boyce’s office in their shared working space over a year ago because she is just a big WiFi network snoop, and she noticed that he was called “Podcast Master.” So, of course, she started yelling, “Podcast master! Podcast master!” out in the middle of the room. She found him — and it’s in no small part because of Cody and his team at Crate Media (formerly Podcast Masters) that this show exists today!
But that’s not why we brought Cody on the show today. We brought Cody onto the show because he and his wife recently started listing their home on Airbnb while they’re traveling for business, and Cody’s already automated this thing up — for free! So, we’re going to learn all about the Zapier automation that Cody is using to make his life easier and what it’s like when you’re listing your personal space.
We met Marc Kade at a real estate investor meetup about a year ago — and, oh boy, this is the guy to talk to about all things lending! He’s a branch manager for PrimeLending and a real estate investor himself, and we brought him on because we know a lot of you want to know more about how to actually acquire the properties to use as short-term rentals.
Now, even if you’re not in the real estate investing game (or not yet), we urge you to stick with this episode. Marc is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to buying properties of any kind, even if it’s a personal home for you down the road, and he just might give you some new ideas you can use to expand a fledgling Airbnb business!
We are so excited to share our conversation with Tiffany Caliva, host of The Beach Lodge in Hollywood, Airbnb Superhost, and one of our Instagram Super Heroes!
Tiffany tells us about her journey from new host to Superhost, how her account blew up on Insta (plus why an Instagram account is so vital for marketing your rental), all the work that went into transforming a beat down property into The Beach Lodge, and all the nitpicky details that you need to pay attention to if you want to blow up on Airbnb.
Today we’re talking to a flippin’ Instagram celebratory in the real estate world, Wendy Doris, AKA @FlippinWendy!
Wendy started her entrepreneurial career in real estate as a house flipper in Cincinnati, and after about six years of flipping, she decided to start posting some of what she did onto Instagram. People started taking notice, and Wendy started getting requests to help with the renovation. Slowly, her business started to transform and grow into so much more than just flipping.
Today, Wendy considers herself an “Airbnb hoarder,” choosing to now keep the houses she fixes up so that she can share them with people from all over the world! But she also consults with people about their renovation, flipping, and Airbnb hosting woes.
We believe that true super hosts should endeavor to serve all guests, but sometimes, you just don’t know what you don’t know – so, today, we are going to learn about how to make a short-term rental space accessible to people of all abilities!
Our guest is LeAnne Lavender, who herself learned so much about renovating or redesigning your space to be ADA compliant after her husband experienced an accident that left him paralyzed. Now, they share their journey with others to inspire and educate their audience on everything from renovation to food to healing.
You don’t even have to own property to make Airbnb your side hustle or be part of the short-term rental industry – there are so many roles that need to be filled, and that means there are lots of opportunities and options!
Whether you are interested in photography, turnover, co-hosting, staging, creating experiences, or hosting your own space, we have got you covered!
We’ve spent most of our show up to this point talking about Airbnb – but, today, we want to introduce you to another short-term rental platform that caters to a very specific niche: renting out your RV!
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If you are in a relationship, you can’t just start letting strangers stay at your house – even if they’re helping you pay your rent or mortgage! You have to make sure it’s cool with your partner, first (and your landlord!).
So, today, Sarah invited her husband, Nick, to join us and talk about his initial apprehension to let strangers stay in their place, why he ultimately decided to join Sarah in the short-term rental game, and what he thinks of the industry today.
With Summer in full swing, we wanted to touch on something that all Airbnb and short-term rental hosts need to consider: holidays! So, today, we’re going to share our tips for both taking a holiday for yourself and giving your guests that are on vacation a holiday they’ll never forget – while also maximizing your earning potential all year round!
We’re also going to share some of our holiday horror stories so that you can learn from our mistakes, without making them yourself.
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Even if you don’t own property, you can still be part of the short-term rental industry by managing properties for other people who want to take advantage of platforms like Airbnb but don’t have the time. It’s been a really successful part of Sarah’s business, but she needed some help keeping all of those properties up to her high cleanliness standards – so she turned to Properly (which also happens to be a great side gig if you also happen to be a detail-oriented person and want another foot into the short-term rental industry)!
And, today, we are so excited to learn more about Properly and how it can help all of us by sitting down with Tammi Sims, VP of Customer Experience at Properly. But not only has Tammi been with Properly since the beginning, she’s also a bonafide Airbnb Superhost and frequent short-term rental user herself! So she knows first-hand how much this service is needed and she has some great tips for...