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33 | Do I Need an Instagram or Facebook Account For My Airbnb or Short-Term Rental? | with Kelly Rauch of Local Anywhere

Uncategorized Oct 09, 2019

 

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We met today’s guest, Kelly Rauch, at our most recent local Airbnb meetup — so, let that be a lesson to you: go to your local meetups, or if one doesn’t exist, start one. You can meet some really cool people there... and then, a week or two later, you might even be on their podcast!

Kelly is a marketing expert who just blew us away when she told us how she used social media to launch a new high-end rental in Mexico, and how she’s been getting repeat guests to up their occupancy rate and bring in more income. These are FREE tools that can completely transform your short-term rental business — so if you aren’t taking advantage of social media marketing yet, take good notes and get ready to blow up your business and brand!

Want to see what’s working for other people? Check out some of these popular Airbnb influencers: @flippinwendy, @thebeachlodge, @thegranvillebarn, @theboxhop.

 

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32 | Best & Worst Cities for Airbnb: Making Money & Paying Your Mortgage with Short-Term Rentals | with Gillian Luce

Uncategorized Oct 02, 2019

 

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We often talk about strategies for hosts who are already in the game )how to welcome guests, how to set pricing, etc.), but we’ve missed an important step: getting the property you can use as an Airbnb! We also know that a lot of your are listening because you are still planning and working up the courage to open your first short-term rental — and the more you know, the less scary that becomes!

So we sat down with Gillian Luce, Senior Marketing Manager for Homes.com. She helps us understand some data that we can use to strategize our side hustle goals for 2020, plus some other things that homeowners need to know if they are considering using Airbnb (like how it can help you pay your mortgage).

 

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31 | InnTown Stays: A Unique Short-Term Rental Business That Helps People Recovering from a Disaster | with BJ Allmon

Uncategorized Sep 25, 2019

 

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We host an Airbnb meetup here in Columbus, and at our most recent one, we heard about BJ Allmon, co-founder of InnTown Stays — and we knew we had to talk to him! Because BJ is staking a unique niche in the short-term industry, and he’s solving a big need at the same time: homes for people who are recovering from a disaster.

InnTown Stays is a service that makes it just as easy to lease a house as it is to vacation in one — and it was all born to help out a friend. It’s an incredible story and we’re excited to share it with you today, not just because it’s heartwarming but because it shows that there’s still so much opportunity in the short-term rental industry!

 

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30 | How to Automate Your Airbnb & What it's Like to Airbnb Your Home When You Travel | with Cody Boyce

Uncategorized Sep 18, 2019

 

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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.

 

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29 | Funding Your Airbnb Investment Property | with Marc Kade of PrimeLending

Uncategorized Sep 11, 2019

 

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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!

 

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28 | Coffee, Robes, Phone Chargers, Flowers, & Other Details That Will Make Your Airbnb Stand Out | with Tiffany Caliva of The Beach Lodge

Uncategorized Sep 04, 2019

 

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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.

 

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27 | Flipping Houses, Hosting on Airbnb, & Everything in Between | with Wendy Doris of FlippinWendy Design

Uncategorized Aug 29, 2019

 

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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.

 

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26 | How to Be Wheelchair & Handicap Compliant in a Short-Term Rental: ADA Compliance & Design | with LeAnne Lavender

Uncategorized Aug 15, 2019

 

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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.

 

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25 | All the Ways to Make Airbnb Your Side Hustle

Uncategorized Aug 08, 2019

 

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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!

 

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24 | Short-Term Renting Your RV or Travel Trailer | with Nick Karakaian

Uncategorized Aug 01, 2019

 

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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!

So, Sarah’s husband Nick returns to discuss what it’s been like using Outdoorsy & RVShare to diversify their short-term rental business.

 

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