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188. How To Offer Your Property’s Amenities to the Public (AMA)

ama Sep 12, 2022

Welcome to another Ask Me Anything (Ask Us Anything?) episode! Each week we’ll answer your questions on STR, real estate, OTAs, and everything in between.

Michelle (from @BirdHausFarms) asks:

We have a large swimming hole on our vacation rental’s property, and are considering renting this out to the public (non-guests) to earn extra revenue. What’s the best way to do this to not interfere with the guest’s experience?

Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. To hear your voice on the show and send a question to Sarah & Annette, visit Speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA

 

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#STRShareSunday: Mostess Host

strsharesunday Sep 12, 2022

It’s time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing Mostess Host

This host is near and dear to our hearts. She's one of our Hosting Business Mastery Method Coaches, and you may know her as Flipping Wendy. Check out her instagram and her website!

Wendy has boutique vacation homes in Arizona, and her design is out of this world! She's also a co-host. Go to her website and check out everything she does, from her design, to her photos, to her copy, to the way she runs her co-hosting business. She's been in the industry for a long time, and she is so incredibly knowledgable.

Wendy is also really involved in her local community which is SO important. Give her a follow and soak up everything you can from her. Wendy is top notch!

Website: Mostess.host 

Mostess Host on Instagram

We would love to feature YOU, so don’t forget to use #STRShareSunday to get your chance! 

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187. Fostering Support and Advocacy for Short-Term Rental Communities

Uncategorized Sep 08, 2022

David Krauss fell in love with short-term rental hosting in 2013. As a strong believer in the people of the short-term rental community, David cofounded Rent Responsibly in 2019 to help harness the innovation and solution-oriented energy of hosts. Rent Responsibly is a community building and education platform for local short-term rental alliances.

 

 

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186. Invest In Your Property by Hiring A Caretaker (AMA)

ama Sep 05, 2022

Welcome to another Ask Me Anything (Ask Us Anything?) episode! Each week we’ll answer your questions on STR, real estate, OTAs, and everything in between.

 

Calvin asks:

You’ve talked about finding a caretaker for your property (or properties), who is more involved and invested in your rentals than just a turnover team or pool cleaner. Do you have any advice on finding a caretaker (also called a property coordinator, inspector, or detailer)?

 

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#STRShareSunday: The Acorn Cabin

strsharesunday Sep 05, 2022

It's time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing the Acorn Cabin

Love the little play on words and spelling in their instagram handle!

Here's the deal... host Claudia has a couple hundred instagram followers BUT she's really utilizing reels in her content. Some of her reels are getting thousands of views, which means thousands of pairs of eyes on her property! One of the things Claudia did really well was a collaboration campaign with an influencer. If you have influencers staying at your property, ask them to create a few reels of their stay!

Add this idea into your marketing tool belt , check out her reels, and give her some love! Her space is GORGEOUS

psst... we are cranking out reels left and right and it's paid off big time!

The Acorn Cabin on Instagram

The Acorn Cabin on AirBnb

We would love to feature YOU, so don’t forget to use #STRShareSunday to get your chance!

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185. Create An Abundance Mindset Through Collaboration, Not Competition

Uncategorized Sep 01, 2022

Kyle Stanley is an AirBnB operator out of Fresno, CA. Although he has been doing AirBnB since 2015, he didn't truly turn it into a business until May of 2019.

When Kyle learned he could operate AirBnB's in homes that he didn't even own, he realized that he could scale the business quickly. In under 18 months, Kyle went from 1 listing to 25 listings, netting over $20K per month.

Now 3 years into the business, Kyle has over 60 properties and nets an average of $60k per month while spending just 3 hours per week in his business. With the extra time, he now teaches others how to replicate his path. Kyle also has a Youtube and Podcast called "The Fearless Investor." 

 

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184. Airbnb Is NOT Going To Cover Your Insurance (AMA)

ama Aug 29, 2022

Welcome to another Ask Me Anything (Ask Us Anything?) episode! Each week we’ll answer your questions on STR, real estate, OTAs, and everything in between.

 

Andy asks:

Regarding insurance, how do we as hosts assess if the 3% fee we save with direct booking is worth the cost of purchasing our own insurance for our STR?

Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. To hear your voice on the show and send a question to Sarah & Annette, visit Speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA


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#STRShareSunday: Lodge Noir

strsharesunday Aug 29, 2022

It's time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing Lodge Noir

There are three specific things we want to talk about that we love about Lodge Noir, especially in regards to staging.

1. They have an amazing dedicated workspace that overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains. Great for anyone working from home!

2. They have a game room with a pool table and foosball table... perfect for a rainy day! It also catches your eye in the photos, especially if you're looking to travel with a group.

3. Let's talk LIGHTING This is something that often gets overlooked in design, and we talk about it often. They have a ton of overhead and secondary lighting fixtures that are AMAZING and lend to the design. Including exterior lighting (we love a bistro light!) They also have bedside lamps in each of their bedrooms. We see hosts leave these out a lot... don't leave these out!

Well done Lodge Noir!

Also... there are over 12,000 posts on this hashtag and tons of people are following it. THANK YOU!

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183. House Hacking Your Way To Success in Real Estate

Uncategorized Aug 25, 2022

Danielle is a second generation real estate agent with a passion for helping others, investing and all things real estate. To say that she has been doing this career since she was in diapers is no metaphor. Danielle was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio where her family enjoyed taking advantage of the great lakes, the changing seasons and the opportunities in the glass city.

Danielle received her MBA from the University of Toledo with a concentration in finance, so finding a good deal or making one of her own is definitely her thing. Danielle and her husband Bret moved to Wilmington when they decided it was time for a change and not living at the beach was no longer an option. They traveled their way along the east coast looking for a new city to call home. It was important to them that they find a community where they could become established and really make an impact. Once they stumbled upon Wilmington, there was no going back, they knew they had found their home where they could...

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182. Refinancing Options Using the BRRRR Method (AMA)

ama Aug 22, 2022

Welcome to another Ask Me Anything (Ask Us Anything?) episode! Each week we’ll answer your questions on STR, real estate, OTAs, and everything in between.

 

Leslie (@FoxandHenDen) asks:

Can you advise on the refinancing options when using the BRRRR method (Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat)?

 

Keegan asks:

Where is the best place to start researching the rules and regulations for short term rentals in your city?

 

Thanks to Marc Kade from Princeton Mortgage for the guest answer! And thanks to everyone who submitted questions. To hear your voice on the show and send a question to Sarah & Annette, visit Speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA

 

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