Master the Art of Short-Term Rental Management

Turn your rental property into a profitable and sustainable business with our step-by-step formula and industry-leading courses.

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Heather Bayer
VRF B-School
Director of Education & Training
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Master the Steps in Revitalizing Your Short-Term Rental Business

Build a profitable rental business that stands out using these steps that help vacation rental owners reach a wider audience, increase bookings, and maximize revenue.

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1. Research and Understand the Short-Term Rental Business
It’s a Business
Make informed decisions and set yourself up for long-term profitability.
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2. Prepare the Property for Rental
Revisiting the Basics
Optimize its layout, decor, and amenities to appeal to renters, while ensuring it’s clean, safe, and well-maintained.
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3. Create a Vacation Rental Marketing Strategy
Powered Up Marketing
Drive bookings and maximize your rental income. Create a marketing strategy that leverages your branding, listing, and social media to reach potential guests.
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4. Managing the Operations of a Rental Business
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Equip yourself with the tools and strategies you need to streamline your operations.
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7. Branding & Marketing as a Property Manager
Marketing Mastery
Develop a strong brand identity and create effective marketing campaigns that reach your target audience and drive bookings.
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6. Managing Properties for Others
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Navigate the complexities of property management to build a successful and highly-profitable business.
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5. Create a Core Guest Experience Plan
Hospitality First
Deliver exceptional customer service and create memorable experiences for your guests to build a loyal customer base and drive repeat business.
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8. Attracting Owners
Owner Success
Create compelling value propositions and develop effective outreach strategies to build trust and credibility with property owners to expand your business and increase profitability.
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9. Effective Financial & Operational  Management
Data & Revenue Ninja
Implement financial and operational systems that maximize profitability, minimize risk, and optimize guest experience to drive long-term success and sustainability.
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10. Hiring & Managing a Team
Finding Talent
Work with a strategic goal for recruiting and hiring the right people to maximize business performance.
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Take the first step today

Our formula and online course library will help you learn the strategies to increase bookings, maximize revenue, and grow your business. With personalized support from our top educators and user-friendly courses, you can apply actionable steps right away to your STR business.

Take the first step today and see how we can help you achieve your rental property’s success!

Meet the visionaries shaping the future of vacation rentals

Our team of experienced professionals are passionate about helping short-term rental business owners achieve success.

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Heather Bayer

Co-Founder and Director of Training
Vacation Rental Formula
Heather is a 25 year veteran of the short-term rental business, former property manager, and industry expert with over 20 years of experience managing 180 rental properties.
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Mike Bayer

Co-Founder and CEO
Vacation Rental Formula
Mike, an adult educator, multi-media creator and STR property maintenance expert has been the producer of our online vacation rental education resources since its inception in 2004.
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Jason Beaton

Chief Technology Officer
Vacation Rental Formula
Jason is a digital marketing  and automation expert bringing over 10 years of experience. He excels in streamlining API systems and working with property managers to optimize business functions.

Expand your expertise in vacation rental management

Browse our curated course selection and elevate your short-term rental business with expert knowledge and guidance from the best in the industry.

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Articles for STR Business Owners

Stay up-to-date with the latest industry news and insights on our blog to stay on top of the game and get the most out of your STR business.

Since 2005, we’ve been sharing industry news and insights, covering everything from vacation rental trends to property management tips and tricks. Our blog is your one-stop-shop for staying in the know and implementing fresh strategies straight away to keep your business thriving.