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VRS255 – How To Free Up Time With A Virtual Assistant

When the time comes that you’re just too overwhelmed with working in your business, that you can’t work on it to make it more successful, you are pretty much in need of help. If the thought of employing someone full-time is too much to consider, a virtual assistant might be a great alternative. I suppose […]


VRS254 – Creating a Vacation Rental Hygge Experience with Sarah Bradford

What do you want your guests to feel when they walk into your home? If it’s instant contentment, comfort, and a feeling of ‘I got this so right’, you are on your way to mastering the Danish art of Hygge (Pronounced “hoo-ga”). “Why are Danes the happiest people in the world? The answer, says Meik […]


VRS253 – Exploring the Blended Accommodation Landscape with Ian Ackland of

In this episode, we take a broader view of our business with long-time travel professional, Ian Ackland who is Booking’s Regional Manager for Connectivity and Vacation Rentals. For starters, he talks about what he does and what ‘blended accommodation’ actually means. As Ian explains traveler preferences are steering the need for a wide variety of […]


Keeping up with changes in the vacation rental industry

We live in an ever-changing world. As technology advances, making life arguably easier, systems and processes get adapted, amended, and in some cases replaced altogether. And we have to keep up or get left behind as our industry progresses. I’m part of the generation that grew up without the internet; I was in my 20s […]


VRS250 – 7 Lessons learned from a hot and steamy summer of vacation rentals

Welcome to episode 250! That’s quite a milestone and I hope to deliver the next 250 with as many information packed and insightful interviews as you’ve come to expect. For this one, I’m going solo to share what we learned from this year’s summer of rentals. So, was this summer different? Well, the weather always […]


VRS249 – Vacation Rental Industry Update with Amy Hinote of VRM Intel

Amy Hinote is one of the top influencers in our industry and it was a huge pleasure to sit down and chat with her about the current state of the industry and to hear about some of her upcoming projects. As editor and publisher of VRM Intel, the must-read magazine for anyone interested in short-term […]


VRS246 – VR Tech Award 2018 with Vanessa de Souza Lage

The expression ‘There’s an app for that” fits the vacation rental business very well, as the multitude of tech resources available for hosts and property managers continues to grow by the day. Whether you want to track your cleaner’s progress, monitor the noise levels in a property, check on the number of devices in use, […]


VRS245 – How to Outsource and Other Vacation Rental Tips with Craig Reid

Are you doing dull, repetitive tasks that have you saying, “I shouldn’t be doing this”? Is your time spent on boring jobs that prevent you from working on projects that can deliver much greater value to your business? Is that a yes? I’m sure it is for many small business owners who plow through myriad […]


10 ways to build your vacation rental business and still have free time

“When I tell people we are close to Cancun, they envision umbrella drinks, beach, relaxation … my reality is Home Depot, Costco, Mega, etc.” (Post on Facebook group) Ask vacation rental owners how many hours a week they spend on managing their vacation rental property, and you’ll probably receive vague replies. Few owners accurately assess […]

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