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VRS332 – In The Short Term Rental Trenches with Sharon Michie of Cottages to Castles

For most property managers these unprecedented times have forced us into territory we’ve not encountered before.  Rapidly changing scenarios; cancellations; policy reviews and government edicts are just a few of the situations we’re dealing with.  We have to be proactive, creative, and above all, optimistic if we want to come out the other side with […]

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VRS331 – Navigating Covid-19 Aid Programs For Short Term Rentals with Brook Pfautz

As we move into another week of the Covid-19 crisis governments worldwide are launching various aid packages.  In the US a section within the CARES Act called the Paycheck Protection Program could benefit small business cash flows with federally guaranteed loans. As with any of these aid programs, there’s a lot of information contained within […]

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VRS330 – 9 Projects to Help You Reboot Your Short Term Rental Business

In times of uncertainty and anxiety, our natural instinct is to focus on the here and now and avoid looking ahead to speculate on where we might be in the next few months or years. However, given the enforced downtime we have choices. We can bemoan our fate, worry and catastrophize, or we can plan […]

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VRS329 – Setting Vacation Rental Standards with Tammi Sims

With the current Covid-19 crisis at the forefront of our minds, this week’s episode builds on the discussion of cleaning vacation rentals covered in VRS328 with Durk Johnsons of Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals Association. Tammi Sims divides her time between the home she shares with her partner Alex Nigg in New Zealand and the US […]

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VRS328 – Coronavirus & Vacation Rental Cleaning with Durk Johnson

Cleanliness is always the top of guests lists of priorities when they book a vacation home, and with Coronavirus (Covid-19) sweeping the world, the importance of property sanitizing and disinfecting a property between guests has never been more important. For the majority of property managers and hosts, there shouldn’t be much in the way of […]

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VRS327 – A Masterclass in Growing a Vacation Rental Company

Successful property management companies often start in the same way. An owner of a home has a challenge in finding the right company to manage their property and decides they could be more profitable if they applied their own ideas and passions to it. For Jennifer Frankenstein Harris the search for a technology-forward manager in […]

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VRS326 – How To Choose Property Management Software

When I started out in property management 17 years ago there were a handful of companies offering booking software. Now, according to Terry Whyte, owner of Anna Maria Island Beach Condos, there are more than 1400. That’s an astonishing number and it makes the business of choosing one so much more challenging. As well as […]

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VRS325 – Your Creation Story and Why You Should Tell It

Our brains are wired to respond to a well-told story. It’s the best way to capture attention and create rapport. It’s why the best presentations and TED Talks start off with a good narrative. Just check out Shawn Achors talk on the Happy Secret to Better Work for a demonstration of this. So, how can […]

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VRS324 – Growing Your Short Term Rental Inventory with Brooke Pfautz

The last morning of the VRMA conference is typically a quieter one as the Exhibitor hall is being taken down and many delegates are heading to the airport. So, when a final presentation was so popular the organizers had to open the doors between rooms to create more space, I knew it was going to […]

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