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VRS243 – 10 Things You Must Do To Stay In Business

We are in a new era of our business. We’ve moved from talking about ‘vacation rentals’ to using the term ‘short-term rental’; Airbnb has become a verb; major hotel groups are moving into our space with years of hospitality experience and a strong competitive edge, and we have to watch our backs every day as […]


VRS242 – Getting Ahead Of Vacation Rental Regulations with Megan McCrea

Regulations – Legislation – Advocacy – Licensing – Lodging Taxes. These are words that are a part of our short-term rental vocabulary and they aren’t going away. In light of the decision by San Diego’s City Council to ban rentals in secondary homes the importance of getting up to date on the current and pending […]


VRS241 – Vacation Rental Renovation Stories with Tyann Marcink

There is something addictive about this business, and Tyann Marcink, founder of the VR Mastered Bootcamp, knows this more than most. She is a talented vacation rental photographer, has undertaken numerous VR makeovers and is the owner of multiple properties, the latest of which is a fully renovated former bank in the small town of […]


VRS240 – Creating a Lifestyle Vacation Rental Business with CJ Stam

Few of us are offered this business on a plate. In fact, I know very few property managers who didn’t start with their own place and built it into a solid business with hard graft and passion. Today’s guest is one of these. CJ Stam owns Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals in Blue Ridge, Georgia. You […]


VRS239 – Polarizing Vacation Rental Arguments – My Take On Them

Should we charge for pets? Do I refund a guest who has ‘extenuating circumstances’? Do I leave oils, spices, and condiments, or nothing at all? Do I have to wash comforters and blankets on every changeover? My guests left a huge mess – do I charge on their damage deposit? These are some of the […]


VRS238 – Evolve or Die with David Angotti

David Angotti is the former manager of 100+ units in the Smoky Mountains, owns multiple properties, and with his business partner Wes Melton, runs a niche listing site – Smoky He’s also an accomplished speaker and recently held an audience in rapt attention at VRSS18 in San Antonio. A few weeks later he repeated […]


Five Vacation Rental Management Tasks to Outsource and Automate

Steve Milo, founder and CEO of VTrips (formerly Vacation Rental Pros), was managing 125 properties before he hired his first full-time staff. He explained how he did this in this interview on the Vacation Rental Success Podcast. VTrips now manages over 2,000 properties across the U.S., and is one of the largest independent property management […]


Building Your Vacation Rental Team

  While the quality of your property and the way it is presented are important, it’s what goes on behind the scenes that contribute to great memories for your guests. From cleaners, caretakers and maintenance staff to the tradespeople who ensure smooth operation of home systems and the array of virtual staff that maintains listings […]

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