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VRS454 – We Stayed Here – Reflections on Being a Short-Term Rental Guest

If there is one thing every property owner and manager should do frequently, it’s to be a guest in someone else’s property, because, however much you do for your own guests, you can never truly understand the experience of staying in a short-term rental, unless you have done it yourself. And not in your own place.

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VRS452 – Out From the Shadows – The Owner Rez Success Story

PMS companies trumpet features that offer everything you could possibly need to run a sizeable vacation rental company from owner and guest portals to website and channel management, housekeeping and maintenance schedule to trust accounting …and much more.

So, how do you choose the one that is right for you?

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VRS449 – How To Sell Your Business Successfully with Sarah Bradford (former owner of Steamboat Lodging Co. and Winterpark Lodging Co.)

There are a lot of transactions going on right now as property management businesses are acquired by investment companies, consolidators and other managers seeking to grow.  It may seem an attractive notion if your company has some good growth and you feel the time is right to get out and move on. 
From some of the best-known people in the industry selling their property management companies to webinars suggesting rates should be adjusted down in preparation for 2023, and a lot in between, there was a lot to unpack.

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VRS448 – It’s All Gone Bonkers with Andrew McConnell

Given Andrew McConnell from Rented.com used one of my favorite words to describe the last 6 months, it was fun to talk with him about some of the mass movements in the short-term rental business in the first half of this year.

From some of the best-known people in the industry selling their property management companies to webinars suggesting rates should be adjusted down in preparation for 2023, and a lot in between, there was a lot to unpack.

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VRS447 – 14 Things you must have in your vacation rental

Sometimes, we have owners who balk at having to spend extra money and resent the expectations of our new generations of rental guests.  In fact, the majority of this list represents lower cost items, the provision of which could contribute to raising a rating to the essential 5-star we are all looking for.

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VRS446 – 14 Things you Should Never Leave in a Vacation Rental

Guests who come to a rental property have one thing in mind and that is to enjoy their vacation in comfortable and attractive surroundings. They will take it for granted that the place is safe for them to use, and that everything that’s left will be for their use unless they are specifically told otherwise.

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VRS445 – 0 to 500 Properties in Five Years, A Playbook with Brooke Pfautz of Vintory

In the introduction to 0 – 500 Properties in Five Years, Brooke Pfautz shares his story of the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and his eternal optimism.  From growing a mortgage company to a thriving 100-employee business with over $350 million in loans to the depths of the financial crisis of 2008, to starting up in a completely new field, he delivers an enthralling start.

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