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VRS041 – How to be Successful in Airbnb with Glenn Cooley

Earlier this year I interviewed Rex Brown of Holiday Rental Mastery in Melbourne and he shared his excitement at the success of his Airbnb listing in booking his city apartment. A few months later, Jasper Ribbers promoted his new book, Get Paid for Your Pad – a host’s guide to Airbnb. And now, this week I […]

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VRS039 – Creating a Vacation Rental Owner Network

The growth of the big listing sites and the move away from a relationship based transaction between guests and owners is driving more owners towards ways of connecting with customers on a more personal level. Having your own website, becoming a local expert by blogging and podcasting, and creating a solid presence on social media, […]

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VRS038 – Dealing with Vacation Rental Complaints and Damage

I spent the weekend at the Podcast Movement Conference in Dallas, where I spoke on a panel about podcast promotion, networked with 600 other podcasters, and had a thoroughly good time. It was such a diverse crowd of people with shows on topics ranging from juicing to body building, WordPress hacks to selling on Ebay; […]

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VRS037– How to get a Professional Photoshoot at No Cost with John McElligott

We all know the value of great photos, and as listing sites become more sophisticated and WordPress themes offer greater choice, higher quality images are going to become necessary in order to compete in this market. Dwellable is leading the way with this and owners who are listing with HD photography are blowing the competition […]

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VRS036 – The Vacation Rental French Connection with Tansy Forster

Take 4 vacation rentals, numerous dogs, cats, chickens, sheep, goats, ducks and a llama, and a passion for hospitality, and you have the dynamo that is Tansy Forster, the owner of multiple properties in Normandy, France. Since 2001, when Tansy and her husband, former royal photographer Mike Forster, jumped the channel to make their home […]

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VRS035 – Quick and Easy Tips from VRWS 2014 with Antonio Bortolotti

Put together 12 vacation rental industry experts, ask them to share their best information in a dozen outstanding presentations, and you have a package that might just catapult your business to the next level. Since the Summit aired in June, I have already put many of the things I learned into practice with positive results […]

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VRS034 – How to Increase Vacation Rental Guest Happiness in 10 Easy Steps

We all know that guest exepectations continue to rise and what was tolerated 10 years ago, would be grounds for a complete refund today, but some areas are slower to catch on than others. There are a lot of reasons for this, not least of which is the traditional nature of vacations in places where […]

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VRS033 – Fiji Vacation Rental Owner and Writer – Beth Carson

One of the great benefits of creating this podcast is that I get to speak to so many experienced owners on so many different topics. I also get to hear about their fabulous locations and properties. My guest in this episode may be in one of the most coveted spots in the world with a […]

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VRS032 – Your Vacation Rental Questions Answered with Heather & Mike

We asked for your questions and we got them! Thank you so much to all who sent us questions about your vacation rental businesses. It was great to hear from you and to learn about different locations and the issues that are on your mind. Keep them coming! For this episode, we chose two that […]

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