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VRS009 – Home Exchange the Vacation Rental Way with Larry Klimczyk

In today’s show we’re talking about Home Exchange and specifically vacation rental home exchange.  This is not a new concept and has been around for a long time.  In fact, fifteen years ago, before I got into the vacation rental business, my family did a home exchange with another family from California’s Sonoma valley.  It […]


VRS008 – 10 Things We Learned from a Summer of Rental

Well, I finally got to Episode 8 after a long hiatus over the summer and into the fall.  It seems there is no stopping this runaway train that is the business of vacation rentals and we felt it in our agency as many others have experienced too. The busy summer of rentals took all our […]


VRS006 – Getting Analytical with VR Marketing Expert, Matt Landau

I’m still buzzing from  my trip to Phoenix to the HomeAway Summit which was an amazingly valuable weekend.  The best part of the trip was the networking and the tremendous professionalism and enthusiasm shown by the 350+ vacation rental owners who attended.  I talked to owners with properties in Costa Rica, Panama, British Columbia, and […]


VRS005 – Creating Family Friendly Holiday Success With Wendy Shand

In this session of the Vacation Rental Success Podcast, I’m excited to have a chat with successful holiday rental entrepreneur, Wendy Shand of UK-based Tots To Travel. Launched in 2006, Tots to Travel has grown to be one of the UK’s leading agencies focusing on safe family-friendly accommodation in the UK and Europe and has […]


VRS003 – Being a Vacation Rental Guest

In this session I explore the experience of being a guest.  With a recent vacation in a Bahamas villa fresh in my mind, as well as the memories of many previous rental home holidays, I wanted to share some of my insights of what it’s like.  From going through the selection process to booking, and […]


VRS002 – Getting Started in Vacation Rental with Mike Bayer

In this episode of the Vacation Rental Success podcast my son, Mike Bayer, shares his experience of buying and setting up his Lake Ontario cottage for rental, and what he has learned in the first 18 months of business. Mike has  been involved in vacation rentals for over ten years, from running a property management […]


VRS001 – Launching the Vacation Rental Success Podcast

Well, after weeks of learning, setting up a mass of equipment with more knobs and dials than I’ve ever seen outside of Blake’s Seven (that’s a reference to a show that was on UK TV in the late 70’s, better known as the Shaky Spaceship Show), and gearing myself up to talking for 40 minutes […]

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