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VRS219 – Vacation Rental Book Direct Round Table Discussion

This special episode brings together four top vacation rental experts to share their thoughts on this first Guest Education Day. With the hashtag #BookDirect, February 7th is the day designated to bring the attention of the travelling public, media and other interested parties, to the benefits of booking directly with a property owner or manager. […]


VRS176 – April Vacation Rental Mash Up with Matt Landau

Matt Landau from the Vacation Rental Marketing Blog ( and the Inner Circle, joins me in one of our occasional rambles on various vacation rental topics. We talk about collaboration and learning in the industry, best books on business, forums and Facebook groups, Airbnb experiences and why branding for independent owners may not be as […]


Who is the VRSS17 Mystery Speaker?

  We are just a few weeks away from the Vacation Rental Success Summit (May 6-7) and on this weeks episode of the Vacation Rental Success Podcast we will be releasing the details of the last and final keynote speaker. If you have not seen our amazing line up of speakers yet, you can view […]


VRS162 – The Five Things You Must Do For Vacation Rental Success in 2017

With the industry growing exponentially, professional owners have to be on their toes to manage the changes that will come at them from all angles. Whether it’s dealing with OTAs moving the goal posts yet again, or the potential of short term rental legislation, or the massive competition we’ll experience, there is a challenge on […]


8 Reasons to Attend the Vacation Rental Success Summit

When we were thinking about the why of putting on a face-to-face conference back in early 2016, we brainstormed a ton of reasons people would have to attend. And then I saw this blog post from the founder of the Agents of Change podcast and organizer of the Agents of Change annual conference. It listed […]


VRS159 – December Vacation Rental Mashup With Matt Landau

Here’s another great conversation with Matt Landau from The Vacation Rental Marketing Blog. In this episode we explore our first experiences with Airbnb – Matt tried it out in a New York apartment, and I have just booked a house in Ottawa for a 3-night stay in February. It’s been a bit of an eye-opener […]


Well, that’s a wrap!

As I looked around the now-empty auditorium with just the audio tech finishing off his packing up, I felt a little emotional. Maybe it was still the adrenalin in my system, or the euphoria generated by the goodbye hugs and farewells from new friends who I knew I’d be in touch with again soon. Or […]


Vacation Rental Q&A Oct 3rd, 2015

Did you hear us Blab? We had a great time and welcomed several owners and property managers into the seats to join the discussion. Thank you to Debi Hetert for reminding us to record the session ( only about 10 minutes missed!) and you can check the replay here. From here on, we’ll be hosting […]


VRS074 – Selling a Vacation Rental Home with Rick Oster

If you are a reader of this blog and you listen to the podcast, it will not have escaped you that I have listed my two river front cottages for sale. I need to sell them before we begin to build on our Bahamas land, so as you can imagine, I’m quite keen to get […]

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