VRS387 – Evelyn Badia – Icon of Airbnb & Founder of The Hosting Journey

This episode of the Vacation Rental Success Podcast is sponsored by Beyond Pricing
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All good things must come to an end, and early last year, Evelyn Badia, founder of the Facebook group & podcast, The Hosting Journey, decided it was time to place her Brooklyn NY townhouse up for sale. 

After 16 years of ownership and a multitude of Airbnb guests that provided her with a wealth of material for her consultancy business, the impact of New York regulations and Covid-19 drove this life-changing decision.

Now on a path to self-management of four rural properties in Georgia and Arizona with the launch of Eveland 2.0, Evelyn has embarked on a new chapter in her short-term rental journey.

A pioneer of Airbnb, she has become an icon to thousands of homeowners who have followed her advice and recommendations on how to manage both the shared experience and whole-home hosting.

In this episode Evelyn shares:

  • The reason for quickly purchasing four properties & the 1031 exchange
  • Her criteria for revenue-producing investments
  • The importance of an exit strategy
  • How she taps into hyper-local Facebook groups for information
  • Why you should do what you are best at and outsource the rest
  • That even this Airbnb Queen suggests you have your own website


The Hosting Journey FB group

Evelyn on Instagram

The Hosting Journey Website