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STR Share Sunday: the Lake View Haven

strsharesunday Dec 13, 2020

It's time for #STRsharesunday! Today we are featuring the Lake View Haven !

This rental is hosted by our friend and student, Becky! We've stayed at Becky's properties before... but not this one! (let's add it to the list, shall we?)

We LOVE how clear she is in her description in her instagram, and what's super cool about her is that she's SUPER into DIY (and very talented!), and she shares a lot of how she's decorated her rentals on her instagram account. Her decor is so on point and she's a GREAT designer, and she's not afraid to showcase it on her socials!

Give her a like and a follow on instagram and show her some love!

The Lake View Haven on Instagram

The Lake View Haven on AirBnB

•We would love to feature YOU, so don’t forget to use the #STRShareSunday to get your chance!

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91 | Top 5 Episodes of 2020

Uncategorized Dec 10, 2020

 

 

As 2020 heads to a close, we want to round up our top 5 most listened to episodes of the year and explain why we think they’re getting so much attention. If you’ve never heard them before, or even if you’ve heard them once, this is a great time to listen to them and let them sink in.

#5 Episode 52 | From Flipper to Short Term Rentals | with Becky Rhey

Becky and her husband were flipping properties, but it wasn’t really going how they thought it would. They were still very interested in real estate and diversifying their investments, and Becky is into DIY and home decor, so transitioning to short term rentals made sense for them.

#4 Episode 75 | Live Airbnb Coaching! | Ashley Wilson @athomewithashley

Ashley Wilson has a popular Instagram account and blog, and she knows how to make a home beautiful. We all have room for improvement and more things to learn, and we think that’s why this episode did so well. Hearing a popular, successful host...

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STR Share Sunday: Willow Chalet

strsharesunday Dec 06, 2020

It's time for #STRsharesunday ! Today we are featuring the Willow Chalet!

Willow Chalet is located in Big Bear Lake, CA and hosted by Superhosts Theresa and JJ, and it is cute as a button!

What we LOVE is that they have used their AirBnb listing as their own FAQ page, adding questions they get from guests with their answers! We like to tell you to have canned responses for these kinds of general questions, but we LOVE the idea of posing this as a question, rather than a statement in your listing

Instead of saying "we have towels!" which is easy for a guest to scroll past, posing it as a question like...

Q: Do we need to bring our own towels?

A: No! We provide them for you!

...is GENIUS!

If you haven't check them out and give them some love!!

Willow Chalet on Instagram

Willow Chalet on AirBnb

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90 | Secrets of the Hospitality Industry | with Simon DeSwaan

Uncategorized Dec 03, 2020

 

When you can learn from someone with a history of experience in hospitality, you take it!

Simon DeSwaan is a Superhost who has spent 15 years working for Four Seasons hotels and resorts, and now works from home as an executive recruiter in the hospitality industry. He enjoys hosting his own short-term rental as a way to interact with people from all over the world.

From his extensive experience working with some of the top hotels and restaurants in the world, he has picked up a lot of tricks that are applicable to his (and your!) short-term rental business. 

Here are his three biggest takeaways that anyone can apply to their own rentals:

  1. Make people feel at home. They are guests as much as friends and family. This is not a business transaction, it is relationship based. That is the draw of short term rentals and that connection is important.
  2. Judge why your guest is staying and make sure you are giving them the space they need when they need it. Your guests need to know...
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STRShare Sunday: the New Hampshire Getaway

strsharesunday Nov 29, 2020

It's time for #STRsharesunday ! Today we are featuring The New Hampshire Getaway 

Pet lovers... this one's for you!

Hilary is your host, and she has done an amazing job highlighting the pet-friendly aspect of her rental by sharing her pup on her feed and creating pet-friendly touches (like a hook on by the door for a leash!) She's really leaned into her dog-friendly rental and shares her dogs as if they were her co-hosts and builds a feeling of community among pet owners. We feel like we know her even more as a person based on her pets!

If you're pet friendly, put it out there! Let people know! It's a great way to get recurring visitors too. If people know that their pet is comfortable there, they'll want to come back!

Psst... we'd like to give an inaugural #STRsharepet shoutout to Hilary's dogs: Brooklyn and Penny!

The New Hampshire Getaway on Instagram

The New Hampshire Getaway on AirBnb

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89 | How to Gain the Confidence to Act While You Learn | with Katie Raboy

Uncategorized Nov 26, 2020

 

What do you do if you have everything you need to start your own management company, but all you’re really lacking is the confidence to move forward?

Katie Raboy is the owner and manager of The Cabin Collection, an exclusive collection of high-end cabins in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. She began self-managing her own cabin, California Dreaming, in March of 2020, and recently grew her business into The Cabin Collection in September of 2020.

She shares her story about buying a pre-existing short term rental, launching that and hosting on her own, and now creating a whole business around managing properties. We talk all about taking action before you’re ready, finding your confidence, and setting boundaries for yourself and your mental health so you can make it through those burnout moments.

 

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STRShare Sunday: Basecamp at Cedar Fork

strsharesunday Nov 22, 2020

It's time for #STRsharesunday ! Today we are featuring Basecamp at Cedar Fork.

Who loves treehouses? WE DO! Check out this week's episode for more treehouse love!

Kaci and Waylan are your hosts, and this place is UNBELIEVABLE. And because this is a treehouse... (they actually call it a tree loft) they have an underground BUNKER, just in case the weather gets crazy! We love safety here at Thanks For Visiting, and that is something we have not seen before!

Go give them some fellow host love and support as they continue on their journey!

Basecamp at Cedar Fork on Instagram

Basecamp at Cedar Fork on AirBnb

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88 | Transformative Travel: How to Create Meaningful Airbnb Experiences like Bolt Farm Treehouse | with Tori Bolt & Seth Bolt

Uncategorized Nov 19, 2020

 

Tori and Seth Bolt are the Superhosts behind Bolt Farm Treehouse, the #1 Airbnb in South Carolina. They are dedicated to creating inspiring luxury nature retreats that help travelers reconnect and experience transformative travel, and they have some incredible tips. They’ve welcomed more than 2,000 guests from 25 countries, earning them over half a million dollars and garnering them over 650 five-star reviews.

If you’re in the short-term rental space, you’ve probably seen pics of the Bolt Farm Treehouse before — it’s gorgeous — and they have a new property launching next week! Whether you want to learn how to create unique and meaningful experiences that create lifelong customers or just want to know how you can be one of the first people to stay at their new nature retreat, this episode is going to be a blast!

 

Seth & Tori Bolt’s Tips for Creating Transformative Travel Experiences:

  • Being a good host starts with...
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STRShare Sunday: Mossy Hollow Cove

strsharesunday Nov 16, 2020

Time for another #STRsharesunday and today we are featuring Mossy hollow Cove

This gorgeous rental is located in Minnesota, and man do we want to be there right now! I bet that fall foliage was

Katie is a newer host, but boy, are is she coming in to the STR host life guns a'blazing... totally CRUSHING it! There is not one detail that Katie did not pay attention to.

What we love: Katie has done an incredible job highlighting the unbelievable shoreline location. There are some AMAZING aerial drone shots of the location of the rental that are straight out of a magazine... simply stunning! Oh... and the interior is beautiful too. Well done!

Mossy Hollow Cove on AirbnB

Mossy Hollow Cove on Instagram


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87 | How to Create a Great Airbnb Experience: During the Pandemic & Beyond | with Kate Buhler

Uncategorized Nov 12, 2020

 

Sometimes it takes a near-death experience to make you realize you’re not doing what you are meant to do.

Kate Buhler is a consultant and trainer for luxury sales and service. She has over 25 years experience in hospitality, retail management, and cross-cultural sales. Lately, she’s been working with clients to stay ahead of the trends and competition by keeping current on each “next normal” in this time of COVID-19. When an airplane she was on lost pressure an hour away from landing, she asked herself if she had any regrets — and she confessed to herself that she was focused on making rich people richer, when what she really wanted was to make normal people richer.

She offers tips you can use to take advantage of the opportunities and situations we are presented with today so that you can learn how to thrive during a pandemic.


 
Kate coaches individuals on a variety of topics in the fields of revenue management, marketing, and service...
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