Episode 35 — Insights on Colorado's SB33 Lodging Tax Bill
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2M ago
In this episode of the STR Intel Podcast, we dive into Colorado's SB33 Lodging Tax Bill. Following up on our detailed analysis from Episode 34, we discuss the recent capital hearing, the reading of the bill, and its final outcome. Our guest, Craig, shares his firsthand experience from the capital, providing valuable insights into the legislative process. Don't miss this informative episode as we unpack the implications of SB33 for the short-term rental market in Colorado. ? Subscribe to this channel here: ??? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRH7QCTl3lj5BDLJUBDMAbg ? Want us to help you free ..read more
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Episode 34 — SB33 Bill: Advocacy and Impact on Colorado's Short-Term Rental Industry
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by Hostē
2M ago
***The 20 Feb. hearing is postponed stay tuned for updates ? Phill and Craig dive into Colorado's SB33 Bill on the STR Intel Podcast, discussing its impact on short-term rentals. They share insights on opposition efforts, personal stakes, and the bill's potential effects on financial security and the local economy. Tune in for a compelling conversation on advocacy, market challenges, and preserving opportunities for passive income through short-term rentals. ? Senate Bill 33: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb24-033 ? Impact survey results: https://www.vrmaadvocate.org/Portals/... ? Take the ..read more
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Episode 33 - Discussing the Future of the STR Industry: Challenges and the Impact of AI
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by Hostē
8M ago
In this episode, Phil and Killian delve into the vacation rental industry's evolution, focusing on AI and technological advancements. This discussion unravels the tech-driven shifts in the vacation rental landscape. Highlighting the pivotal role of AI and modern tech, it uncovers challenges faced by property managers in a market blurring the lines between traditional hotels and rentals. ? STR location for this episode: ? https://hostestay.guestybookings.com/... ? Subscribe to this channel here: ???    / @strintel  ? Want us to help you free up time from managing your vacation ..read more
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Episode 32 — Patience and Strategy: From Hands-on Experience to 'Get Rich Slow'
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by Hostē
10M ago
Patience and Strategy: From Hands-on Experience to 'Get Rich Slow' — With Luke Carl of Short Term Rental Management Podcast — STR INTEL Episode 32 In this talk, our guest unpacks the 'get rich slow' approach to real estate, emphasizing the power of patience and long-term thinking. Drawing from decades of experience, he sheds light on property management best practices, navigating guest challenges, and the lasting value of investments made in the past. Join us as we dive into the world of vacation rental platforms, from the robust features of Guesty Pro to managing bookings on Airbnb and VRBO ..read more
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Episode 31 — The Importance of Specialized Property Services Within Short-Term Rentals
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by Hostē
10M ago
The Importance of Specialized Property Services Within Short-Term Rentals — With Jonathan Wick of Well & Good Property Services! Every proprietor in the realm of short-term accommodations seeks enhanced property management standards. Our guest, Jonathan Wick of Well & Good Property Services illuminated the significance of specialized property services in this field. But what underpins these essential services? How do they elevate the guest experience? A parallel between the evolving standards of short-term rentals and those traditional to the hotel industry. What's driving the heighte ..read more
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Episode 30 — Guest Screening for Short-Term and Vacation Rentals: Mitigate Risk, Maximize Revenue
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by Hostē
2y ago
Every host of a vacation or short-term rental wants to mitigate risk. Guest screening is one way to spot potential red flags, from guests who are more likely to throw wild parties, to hardcore fraudsters using properties for sex trafficking and drug smuggling. But how does guest screening work? And how can it be done fairly?  Get extensive insights from our guest Ela Mezhiborsky, Co-Founder and CPO of Autohost. Autohost provides an identity and fraud prevention platform to hosts of Airbnb and similar vacation rentals. You’ll learn the signs of “iffy” guests, plus various screening method ..read more
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Episode 29 — How Many Booking Platforms Should Your Short-Term Rental Be On? Paul Zukauskas of Guesty
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by Hostē
2y ago
Meet Paul Zukauskas, Global Vice President of Customer Success at Guesty. Guesty is property management software for short-term and vacation rentals -- an end-to-end solution, simplifying a property manager’s daily tasks: distribution across online travel agencies, automated guest messaging, collecting payments, calendar management & more. How many booking channels should your properties be on? Are smaller, niche channels worthwhile? Paul shares his input. We also discuss new players in booking platforms and where the extended stay market is going amid today’s “nomad culture.” Plus: what ..read more
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Episode 28 – More Bookings & Happier Guests with Accessibility Tweaks in Your Vacation Rental
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by Hostē
2y ago
How might you increase your short-term vacation rental revenue by 13%? By making your AirBnB rental more accessible to people with disabilities – and those tweaks are easier and less expensive than you might think. People with disabilities and limitations are spending money on travel, particularly those age 65+, and it can pay to cater to their needs. Dr. Rosemarie Rossetti is the author of Universal Design Toolkit and an authority on designing and retroactively fixing spaces to be more accessible and marketable. In this episode, she’ll open your eyes to details in the home that can increase ..read more
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Episode 27 — Safer Short-Term Rentals for Guests, Less Risk for Hosts
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by Hostē
2y ago
Do guests in short-term vacation rental properties get injured and sue their hosts? Yes. Should that scare you away from making money through platforms like AirBnB and VRBO? Not if you take the right approach, says Justin Ford. Justin is an international short-term rental safety expert and the Director of Safety & Certification Programs at Breezeway. In this episode, he gets super-specific about what you can do to maximize safety and minimize risk. Justin covers preventive details you may not have thought of, from proper lighting and unsecured carpets and mats, to fire hazards from applia ..read more
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Episode 26 — How Short-Term Vacation Rentals Make More Money With Dynamic Pricing
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by Hostē
2y ago
Do you host short-term vacation rentals on platforms like AirBnB and VRBO? Do you charge the same price for every night’s stay, all year? To maximize your income, you may want to rethink that approach and explore dynamic pricing. We’re talking with Anurag Verma, co-founder of PriceLabs, which provides a dynamic pricing tool and data solutions for property owners and managers. We go deep into how dynamic pricing works and how it can put more money in your pocket. We discuss how demand factors like seasonality can impact pricing, and how dynamic pricing can reveal if your rates are too high (re ..read more
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