Navigating Vacation Rental Advocacy and Partnerships with Tim Rosolio of Expedia Group
How to Save Your Vacation Rental Business
by Dana Lubner
4M ago
Welcome back to the third season of the How to Save Your Vacation Rental Business podcast. After our podcast conversations and a research deep dive, we've developed a comprehensive, printable scorecard which we are excited to share with you.   In this episode, we are privileged to host Tim Rosolio, the Vice President of Vacation Rental Partnerships at Expedia Group. Tim shared critical insights on our journey so far and guided us in the last phase of our scorecard project. Moreover, we investigated the role of Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) in supporting and advocating for partners and hos ..read more
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Unlocking the Power of Market Research and Polling for Vacation Rentals
How to Save Your Vacation Rental Business
by Dana Lubner
4M ago
In this episode, we're thrilled to have Vina Rathbone-Falvey, a market research expert, joining us. Throughout the season, we've been exploring ways to quantify the challenging questions surrounding public sentiment and community feelings towards vacation rental regulations for our scorecard. Vina guides us through the power of market research and polling in understanding and navigating these complex issues. From surveying guests to social listening and more, Vina will share her expertise on how to gain a deeper understanding of public opinion and make data-driven decisions. Additionally, she ..read more
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The Tech Revolution in Vacation Rental Advocacy
How to Save Your Vacation Rental Business
by Dana Lubner
4M ago
In this episode we dive into the world of advocacy technology and how it's being used to prevent bans and improve regulations.  Our guest is Nils Erik Mattisson, the CEO and co-founder of Minut, a company that specializes in noise monitoring devices. Nils shares his insights on how technology is being used to advocate for vacation rentals and how it's helping to shape the future of the industry.  He also unlocks a key scorecard concept. This season is made possible by Minut and TrackHS as well as our thought partner AirDNA. AirDNA is every vacation rental manager's go-to source for t ..read more
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Unlocked Crossover Episode with Matt Durrette of Cozi Vacation Rentals
How to Save Your Vacation Rental Business
by Dana Lubner
4M ago
Happy 2023, listeners!  This week we're letting Matt Landau's Unlocked podcast takeover our channel and share an interivew with Matt Durrette of Cozi Vacation Rentals. Matt is emblematic of the kind of Homerunner that the Unlocked podcast loves talking to, but he's also been thrown into one of the fastest moving advocacy situations in the country and we think his takeaaways will be invaluable to the How to Save audience.   This season is made possible by Minut and TrackHS as well as our thought partner AirDNA. AirDNA is every vacation rental manager's go-to source for themost accurat ..read more
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Big Changes, Small Towns, Strong Networks
How to Save Your Vacation Rental Business
by Dana Lubner
4M ago
Kelly Hill is at the center of a network in McCall, Idaho that has real power against the regulatory tide sweeping our industry.  She's even tackling seemingly unsolveable problems like low-income housing.  Not every owner in her region can keep up with the dizzing pace of change, however.  In this episode we find out what Kelly can teach us about balancing stakeholders and inch closer to an 'enforcement' score for our scorecard. This season is made possible by Minut and TrackHS as well as our thought partner AirDNA. AirDNA is every vacation rental manager's go-to source for the ..read more
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Insights from a Pro: The Investor Perspective
How to Save Your Vacation Rental Business
by Dana Lubner
4M ago
In this episode Michael Mori shares his expertise and insight as a vacation rental investor.  His decision-making process and key criteria for evaluating potential markets will vastly improve our scorecard.  Additionally, Michael provides valuable insights on the current state of the market and a key way of looking at community engagement for vacation rental success. This season is made possible by Minut and TrackHS as well as our thought partner AirDNA. AirDNA is every vacation rental manager's go-to source for themost accurate property performance, benchmarking, and acquisition ins ..read more
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The Low Country Pickle
How to Save Your Vacation Rental Business
by Dana Lubner
4M ago
Hilton Head Island was conceived as a vacation destination, and rental homes have been a part of that vision since the beginning. Now, a small minority is reshaping the landscape, and Dru Brown and his colleagues find themselves at the center of a real advocacy fight.  In this episode, we explore how things got out of hand in the land of golf, tennis, and pickleball and how a different kind of scorecard can prevent this sort of thing from happening in the future.  Drew also takes us through how what he's learned on the island can be applied at a national level through the VRMA. This ..read more
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Don't Mess with Texas
How to Save Your Vacation Rental Business
by Dana Lubner
4M ago
Shelby Fletcher is the president of the The Dallas Short Term Rental Alliance...a very well organized advocacy group with more than 800 members focused on achieving fair, lasting regualtions in the Dallas area.  They've faced years of delay, tough anti groups and backroom politics but they're making headway and the next step may be to bring in professional political help.  At the same time, efforts are underway to create a statewide premption bill in Texas for Short Term Rentals, which would make Shelby's life a lot easier.  In this episode we take a granular look at the local e ..read more
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The Advocacy Masterplan
How to Save Your Vacation Rental Business
by Dana Lubner
4M ago
Vtrips is one of the fastest growing companies in our industry and its leader, Steve Milo, has advocacy in mind with every aquisiton he makes.  In this episode we dive into his advocacy masterplan, talk about what he looks for in a destination and see how we can apply it to our scorecard.  We also hear from Amy Gaster and Dusty Church who are working with Vtrips on Tybee Island to save vacation rentals there.  Their willingness to engage with community when possible and fight via litigaiton when necessary is emerging as a valuable case study.   This season is made possible ..read more
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Tough Questions with Dana and Matt
How to Save Your Vacation Rental Business
by Dana Lubner
4M ago
In this episode Dana and Matt discuss our progress so far this season and talk about what the scorecard really means.   Matt shares audience questions on how the scorecard will be used, we dive into some lessons from the first three episodes and talk about what is to come as we look ahead to bill creation, lawsuits, measuring public sentiment and how to keep score.  This season is made possible by Minut and TrackHS as well as our thought partner AirDNA. AirDNA is every vacation rental manager's go-to source for themost accurate property performance, benchmarking, and acquisition insi ..read more
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