Yesterday when I was on a direct flight home from New York to Denver, I decided to watch a light chick flick called “I Feel Pretty”. Now, don’t rush out and add it to your watchlist, it's pretty basic, and yet when you are open for messages, sometimes you can get “ah ha” moments in the most unlikely of places.Read More
I want to share two friend success stories before we get into the whys and hows:
Friend #1 had been thinking about listing her spare bedrooms for 8 or 9 months but could not get around to doing it. I told her I’d come over to chat with her about it and I got her so excited that we took photos and listed the 2 rooms on the spot! That’s what I call taking action! She had bookings the following day and now those rooms pay the mortgage on her 4bdrm home.Read More
May has been podcast month! I have been recording 2 or so a week, including some fun big name ones that should be coming out in the next few months.
I do not usually post here when a new podcast comes out, but since 2 episodes came out within a few days of each other, I thought it would be a good time to remind you of the media section where you can find a list of all the podcasts that I have been on: https://www.zeonamcintyre.com/mediaRead More
Readers frequently write in and ask me whether or not I recommend putting their properties into an LLC. While this is a very personal choice, I will tell you why I do not go this route. Of course, keep in mind while reading that I am not a lawyer or a tax accountant so you will have to use your best judgement or may want to get a professional opinion.Read More
For as long as I can remember, a strong value in my life has been around Freedom. I felt a deep need for it and the main vehicle I saw for getting it was money.
I watched my parents struggle and suffer. My dad was a fast-talking dreamer who could sell ice to an eskimo and wanted to “Get Rich Quick” and my mother was a soft spoken, kind soul with low self worth, who believed that you had to “work hard” for money. Neither were very good with money or had anything saved. They were living paycheck to paycheck and I assume, just putting off thinking about the future.Read More
It’s funny how life works out sometimes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
This is how I choose to look at my path to FIRE.Read More
Last Saturday, I was fortunate enough to get snuck in to the Premiere Screening of Documentary Playing With FIRE, after the tickets sold out in just a few hours. My kind friends Pete & Carl, co-owners of the MMM Headquarters in Longmont, were hosting the event. Although I had a feeling it would packed like most of their meetups are, I had no idea that so many of the big name bloggers who were in the film, the entire cast and much of the crew would also be there. It was a truly a treat.Read More
“My idea merged my interest in the short term rental and real estate markets. A while back, I found an Airbnb press release where Chip Conley, the former head of hospitality at Airbnb explained that Airbnb was partnering with Realtor.com. In that partnership, potential home buyers were encouraged to use Airbnb to get a feel for an area before deciding where to settle.”
I imagine some of you avid readers have come across my friend Amy’s popular blog in the Airbnb space: The Abundant Host. As it turns out, we are both entrepreneurial, world-traveling women residing in Boulder, so we were bound to connect! Amy gracefully agreed to share some of her secrets with us, including some exciting new courses she’s working on for 2019. She’ll also be posting a “top secrets” article from me as well, so check that out on her site!Read More
I have a few fun announcements:
Toilets to Tenants, a Landlord meetup group in Denver, asked me to come do a Q&A at their next event! Their events are free and open to the public. We will be discussing local Denver Short Term Rental laws, pros and cons to listing your home on Airbnb, whether or not to use a management company - like myself, etc.Read More
While I was at GuestyVal, I made many valuable connections, one of them was to the brothers behind DesignedVR.com. Their front is as a management company but I am here to blow open their invite-only secret, that they are also providing fully Turn-Key, Vacation Rentals Investments! Shahar Goldboim is a local Broker in the Ft. Lauderdale area so he can assist eager investors through the process from searching to close, then they have relationships with wholesalers to get under market discounts on furniture that they plan, design, and install for you. Lastly, they will manage the home completely from start to finish. The bonus (as if you need more convincing) is that their background is in analytics, so they have designed a ease to use, fully transparent website that allows you to see all the breakdowns of how your investment is performing. Truly a hands off experience.Read More
I returned home late Tuesday night after 16 hours of flying from the beautiful Tel Aviv, where I spent 10 leisurely days. Jet lag is still in full swing for me and I am writing this in the 5am hour. Of course the GuestyVal conference was only 3 days, but for such a long trip, I felt the need to stretch it out and explore.Read More
Those of you who follow me on Instagram or Facebook, may have seen glimpses of my sister’s off the grid Tiny Home in Maui, Hawaii. Zeena, her husband, and his father poured almost 2 years of nights and weekends into building the little dreamboat. Last year they introduced a baby into the mix and the results are just adorable. She recently started a blog to tell the story of the Build and how the 3 of them Live and Thrive in the small space.Read More
My blogger friend, Mr Money Mustache (who featured me about a year ago), has recently built a Tiny Home/Conference Room at his HeadQuarters (Co-working Space) + has a new 4 bedroom Longmont home he would like to learn to monetize. He will be hosting a Q&A, asking all his selfish questions as he learns how to get started. We will open up to other questions towards the end and then break out into a casual mix and mingle Meetup.Read More
There has been a lot of talk / rumors that Airbnb will no longer be hosting its Airbnb Open Conferences. This is such a shame as they were very valuable events for learning and networking, which has left many veteran hosts looking for an alternative. I'm pleased to introduce to you to one: Have you heard of GuestyVal?Read More
I will be in St. Louis hustling (see: buying / selling / moving furniture, emptying garages and basements, and updating photos) for a week and yet, I love to balance work and play, so I've planned a meetup!Read More
If you don’t qualify for low income or retirement coverage on Medicare / Medicaid, listen up! I am super impressed with this program and generally feel relieved that there are insurance providers who actually care and have our best interests at heart (I know, hard to believe).Read More