Guest Post: New Airbnb Strategy? “Try Before You Buy”!

Guest Post: New Airbnb Strategy? “Try Before You Buy”!

“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.”

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Swapping Secrets with Famed Blogger: The Abundant Host

Swapping Secrets with Famed Blogger: The Abundant Host

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!

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Upcoming Q&A in Denver & Latest Podcast Interview to go live!

Upcoming Q&A in Denver & Latest Podcast Interview to go live!

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.

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TurnKey VR Investments: Finally, a company that does it all! From Purchase to Furnish to Management

TurnKey VR Investments: Finally, a company that does it all! From Purchase to Furnish to Management

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.

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Should you attend GuestyVal next year? My review!

Should you attend GuestyVal next year? My review!

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.

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Interview Series: How Tiny House Living Can Help You Meet Your Financial Goals

Interview Series: How Tiny House Living Can Help You Meet Your Financial Goals

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.

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Longmont CO Meetup: Airbnb Q&A w/ MMM!

Longmont CO Meetup: Airbnb Q&A w/ MMM!

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.

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Interview: GuestyVal Producer Answers Some of Your Burning Questions About Tel Aviv Conference

Interview: GuestyVal Producer Answers Some of Your Burning Questions About Tel Aviv Conference

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?

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An Incredible Life Hack for Health Insurance!

An Incredible Life Hack for Health Insurance!

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).

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The Importance of Self Education

The Importance of Self Education

As I am preparing for the Mobile Home University weekend course starting tomorrow (Friday, June 1st), and concurrently reading BiggerPockets, Scott Trench’s book “Set for Life” and “Head Strong” by Dave Asprey, I have been reflecting on how important self education is for me (and everyone really) and how nurturing my passions lights me up and gives me energy to carry through to the rest of the areas of my life.

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Guest Post: Increase Your Airbnb Income & Make the World a Better Place

Guest Post: Increase Your Airbnb Income & Make the World a Better Place

I am pleased to introduce Tim Wadsworth an Airbnb Host and Professor at CU Boulder, who is creating a Non-Profit called Greater Good Hosting, which allows hosts to share a percentage of their earnings with select charities while advertising their efforts on their listings, which in turn will bring in more bookings from Guests who also want to support good causes.

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Upcoming Meetup on Maui!

Upcoming Meetup on Maui!

My friends run an awesome Entrepreneurial Meetup through their Company: The Maui Collective. The meetups are once a month and they have a presenter (a local entrepreneur) that they do a Q&A with. There are Happy Hour specials before and after for people to mix and mingle. I return to Maui at least once a year, so I've gone to a few and really enjoy them. 

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Interview Series: Getting Creative, How One Host Monetized Her Backyard!

Interview Series: Getting Creative, How One Host Monetized Her Backyard!

Today I am just giddy to introduce a new friend of mine Shelly Young. A few nights ago, a friend and Co-host client of mine, told me that he randomly met a woman who was a reader of my blog and follower of my podcast interviews. He was out in Colorado Springs visiting his college roommate and she turned out to be their neighbor. She told him that I got her inspired to start Co-hosting and she already has three properties she’s airbnbing! Awesome!

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