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Unlocked is a podcast series that invites you to be a fly-on-the-wall as VRMB founder Matt Landau interviews some of the world’s most innovative vacation rental professionals. The goal of this podcast series is to share best practices and to remind vacation rental professionals that we have everything we need inside of us to succeed.

Unlocked by Matt Landau Matt Landau: Vacation Rental Marketer & Podcaster

    • Entrepreneurship

Unlocked is a podcast series that invites you to be a fly-on-the-wall as VRMB founder Matt Landau interviews some of the world’s most innovative vacation rental professionals. The goal of this podcast series is to share best practices and to remind vacation rental professionals that we have everything we need inside of us to succeed.

    Our Wakeup Call with Dana Lubner

    Our Wakeup Call with Dana Lubner

    In this special edition of Unlocked, we're airing the first episode of the How to Save Your Vacation Rental Business podcast and kicking it off with an exclusive intro from Matt and Dana. Vacation rental professionals can no longer afford to ignore community based advocacy.    

    This new podcast is produced by VRMB Communities, hosted by Dana and something Matt's been passionate about for sometime, now.

    • 59 min
    Dr. Louis Rosenberg of Unanimous AI

    Dr. Louis Rosenberg of Unanimous AI

    Dr. Louis Rosenberg founded Unanimous AI to pursue a crazy idea – that we can amplify the intelligence of human groups by developing a new form of AI based on the biological principles of Swarm Intelligence.  The idea panned out, resulting in Swarm AI technology, a powerful method amplifying group intelligence.  

    Community thinking is essential to the survival of the vacation rental industry and the ideas explored here will unlock ideas for your hospitality business and beyond...

    • 1 hr
    Brian Olson of Beachcomber Vacation Homes

    Brian Olson of Beachcomber Vacation Homes

    There was no thought of a pandemic when Matt sat down with Brian Olson of Beachcomber Vacation Homes at last year's LiveRez conference.  The industry was already in turmoil, however, and Brian's 'everything's gonna be alright' philosophy came as a real comfort.  

    More importantly, his years of experience and deliberate approach to growing and maintaining a highly professional vacation rental business with his family are more relevant than ever.  

    • 47 min
    Karen and John Bobe of Sunset Properties

    Karen and John Bobe of Sunset Properties

    Before all of this pandemic madness started, Matt went to visit Karen and John Bobe on Alabama's Gulf Coast to soak up the sun, drink bourbon and talk vacation rentals.  Karen and John have 18 years of experience running an extremely professional family vacation rental business.  This episode is chock full of actionable advice that is more relevant than ever, now.  It is also a lot of fun!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Harsha L’Acqua of Saira Hospitality

    Harsha L’Acqua of Saira Hospitality

    Harsha L’Acqua runs Saira Hospitality, a non-profit transforming the way hotels connect with local communities through education. Her insights into hospitality, staffing and motivation provide a wealth of unique takeaways and actionable ideas for your vacation rental business. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Pierre Becerril of Transparent

    Pierre Becerril of Transparent

    Pierre Becerril is CEO of Transparent, a data intelligence provider for the short-term rental industry. Their analytics and dashboards help compare rates, improve pricing, analyse demand, supply and upcoming events and they recently released a free version you can try.  Pierre and Matt sat down in person at last year's VRMA and dove deep into travel, hospitality and the vacation rental industry.  This is a covid free conversation that is more relevant than ever for vacation rental businesses.  

    • 55 min

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