35 episodes

‘How To Save Your Vacation Rental Business’ is a 10-part educational podcast series hosted by vacation rental advocate Dana Lubner that will teach vacation rental managers how to solve their business’ greatest looming threat -- unfair regulation -- from the ground up.

How to Save Your Vacation Rental Business Dana Lubner

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

‘How To Save Your Vacation Rental Business’ is a 10-part educational podcast series hosted by vacation rental advocate Dana Lubner that will teach vacation rental managers how to solve their business’ greatest looming threat -- unfair regulation -- from the ground up.

    Unlocking the Power of Market Research and Polling for Vacation Rentals

    Unlocking the Power of Market Research and Polling for Vacation Rentals

    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 will also provide insights on how to pair that data with human stories for greater impact on communities and government.
    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 insights. Come see why over 2,000 global VRMs trust AirDNA to move their businesses forward. https://www.airdna.co/
    Minut monitors noise, occupancy, motion and temperature in rental properties, helping hosts care for their homes, guests and community. https://www.minut.com/
    Track Hospitality Software powered by TravelNet Solutions transforms your vacation rental company so you can transform the way vacation rental advocacy plays out in your region. https://tnsinc.com/hospitality-hub/track/
    Join VRMB Communities: https://community.vrmb.com/
    Get the VRMB 2023 Trends Report: www.vrmb.com/trends
    Visit our Whiteboard to see questions, roadblocks and breakthroughs from this episode in the pursuit of a scorecard here: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFYxUNX70s/k_r6qqYr0T6wdDBImVNPWg/view?utm_content=DAFYxUNX70s&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link2&utm_source=sharebutton
    Thank you to our guest this episode:
    Vina Rathbone Falvey: https://www.rathbonefalvey.com/

    • 51 min
    The Tech Revolution in Vacation Rental Advocacy

    The Tech Revolution in Vacation Rental Advocacy

    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 themost accurate property performance, benchmarking, and acquisition insights. Come see why over 2,000 global VRMs trust AirDNA to move their businesses forward. https://www.airdna.co/
    Minut monitors noise, occupancy, motion and temperature in rental properties, helping hosts care for their homes, guests and community. https://www.minut.com/
    Track Hospitality Software powered by TravelNet Solutions transforms your vacation rental company so you can transform the way vacation rental advocacy plays out in your region. https://tnsinc.com/hospitality-hub/track/
    Join VRMB Communities: https://community.vrmb.com/
    Visit our Whiteboard to see questions, roadblocks and breakthroughs from each episode in the pursuit of a scorecard here: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFQxPwDjMs/IT4FqMQJShiTrcXl3B8VKA/view?utm_content=DAFQxPwDjMs&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishpresent
    Thank you to our guest this episode:
    Nils Erik Mattisson: https://www.minut.com/

    • 59 min
    Unlocked Crossover Episode with Matt Durrette of Cozi Vacation Rentals

    Unlocked Crossover Episode with Matt Durrette of Cozi Vacation Rentals

    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 accurate property performance, benchmarking, and acquisition insights. Come see why over 2,000 global VRMs trust AirDNA to move their businesses forward. https://www.airdna.co/
    Minut monitors noise, occupancy, motion and temperature in rental properties, helping hosts care for their homes, guests and community. https://www.minut.com/
    Track Hospitality Software powered by TravelNet Solutions transforms your vacation rental company so you can transform the way vacation rental advocacy plays out in your region. https://tnsinc.com/hospitality-hub/track/
    Join VRMB Communities: https://community.vrmb.com/
    Airdna Regulation Resources: https://www.airdna.co/blog/how-regulations-can-impact-your-short-term-rental-business
    Visit our Whiteboard to see questions, roadblocks and breakthroughs from each episode in the pursuit of a scorecard here: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFQxPwDjMs/IT4FqMQJShiTrcXl3B8VKA/view?utm_content=DAFQxPwDjMs&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishpresent
    Thank you to our guest this episode:
    Matt Durrette: https://www.cozivr.com/
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Big Changes, Small Towns, Strong Networks

    Big Changes, Small Towns, Strong Networks

    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 themost accurate property performance, benchmarking, and acquisition insights. Come see why over 2,000 global VRMs trust AirDNA to move their businesses forward. https://www.airdna.co/
    Minut monitors noise, occupancy, motion and temperature in rental properties, helping hosts care for their homes, guests and community. https://www.minut.com/
    Track Hospitality Software powered by TravelNet Solutions transforms your vacation rental company so you can transform the way vacation rental advocacy plays out in your region. https://tnsinc.com/hospitality-hub/track/
    Join VRMB Communities: https://community.vrmb.com/
    Visit our Whiteboard to see questions, roadblocks and breakthroughs from each episode in the pursuit of a scorecard here: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFQxPwDjMs/IT4FqMQJShiTrcXl3B8VKA/view?utm_content=DAFQxPwDjMs&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishpresent
    Thank you to our guest this episode:
    Kelly Hill: https://casago.com/mccall/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Insights from a Pro: The Investor Perspective

    Insights from a Pro: The Investor Perspective

    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 insights. Come see why over 2,000 global VRMs trust AirDNA to move their businesses forward. https://www.airdna.co/
    Minut monitors noise, occupancy, motion and temperature in rental properties, helping hosts care for their homes, guests and community. https://www.minut.com/
    Track Hospitality Software powered by TravelNet Solutions transforms your vacation rental company so you can transform the way vacation rental advocacy plays out in your region. https://tnsinc.com/hospitality-hub/track/
    Join VRMB Communities: https://community.vrmb.com/
    Visit our Whiteboard to see questions, roadblocks and breakthroughs from each episode in the pursuit of a scorecard here: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFQxPwDjMs/IT4FqMQJShiTrcXl3B8VKA/view?utm_content=DAFQxPwDjMs&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishpresent
    Thank you to our guest this episode:
    Michael Mori: https://www.linkedin.com/in/morisan/

    • 52 min
    The Low Country Pickle

    The Low Country Pickle

    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 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 insights. Come see why over 2,000 global VRMs trust AirDNA to move their businesses forward. https://www.airdna.co/
    Minut monitors noise, occupancy, motion and temperature in rental properties, helping hosts care for their homes, guests and community. https://www.minut.com/
    Track Hospitality Software powered by TravelNet Solutions transforms your vacation rental company so you can transform the way vacation rental advocacy plays out in your region. https://tnsinc.com/hospitality-hub/track/
    Join VRMB Communities: https://community.vrmb.com/
    Visit our Whiteboard to see questions, roadblocks and breakthroughs from each episode in the pursuit of a scorecard here: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFQxPwDjMs/IT4FqMQJShiTrcXl3B8VKA/view?utm_content=DAFQxPwDjMs&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishpresent
    Thank you to our guest this episode:
    Dru Brown: httpshttps://www.islandtimehhi.com/
     

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

jbiddle1 ,

Packed with actionable advice

You simply must listen if you are considering starting or you already have started in the vacation or short term rental industry. You’ll need this info sooner or later.

wilslickers ,

Add It, Love It, Live It!

I love this show, this host, and this team! You can’t make it more clear on what this shows goals and values are and that’s fair and safe regulation with a TON of education! I listen to every episode and you should too!

Michael PBR ,

Critical Topic for STR Operaters

Thanks for leading the charge on this critical industry topic. Sometimes I think “it couldn’t happen to us” given 80% of the county revenue is from the vacation rentals bed tax, but that’s just a flawed belief system.
MJ - Paradisebeachrentals.com

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