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‘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.

    Season Finale Scorecard Reveal with Jamie Lane

    Season Finale Scorecard Reveal with Jamie Lane

    In this grand finale episode of the season, we're pulling back the curtain on our highly anticipated Vacation Rental Advocacy Health Scorecard.  Join us as Jamie Lane helps us dissect the finer points of this tool that's set to revolutionize the way we evaluate our industry.
    This isn't just about observing from the sidelines. We're inviting you, our valued listeners, to participate actively.  We want you to download the scorecard, print it, fill it out and share your results with us!
    We appreciate you joining us on this journey.  Your feedback and experiences are vital to us, so don't hesitate to reach out.  Let's continue to shape the future of vacation rentals together!
    This season is made possible by Minut and TrackHS as well as our thought partner AirDNA.
    Download our scorecard in PDF form here: https://f.io/QEXXkQMJ 
    Read AirDNA's companion blog post here: airdna.co/blog/using-data-to-advocate-for-your-future-short-term-rental
    Send us your completed scorecards at data@htsyvr.com 
    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/

    • 56 min
    Navigating Vacation Rental Advocacy and Partnerships with Tim Rosolio of Expedia Group

    Navigating Vacation Rental Advocacy and Partnerships with Tim Rosolio of Expedia Group

    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 hosts. From his personal perspective as a vacation rental owner in Lake Travis, Texas, Tim has not only local advocacy knowledge, but a global OTA perspective.
    Don't miss our season's finale next week, featuring Jamie Lane of AirDNA where we will critically analyze our final scorecard draft, delve into advanced advocacy issues, and reveal a downloadable version of the scorecard. Stay tuned!
    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/
    You can find the scorecard whiteboard Tim was looking at here: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFYru5D1YU/3U5Or6OJUlgCYbwY0dr81A/edit?utm_content=DAFYru5D1YU&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link2&utm_source=sharebutton
     

    • 57 min
    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

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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