This is Sarah and T - The Professional Vacation Rental Manager's Podcast. The first podcast dedicated to the professional vacation rental manager. Join Sarah Bradford and Tim Cafferty on their journey through day to day issues affecting the professional vacation rental manager. From the Coast to the Mountains Sarah and T have it covered when it comes to vacation rentals. Listen for yourself and see.
Episode 115 - Expedia Chief Jeff Hurst returns to Sarah and T!
In this episode of Sarah and T the hosts welcome, for the 3rd consecutive year, Jeff Hurst, the COO of Expedia Brands. This podcast is an interview with one of the top people in hospitality and covers a wide variety of topics that are relevant to the vacation rental industry. Find out what Jeff thinks about Google, private equity funding that is fueling company purchases, and what search filters are hot on VRBO. Sarah participates in this episode in a very special way.
Episode 114 How to Roll Out New Ideas in 2022
In the first episode of 2022 Sarah and T hold up the mirror and bear their dirty secrets about large and small fails they've had in rolling out new ideas in their businesses. When you have a new idea and want to implement it make sure you have a process you follow. Our two hosts have had plenty of experience on good implementations and not so good ones. Take a listen to this entertaining episode about how to roll out new ideas in your business. In the news segment Sarah and T review all of the company purchases and sales that occurred in the V.R industry in 2021, and we close the show with a call from one of our followers.
Episode 113 - Year End Wrap up and Predictions for 2022
In one of the most anticipated episodes of the year, Sarah and Tim review their predictions from last year, make their predictions for next year, and review the top 10 episodes of their podcast for 2021.
These two are always fun to listen to, but in this episode they are at their best. Listen to what they got right for 2021, what they think will happen in 2022, and what episodes you liked best based on number of downloads, at least!
Episode 112 - The Velvet Machete, Amber Hurdle, the Bombshell Business Woman
This week's episode of Sarah and T takes you to the main stage of the recent VRM Intel Women's Summit in New Orleans. The keynote speaker for the event was Amber Hurdle, and her message is important for all of us to hear.
Find out what bold, unwavering and confident women in business are thinking, how personal and professional branding are important to all, and find out who the "OG" (Original Gangster) of the Grand Ole Opry is. Amber knows! This is a GREAT episode.
Episode 111 - How to Create, Deliver & Integrate A Mission That Sticks
Do you have a company mission statement? Do you know what it is? Does your staff know what it is? Most importantly is your front line staff delivering on the mission that you want as they deal with guests, property owners, vendors and each other? In this super take away filled episode Sarah and T explore how to get your folks on the same page with you and ensure everyone knows the importance of their role in delivering your mission.
In the news segment we get an update on Airbnb's response to some damage that occurred in one of Sarah's properties.
Episode 110 - The Hottest Amenities to Have in Your Properties
In this episode Sarah and T do a review on a subject they tackled in 2018. What are the top amenities requested by guests in a vacation rental. Some are the same, some are similar, and some are brand new. Listen to their list, and see if you agree. In the Not So Hot Off the Press but definitely happening find our what Southwest Airlines knows that Air BnB will never figure out.
The must hear vacation rental podcast
I’m thankful to have found this podcast. Easy to listen to, practical advice, and a great variety of topics which are all relevant to the vacation rental management company. I’ve been binge-listening to each podcast and going back through them as a reference for my leadership strategy for our vacation rental management team.There is rarely an episode that I don’t share with either an employee or an owner.
Love these two!
Sarah & Tim have one of the best VR podcasts around. I have listened to every episode, including working my way back through their library once I found them.
Great voices for listening, excellent topics, positive attitudes whilst still acknowledging negative things like, um, Covid’s affect on business.
They are also responsive to feedback on FB. I recommend them on all my STR forums.
Timely and informative
Great podcast. So glad I found it. Very timely and informative. Full of lots of helpful vacation rental mgmt tips.