236 episodes

Tim Hubbard, successful investor and CEO of a seven-figure short term rental management company shares it all. The insider tips you need to know to acquiring, operating and scaling a successful short term rental business.

Short Term Rental Riches Tim Hubbard

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 110 Ratings

Tim Hubbard, successful investor and CEO of a seven-figure short term rental management company shares it all. The insider tips you need to know to acquiring, operating and scaling a successful short term rental business.

    236. Rapid Fire Listing FACTORS

    236. Rapid Fire Listing FACTORS

    In today's episode, we're focusing on 41 factors that could be affecting your short-term rental listing's performance. These aren't about whether you have a five-bedroom or a four-bedroom property, nor are they about pricing, which we've covered recently. Instead, we're talking about the finer details that can significantly impact how your listing performs on sites like Airbnb, VRBO, and Booking.com. We've managed tens of thousands of guests across multiple states and countries, and we've learned a lot along the way. So, let's dive into these key factors and see how you can optimize your listings to attract more guests and increase your bookings.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    How to ensure your property photos are bright, high-resolution, and professionally taken to attract potential guests. The importance of using captions to highlight features in your photos, helping guests visualize their stay. Tips for creating catchy and informative titles that highlight key features and appeal to your target audience. How to use bullet points and clear, concise language to highlight your property's amenities and unique features in your listing descriptions. The best practices for responding to guest reviews promptly, showing that you care about their experience and addressing any concerns.
    Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Short-Term Rental Riches Podcast. I hope you found these tips helpful and are ready to implement some of these strategies to improve your listings. Remember, optimizing these non-property factors can make a significant difference in your rental performance. If you haven't already, check out our past episodes for more in-depth discussions on various aspects of managing short-term rentals. And don't forget to visit strriches.com for more resources and tools to help you along your journey. Until next time, happy hosting and see you soon!
    Need help managing your short-term rental and you don’t want to go it alone? Shoot us a message here and we’ll see if we can help.
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    You can find all of our links here including our website, recommended resources, upcoming live event, short-term rental playbook, Instagram, and more!

    • 21 min
    235. Active Listings - Is Your Pricing Strategy Still Relevant?

    235. Active Listings - Is Your Pricing Strategy Still Relevant?

    Today, we're diving deep into a topic that's crucial for every investor: analyzing the supply and demand in your market. Whether you already own a property or are thinking about diving into a new market, understanding this dynamic can significantly impact your pricing strategy and overall investment returns.
    In the fast-evolving short-term rental market, staying ahead means not just keeping up with current trends but also anticipating future changes. With platforms like Airbnb and VRBO expanding rapidly, the number of listings can fluctuate significantly, affecting both availability and pricing. Today, we'll explore practical, easy-to-implement strategies to gauge the supply and demand in any market. This knowledge will not only help you position your property more competitively but will also guide you in making informed investment decisions that could lead to better financial outcomes.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    Utilize Industry Tools Understanding Market Dashboards Creating a Competitive Set Interpreting Data Correctly Adapting to Market Changes Remember, having a clear grasp of these elements can dramatically enhance your ability to set competitive prices and maximize your earnings. Be sure to implement these strategies to stay ahead of the curve in the bustling world of short-term rentals. For more tips and tricks on building a thriving rental business, don't forget to visit our website at strriches.com and check out our past episodes. Keep investing smart and remember, knowledge is the key to success!
    Need help managing your short-term rental and you don’t want to go it alone? Shoot us a message here and we’ll see if we can help.
    Are you enjoying the podcast? Please subscribe, leave a rating and a review, and share it! This helps us reach others that may find the info helpful as well.
    You can find all of our links here including our website, recommended resources, upcoming live event, short-term rental playbook, Instagram, and more!

    • 12 min
    234. 46 Factors Affecting Your Short-Term Rental Performance

    234. 46 Factors Affecting Your Short-Term Rental Performance

    In today’s episode, we’re unpacking a comprehensive list of factors that play a critical role in the success of your rental ventures. As someone who has been immersed in the short-term rental market for over a decade, I’ve witnessed firsthand how these elements can make or break your business. From essential pricing strategies to guest experience enhancements, we're covering the gamut to ensure you're well-equipped to thrive in this dynamic industry.
    Navigating the short-term rental landscape requires a keen understanding of a myriad of components that influence both your property’s appeal and its operational efficiency. 

    In this episode you’ll learn:

    Dynamic Pricing Strategies: Learn how to adjust your pricing based on seasonality, local events, and market demand to maximize your earnings. Enhancing Guest Experience: Discover the importance of amenities, design choices, and customer service in securing repeat bookings and stellar reviews. Regulatory Compliance: Understand the impact of local regulations on your rental operations and how to navigate them effectively. Marketing Techniques: Explore innovative ways to market your property on platforms like Airbnb and VRBO to stand out from the competition. Operational Best Practices: Gain insights into the best practices for managing your property, from automated check-ins to efficient cleaning protocols, that can save you time and enhance guest satisfaction.
    Thanks for tuning in to today’s episode on the critical factors affecting your short-term rental property. Remember, each point we've discussed today has the potential to significantly impact your rental's success, so take the time to evaluate how you can implement these strategies in your own business. 


    Need help managing your short-term rental and you don’t want to go it alone? Shoot us a message here and we’ll see if we can help.
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    You can find all of our links here including our website, recommended resources, upcoming live event, short-term rental playbook, Instagram, and more!
     

    • 17 min
    233. Questions For Your Next Team Member (or 1st)

    233. Questions For Your Next Team Member (or 1st)

    Building a team isn't just about filling roles; it's about fostering a group that shares your vision and dedication. Today, we'll cover everything from analyzing resumes to conducting effective interviews, ensuring you find the right fit for your business. This video is perfect for rental owners looking to expand their operations without compromising quality or losing personal touch.
    As the short-term rental market grows, the need for a reliable and skilled team becomes essential. Hiring the right people can significantly alleviate the daily pressures of management and improve guest experiences, which in turn boosts your business reputation and profitability. We'll dive into how you can identify and attract individuals who not only have the necessary skills but also embody the core values of your brand.
    In this episode you’ll learn:
    Understanding Resumes Discover the top questions to ask potential hires to reveal their true potential Remote Work Considerations How to use hypothetical scenarios during interviews to gauge problem-solving skills and decision-making capabilities. Importance of hiring candidates who share your core values for sustained business growth and a harmonious workplace. If you found these tips helpful, don’t forget to like, subscribe, and click the bell icon so you never miss out on our latest content. Hiring the right team can transform your short-term rental business, and we're here to help you make that transition smoothly and successfully. 
    Need help managing your short-term rental and you don’t want to go it alone? Shoot us a message here and we’ll see if we can help.
    Are you enjoying the podcast? Please subscribe, leave a rating and a review, and share it! This helps us reach others that may find the info helpful as well.
    You can find all of our links here including our website, recommended resources, upcoming live event, short-term rental playbook, Instagram, and more!

    • 15 min
    232. Delivery! Better Ways for Guests to Receive Packages at Your STR

    232. Delivery! Better Ways for Guests to Receive Packages at Your STR

    In today's episode, we're diving deep into the topic of managing deliveries at your short-term rental properties. In an era where online shopping is the norm and guests expect convenience at their fingertips, it's crucial for property managers to navigate the complexities of receiving deliveries while ensuring a seamless guest experience.
    As the demand for short-term rentals continues to soar, property managers must stay ahead of the curve in providing exceptional service and meeting guest expectations. Whether you're managing a single-family home, condominium, or urban apartment, mastering the art of handling deliveries can make all the difference in guest satisfaction and property success. 
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    Understanding the suitability of your property for receiving deliveries Setting clear guidelines in house rules regarding the acceptance of deliveries Exploring alternative delivery solutions Implementing practical solutions such as designated delivery boxes or drop-off locations to streamline the delivery process  Thank you for tuning in to this episode of the Short Term Rental Riches Podcast. We hope you found valuable insights and actionable strategies for optimizing deliveries at your short-term rental properties. Remember to subscribe for more tips and tricks to unlock the full potential of your property portfolio. Until next time, happy hosting!


    Need help managing your short-term rental and you don’t want to go it alone? Shoot us a message here and we’ll see if we can help.
    Are you enjoying the podcast? Please subscribe, leave a rating and a review, and share it! This helps us reach others that may find the info helpful as well.
    You can find all of our links here including our website, recommended resources, upcoming live event, short-term rental playbook, Instagram, and more!

    • 12 min
    231. Guests are Happy to Pay More For "Gap Nights"

    231. Guests are Happy to Pay More For "Gap Nights"

    In this week's episode, we dive into a highly effective strategy for increasing your rental income and enhancing guest satisfaction simultaneously. Discover how to capitalize on 'gap nights'—those unbookable days between reservations that often go unnoticed. 
    These gaps can easily become revenue losses if not managed wisely. But here's the good news: with a strategic approach, these very same gap nights can transform into additional income and even happier guests. This episode dives deep into practical ways to recognize, value, and fill these gaps, ensuring you're not leaving money on the table.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    Learn what gap nights are and why they're a crucial aspect of your STR management strategy Adjusting Minimum Stay Requirements The Art of Offering Discounts Explore how using dynamic pricing tools like Pricelabs and AI technologies such as bestie.ai can automate the process of identifying and filling gap nights Guest Satisfaction & Reviews It's clear that the power of gap nights, when harnessed correctly, can significantly contribute to both your STR's profitability and guest satisfaction.
    Remember, it's all about staying proactive, flexible, and guest-focused. So take a moment to review your calendar for upcoming gap nights and start applying these strategies today.
    Need help managing your short-term rental and you don’t want to go it alone? Shoot us a message here and we’ll see if we can help.
    Are you enjoying the podcast? Please subscribe, leave a rating and a review, and share it! This helps us reach others that may find the info helpful as well.
    You can find all of our links here including our website, recommended resources, upcoming live event, short-term rental playbook, Instagram, and more!

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

naomi_pack ,

Love this podcast!

Been listening for years, listened to almost all episodes so far. Love the content here. :)

ANM_333 ,

Highly relevant topics!

I wish I would have found this podcast sooner. I’ve been managing our reviews strategy over the past few months, and the episodes about getting reviews removed are dead-on. Document everything. Bookmark the reviews policy/content guidelines for all OTA sites (and Google). If you message support to request removal, don’t just send internal screenshots & links - include a link to their own website to show the policy that’s in violation. Search Reddit for AMAs to see if any OTA employees have shared insight on how and when they approve review removals or cancellation penalty waivers.

Mrgisriel12 ,

Best in the biz

Started listening to Tim’s podcast a couple months ago and just finished two day virtual event course which was awesome. Thanks a ton!

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