227 episodes

The Short Term Rental Secrets Podcast is dedicated to providing actionable content to help new and seasoned real estate investors launch, automate and scale their Airbnb business and fast track their journey to financial freedom. You can enjoy the podcast and other free resources at www.STRsecrets.com

Short Term Rental Secrets Podcast MICHAEL SJOGREN

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    • 4.7 • 108 Ratings

The Short Term Rental Secrets Podcast is dedicated to providing actionable content to help new and seasoned real estate investors launch, automate and scale their Airbnb business and fast track their journey to financial freedom. You can enjoy the podcast and other free resources at www.STRsecrets.com

    Ep 198 - From 8 to 120 Listings in 10 Months with Rashmi Bhat

    Ep 198 - From 8 to 120 Listings in 10 Months with Rashmi Bhat

    Mike and E dive deep into the inspiring journey of Rashmi Bhat, a dynamic entrepreneur who transformed her career from running a sandwich shop to managing over 120 short-term rental units and multiple hotels. Rashmi shares insights from her leap into the real estate and hospitality industry, discussing pivotal moments, systemizing her business for scalability, and the relentless pursuit of her goals. Rashmi also explains how she leverages technology and virtual assistants to maintain operations efficiently and highlights the importance of social media in today's hospitality market. The episode emphasizes key strategies for entrepreneurs looking to grow their business rapidly without becoming overwhelmed.

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    00:00 Introduction and Industry Insights
    00:23 Special Guest: Rashmi Bhatt's Journey
    01:14 From Restaurants to Real Estate
    03:46 Scaling Up: Challenges and Strategies
    11:20 The Big Leap: Managing 40 Units
    15:25 Entering the Hotel Business
    17:33 Building a Strong Team and Tech Stack
    21:37 Team Dynamics and Hunger for Growth
    22:23 Choosing the Right Tech Stack
    23:58 Goals and Future Plans
    25:04 Bridging Traditional and Modern Hospitality
    27:50 Leveraging Social Media and Tech
    30:40 Systemizing and Scaling the Business
    36:57 Lessons from the Boardroom
    40:20 Final Thoughts and Contact Information

    Rashmi Bhat's Bio
    Rashmi Bhat opened her first restaurant at 21 and loves the hospitality world. In 2020, Rashmo bought her first STR - rehabbed it, and got in on the market in 2021. She found partners and hustled to get up to 6 properties. In 2023, Rashmi joined this STR Secrets Mastermind and grew to manage over 50 doors + 50 hotel doors. 

    Connect with Rashmi
    https://twitter.com/chaiandcabin/
    www.instagram.com/chaiandcabins/
    https://www.youtube.com/@ChaiAndCabins/

    Connect with the Hosts
    Michael Sjogren: Short Term Rental Secrets Facebook Group | Clubhouse | Instagram | Youtube | Facebook Page | Linkedin
    https://linktr.ee/mikesjogren
    Emanuele Pani: Clubhouse | Instagram | Facebook | Linkedin
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    • 42 min
    Ep 197 - PriceLabs Updates & Industry Outlook with Anurag Verma

    Ep 197 - PriceLabs Updates & Industry Outlook with Anurag Verma

    Mike and E discuss the intricacies of interpreting data in the short-term rental industry with guest Anurag Verma, co-founder of PriceLabs. The conversation covers the potential dangers and benefits of data interpretation, recent updates to the PriceLabs platform, and current industry trends, including occupancy rates, ADR, and RevPAR. Listeners will gain valuable insights into effective revenue management strategies, the importance of customer feedback, and the impact of macroeconomic factors on the short-term rental market.

    00:00 Introduction to Data Interpretation
    00:26 Meet the Hosts and Their Unique Real Estate Approach
    01:08 Special Guest Introduction: Anurag Verma from PriceLabs
    02:42 Industry Trends and Market Analysis
    06:27 Revenue Management Strategies
    16:22 New Tools and Features from PriceLabs
    26:20 Mastering Property Filters
    28:42 Navigating Market Trends and Supply
    30:31 Airline Industry Insights and Market Cycles
    34:18 Adapting to Market Changes
    40:15 Enhancing User Experience with Multi-Calendar
    46:41 Customer-Centric Development
    51:07 Final Thoughts and Recommendations

    Anurag Verma's Bio
    Anurag Verma is the co-founder of PriceLabs. Before PriceLabs, Anurag was with United Airlines for six years designing and improving revenue management algorithms and systems. In 2014 he brought his experience of revenue management automation prevalent in airlines and hotels into the vacation and short-term rental industry. With a background in mathematics and statistics, Anurag is also a PhD in Operations Research.

    Connect with Anurag
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anuragxverma/

    Connect with the Hosts
    Michael Sjogren: Short Term Rental Secrets Facebook Group | Clubhouse | Instagram | Youtube | Facebook Page | Linkedin
    https://linktr.ee/mikesjogren
    Emanuele Pani: Clubhouse | Instagram | Facebook | Linkedin
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    • 51 min
    Ep 196 - Reprogram Your Self-Image with Dave Conway

    Ep 196 - Reprogram Your Self-Image with Dave Conway

    Mike Sjogren and Emanuele Pani welcome their mindset coach, Dave Conway, whose guidance has profoundly transformed their lives and many others in the Short Term Rental Nation. The conversation delves into upgrading self-image, handling fear, the importance of systematic study, and altering environments for success. Dave shares his journey from struggling carpenter to successful mindset coach, emphasizing the role of decision-making, battling common blockers like fear and guilt, and the necessity of a mentor. This episode is packed with actionable insights for anyone feeling stuck or aspiring to reach new heights in their personal and professional lives.

    00:00 Introduction to Beliefs and Mentorship
    00:23 Meet the Hosts: Mike Sjogren and Emanuele Pani
    01:04 The Power of Self-Image and Mindset
    01:14 Introducing Dave Conway: A Life-Changing Mentor
    02:40 Dave Conway's Journey to Success
    10:03 The Freedom Formula: Achieving Financial and Mental Freedom
    14:52 The Importance of Environment and Mentorship
    22:35 Overcoming Fear and Achieving Goals
    26:28 The Power of Accountability
    27:09 Redefining Goals and Paradigms
    28:13 The Pitfalls of Excitement
    31:36 Understanding and Overcoming Fear
    34:31 The Role of Decision-Making
    39:06 The Impact of Guilt
    44:53 The Importance of Mentorship
    49:13 Secrets to Success

    Dave Conway's Bio
    Dave Conway is regarded as the best-kept secret of the personal development industry. As the Founder of Conway Consulting, Dave teaches entrepreneurs how to achieve any result they desire by developing their minds and living up to their life's full potential. He is an advocate for the practice of manifestation, which he studied under Bob Proctor at the Proctor Gallagher Institute. Between his coaching and his public presentations, Dave has coached over 25,000 people worldwide - and his audience is steadily growing.

    Connect with Dave
    https://www.conway.consulting/
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/conwayconsulting
    https://www.instagram.com/conwayconsulting

    Connect with the Hosts
    Michael Sjogren: Short Term Rental Secrets Facebook Group | Clubhouse | Instagram | Youtube | Facebook Page | Linkedin
    https://linktr.ee/mikesjogren
    Emanuele Pani: Clubhouse | Instagram | Facebook | Linkedin
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    • 50 min
    Ep 195 - Mastering Mid-term Rentals with Jesse Vasquez

    Ep 195 - Mastering Mid-term Rentals with Jesse Vasquez

    Mike Sjogren and Emanuele uncover the strategies and motivating factors behind real estate investor Jesse Vasquez's success with midterm rentals. From his challenging beginnings to becoming a leader in the industry, Jesse shares innovative approaches for securing direct bookings and tapping into corporate housing opportunities. The episode also delves into the importance of knowing the 'why' behind goals, the power of transformational leadership, and the significance of philanthropy and coaching. With a balance of professional tactics and personal growth insights, listeners are treated to valuable lessons in resilience, continuous improvement, and genuinely caring for customers and team members alike.

    00:00 Introduction to Overcoming Slow Months
    00:22 Meet the Hosts: Mike and Emanuele
    02:04 Podcast Goals and Exciting Guest Introduction
    02:28 Jesse Vasquez: The OG of Midterm Rentals
    04:03 Jesse's Early Real Estate Journey
    07:02 The Turning Point: Discovering the Travel Nurse Market
    14:54 First Property Purchase and Family Reactions
    17:23 Scaling the Business and Direct Bookings
    20:54 Leaving the 9-to-5: The Great Resignation
    23:56 Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Opportunities
    28:43 Overcoming Doubts and Building Confidence
    29:16 Current Projects and Future Goals
    30:17 Strategies for Extended Stay Hotels
    32:21 Balancing Business and Personal Life
    34:45 The Importance of Coaching and Mentorship
    56:47 Leadership Styles: Transactional vs. Transformational
    58:34 Celebrating Success and Setting New Goals
    01:00:46 Final Thoughts and Key Takeaways

    Jesse Vasquez' Bio
    Jesse Vasquez draws from his knowledge, experience, and passion for the emerging business opportunity in the Mid-Term Rental market when mentoring hundreds of real estate investors, homeowners, and Short-Term Rental enthusiasts. After 18 years in corporate sales training and leading million-dollar healthcare teams while moonlighting as a Mid-Term and Short-Term Rental Operator since 2015, he left his high-earning 6-figure W2 Healthcare Sales Management career to go all-in with AirVenture Hosting and AirVenture Academy.

    Connect with Jesse
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2x-yFc6Dbtzul2eN_Iskgw
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/mtrwithjessevasquez/
    https://www.instagram.com/therealjessevasquez/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@therealjessevasquez
    https://www.facebook.com/share/12KtUv3rfBPjgPGM/?mibextid=WC7FNe

    Connect with the Hosts
    Michael Sjogren: Short Term Rental Secrets Facebook Group | Clubhouse | Instagram | Youtube | Facebook Page | Linkedin
    https://linktr.ee/mikesjogren
    Emanuele Pani: Clubhouse | Instagram | Facebook | Linkedin
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 194 - How to Work with Your Spouse with Jay and Wendy Papasan

    Ep 194 - How to Work with Your Spouse with Jay and Wendy Papasan

    Jay and Wendy Papasan discuss their journey from humble beginnings to building a successful real estate empire. They discuss the power of aligning with your significant other through goal setting and the importance of having a 'big why' to drive you forward. The Papasan's share insights from their experience with Keller Williams, investing in rental properties, and the critical role of persistence and proper goal management in achieving financial independence. The episode also touches on their upcoming Couples Goal Setting Retreat, which has helped countless couples align their goals and values for greater success.

    00:00 Introduction and Importance of Sacrifices
    00:11 Meet the Hosts: Mike and Emanuel
    00:35 The Concept of Short Term Rentals
    00:44 Live from Boston: Special Episode
    00:57 Guest Introduction: Wendy and Jay Papasan
    01:53 Jay's Journey with Keller Williams
    03:34 First Steps into Real Estate Investing
    04:54 Building Wealth and Overcoming Scarcity Mentality
    12:16 The Importance of Financial Education
    18:44 The Power of Consistent Effort
    19:26 Understanding the Journey to Success
    21:31 The Importance of Focus in Entrepreneurship
    22:21 Building Wealth Through Long-Term Investments
    23:44 Navigating Speculation vs. Investment
    27:47 Setting Goals as a Couple
    33:46 Secrets to Success and Final Thoughts

    Jay and Wendy's Bio
    Jay Papasan is a bestselling author who serves as the Vice President of Strategic Content for Keller Williams Realty International, the world’s largest real estate company. He also cofounded KellerINK and Produktive with Gary Keller, and is a principal owner, with his wife Wendy, of Papasan Properties Group in Austin, Texas. Jay was born and raised in Memphis, TN. After attending the University of Memphis, he spent several years working in Paris. He later graduated from New York University’s graduate writing program and began a publishing career that led him to HarperCollins Publishers. There, he helped piece together bestselling books such as Body-for-Life by Bill Phillips and Go for the Goal by Mia Hamm. After moving to Austin, Jay joined Keller Williams Realty International, and in 2003 he co-authored The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, a million-copy bestseller, alongside Gary Keller and Dave Jenks. He also co-authored the bestsellers The Millionaire Real Estate Investor and SHIFT. His most recent work with Gary Keller on The ONE Thing has sold nearly 2.5 million copies and has been translated into 41 different languages worldwide. Last year, Papasan Properties ranked #21 for teams out of 120,000 Realtors in Texas by Real Trends. In addition to her real estate business, Wendy is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board for Her Best Life, a million-dollar startup that helps women build big businesses and even bigger lives. Wendy is married to Jay Papasan, an international speaker, the #1 best-selling real estate author, and the vice president of Keller Williams Int'l. They are the proud parents of two teenagers and a dog named Taco. Visit wendyis.fun for more information.

    Connect with Jay and Wendy
    www.jaypapasan.com
    www.wendyis.fun
    www.papasanproperties.com

    Connect with the Hosts
    Michael Sjogren: Short Term Rental Secrets Facebook Group | Clubhouse | Instagram | Youtube | Facebook Page | Linkedin
    https://linktr.ee/mikesjogren
    Emanuele Pani: Clubhouse | Instagram | Facebook | Linkedin
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    • 38 min
    Ep 193 - Family First Investing: A Dad's Journey To Financial Freedom with Ian Lobas

    Ep 193 - Family First Investing: A Dad's Journey To Financial Freedom with Ian Lobas

    We dive into Ian's unique approach to real estate investing and entrepreneurship, emphasizing fun and enjoyment over traditional metrics. Ian shares his personal journey, including overcoming significant challenges and reevaluating his priorities to focus on family and personal growth. The conversation covers the importance of self-discovery, the impact of intentionality, and the benefits of building systems and processes. Ian also provides insights on creating successful partnerships, making significant life changes, and the power of eliminating unnecessary elements to achieve true fulfillment. The episode is rich with real estate knowledge, practical advice, and motivational stories that will resonate with aspiring and seasoned investors alike.

    00:00 Introduction to Mike Sjogren and Emmanuel Pani
    00:47 Welcome to STR Nation
    00:58 Personal Updates and Life Reflections
    02:28 Introducing Guest Ian Lobos
    04:46 Ian Lobos' Journey and Insights
    14:11 The Turning Point in Ian's Life
    18:41 Real Estate and Personal Growth
    25:30 Future Plans and Exciting Ventures
    28:13 Exploring Business Ventures in St. Martin
    29:13 Victory Properties: Expanding in Missouri and Oklahoma
    30:16 Challenges and Successes in Real Estate Partnerships
    31:09 Boutique Hotel Project in St. Martin
    35:58 The Importance of Good Partnerships
    41:27 Balancing Family and Business
    47:34 Final Thoughts and Secrets to Success

    Ian Lobas' Bio
    Ian Lobas is a world-renowned coach, consultant, and speaker dedicated to empowering high-performing leaders to let go of their limitations and unlock their fullest potential. With a focus on authentic living and sustainable success, Ian's unique approach to personal growth and identity evolution guides people to become their most irreplaceable selves opening up the results they know are possible for every area of their lives. His commitment to accountability & guidance through his proven formulaic & measurable personal growth & identity evolution strategies ensures that his clients achieve lasting transformation and live life with alignment, authenticity, balance, joy, purpose, presence, and fulfillment. In addition to personal coaching, Ian is a serial entrepreneur, business coach and short-term real estate investor on the Caribbean island of St Maarten focusing on rental arbitrage and purchases.

    Connect with Ian
    https://www.facebook.com/ian.lobas/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianrlobas/
    https://www.instagram.com/ianlobas/
    https://www.youtube.com/@ianlobas/

    Connect with the Hosts
    Michael Sjogren: Short Term Rental Secrets Facebook Group | Clubhouse | Instagram | Youtube | Facebook Page | Linkedin
    https://linktr.ee/mikesjogren
    Emanuele Pani: Clubhouse | Instagram | Facebook | Linkedin

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

unimpressed25 ,

Great for new and seasoned STR Investors & PM’s

Awesome podcast that I have been listening to for the last few years. Great guests, and great content to help you if you are a PM or an STR investor.
-Sharaya

JB Ramet ,

Great show!

Such a great podcast and such qualitative info!

BHartman90 ,

Roadmap to success

My very favorite STR podcast. Almost every episode I get a piece of info that I incorporate into my business. Love all of the mindset stuff that comes up every show. Thanks Mike and E.

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