16 episodes

Build an impressive short-term rental business from the ground up, with help from John and Jeanette. These successful AirBNB and VRBO hosts credit their fast rental success on their ability to showcase their property and to really stand out from the pack. The series begins BEFORE you even select your property, and progresses through your first guest -- all the way to your busiest seasons ahead. Stay tuned and join us weekly for new updates.

Stand Out! STR Hosting for AirBNB and Vrbo John and Jeanette Stephenson

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 33 Ratings

Build an impressive short-term rental business from the ground up, with help from John and Jeanette. These successful AirBNB and VRBO hosts credit their fast rental success on their ability to showcase their property and to really stand out from the pack. The series begins BEFORE you even select your property, and progresses through your first guest -- all the way to your busiest seasons ahead. Stay tuned and join us weekly for new updates.

    The Host without the Most -- The little misses that cost our host a 5-Star Review

    The Host without the Most -- The little misses that cost our host a 5-Star Review

    Send us a Text Message.Sometimes a property has everything needed to lock down a happy customer and secure a five-star review, but not taking things to the finish line can cost a star and change your outlook for higher pricing, more bookings and happier reviews.You won't want to miss Jeanette's "coffee rant" -- and the other tips and tricks that our host could easily change to join the SuperHost club. This review of our stay in Columbia, SC will help shine a light on some of the most co...

    • 36 min
    Listener Questions Part 1

    Listener Questions Part 1

    Send us a Text Message.We've had a "treasure trove" of questions from our listeners and we've finally put together some high level answers. Are dogs a good idea? What about extra fees? Is it okay to rent to someone other than the person on the AirBNB listing? What about the timing of reviews? Any strategies there? All this and more in Part 1 of Questions and Answers from you, the listener.Support the Show.

    • 24 min
    The Welcome Book or House Manual -- how to stand out when your guests arrive

    The Welcome Book or House Manual -- how to stand out when your guests arrive

    Send us a Text Message.Providing your Airbnb guests with a meaningful, beautiful welcome book or house manual is one of the most important things you can do as a host. Please do not skip this important step! We offer some ways to short cut the process, make your manual look it's best and even some websites to help with photography.A good Airbnb and VRBO house manual will make your life easier, improve the guest’s experience, and help get you on your way to another 5-star review!&n...

    • 38 min
    Your first inquiry... that leads to your first booking on VRBO or AirBNB. Lock down a 5-star review!

    Your first inquiry... that leads to your first booking on VRBO or AirBNB. Lock down a 5-star review!

    Send us a Text Message.You did it! You've received your first inquiry. And that turned into your very first booking. That's a milestone all in itself! But this is where the rubber meets the road. Good communication from beginning to end makes the difference. And don't forget the little things that help you Stand Out! The welcome note example is on our website at staydockside.comSupport the Show.

    • 33 min
    STR Vrbo and AirBNB pricing strategies -- what to consider when pricing your property.

    STR Vrbo and AirBNB pricing strategies -- what to consider when pricing your property.

    Send us a Text Message.How you price your STR AirBNB or VRBO property can have a huge impact on your occupancy-- and your bottom line. John and Jeanette walk through the many inputs that drive your pricing -- not all are as obvious as you might think.John uses the rental car model to show how an STR's price is way more than just a daily rate based on costs.Knowing your costs and your goals make all the difference... and remember to keep your friends close -- and your "comps" even closer...

    • 23 min
    Listing your property. Writing a winning title and description while navigating the maze of amenities.

    Listing your property. Writing a winning title and description while navigating the maze of amenities.

    Send us a Text Message.Although it's one of the most daunting tasks we'll cover, writing your initial titles, descriptions and amenities for your property can be the winning formula to help your home stand out from the pack. We'll talk about words to use -- and not use -- and cover strategies we've learned from AirBNB and VRBO directly. All with the goal of having the right guests click "book now" -- with no reason to look further.Support the Show.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

RankoK. ,

Very Helpful Information

For someone who is looking to get into STR or just find out more information about this industry, this podcast is excellent. It is easy to follow with a ton of useful tips and insights! Hopefully, there will be new episodes.

maine farmer ,

Actual specifics!

Actionable advice, not just vague hype. Thanks!

USA training in AUS ,

Attention to detail is great

Best podcast I’ve listened to regarding STRs. They break down every aspect and provided amazing tips that I will use in my STR. Can’t wait for new episodes, wish they were weekly!!

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