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Get actionable advice and the essential fundamentals of running a profitable 5-star Airbnb side-hustle or full on business. Annette’s extensive background in business operations and Sarah’s experience in high-end hospitality management and interior design make them a powerhouse duo that will deliver high impact content. With almost a decade of combined hosting experience they will not only share their own stories welcoming thousands of guests from around the world but also those of other Superhosts to deliver you a wide array of stories, insights, and profitable and creative ideas to make your listing rise to the top. Whether you’re experienced, new, or nervous to start your own Airbnb this podcast promises to be informative, fun, and from the heart.

Thanks For Visiting Airbnb Superhosts Annette Grant & Sarah Karakaian

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 350 Ratings

Get actionable advice and the essential fundamentals of running a profitable 5-star Airbnb side-hustle or full on business. Annette’s extensive background in business operations and Sarah’s experience in high-end hospitality management and interior design make them a powerhouse duo that will deliver high impact content. With almost a decade of combined hosting experience they will not only share their own stories welcoming thousands of guests from around the world but also those of other Superhosts to deliver you a wide array of stories, insights, and profitable and creative ideas to make your listing rise to the top. Whether you’re experienced, new, or nervous to start your own Airbnb this podcast promises to be informative, fun, and from the heart.

    Maximize Your Listing By Taking Action Now

    Maximize Your Listing By Taking Action Now

    Rose and her husband Brian own Your Family's Place. Their properties specialize in hosting multigenerational families and groups traveling together. Featuring large sized properties on expansive private acreage, guests experience vacations that are "open and go" with onsite amenities designed with children and family in mind.
    She’s a true owner-operator for her rentals, handling turnovers herself (with the family’s help), managing her business with an organizational chart, and making up for gaps in listings by booking photo shoots on her properties.
    Rose says, “You’re either on vacation or you’re having a trip,” and she helps all of her guests to have a true vacation with all of the amenities at Your Family’s Place.
    To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me


    Resources:
    http://yourfamilysplace.com/ (YourFamilysPlace.com)
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/YourFamilysPlace_ (@YourFamilysPlace_)
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/working-with-influencers-to-showcase-your-str-listing/id1451872835?i=1000549969602 (The importance of SEO and influencers on Episode 149 with Elise Armitage)
    https://www.ownerreservations.com/ (OwnerRez PMS)
    Visit https://thanksforvisiting.me/workshop to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop!
    #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/cali.villas/ (@cali.villas)



    Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media).
    Mentioned in this episode:
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    https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-may-22 (Visit Breezeway.io/TFV to learn more.)

    • 47 min
    Make Your STR Pop With Design, Decor & Staging

    Make Your STR Pop With Design, Decor & Staging

    Good design is an example of “ONE thing” that will help your listing stand out. Implementing professional staging and unique decor in your short-term rental can lead directly to more bookings and higher revenue.

    • 26 min
    Increase Your STR Wealth with These Takeaways

    Increase Your STR Wealth with These Takeaways

    We recorded this episode right after getting off the plane from Nashville, where we attended STR Wealth Conference. It was so amazing seeing our friends, colleagues, and listeners face to face. On this episode we’re sharing some of our big insights from the conference, and some key takeaways that our members also shared from their conference experience.

    • 30 min
    3 Ways You’re Leaving Money on the Table in Your STR

    3 Ways You’re Leaving Money on the Table in Your STR

    This episode may be a bit controversial, but we’re here for it. There is extra work and extra costs associated with any short-term rental, and we believe this is work you should be charging for. After all, you’re not a hotel; if you’re running an STR, you don’t have the same flexibility as hotels do, and when extra requests lead to more work or put a strain on your team (or yourself), you should include fees to compensate for this.

    • 22 min
    Tips for Managing Expected (and Unexpected) Maintenance

    Tips for Managing Expected (and Unexpected) Maintenance

    Let’s face it, properties are living, breathing organisms. They are constantly changing and in need of our love and attention. Unfortunately, we can’t always predict when that love and attention is needed, forcing us to schedule service, at times, during a guest’s stay. Today’s episode is all about managing the super important communication around this particular quirk of STR life.

    • 38 min
    Double Your Bookings with This STR Listing Strategy

    Double Your Bookings with This STR Listing Strategy

    How can you ethically list your large rental twice to make the most of a bigger property? With this setup, you can still make the most of your property based on the time of year and local events, by prioritizing the larger listing and making the smaller version unavailable. Then, open up the small listing on select dates or for last-minute bookings.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
350 Ratings

350 Ratings

AllBelongCo ,

Hands Down the BEST

There’s just no beating the energy, practical tips, and know how of this dynamic duo. Annette and Sarah are so engaging, easy to listen to, and super smart. Whether you’re a new STR host or host 25 properties, this is your go to, must listen, podcast!

Kris Curry Miller ,

The best in the biz!

I have been listening to this podcast for a few years I think they had about 15 podcast and I would listen over and over as I commuted 2.5 hours to our airbnbs in San Diego . I was feeling very alone in the world of hosting , I did not know one other person that was doing this , so hearing Annette and Sarah and their guest talk my talk was a game changer for me. The information is invaluable , but more importantly , I found such comfort in knowing I was not crazy, others are equally passionate about hosting and providing superior hospitality. I went from one airbnb to 5 and have another going live in days and others in the works. My personal income went from poverty to six figures and I owe much of my success to this podcast . Thank you Annette and Sarah for the amazing role you play in my life and the effect it has for not just me but my guest as well as my fiancé ( he builds the homes ) and my children who I was able to put through college with my airbnb money .
If your considering getting into this business or any business actually, listen to Thanks for Visiting. It’s educational , it’s real , it’s entertaining and you will get great results . No need to look anywhere else, you got lucky you found the best in the biz as far as hosting podcast goes , look no further .

malpractice matt ,

Netti and Sarah are great!

You guys have great banter. Helps keep the listener interested

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