182 episodes

Unlocked is a podcast series that invites you to be a fly-on-the-wall as VRMB founder Matt Landau interviews some of the world’s most innovative vacation rental professionals. The goal of this podcast series is to share best practices and to remind vacation rental professionals that we have everything we need inside of us to succeed.

Unlocked by Matt Landau Matt Landau: Vacation Rental Marketer & Podcaster

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 75 Ratings

Unlocked is a podcast series that invites you to be a fly-on-the-wall as VRMB founder Matt Landau interviews some of the world’s most innovative vacation rental professionals. The goal of this podcast series is to share best practices and to remind vacation rental professionals that we have everything we need inside of us to succeed.

    The Next Big Leap with Dixie Taylor

    The Next Big Leap with Dixie Taylor

    This episode features Dixie Taylor, Director of Operations at Current Tides Vacation Rentals in Alabama. This episode discusses the significant leap Dixie took when she left her old "gig". The episode emphasizes recognizing when to step into the unknown, into something new ...
    This episode is brought to you in partnership with OwnerRez, www.ownerrez.com, a property management software that covers small homeowners and large PMs alike.
    If you would like to join Matt, and over 1200 of the most creative Vacation Rental operators in the world, head over to community.vrmb.com.

    • 46 min
    Conway’s Law featuring Paul Waldschmidt

    Conway’s Law featuring Paul Waldschmidt

    This episode features Paul Waldschmidt, the co-founder and CEO of OwnerRez, a property management software that serves both small homeowners and large property managers. OwnerRez is also the sponsor of this season of Unlocked.
    Paul and his team were part of the reason Matt decided to create this 12th season of Unlocked. In this episode, Paul and Matt talk about the OwnerRez retreat in the Dominican Republic back in 2023, where they, along with the OwnerRez team, started working on completing the employee manual. However, the retreat became much more than just completing it.
    If you are interested in learning more about OwnerRez, visit www.ownerrez.com.
    If you would like to join Matt and over 1200 of the most creative vacation rental operators in the world, head over to community.vrmb.com.

    • 46 min
    Force Majeure with Sean Breuner

    Force Majeure with Sean Breuner

    This episode features Sean Breuner, the founder and CEO of AvantStay. Today's interview focuses on innovation and includes discussions about intuition and risk-taking. Necessities that are needed to create and differentiate in the Vacation Rental Industry as we know it. 
    This episode is brought to you in partnership with OwnerRez, www.ownerrez.com, a property management software that covers small homeowners and large PMs alike. 
    If you would like to join Matt, and over 1200 of the most creative Vacation Rental operators in the world, head over to community.vrmb.com. 

    • 43 min
    How To Get What You Want with Julie Marks

    How To Get What You Want with Julie Marks

    This episode features Julie Marks, who is the co-owner of Homestead Hospitality and the Founder & Executive Director of the Vermont Short-Term Rental Alliance.
    This episode is marked as one of Matt's favorite interviews to date. Matt and Julie talk about advocacy, helping, and connecting with people, which comes with a challenge: drawing boundaries. This interview is all about re-evaluating priorities in your life and business...
    This episode is brought to you in partnership with OwnerRez, www.ownerrez.com, a property management software that covers small homeowners and large PMs alike. 
    If you would like to join Matt, and over 1200 of the most creative Vacation Rental operators in the world, head over to community.vrmb.com. 

    • 40 min
    Poetry vs. Plumbing with Henrik Kjellberg

    Poetry vs. Plumbing with Henrik Kjellberg

    Today's episode features Henrik Kjellberg, CEO of Awaze. In this conversation, Henrik and Matt dive into "the new world". A world that requires adapting to change in more than just the Vacation Rental Industry, which is interesting but can be scary...
    Henrik shares his take on innovation and creativity and how discipline, consistency, and leadership contribute towards growth in a constantly changing industry.
    This episode is brought to you in partnership with OwnerRez, www.ownerrez.com, a property management software that covers small homeowners and large PMs alike. 
    If you would like to join Matt, and over 1200 of the most creative Vacation Rental operators in the world, head over to community.vrmb.com. 

    • 32 min
    “The Connector” with Ruth Manfredi

    “The Connector” with Ruth Manfredi

    Today's episode features Ruth Manfredi, owner of Cinque Terre Vacation Rentals in Italy. In this episode, Ruth and Matt talk about a shift toward creativity, authenticity, and originality within the VR industry. You will hear Ruth her passion and excitement while she shares her stories and experiences which involves more than just the VR industry.
    This episode is brought to you in partnership with OwnerRez, www.ownerrez.com, a property management software that covers small homeowners and large PMs alike. 
    If you would like to join Matt, and over 1200 of the most creative Vacation Rental operators in the world, head over to community.vrmb.com. 

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

goodwinfamily7 ,

Bringing meaning to our work

Matt Landau delivers not only practical tips on vacation rentals, he ushers listeners into a deeper conversation that reveals meaning behind our work. I continue to enjoy and benefit from Matt’s conversational approach and brilliant insights that go far beyond a list of top ten ideas. Matt has a unique pulse on this industry and how we must capture the opportunities we have to add value to our guests, employees, owners and community.

Viaggiatrice23 ,

Yes: worth your time

I love podcasts BUT only if they are worth my precious time: Unlocked makes the cut. Matt is professional, asks insightful questions and it is enjoyable to feel like a part of the conversation. I love that the episodes focus on ONE thing and it is tightly edited to fit in 20 minutes. If you are involved in any aspect of the vacation rental business and want to learn and improve, this is the podcast for you.

jbiddle1 ,

Inspirational

Matt and his guests have been a big part of our family’s journey into the vacation rental community. This is THE place for both knowledge and inspiration.

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