165 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.

    Up in the Air with Christina Thoreson

    Up in the Air with Christina Thoreson

    In this special episode, Christina Thoreson takes us through the complicated reality of selling a business she'd built from the ground up to a big industry name.  
    Wondering if you might sell one day or what happens in the aftermath?  Or just contemplating big changes in life? This episode is for you.  
    This is also the final episode of the Unlocked Podcast in its current form.  We expect you'll hear from Matt again soon in a future iteration, but for now, thank you for tuning in for an incredible 159 episodes over 9 seasons!  
     
    This episode is brought you by PointCentral: https://www.pointcentral.com/vrmb/ the leaders in smart home automation, and Breezeway, https://www.breezeway.io/vrmb the best in class property care and automations platform.
    VRMB 2023 Trends Report: www.vrmb.com/trends
    Join VRMB Communities: https://www.vrmb.com/membership/
     

    • 1 hr
    2023 Trends and Predictions with Lino Maldonado of BeHome247

    2023 Trends and Predictions with Lino Maldonado of BeHome247

    In this episode we sit down with Lino Maldonado, the CEO of BeHome247, to discuss where the industry is headed in 2023.  Lino also offers advice on how to navigate the changing landscape of life and capitalize on new opportunities.
    This episode is brought you by PointCentral: https://www.pointcentral.com/vrmb/ the leaders in smart home automation, and Breezeway, https://www.breezeway.io/vrmb the best in class property care and automations platform.
    VRMB 2023 Trends Report: www.vrmb.com/trends
    Join VRMB Communities: https://www.vrmb.com/membership/
    Behome247: https://behome247.com/
     
     

    • 59 min
    Writing Your Professional Story with Alex Husner of Casago

    Writing Your Professional Story with Alex Husner of Casago

    In this episode, we take a look at big leaps, both personal and professional with Alex Husner.  As the newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer at Casago and co-host of the popular podcast, "Alex and Annie," Alex's personal brand has flourished alongside her success in the industry. Join us as we gain insight into her journey and strategies for achieving your own professional aspirations.  
    This episode is brought you by PointCentral: https://www.pointcentral.com/vrmb/ the leaders in smart home automation, and Breezeway, https://www.breezeway.io/vrmb the best in class property care and automations platform.
    Join VRMB Communities: https://www.vrmb.com/membership/
    Casago: www.casago.com
    Alex and Annie Podcast: https://www.alexandanniepodcast.com/
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Quintessential Waverider with Matt Durrette of Cozi Vacation Rentals

    The Quintessential Waverider with Matt Durrette of Cozi Vacation Rentals

    Matt Durrette is emblematic of the kind of Homerunner that is positioned to be the biggest winner as our industry evolves.  In this episode we'll talk limited edition positioning in the growth to 300 properties, entrepreneurial operating systems and and advocacy in the latest Texas battlegrounds.
    This episode is brought you by PointCentral: https://www.pointcentral.com/vrmb/ the leaders in smart home automation, and Breezeway, https://www.breezeway.io/vrmb the best in class property care and automations platform.
    Join VRMB Communities: https://www.vrmb.com/membership/
    Cozi Vacation Rentals: https://www.cozivr.com/
    EOS Worldwide: https://wwwhttps://www.eosworldwide.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Presidency with Karen Hunt

    Presidency with Karen Hunt

    Karen Hunt's pre-vacation rental career included selling everything from candy and rice to Ben and Jerry's ice cream to Francis Ford Coppola and a whole lot of wine.  Now she's running a lifestyle vacation rental business that is the perfect cap to a legendary career.  In this episode she gives us perspective on sales, people, and goal setting that will be useful to industry players of any size.
    This episode is brought you by PointCentral: https://www.pointcentral.com/vrmb/ the leaders in smart home automation, and Breezeway, https://www.breezeway.io/vrmb the best in class property care and automations platform.
    Join VRMB Communities: https://www.vrmb.com/membership/
    Carolina Elegance Vacation Rentals: https://www.carolinaelegance.com/
    Francis Ford Coppola Winery: https://www.francisfordcoppolawinery.com/
     
     

    • 50 min
    A Life's Work with Brian Olson of Beachcomber Vacation Homes

    A Life's Work with Brian Olson of Beachcomber Vacation Homes

    In this episode, Brian Olson, former Point Central Rep and owner of Beachcomber Vacation Homes, discusses the impact of health on our teams and networks after a personal wake-up call. Tune in to hear his perspective on how to prioritize well-being and the well-being of your team in what is often a fast-paced work environment.
    This episode is brought you by PointCentral: https://www.pointcentral.com/vrmb/ the leaders in smart home automation, and Breezeway, https://www.breezeway.io/vrmb the best in class property care and automations platform.
    Join VRMB Communities: https://www.vrmb.com/membership/
    Brian Before and After Photo: https://f.io/Lzzdbk9k
    Beachcomber Vacation Homes: https://www.beachcombervacationhomes.com/
    LiveRez: https://www.liverez.com/
     

    • 46 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.

Top Podcasts In Business

Erika Kullberg
Freakonomics Network & Zachary Crockett
Ramsey Network
NPR
Jocko DEFCOR Network
Guy Raz | Wondery

You Might Also Like

Sarah Bradford/Tim Cafferty
MICHAEL SJOGREN
Avery Carl
Airbnb Superhosts Annette Grant & Sarah Karakaian
Natalie Palmer, Airbnb Host
Tim Hubbard