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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 • 70 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.

    How Vacation Rental Hospitality Made My World Larger

    How Vacation Rental Hospitality Made My World Larger

    Sallie Mitchell, formerly of Casa Mar Azul vacation rental in San Pancho, Mexico knows what it's like to plan for a dream, live with the realities of that dream, and ultimately exit the dream in a positive fashion. Onwards to the next chapter.  
    In this episode Sallie and Matt explore the idea of finding your guest type and catering to them, action items to build an exit strategy and dip into Sallie's fears of an arms race in guest expectations.
    We have come to think of Sallie's business savvy as the quintessential rent by owner. With the scope of responsibilities and demands of the job greater today than it’s ever been, listen carefully for both the compass that Sallie used to make hard decisions and the framing or presentation of her choice that landed clearly and comfortably in the hands of her guests, employees, and even friends.
    More than anything, Sallie champions the idea that if vacation rentals FEELS like something you want to do, would be good at, would mean something…that you should take that leap even though it may seem terrifying. At least in Sallie’s case, hospitality has made her world larger, her life richer, and her stories hilarious to boot! 
    VRMB Communities Are We Starting An Arms Race To Create Impossibly Spoiled Guests? Casa Mar Azul  Sayulita Episode of the Vacation Rental Show This episode is brought you by Point Central, the leaders in smart home automation, and Breezeway, the best in class property care and automations platform.
    Additional show notes can be found at www.vrmb.com/121

    • 51 min
    Matt Roberts, CEO of Vacasa

    Matt Roberts, CEO of Vacasa

    In this episode, part of our CEO series, Matt interviews Matt Roberts of Vacasa, one of the largest players in our industry.

    This episode is brought you by Point Central, the leaders in smart home automation, and Breezeway, the best in class property care and automations platform. 

    Additional show notes can be found at www.vrmb.com/120

    • 55 min
    How Closing Communication Gaps Produce Happier Guests & Homeowners

    How Closing Communication Gaps Produce Happier Guests & Homeowners

    Ashley Kubiszyn is taking River Ridge Rentals to new heights with technological advancements, especially in communications, that compliment the company's already market-leading specialization, localization and community involvement. 

    This episode is brought you by Point Central, the leaders in smart home automation, and Breezeway, the best in class property care and automations platform. 

    Additional show notes can be found at www.vrmb.com/119

    • 59 min
    Counter-Viewpoint: I Don’t Want Short Term Rentals in My Neighborhood

    Counter-Viewpoint: I Don’t Want Short Term Rentals in My Neighborhood

    In this episode, Matt sits down with Jessica Sheedy Black of Moms Against STRs for a sobering look at the other side of the vacation rental advocacy debate.

    This episode is brought you by Point Central, the leaders in smart home automation, and Breezeway, the best in class property care and automations platform. 

    • 53 min
    Data and Revenue Management Conference (DARM) Summary

    Data and Revenue Management Conference (DARM) Summary

    In this episode, Matt shares his big takeaways from Amy Hinote's Data and Revenue Management Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.

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    • 9 min
    What Happens When A Rocket Scientist Becomes A Vacation Rental Professional?

    What Happens When A Rocket Scientist Becomes A Vacation Rental Professional?

    Vacation rental professionals come from all sorts of backgrounds, but Bruce Ikelheiner of Banjoe Vacations is our first rocket scientist.  Bruce currently manages two properties but is building automation into his business plan in order to grow quickly and effectively.

    This episode is brought you by Point Central, the leaders in smart home automation, and Breezeway, the best in class property care and automations platform. 

    Additional show notes can be found at www.vrmb.com/116

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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70 Ratings

70 Ratings

clbhappy ,

Information, insight, and actionable ideas

Thank you Matt for having such a heart for our industry. I look forward to all the episodes and enjoy hearing other industry professionals speak about their challenges and solutions, be transparent about their businesses, and provide guideposts for our combined futures.

Slider1765 ,

Matt - My Little Hero

What great info and thanks for sharing wealth with others. Your insights create a raise for me and my company. I appreciate all the time you invest into this and it helps us in a great way. Your friendship is awesome and your constant search for knowledge to share is unparalleled. Keep up the good work!!

Vee from Houston, TX ,

Innovative and entertaining!

Matt, thank you for all your hard work and dedication in creating these wonderful episodes!
I was listening to E 42 about your takeaways and I cannot agree with you more in attending industry events and conferences. I have made many strong connections from attending these events, that help me to grow my businesses. Great to finally meet you at VRMA in New Orleans!

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