I love networking! I am constantly trying to meet new people and connect others in the industry.Pre-pandemic, you could find me at most vacation rental industry conferences events shmoozing, brainstorming, and hugging nonstop (boy do I look forward to those days again). But since networking has become virtual as a result of the pandemic, I decided to reflect back and share some of the ...

Resources MentionedDana Lubner Hosts How To Save Your Vacation Rental BusinessMy Stay in New Orleans' Treme: Episode 10 of the Vacation Rental ShowSeattle's Affordable Housing STR Mischaracterization: Episode 12 of Sense of PlaceThe New York Times: Airbnb Fights Its 'Party House' Problem ...

Based on internal statistics from market leaders and data providers, I strongly believe that vacation rentals will overtake hotels in 2021.This is an aspirational prediction but it's also based on clear trends. If we have learned anything about the world of late, traditional structures are changing because new movements are surging. So while it may be aspirational, one would be foolish to completely ...

In anticipation of our next Keystone Awards, we have examined 1000+ completions of our Property Management Software Selector Tool and enlisted the data science services of Wes Melton of Nokori to help find patterns and visualize trends. With Part 1 published last week, each Part of this series will feature one graph (to avoid overload) with audio discussion points. Matt Landau, VRMB.comWes Melton, Nokori.comTerry ...

In anticipation of our next Keystone Awards, we have examined 1000+ completions of our Property Management Software Selector Tool and enlisted the data science services of Wes Melton of Nokori to help find patterns and visualize trends. Each Part of this series will feature one graph (to avoid overload) with audio discussion points. Click PLAY below for some background context...  Matt Landau, VRMB.com ...

I've received emails now for several years from concerned vacation rental professionals seeking advice on advocacy for their city/town. Some in fierce legal battles, others seeing danger brewing on the horizon, some merely wanting to prepare for the inevitable. Without proper advocacy, the short term rental economy in every region is at great risk.We have created a 'how to' video playbook featuring the ...

​This guest post is by Inner Circle leader James Olin, CEO of C2G Advisors LLC​, who has been ​involved in M&A activities in vacation rental industry since 1992. ​He ​is the only person to be CEO of both the nation’s largest privately owned vacation rental company (Abbott Resorts), and largest public vacation rental company (ResortQuest). ​Which is to say, his opinions on the ...

This post is written by ​vacation rental thought-leader Megan McCrea, owner of Nashville Vacation Homes and The Hospitality Creator. Megan is also the President of the Nashville Short Term Rental Association (NASTRA).The short term rental industry has exploded over the past decade. This post examines the ​deep shifts in ​real estate, technology, and labor that have ​forged a new definition of "mixed-use" and ...

​David is the co-founder of multiple startups including the niche listing site SmokyMountains.com. His beliefs are colored by owning multiple vacation rentals, formerly owning a property management company with 100+ rentals, and his diverse technology experience prior to entering the vacation rental niche. David resides in Gatlinburg, TN with his wife and three children. At VRM Intel Live and Vacation Rental Success Summit, I ...

The video above is from my brief presentation at VRTech Rome. Thanks to Vanessa and the team from Rentals United for inviting me and allowing this little man inside this little theater. The word "community" gets thrown around a lot these days, and it's almost always used in a positive, inclusive, and necessary light: "reaching out to your community" is almost always an effective ...

​This is an example of VRMB's Monday Morning Motivations, that gets delivered straight to your inbox each Monday. Sign up on our homepage to receive yours free of charge! A Letter To All Concerned Vacation Rental Professionals,​Everyone wants the vacation rental industry to “succeed” — but our varying definitions of success tend to divide us. ​So today, I’d like to try and focus ...

***THIS IS AN APRIL FOOL'S JOKE EVERYBODY***Today is a massive day for me and every member of the vacation rental industry who has arduously participated in this journey.I am honored, thrilled, humbled (maybe even a little scared) to announce that VRMB, the world’s most complete resource for vacation rental owners and managers online, is officially launching the world’s first vacation rental-only town: designed ...