What makes this report different?
Compiled using VRMB's three-pronged research: virtual, in-person interviews, and data from proprietary tools.
Discover the six patterns we want every owner/manager to understand.
Avoid costly mistakes that can offset even the greatest of achievements.
Use specific action items to turn newfound wisdom into real results.
Only the Strong Survive
Many outsiders look at the vacation rental movement and call it disruptive. And it is. But within the movement exists a whole disruption spectrum and unfortunately, there are plenty of disruptive vacation rental businesses that are also unstable and will close up shop. This pattern is new to our industry, but it's normal about cycles in any emerging space: our report explores how to be proactive and forge your exit strategy today.
Cottage Industry 3.0
Cottage Industry 3.0 is a way of thinking about the future of the industry in which tech-equipped small businesses can not just survive against mass-production competition, they are in a position to thrive. Our report explores how, with the right tools, specialized “cottagers” are in an unprecedented position to generate real profit and thrive in 2020 and beyond. This report dives into several pillars of the Cottage 3.0 movement.
Tightening The Bolts
Doubling-down on what is working and cutting out what is not. This report examines ways to hit the reset button on your business — strategically and technically. Learn why now is the time to tighten the bolts and drive profit in order to preserve the lifestyle you deserve.
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This is a masterful summary of the state of the union.
AMI Condo Rentals
Bravo! Just read Currents 2020 and was blown away. Thank you for improving and protecting our industry.
Currents 2020 is well researched and spot on. It keeps the industry pushing forward!
Currents is a fantastic report! Appreciate all that you do for the industry!
Great job Matt and excellent read! Thank you for sharing with the community.
Deep Creek Vacations
Wowzers! Currents is a punchy report! Congrats!
About the Author
Matt Landau is the Founder of VRMB, the leading educational resource online for independent owners and managers. Matt started off running his own vacation rental business for 10+ years in the historic district of Panama City, Panama. He then transitioned into sharing what he learned in the form of VRMB. He also runs the Inner Circle, a private community for serious vacation rental pros.
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Some frequently asked questions and answers
Who is Currents 2020 designed for?
Independent owners and managers looking to understand the patterns and use the intel to build more sustainable businesses. This report is also designed for service providers who want to better understand the state of the industry.
How did we research for Currents 2020?
We used a three-pronged approach to research. The VRMB Community (virtual), In-Person Interviews (face-to-face), and Data (collected from our various free educational tools) to give us a complete picture of each topic.