Guglielmo Scarpa is a young Italian businessman who embodies the vacation rental pioneer spirit for me. He fell into the business somewhat accidentally, has successfully build a brand around his company Canguro properties in two countries, and he looks at everything through a realistic yet optimistic lens: if something works, he does more of it. If something doesn’t work, he considers carefully whether or not he wants to try it again.
Today’s unlocked episode is a bit different from the other tactical episodes in that the experiment that Guglielmo tried sort of failed. In aiming to make his business more efficient with technology, he realized he was actually losing some of the very essence that made Canguro special in the first place. I got a chance to sit down with Guglielmo in Barcelona Spain at the Kigoworld conference and archive this conversation for you all.
If you want to innovate like Guglielmo, consider a demo with our friends at PointCentral (free HVAC Analytics included from this landing page): https://www.pointcentral.com/vrmb/
P.S. We sorta enjoyed the irony of this episode as it relates to our sponsor, PointCentral. But not everything needs to be dramatic! In fact, we had the chance to introduce the President of PointCentral, Sean Miller, to Guglielmo after the interview. They ended up totally hitting it off talking about the width and complexities of old wooden doors in Italy (Sean knew them all too well). Point being, we’re all learning here. Being part of an evolving vacation rental movement means adapting and growing with change. Sometimes our solutions work, other times we must improvise, always, we must do what is best for our business.
Matt Landau is the Founder of the VRMB and the Inner Circle, two online resources dedicated to helping vacation rental owners and managers generate more bookings.
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