The Forcefield with CJ Stam – VRMB

The Forcefield with CJ Stam

OK heads up, this episode is not for everyone.

First of all, it’s almost 90 minutes long — so consider listening to it in chunks. Second, it is more educational than entertaining — so have a notepad nearby. Third, it applies to enterpriser-level property managers (ie. those who have found a sweetspot in property count and are looking to grow with systems, processes, staffing, and real estate development) — if you are not at this stage (or looking to get to this stage) the information will be less relevant.

That said, I firmly believe this is the richest vacation rental podcast ever created.

CJ Stam is a vacation rental legend to many who know him.  He has built Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals into one of the best cabins getaway fleets in the American South, and now he is focusing on new purpose-built cabins for his vacation rental fleet.  

Me interviewing CJ in his laundry facility

I was road tripping recently and decided to stop and do an in-depth podcast with CJ.  In-depth podcasting with CJ may or may not involve real estate site visits, laundry facilities, moonshine, fish, strange appalachian mists…you get the idea. 

One of CJ’s purpose-built homes in Blue Ridge

Much like our Blue Ridge Vacation Rental Show episode, it was truly a next level adventure. What emerged from all this isn’t just a portrait of one of the world’s leading vacation rental professionals — its a veritable masterclass in a concept we’re calling The Forcefield.

CJ lays out practical, in-depth tips for fortifying your business against against anything that may come.  The protection this forcefield provides is also crucial for supercharging the growth of your business.

Get some!

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Here are some links and people mentioned in the episode:

Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals:

Blue Ridge Georgia:

The Appalachian Trail:

Steve Milo:


About the Author Matt Landau

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.