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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. Sponsored by PointCentral, ​the goal of our podcast series is to share best practices and to remind vacation rental professionals that we have everything we need inside of us to succeed. ​Our featured guests are esteemed members of our Inner Circle community and you can learn more about the philosophy of the series here

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.
EP29: The Love Language with Heather Bayer
Heather Bayer of the Vacation Rental Formula Podcast is like my BFF in the industry. We were both in Las Vegas for[...]
EP28: Keeping it Commercial with Sarah Nie
Sarah Nie is based in Asheville, North Carolina. And after she began her property management business, she began to be[...]
EP 27: Our Vacation Rental Campaign with Philip Minardi
Philip Minardi is the Head of Public Affairs at the Expedia Group which owns HomeAway and VRBO (aka. verrrrr-bo). His[...]
EP 26: Social Media Influencers with Kristi Kautz
Kristi Kautz used to work in the digital entertainment space, so she was familiar with the world of influencers before[...]
EP 25: New Meaning to the Shared Economy with Bradie Beagley-Reiner
Bradie Beagley-Reiner went through an incredibly stressful process in the crackdown of vacation rentals in San Diego, California. And in[...]
EP 24: The Biggest Lesson of My Career with Steve Milo
I only met Steve Milo a few years ago but he's been leading the PM charge for eons with his[...]
EP 23: Diamond In The Rough with Danna Kittell
Danna Kittell is the founder of Starfish Luxury Rentals on the coast of Oregon.  I have known Danna for many[...]
EP 22: Handmade Pricing with Zaira Guzman
Zaira Guzman is the Director of Sales and Revenue Management at Bluewater Vacation Homes in San Diego. Since San Diego[...]
EP 21: The Mood Board with Jean-Philippe Ramé
Jean-Philippe Ramé of 2 Be Apart in Lyon France is something of a vacation rental icon: he’s one of those[...]
EP 20: The Folio with Jeff Jenson
Jeff Jensen and his team of concierges at Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes believe that personalization is luxury: that placing your[...]
EP19: Saving Grace with Mike Harrington
Mike Harrington was the de-facto head of VRMA up until a few hours after this conversation. He’s also the President[...]
EP18: The Alliance with Eric Bay of the ANP
Eric Bay is a connector. He’s the kind of guy that every neighborhood would be lucky to have: he shoots[...]
EP17: Listing Site Independence with Jeremiah Gall
Jeremiah Gall is a vacation rental pioneer: he was one of the founders of the listing site FlipKey, which was[...]
EP16: Follow the Wall with Durk Johnson
Durk Johnson is a housekeeping guru. He’s the director of the Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP) but he’s also the[...]
EP15: Deep Diversification with Jeanne Dailey
I have the pleasure of meeting lots of vacation rental professionals each year, but it's not often that I come[...]
EP14: Top-Grading with John Dean
John Dean of Only Provence is what I like to refer to as one of the most limited edition property[...]
EP13: Collaborative Wisdom with Brad Stewart
Brad Stewart of Stewart Mountain Lodging in Sundance, Utah is one of my best buddies in the industry. I think[...]
EP12: The Acquisition with Alex Barba
Alex Barba was the General Manager at BCN Apartments when we recorded this conversation -- it's a boutique vacation rental[...]
EP11: The Auctioneer with Mailie Green
Mailie Green manages three vacation rental villas in Bali from her home in South Africa. And like any manager, she[...]
EP10: My Flotilla with Lawrie Lawrence
Lawrie Lawrence is a real estate guy. He loves real estate. he’s really good at real estate. And only recently[...]
EP09: Pretext Support with Bernardo Retana
Bernardo Retana of Otium Residences in Marbella, Spain has a great pedigree of hospitality and finance. But what I like[...]
EP08: The Limited Edition Episode
The vacation rental industry has exploded in the last few years with big players. Big players like AirBnB, HomeAway &[...]
EP07: Managing an Overseas Vacation Rental & Overcoming Tragedies with Ralph Moorhouse
Ralph and his wife Karen, like many people, fell in love with Paris. However, instead of doing what most people[...]
EP06: Slowly Growing & Automating a Boutique Vacation Rental Management Business with Jan Stevens
Jan Stevens’s journey in the vacation rental industry began when she inherited an old family fishing shack that they bought[...]
EP05: Creating a Successful & Fulfilling Niche Vacation Rental Business with Rick Oster
Rick Oster’s career has had many twists and turns. He spent most of his professional life climbing the corporate ladder[...]
EP04: Infusing Personality (and Totem Poles) into Your Vacation Rental with Teena Kulakowski
Teena Kulakowski is a former chemist who now runs the successful Four Seasons Lodge in New Hampshire. Her experiments have[...]
EP03: From Side-Hustle to Big-Hustle with Darik Eaton
Darik Eaton is the founder of Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals. After the 2008 financial crash Darik closed down his business[...]
EP02: Building an Island Paradise Dream Life with Karla Gustafson
Lot’s of people dream of unplugging from “the grind” and escaping to some far off exotic island paradise. Karla Gustafson,[...]
EP01: Lumpy Mail & The Importance of Doing Things that Don’t Scale with Stan Horst
Stan Horst is one of the world’s few vacation rental veterans. He’s been hosting guests before the days of AirBnB,[...]
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