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Ep. 489

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9/30/2022

How to Run a Quarterly Off-Site for Your Business

Ep. 510
The number of day-to-day decisions you must make when running a business can be insurmountable. It's easy to let the creative team connection fall by the wayside. And let's be honest, ZOOM meetings aren't the same as carving out time away from the distractions of the office with the key players of your team somewhere new where the creative juices can flow. We've just returned from our team quarterly off-site, and today we're sharing our biggest takeaways from that experience with our listeners. On this episode of STR Conversations, Eric and I are walking you through the BIG benefits of shutting off technology and being 100% present with your key team members. We'll share why time away from the day-to-day is vital to solving the biggest challenges in your business—no matter what size your organization is.  Listen in for a breakdown of what precisely an off-site is and a behind-the-scenes look at our Q3 off-site for Freewyld and Overnight Success. We’ll offer you expert insight into how the BIG corporate teams, like Instagram, Facebook, and Google, evaluate their goals and share our biggest takeaways from our team off-site. Plus, we'll share our discovery that we've been operating Freewyld as hectic hosts and the actionable steps we're taking in Q4 and beyond to change that. If you are interested in an insider's look at the structured format we use for our off-sites, email us, and we'll get it right out to you. Topics Covered The difference in energy when the big players in a company gather to brainstorm ideasThe first thing to do during your off-site to get the creative juices flowingWhy shutting down technology is the key to solving the biggest challenges in your businessHow 90-day vision planning impacts your goalsThe most important part of the off-site (hint: it's not goal planning)Why it's essential to take a step back from the emotional attachment to your goalsHow do you evaluate your goals according to an expert who has run BIG corporate teams for companies like Instagram, Facebook, GoogleHow to develop a plan for the upcoming to ensure the success of your entire teamThe BIG difference between making it like Elon Musk and struggling as a hectic hostWhy shortcuts won't work for building a business (unless you do this)How making a decision empowers actionThe key difference between building an STR business and a hospitality brandResources  Get the Structured Off-Sites FormatLegends X Short-Term Rental AcceleratorFREE Airbnb Starter GuideGet Paid for Your Pad NewsletterSubscribe to GPFYP on Apple PodcastsReview Get Paid For Your Pad on Apple PodcastsSTR Legends MastermindEmail jasper@getpaidforyourpad.comSponsored ByLegends X Short-Term Rental Accelerator
9/26/2022

Charge Premium Rates by Hosting Bachelorette Parties

Ep. 509
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and bachelorette weekends are an expanding short-term rental niche where you can charge premium rates and make bank. But they can also come with some very BIG drawbacks. So, how can you set the right expectations from the start so you can tap into the lucrative ‘girls trip’ market without ending up with noise complaints and destroyed property? STR investor Kent He saw the demand for bachelorette trips in Scottsdale, Arizona, so he studied the data, took a chance, and jumped in—a move that paid off! Now, he's using his influence in the STR space to advocate for the development of affordable housing for all. On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Kent joins me to talk about why it's vital to have a niche to be successful in the Airbnb space today and how his bachelorette-themed properties are skyrocketing his revenue. We discuss how he gathered the data to make his properties a success and the role the Get Paid For Your Pad podcast played in helping him determine when the time was right to focus full-time on his short-term rentals. He'll share why paying attention to the smallest details makes the most impact in the girl getaway niche and how to bring your vision for your properties to life to give your guests an unforgettable 5-star experience. Listen in as Kent shares the 4 questions he uses to screen out problematic guests and the policies you must have in place if you want to successfully host girls weekends at your Airbnb properties. Plus, how a beauty bar and a Peloton bike help them attract right guest avatar. Topics CoveredWhy you need a niche to be successful in the Airbnb space todayHow Kent’s company uses their property names and images to draw in guestHow over-delivering on the small details delivers the best experience possible for all girl getawaysThe 4 questions Kent and his team use to vet their guests (and screen out problems)The critical policies you need in place if you want to host bachelorette partiesThe life-changing thing Kent learned from listening to the Get Paid for Your Pad podcastHow Kent and his team are using their Airbnb listings to debunk the myths and expand their mission for affordable housing for allConnect with Kent HeKent on Instagram ResourcesLe SoleiGirls trip @Spa de SoleiLindsey Petersen CollectionsLegends X STR AcceleratorGet Paid for Your Pad NewsletterLeave A Review of Get Paid for Your Pad on Apple podcasts for a chance to WIN FREE Airbnb Starter GuideSTR Legends MastermindEmail jasper@getpaidforyourpad.comSponsored ByLegends X Short-Term Rental Accelerator
9/19/2022

Top Medium Term Rental Strategies for Airbnb Hosts

Ep. 508
Fueled by the increasing demand for rentals for digital nomads and the uptick in regulations by cities on short-term rentals, medium-term stays are now the fastest-growing category on the Airbnb platform.So, how can we jump into the medium-term market and get all the benefits of investing in Airbnbs without the hassle of turnover or the risk of changing city regulations?Zeona McIntyre has been an Airbnb host since 2012 and owns 12 long-term, mid-term, and short-term units. As an avid real estate investor who owns and manages a double-digit portfolio, she teaches listeners how to achieve financial freedom through real estate on her podcast, Invest2FI. Zeona is the co-author of the soon-to-be-released book, 30-Day Stay: A Real Estate Investor’s Guide to Mastering the Medium-Term Rental.On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Zeona joins me to talk about what constitutes medium-term and the advantages of these types of rentals.Listen in as Zeona shares some insider tricks for finding more customers, managing your calendar, and the special touches she adds to make her guests feel at home in her medium-term rentals. Plus, she reveals her secret insider trick for filling up last-minute bookings.Topics CoveredWhich type of rental is the most hands-off (and which is the intensive)The difference in ROI between short-term, medium-term, and long-term rentalsHow to use medium-term rentals to fill up your calendar when you are not ‘in-season’Where the highest demand for medium-term rentals is right nowWhere to find customers for your medium-term property rentalsBest upgrades to add to your medium-term rentals to impress your guestsHow Zeona manages her calendar to keep out the gaps in stays in her rentalsZeona's SECRET for filling up last-minute bookingsConnect with Zeona McIntyreZeona McIntyreZeona on InstagramResourcesPreorder 30-Day Stay: A Real Estate Investor’s Guide to Mastering the Medium-Term RentalWhat You Should Know Before You Buy Property with Zeona McIntyre EP110LandingFurnished FinderLeave A Review of GPFYP on Apple podcasts for a chance to WIN Sponsored ByLegends X STR Accelerator