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Ep. 591

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*Grow your short-term rental business

In this episode of "Get Paid for Your Pad," I had a fascinating conversation with Landon Wilkinson about Host Share, a promising new platform for short-term home sharing.

Host Share operates similarly to familiar vacation rental platforms, but it offers a unique twist. The primary focus is on allowing hosts to exchange stays in their properties with others around the world, creating a network for adventurous travelers and property owners.

Here are some key takeaways from my conversation with Landon:

How Host Share Works: Host Share simplifies the process by directly connecting to your existing property listings. It synchronizes your calendar with major platforms, ensuring that your availability is up-to-date. You won't manage your calendar within Host Share, but it will show your property's availability based on your other listings.

Property Managers and Owners: If you're a property manager, you can utilize Host Share to add listings and invite property owners and staff as co-hosts. This unique approach can benefit property management companies by offering perks to owners and staff, such as free stays in other properties listed on Host Share.

Preventing Abuse: To prevent misuse, Host Share has several controls in place. Travel privileges are linked to the active status of your listing on the platform. Delisting your property or frequently abusing the system can result in access restrictions.

Expansion and Integration: Host Share is currently available in 22 countries, with plans for further expansion. While it aims to integrate with popular property management systems like Logify, you can still use iCal for avoiding double bookings.

Future Messaging Features: In the initial beta phase, the platform will offer limited messaging capabilities, but full in-platform messaging will become available in the future.

VRMA Conference: Host Share is set to attend the Vacation Rental Management Association International Conference in Orlando in October.

Vacation rental management companies interested in the platform can participate in the beta.

To join the Host Share community, you can sign up at, and there's a dedicated Facebook group for discussions and feedback. Membership will soon be available at $29.95 annually, offering substantial savings compared to other vacation rental platforms.

I encourage you to explore Host Share and consider joining the community. It's a fresh approach to short-term home sharing that has the potential to become a significant player in the vacation rental industry. Don't miss out on the opportunity to be part of this exciting journey.

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