Best Vacation Rental Resources

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I'm just getting into Airbnb and looking for recommendations on the best resources. I'm looking for books, websites, tools, podcasts, training, coaching, etc. What have you found to be the most helpful? What would you do differently knowing what you know now? 

@Matthew Jones - I manage a successful 25 unit Airbnb business in and around San Francisco. Here are three resources that I have found terrific:

@Al Williamson is a furnished rental master who runs Leading Landlord University. I took his course a few years ago, which was a combination of really good content to set up a furnished rental business, case studies, 1-on-1 coaching and lifetime membership to a private Facebook group with 200 other furnished rental managers. By the time the course was over, I had rented a home from a landlord, furnished it and launched my AirBnB business—with someone else’s property! That makes it very scalable. Here’s a link to his course:

https://leading-landlord-unive...

2. Scott Shatford's AirBnB guide. See the link below. He is the CEO of AirDnA, a data anlytics company that has been aggregating AirBnB data for many years. He was one of the early, highly successful AirBnB arbitragers.
https://drive.google.com/file/...

3. Danny Rusteen's "Optimize Your BnB" which tells you everything you need to know about posting an incredible Airbnb listing


Optimize YOUR Bnb: The Definitive Guide to Ranking #1 in Airbnb Search https://www.amazon.com/dp/0999...

Good luck!
Ethan Cooke

"Short Term Rental, Long Term Wealth" book on short term rental investing coming out on Bigger Pockets publishing in October!

Originally posted by @Ethan Cooke :

@Matthew Jones - I manage a successful 25 unit Airbnb business in and around San Francisco. Here are three resources that I have found terrific:

@Al Williamson is a furnished rental master who runs Leading Landlord University. I took his course a few years ago, which was a combination of really good content to set up a furnished rental business, case studies, 1-on-1 coaching and lifetime membership to a private Facebook group with 200 other furnished rental managers. By the time the course was over, I had rented a home from a landlord, furnished it and launched my AirBnB business—with someone else’s property! That makes it very scalable. Here’s a link to his course:

https://leading-landlord-unive...

2. Scott Shatford's AirBnB guide. See the link below. He is the CEO of AirDnA, a data anlytics company that has been aggregating AirBnB data for many years. He was one of the early, highly successful AirBnB arbitragers.
https://drive.google.com/file/...

3. Danny Rusteen's "Optimize Your BnB" which tells you everything you need to know about posting an incredible Airbnb listing


Optimize YOUR Bnb: The Definitive Guide to Ranking #1 in Airbnb Search https://www.amazon.com/dp/0999...

Good luck!
Ethan Cooke

Thank you, Ethan. I will be sure to check out these resources.

 

Originally posted by @Avery Carl :

"Short Term Rental, Long Term Wealth" book on short term rental investing coming out on Bigger Pockets publishing in October!

It's already pre-ordered! I look forward to reading it. 

@Matthew Jones I have a pretty good list of resources I use in my 6 unit Airbnb business. Happy to pass it on to you. Just shoot me a message with your email address and I'll send it your way. It's a great business to be in! I would agree with a lot of the info already on this page. I think the best way to learn is to jump in, but using the right software, and knowing which furnishings to use and how to find the best place ahead of time will make your learning curve much shorter. 

Good Luck!