Listen in to Matthew Tesdall and how we went from one home that he owned and decided to rent during the 2008 downturn to several companies – Family Time Vacation Rentals and Sisters Vacation Rentals from Southern Utah to Central Oregon. He is working “on” the business not “in” in the business and has taken on revenue management into his own hands.
He shares lots of nuggets of good info – rate management, how to grow, tools he’s using and our favorite, a very true statement about how complicated it is to run a vacation rental business right now…too hard for private owners anymore!
Favorite quote from this episode, “You have to be willing to do what other people won’t in order to be successful.”
Aaron heads up the large operation of Meredith Lodging on the West Coast, mostly Oregon. With a wide range of properties over hundreds of miles, somehow Aaron keeps his team moving forward as one and is having fun doing it. Take a listen to his recent takeaways about Covid survival, process documentation, and team building.
Beverly Serral founded and runs Beverly Serral Properties and Best Nest Vacation Rentals on Hilton Head, Island. Oh, and she’s also a big time Realtor in the area. She doesn’t cave under the pressure of owners not wanting to upgrade or go with the “look that sells”. Listen here to how she achieves this. Hint: It’s called Determination.
That’s just fun to say…MAN-ZAH-NEE-TA! Danielle Johnson felt like Sarah’s twin but living on the Oregon Coast. A mother of boys who has built up a thriving vacation rental business from scratch.
Danielle threw out takeaways so fast, it was hard to jot them all down.
Take a listen to the second guest in our Mini-Seminar Series.
Audrey Miller has been owning and running The Cottage Connection for longer than Brian Chesky has been out of high school (and maybe much longer)! With a season only 8 weeks long, Audrey has learned how to be as profitable as possible in a short period while focusing on what really matters in this business – making memories for guests.
Take a listen to our first interview in our new Mini Seminar Series.