No More Homeaway

Listen to just over 30 minutes of Michelle Hodges of Meyer Vacation Rentals explain how they made a strategic decision recently to turn off 100% of their VRBO and Homeaway listings.  Yep, you heard it right.  Bold.  And she also discusses the beauty of giving away 50 vacations to guests while they were in house to celebrate 50 years of their successful company.  Check out how they manage over 1,000 homes including the new hire of a Customer Service Manager charged with keeping all employees up to date with what Meyer stands for.  #meyerinspired

Listen to it here. 

Clark Twiddy of Twiddy & Company

Twiddy & Company has been in business over 40 years, with Clark and his brother now running it after their father passed the business down to them.   In our interview with Clark, he shares his challenges with homes off the grid in the northern OBX,  his philosophy around treating staff so that they “vote with their feet” everyday and stay with Twiddy, as well as some other interesting insights he has on mega-large-homes, and how to care for them on big turnover days.   Enjoy the interview here. 

Peter Reeburgh of Summit Cove Lodging

In our series of interviewing other successful vacation rental company owners, we move to one of Sarah’s neighbors over in Keystone, Colorado.  Peter Reeburgh co-founded Summit Cove Lodging with his wife Cheri over 14 years ago.  We cover topics from building your own software, to why he puts towels on the beds vs. in the cabinets. But the main focus is on Owner Acquisition Marketing.  Take a listen.