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10 Vacation Rental Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

The vacation rental industry is a resourceful space to be in: you can never get enough actionable advice on how to impress your guests and optimize your business. Luckily, vacation rental podcasts are here to save those of us who don’t have hours to spend researching online for the latest industry tips & tricks. Enjoy an episode or two while you commute to work or pop your headphones in during a jog. We’re sure you’ll step up your game with the help of these podcasts!


1. Vacation Rental Success by Heather Bayer

In one of the most popular vacation rental podcasts of all time, Heather Bayer, aka CottageBlogger, invites industry experts and successful vacation rental owners to talk about their experience and shares her own thoughts on how to build a successful business strategy. She also reports on major industry events and lets listeners in on the her insightful takeaways.

What you will learn:

  • How to tackle specific challenges and be successful in your niche
  • What makes a good investment
  • How to market your vacation rentals

Where to tune in:

Find all episodes on Vacation Rental Success


2. Unlocked by Matt Landau

In this fireside chat style podcast, host Matt Landau – whom you may know from the vacation rental TV show “Sense of Place” – interviews professionals working within the vacation rental sphere. His guests include industry veterans, as well as individuals from different backgrounds who have made a name for themselves in our industry – and they all have lots of great insights to share.

What you will learn:

  • Future trends of the vacation rental industry
  • Tips on how to create a sustainable business model for your businesses
  • Innovative hacks for property managers and owners

Where to tune in:

Find all episodes on the Unlocked website.


3. The Secret Sauce Podcast by Vanessa de Souza Lage

Hosted by Vanessa de Souza Lage, CMO and Co-Founder at Rentals United, The Secret Sauce Podcast takes a deep dive into the business tactics and growth strategies of the world’s largest property managers. The guests are exclusively CEOs of property management companies with more than 1,000 properties. The interviews revolve around the companies’ growth through acquisitions, mergers and fundraising, how they overcame their challenges and how they’re planning to tackle changes in the industry in the future. It’s a wealth of knowledge for professional property managers!

What you will learn:

  • How some of the world’s largest property managers got to where they are today
  • How you can start 10x-ing your vacation rental business

Where to tune in:

Find all episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and YouTube.


4. Sarah and T

Formerly known as Sea to Ski by Sarah and T, this fantastic show is hosted by Sarah Bradford and Tim Cafferty who discuss the most pressing day-to-day issues that affect professional vacation rental managers. Their mission is to give property managers all the information they need to improve their businesses.

What you will learn:

  • Ways to squeeze more profit
  • Interior design tips for vacation rentals
  • Ways to boost guest satisfaction

Where to tune in:

Find all episodes HERE


5. Holiday Let Success by Elaine Watt

Elaine Watt is one of the most important thought leaders in the vacation rental industry and in this podcast, she does not shy away from making her industry knowledge public. It’s a mandatory listen and a great resource for anyone who’s getting started or would like to take their vacation rental business to the next level.

What you will learn:

  • How to increase bookings
  • How to market your vacation rental

Where to tune in:

Find all episodes HERE.


6. Get Paid for Your Pad by Jasper Ribbers

Jasper Ribbers is an Airbnb Superhost who’s super generous with the knowledge he’s gained. In this riveting podcast, he shares all the mistakes he made, the things he wishes he had known and the lessons he learned along the way. A must-listen for Airbnb hosts who want to make the most of their experience.

What you will learn:

  • How to maximize your income on Airbnb
  • How to avoid the pitfalls of the platform
  • How to rank higher on Airbnb and drive more bookings

Where to tune in:

Find all episodes Get Paid for Your Pad.


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7. Shampoo and Booze by Ryanne and Jay

In this unique poddy, vacation rental owners Ryanne and Jay document the ups and downs of their journey renovating a run-down, mid-century style property and turning it into a beautiful vacation rental. Besides telling their personal story, they also give listeners super useful tips based on their own experience as rental owners.

What you will learn:

  • Everything about renovating a house and converting it into a successful vacation rental
  • How to deal with the stress of renovation
  • How to run a vacation rental while you’re travelling

Where to tune in:

Find all episodes on the HERE.


8. The Hosting Journey by Evelyn Badia

In this insightful podcast, seasoned Airbnb Superhost Evelyn Badia goes out of her way to tackle the challenges that hosts like herself face, including platform updates, difficult guests and finding the right staff for your vacation rental. She invites expert guests to the show and explores topics that hosts are curious about, based on the questions she gets in The Hosting Journey Facebook group.

What you will learn:

  • How to deal with challenging guests
  • Renovating your Airbnb: cost and design questions
  • How to find and retain the perfect cleaner

Where to tune in:

Find all episodes on The Hosting Journey Facebook.


9. The Property Podcast by Rob Bence & Rob Dix

A show for established and aspiring property investors, The Property Podcast has hosts Rob and Rob run through all the latest property news and share their opinions on current topics. Vacation rentals are a recurring feature on the show, with some episodes dedicated specifically to this segment.

What you will learn:

  • Property investment predictions and changes in the market
  • Financial tips, mortgage advice
  • Negotiating tactics

Where to tune in:

Find all episodes on the HERE.


10. Hosting Your Home by Deb and Rob Hertert

Experienced Airbnb hosts Deb and Rob invite fellow hosts from around the world to share their stories with listeners on their marvellous show. The chatty tone makes this podcast an easy listen, and the many personal experiences serve as educational tales for anyone renting out their own home.

What you will learn:

  • What tools and services other vacation rental owners use to manage their properties
  • Lesson learned by experienced owners

Where to tune in:

Find all episodes on the HERE.


11. BiggerPockets by Joshua Dorkin & Brandon Turner

This podcast packed with invaluable info for property owners features casual chats with high-profile real estate investors and entrepreneurs. Hosts Joshua and Brandon have a special talent for conveying the inspiring success stories of their guests, and even though their show is aimed at a wider audience, there’s a reason why it’s so popular in the vacation rental community.

What you will learn:

  • What to think about when investing in real estate
  • How to grow your business exponentially
  • How to change your mindset if you want to succeed in the real estate business

Where to tune in:

Find all episodes on the HERE.

 

In case your hunger for vacation rental podcasts still isn’t satiated, keep an eye on the Host2Host website: the Oregon-based trade association by hosts for hosts is planning to start a series of podcasts of their own!

 


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