The Vacation Rental Success Podcast: Property Management | Marketing | Passive Income | Heather Bayer
About This Show
Heather Bayer from Cottageblogger.com reveals all her vacation rental strategies, amazing resources and successful marketing tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve with your homes for rent or apartments for rent anywhere in the world. Discover how you can create a successful vacation rental by owner that works for you so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love. Although Heather confesses that she is not a millionaire property mogul (yet), she has purchased, staged and successfully managed up to 6 properties at one time and easily turned these properties into profitable investments not investment liabilities while only working only a few hours a week. As the CEO one of Canadas largest vacation rental property management agency she is also an advisor to over 230 owners. Automation, property management, marketing, website design, search engine optimization, building relationships and trust, social media, Google +, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Podcasting, eBooks, downloads and everything that works (and doesn't work) to help you better understand how to maximize occupancy and become a professional vacation rental business owner.
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“We need another cart” are the words that Gary Miller never wants to hear again.
He also wants to share that there is no such thing as ‘passive income’ in this business because it’s really hard work.
Gary is one of the thousands of new owners who will enter the vacation rental business this year. Some will be lured by the Airbnb concept of shared accommodation, while many will go the traditional route made popular by Home Away and VRBO. Whichever way they go, they will all realize pretty quickly that there are no shortcuts; no easy methods, and no minimal spending once this train leaves the station!
Gary, and fellow new owner Jan Kahlen, have both invested in Ontario waterfront properties this year with the intention of maximizing their income, while still having time to enjoy their properties, and in this episode we explore the world of the start-up owner.
From researching the locations and understanding the different seasonal demographics to making the purchase and starting on the never-ending spend to equip a property, Gary and Jan, share their journey with us.
How early cottage experiences impacted their motivation to buy a property
The research needed to pinpoint the right location
Why their properties will meet the needs of the target market
What they are doing to capture the market when the high season ends
Their favourite purchase
Where they found information and education to start off on the right footing
Why they are both using property management companies
Serenity Vacation Rentals – Muskoka PinesCottageLINK Rental Management – Whispering PinesVacation Rental Formula
Both Gary Miller and Jan Kahlen are members of the Vacation Rental Formula and regular podcast listeners. They would love you to stop by and ask questions on the start up process so leave your comments below.
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Rated 5 out of
It's fantastic to have a show that has guests who know what’s happening right now in the Vacation Rentals, as well as best practices. Heather is a great and welcoming host. Enjoy!
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of
An Excellent Resource!
As a rental owner of a cabin in the mountains, I’m so thankful for all this information, advice, and expertise shared. Thank you!
Date published: 2014-09-18
Rated 5 out of
Great Podcast Heather!
Heather, awesome vacation rental podcast devoted to increasing our bottom line :)
Date published: 2014-09-13