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Thanks For Visiting

133 EpisodesProduced by Airbnb Superhosts Annette Grant & Sarah KarakaianWebsite

Get actionable advice and the essential fundamentals of running a profitable 5-star Airbnb side-hustle or full on business. Annette’s extensive background in business operations and Sarah’s experience in high-end hospitality management and interior design make them a powerhouse duo that will deliver… read more

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130. Elevating Your STR with High-Vibe Design with Moira Sedgwick

September 23rd, 2021


Moira Sedgwick is the James Beard Awards Director and founder of A Chalet Collective, a short term rental design, remote management, and consulting …

129. Give & Grow: How Philanthropic Hosting Helps Communities & Businesses Alike with Chelsea Dunckley

September 16th, 2021


We all want to run a good business, but many of us want to do good in the world as well. Chelsea Dunckley of Digs Co. joins us as we explore how offering up your vacation rental in various philanthropic ways can create …

128. A Wild Story: An Unorthodox Short-Term Rental Journey in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

September 8th, 2021


Dan Ferretti has spent most of his life acting, singing, and pursuing a career in theater. He supplements this unstable career choice by managing a rooftop baseball club at Wrigley Field in his hometown of Chicago, as …

127. How to End a Property/Manager Relationship That’s Out of Alignment

September 2nd, 2021


Last week we talked about how to find a property manager that’s a good fit for you. But what if you’re on the management side, you take a job and, down the line, you realize the property doesn’t align well with your …

126. 11 Things to Look for When Hiring a Co-Host

August 26th, 2021


Even if you LOVE being a property manager, practically everyone hits a point where they realize “You know what? Maybe I don’t want to be managing all of my own properties forever.”

When you get there, there’s only one …

125. 3 Things a Property Manager Can Focus on Now to Help Them Achieve the Best Exit with Jacobie Olin

August 18th, 2021


We’ve spent a lot of time focused on two phases of the property-owning process: buying and renting. But there’s another step we have had a chance to dive into yet, and that’s the selling process.

Jacoby Olin has been …

124. Buying Land & Property Using Creative Financing Options with Mike Hicks

August 12th, 2021


Mike Hicks is a real estate maverick. He’s been involved throughout the industry for over 20 years, beginning in new construction and working his way …

123. Our Mistakes Making Property Offers & How to Avoid Them

August 5th, 2021


We always try to be transparent about what is going on in our businesses in the hopes that doing so will serve you. We share our hopes, ideas, struggles, and more. And on that note, we’re going to share one of our most …

122. Going All In on Short-Term Rentals with A-Frame Ranch Owner Callie Witcher

July 28th, 2021


Some people like to dip their toes into the short-term rental world. Others, like today’s guest, go all in from the beginning. Despite having no background in the market, Callie Witcher is a Superhost from …

121. Hiring a Team That Works with You with Taylor Arbaugh

July 21st, 2021


One of the questions we get asked most often is: how do you hire a team that has the same ethos and attention to detail as you?

Taylor Arbaugh is a property coordinator at The Cliffs Hocking Hills and a team member of …

120. Make Deck Safety a Priority with Justin Ford

July 15th, 2021


When it comes to safety, it always feels like an accident will never happen with you – until it does.

Justin Ford, our Safety Captain, is …

119. Five Commonly Overlooked Cleaning Opportunities

July 8th, 2021


There are so many things to clean within your short-term rental, so it’s worryingly easy to overlook something. We’re exploring the top five things …

118. The Hidden Expense of Your Airbnb

July 1st, 2021


When you’re running a business, keeping track of your expenses is just as important as tracking income. But there are some costs that you’d never think of. We’re going to cover one hidden expense that’s going to give …

117. Start Boosting Your Direct Bookings Today with Mark Simpson

June 16th, 2021


So many hosts complain about the drawbacks of online travel agencies – but few actually do anything about them. Most don’t even know how!

In an ever-competitive marketplace, Mark Simpson helps short-term rental hosts …

116. Cash Pad, TV Show Renovation & the Austin STR Market with Lauren Noble

June 10th, 2021


Lauren Noble is a Superhost from Austin, Texas whose short-term rental was featured on the CNBC show “Cash Pad” with the Bachelorette's JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers in the fall of 2019. Hosting was supposed to be a …

115. Outdoorsy Takes Short-Term Rentals on the Road with Matt Mitchell

June 3rd, 2021


Looking for a creative, fun, and accessible way to get into the short-term rental space? Look no further!

Matt Mitchell is a digital nomad who turned his passion for campervan travel into a short-term rental business. …

114. Marketing Your Brand Through WiFi Portals with Arthur Colker

May 27th, 2021


Marketing and branding are how you take your short-term rental business to the next level, but how do you introduce your brand to all of your guests - especially those that book through online travel agencies? And how …

113. Start Your STR Business with an Investment Tribe with Travis Smith, Founder & CEO of Tribevest

May 19th, 2021


You’re all here because you want to learn more about the short term rental industry. Maybe you want to get involved, but don’t know how to get …

112. How FemmeBnb Helps Women Travel Safe & Comfortably with Yaa Birago

May 13th, 2021


Solo travel is a rising trend, but it can be dangerous — especially for women.

Yaa Birago is a tech entrepreneur, philanthropist, mentor, and the …

111. Giving a Historic Home New Life with James Gray

May 6th, 2021


If you had the opportunity to purchase a historic home, what would you do with it? James and Jacob created an Airbnb rental, a country retreat, and a …

110. 7 Tips to Ensure Pool & Spa Safety with Justin Ford

April 29th, 2021


Safety is such an important component of the rental industry. You’re inviting people who aren’t familiar with the space and carry responsibility for their safety while they stay. We’re talking to our Safety Captain, …

109. Using Rental Property to Fund Your Vacation Home with Larry Nettles

April 22nd, 2021


Who wouldn’t want to vacation on a Caribbean island for free?

That was the goal for Larry Nettles, a short term rental property owner in St. Croix. He …

108. Recognizing the Lifetime Value of Your Guests

April 15th, 2021


What if we told you that the actual reservation is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true value your guests represent?

We’ve been in a …

107. Focusing on Preventative Maintenance, with Andrew Kaiser

April 2nd, 2021


Being a successful host requires more than being reactive to issues — you have to be proactive and preventative. Andrew Kaiser of MendBnb chats with …

106. Following the Journey from Idea to Income Property (Part 2), with Shannon Leyh

March 25th, 2021


In Part One of this interview with Shannon Leyh, we heard how she wanted to get into the short-term rental game and purchased a rental in Snowshoe, West Virginia. Thanks to some recording magic, you don't have to wait …

105 | Following the Journey from Idea to Income Property (Part 1) | with Shannon Leyh

March 18th, 2021


What if you could follow someone’s journey from hopeful host to burgeoning success and see what exactly it takes to make it in this business?

Shannon …

104 | How Joining a GPO Can Help Your Short-Term Rental | with Jeffrey Iloulian

March 11th, 2021


Anyone who’s worked in the industry long enough begins to identify some of the pain points. Still, it takes a true entrepreneur to turn the solution …

103 | The Long Short: Renting Short & Long Term | with Julie Gates

March 4th, 2021


Should you be focused on short-term or long-term rentals?

Julie Gates is a real estate investor, and while she enjoys the complex world of short-term …

102 | How STRs Can Get a Leg Up on the Hotel Industry | with Wil Slickers

February 25th, 2021


We’ve talked about what the short-term rental industry can learn from the hotel industry… but what can Airbnb and other short-term rentals do even better than big chain hotels?

Wil Slickers is the creator of hospitality …

101 | Creating a Stronger STR Industry Together | with Merilee Karr

February 18th, 2021


Merilee Karr is the founder and CEO of UnderTheDoormat and chairperson of the UK Short Term Accommodation Association. She went all-in on the short-term rental world when she saw an opportunity to start her own …

100 | Hospitality Tips from an Airbnb Legend | with Chip Conley

February 11th, 2021


What would you do if you could pick the brain of one of the people responsible for Airbnb’s success? Well, you just might have that chance!

New York …

99 | Leveraging Passive Income for Financial & Time Freedom | with Amanda Williams

February 4th, 2021


Amanda Williams is known as “The Traveling Realtor” because she runs all of her businesses remotely, including a 15-property Airbnb portfolio, and is …

98 | You Can Become a Million Dollar Host | with Julie George

January 28th, 2021


Julie George is a celebrity in the Airbnb world. She’s the author of “Million Dollar Host” and now a consultant in the STR industry. She listed her …

97 | Short-Term Rentals are Not Just About Heads in Beds

January 21st, 2021


Excuse us while we get on our soapbox: We are so anti heads-in-beds. We are not about getting as many people into a space as possible to make as much …

96 | Create a Space Where Everyone Belongs | with Amy Corbett of All Belong Co

January 14th, 2021


Why are you interested in short-term rental hosting? Like everything in life, hosting is not always easy, and when the hard times inevitably come, you’ll want to be able to look back and remember the strong “why” that …

95 | SEO Optimization Tips for Your Airbnb | with Kelvin Mah

January 7th, 2021


Do you have a great property with beautiful photos and a fair price that you just KNOW would get more bookings… if you could just get it in front of …

94 | How to Make Your Short-Term Rental Safe: Top 5 Preventable STR Accidents from 2020 | with Justin Ford

December 31st, 2020


When people stay at a rental property, they have an expectation that the property is safe and secure. This is something that we, as hosts, need to make our top priority.

But in 2020, there were several preventable …

93 | The Senior Nomads on Retiring Around the World | with Debbie and Michael Campbell

December 24th, 2020


Michael and Debbie Campbell are known as The Senior Nomads. As they headed into retirement, they felt the call to adventure. They rented out their …

92 | Remote Hosting, Real Estate, & House Hacking | with Zeona McIntyre

December 17th, 2020


We’ve been fangirls of Zeona McIntyre for a while. She’s been an Airbnb host since 2012, and after eight years of being a property manager and …

91 | Top 5 Episodes of 2020

December 10th, 2020


As 2020 heads to a close, we want to round up our top 5 most listened to episodes of the year and explain why we think they’re getting so much attention. If you’ve never heard them before, or even if you’ve heard them …

90 | Secrets of the Hospitality Industry | with Simon DeSwaan

December 3rd, 2020


When you can learn from someone with a history of experience in hospitality, you take it!

Simon DeSwaan is a Superhost who has spent 15 years working for Four Seasons hotels and resorts, and now works from home as an …

89 | How to Gain the Confidence to Act While You Learn | with Katie Raboy

November 26th, 2020


What do you do if you have everything you need to start your own management company, but all you’re really lacking is the confidence to move forward? …

88 | Transformative Travel: How to Create Meaningful Airbnb Experiences like Bolt Farm Treehouse | with Tori Bolt & Seth Bolt

November 19th, 2020


Tori and Seth Bolt are the Superhosts behind Bolt Farm Treehouse, the #1 Airbnb in South Carolina. They are dedicated to creating inspiring luxury …

87 | How to Create a Great Airbnb Experience: During the Pandemic & Beyond | with Kate Buhler

November 12th, 2020


Sometimes it takes a near-death experience to make you realize you’re not doing what you are meant to do.

Kate Buhler is a consultant and trainer for …

86 | House Rules: Making Your Policies Clear For Guests

November 5th, 2020


Tricia at @lakesuperiorvacations asked us a question about house rules and what a host should include on their list of rules. If you’re like us, you …

85 | Being a Tiny Home YouTuber and Airbnb Superhost | with Robert Abasolo

October 29th, 2020


Robert Abasolo is a tiny home builder, “glampsite owner,” and Airbnb Superhost. Passionate about sharing his knowledge, he started a Youtube channel …

84 | How to Give Constructive Criticism to Your Turnover Team

October 22nd, 2020


In the rental industry, we all REALLY depend on our turnover teams. They’re an essential part of making sure business runs smoothly and that our guests are happy. So what do you do if you notice room for improvement, …

83 | Never Stop Experimenting | with Sarah Nie and Karen Gleason of POP Rentals

October 8th, 2020


Never stop experimenting — that’s the theme of this conversation with the people behind POP Rentals.

Sarah Nie is a professional vacation rental manager and director of guest experiences at POP Rentals, a company she …

82 | The Role of the Inspector

October 1st, 2020


The turnover process is the foundation of a thriving rental business. If you’re not ready for that next guest, they are going to let you know.

One …

81 | Stage to Rent Q&A

September 24th, 2020


We are in the process of launching our Stage to Rent Academy course for anyone who wants to create a living furnishing and designing short-term rentals. So, we wanted to go over some of the questions we have received …

80 | How to Price Your Properties for Success | with Meg Park

September 17th, 2020


Ready for a healthy dose of practical pricing education?

Meg Park has been working in the vacation rental industry since 2007. She answered an online employment ad for a vacation rental company in Hilton Head Island and …

79 | Attracting Influencers to Your Short Term Rental | with Levi Kelly

September 10th, 2020


Is your short term rental fit for stardom?

Levi Kelly is a YouTuber with over 150k subscribers—which he gained in just one year—with some videos reaching millions of views! He specializes with touring unique Airbnbs from …

78 | What to Consider When Hosting Photo Shoots in Your Rental

September 3rd, 2020


You may have entered this business with short-term rentals in mind, but there are SO many ways to make money off of your property. Why limit yourself to just one?

In our last episode with Brett and Ashley Nobles, we …

77 | Pivot From the Overnight Short-Term Rental Strategy to the Niche of Hourly Location Rentals | with Ashley & Brett Nobles

August 27th, 2020


We want you to make money in all sorts of different ways—and that can mean more than just nightly stays!

Our guests Ashley and Bretty Nobles are going to introduce you to a great way to diversify your rental business: …

76 | How to Close Down Listings Efficiently and Ethically Without the Overwhelm | with Tracey Northcott

August 20th, 2020


Naturally, every host is concerned with starting and running their listings. But what do you do to efficiently—and ethically—close down a listing without all the overwhelm?

Tracey Northcott has been an Airbnb Superhost …

75 | Live Airbnb Coaching! | Ashley Wilson

August 13th, 2020


Is there something you know now that you wish you had known months or years ago that would have made you much more money?

Well, why not learn from the …

74 | How to Market & Brand Your Short Term Rental Business | with Tayler Smith

August 6th, 2020


From planes to trains to automobiles, the Smith family has turned their one-of-a-kind getaway into a family business. A rusted, empty World War 2 train car sitting on the edge of the family’s property sparked the …

73 | 5 Overlooked Aspects of a Management Contract

July 30th, 2020


Whether you are on the management side of a short term rental or you have your own short term rental and hope to hire a manager someday, understanding rental management agreement contracts is essential. We’re going to …

72 | The Benefits of Cleaning Training & Certification | with Jill Mason

July 16th, 2020


We’re getting down and dirty with cleaning with Jill Mason, the founder and CEO of She’s been working with property managers and …

71 | Offering Concierge Services | with Meghan Alfonso

July 9th, 2020


We’re always looking for great ways to elevate our guest experience, and one easy way to do that (and make more money!) is by offering concierge services. Meghan Alfonso is the CEO and founder of GAT, otherwise known as …

70 | How Hostfully Can Help You Reach More Customers & Guarantee a Great Guest Experience | with Margot Schmorak

July 2nd, 2020


What if you could simplify the way you run your short-term rental business? Margot Schmorak is the CEO and co-founder of Hostfully, a property …

69 | Co-Hosting From Part-Time to Full-Time Salary & Beyond

June 25th, 2020


Are you interested in hopping into the rental world full time but unsure of where to start or how the numbers will shake out?

The world of co-hosting …

68 | Why Aligning with Your Clients is Essential to Your Business

June 18th, 2020


When people talk about starting a new business, one topic that doesn’t get enough attention is choosing your customers — but this is imperative to …

67 | What if We Get Another Stay-at-Home Order This Fall? How to Prepare | with Steve Trover

June 11th, 2020


Things are opening back up in the US! While we all take a moment for a collective sigh of relief, remember that COVID-19 hasn’t gone anywhere just …

66 | The Hosts of HGTV’s “Stay or Sell” Open Their First Short-Term Rental | with Brad & Heather Fox

June 4th, 2020


How do you juggle owning two businesses, starting your first short term rental, and filming a TV show at the same time? That’s what Brad and Heather Fox, a married couple who own Fox Homes & Realty and Foxwell …

65 | Short-Term Rental Tips from a Superhost + Design Influencer | with Catherine Williamson

May 28th, 2020


Catherine Williamson is one half of the very popular blog Beginning in the Middle. She and her husband are designers, renovators, and Airbnb …

64 | 5 Ways to Pivot Your Airbnb During Downtime

May 21st, 2020


Is downtime in your business leaving you feeling down? Don’t worry! We’re going to outline 5 things you can do during a downtime — whether it’s a slow season, you need to take a break from hosting, or for any other …

63 | Cleaning is Now Safety | with Safety Captain Justin Ford

May 14th, 2020


We’ve talked about safety before, and we’ve talked about cleaning, but one thing is now clear in a COVID-19 world: Cleaning is safety. We have our safety expert, Justin Ford, back on the show this week to talk about how …

62 | Creating an Unforgettable Airbnb Experience: Star Wars Edition | with Bryndee Barton

May 7th, 2020


Everyone wants their property to stand out from the crowd, and one way to do that is through experiential properties. These properties take their guest experience to the extreme. Bryndee Barton, the designer at Loma …

61 | Building an Epic Short-Term Rental Business | with Steph Utterback

April 30th, 2020


It’s totally possible to build an epic rental business! Steph, the owner of EpicBnb — a Nashville-based hospitality company specializing in design, …

60 | Is Mid-Term the New Short-Term?

April 23rd, 2020


Is mid-term the new short-term? The typical length of stay, at this point in time, is drastically changing. How is your business going to adapt and pivot in order to have the best chance of surviving and thriving, now …

59 | 9 Ways to Pivot Your Short-Term Rental

April 16th, 2020


We are in a very weird time, and we don’t know exactly what the other side of it will look like.

We’re going to go over nine ways you can pivot your short-term listing, whether that’s during a slow season, a huge event …

58 | Airbnb Gets Back to Its Roots: Resources for Hosts during the Pandemic

April 9th, 2020


We are dealing with a virus that has taken the world by storm. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been alive, there hasn’t been anything quite like …

57 | How to Properly Insure your Short-Term Rental or Business | with Darren Pettyjohn

April 2nd, 2020


We know adulting is hard but trust us: proper insurance is essential! It is going to benefit you, your guest, and your property (whether you own it …

56 | Dryer Safety in Your Short Term Rental | with Justin Ford

March 26th, 2020


There’s one area of safety that pretty much everyone in the short-term rental game has to consider: dryer safety. To give us all the details, we are once again joined by our resident safety captain, Justin Ford!

Justin …

55 | Tactical Things You Can Do Tomorrow To Raise Revenue | with Sharon Keefe

March 19th, 2020


Whatever your mission is in this journey of short-term rentals, revenue is going to be a common driving factor. One of the common shortcomings when it comes to vacation rentals is not properly compensating yourself for …

BONUS | COVID-19 and Your Airbnb

March 16th, 2020


Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the coronavirus disease. We wanted to address some of the questions and concerns hosts may be facing, including cancellations, cleaning questions, and how to …

54 | Scaling Your Short-Term Rental Business | with Steve Trover

March 12th, 2020


Do you want to grow your short-term rental side hustle into a full-time gig?

Steve Trover is an expert at scaling businesses. He got into the vacation …

53 | An interview with an Airbnb Photographer | with Matthew Garsky

March 5th, 2020


We’ve talked about this topic a TON, but we’ve yet to have a professional photographer on the show. That’s why we’re so excited to have Matthew Garsky, who has been photographing Airbnb properties for several years now …

52 | From Flipper to Short Term Rentals | with Becky Rhey

February 27th, 2020


We are on the road this week for a short term rental sponsored SLEEPOVER! And we are visiting Becky Rhey, a fabulous host with an impeccable sense of …

51 | Why Raising the Bar Matters | with Sharon Keefe

February 20th, 2020


Sharon Keefe is back on the show! As a reminder, Sharon has spent the last 7 years conducting knowledge management in the vacation rental space and coaching others on how to run their rentals better and make more money. …

50 | The REAL Challenges of Hosting… Are you up for it?

February 13th, 2020


Hosting is a challenge, and we want to know if you’re up for it!

We want to prepare you for what we call “hosting fatigue.” There are going to be challenges to deal with, but if you know they’re going to come, you can …

49 | 8 Danger Zones in a Short Term Rental and How to Avoid Them | with Justin Ford

February 6th, 2020


As promised, Justin Ford is back to talk about all things safety! We’re going to keep him on as a recurring guest all year, and today he’s going to talk about 8 danger zones in a short term rental.

In case you missed the …

48 | 7 Ways to Make Money in the STR Industry if You're a Stager or Designer

January 23rd, 2020


We are all about education here on the show, and when we are really experts on something, we want to share it with you. One of those things we want to share with you today is how to make more money and diversify your …

47 | Different Worlds, Same Mission: Airbnb Advice from a Vacation Rental Expert | with Sharon Keefe

January 16th, 2020


Sharon Keefe has spent the last 7 years conducting knowledge management in the vacation rental space. She is a vacation rental property management pro, and we’re so excited to chat with her. She coaches other vacation …

46 | How to Make Your Rental as Safe as Possible | with Justin Ford

January 9th, 2020


It is your responsibility to make sure your property is safe for your guests! To drive home the importance of safety, we talk with Justin Ford, Director of Safety at Breezeway, a software company that makes it easier to …

45 | How to Bounce Back When You Let Your Guests Down

January 2nd, 2020


Mistakes are going to happen when you have an Airbnb, and that can be kind of scary. We’re going to share the experiences we’ve had and how we bounced back in hopes of alleviating some of that fear. You are not alone if …

44 | What Is Rental Arbitrage & Should You Do It?

December 25th, 2019


We’re going to talk about a lesser-known strategy for growing your short term rental business: rental arbitrage. What exactly is it, what benefits …

43 | Advice From a Prior Airbnb Employee | with Danny Rusteen

December 18th, 2019


What kinds of things could you learn from chatting with a former Airbnb employee?

Well, Danny Rusteen is a former Airbnb employee, and this has opened …

42 | The “What If” Episode | with Jesse Gross

December 11th, 2019


Do you have burning questions about starting up your first short term rental? What if your tenants throw a big party? What if someone gets hurt? The questions are endless!

We had the pleasure of meeting Jesse Gross, CEO …

41 | Capturing Email Addresses for Your Airbnb Guests | with Kelly Rauch

December 4th, 2019


How do you keep up high occupancy rates? You have to market!

Kelly Rauch is a marketing expert. We want your short term rental to be the best that it can be, and offer the best guest experience it can, and for you to …

40 | Airbnb & the Future of Hospitality | with Joseph Michelli

November 27th, 2019


We are big believers in hospitality when it comes to being a host. That’s why we were so excited to read about our guest, Joseph Michelli, on the Airbnb blog. He’s an internationally sought after speaker, author, and …

39 | Everybody’s Booking for the Weekday: How to Get Your Airbnb Booked All Week Long

November 20th, 2019


Have you ever said to yourself, “Our weekends are rocking, but how do I get that weekday occupancy up?”

We are all about the guest experience, but we are still trying to run a profitable business. Unless you’re in a big …

38 | Why You Should Keep All Bookings on the App (Even Your Mom)

November 13th, 2019


This episode is all about the importance of booking all guests — including your mom, your grandma, and regular corporate clients — through the app, …

37 | Creating a Website (in Addition to Airbnb) for your Short Term Rental | with Kelly Rauch of Local Anywhere

November 6th, 2019


A few weeks ago, Kelly Rauch taught us about how we can utilize Instagram and Facebook to market your short-term rental — go check that episode out if you haven’t already — and today she’s back to share how you can …

36 | Hiring A Co-Host + Sharing Your Vacation Rental with the World | with Jennifer and Jamey Ratcliff

October 30th, 2019


Jennifer and Jamey Ratcliff are an incredible couple — and an incredible couple of entrepreneurs in the Columbus area! They own a local restaurant, …

35 | Airbnb 101: How to Handle Damages Caused by Guests

October 23rd, 2019


When people start hosting short-term rentals, especially if they’re sharing their own home, they are usually worried about two things: damaged/stolen …

BONUS | Airbnb 101: Making a Hosting Business Plan + An Exciting Announcement!

October 17th, 2019


We have an exciting announcement that we just could not wait until next week to share with you: Sarah and her husband Nick were chosen by Airbnb to …

34 | Airbnb 101: What the Heck is a Co-Host?!

October 16th, 2019


There’s a question we get asked all the time: What the heck is a co-host?!

At its core, a co-host is just a joint host — which means the role is open …

33 | Do I Need an Instagram or Facebook Account For My Airbnb or Short-Term Rental? | with Kelly Rauch of Local Anywhere

October 9th, 2019


We met today’s guest, Kelly Rauch, at our most recent local Airbnb meetup — so, let that me a lesson to you: go to your local meetups, or if one …

32 | Best & Worst Cities for Airbnb: Making Money & Paying Your Mortgage with Short-Term Rentals | with Gillian Luce

October 2nd, 2019


We often talk about strategies for hosts who are already in the game (how to welcome guests, how to set pricing, etc.), but we’ve missed an important step: getting the property you can use as an Airbnb! We also know …

31 | InnTown Stays: A Unique Short-Term Rental Business That Helps People Recovering from a Disaster | with BJ Allmon

September 25th, 2019


We host an Airbnb meetup here in Columbus, and at our most recent one, we heard about BJ Allmon, co-founder of InnTown Stays — and we knew we had to …

30 | How to Automate Your Airbnb & What it's Like to Airbnb Your Home When You Travel | with Cody Boyce

September 18th, 2019


Cody Boyce and his wife recently started listing their home on Airbnb while they’re travelling for business, and Cody’s already automated this thing up — for free! So, we’re going to learn all about the Zapier …

29 | Funding Your Airbnb Investment Property | with Marc Kade of PrimeLending

September 11th, 2019


We met Marc Kade at a real estate investor meetup about a year ago — and, oh boy, this is the guy to talk to about all things lending! He’s a branch manager for PrimeLending and a real estate investor himself, and we …

28 | Coffee, Robes, Phone Chargers, Flowers, & Other Details That Will Make Your Airbnb Stand Out | with Tiffany Caliva of The Beach Lodge

September 4th, 2019


We are so excited to share our conversation with Tiffany Caliva, host of The Beach Lodge in Hollywood, Airbnb Superhost, and one of our Instagram …

27 | Flipping Houses, Hosting on Airbnb, & Everything in Between | with Wendy Doris of FlippinWendy Design

August 29th, 2019


Today we’re talking to a flippin’ Instagram celebratory in the real estate world, Wendy Doris, AKA @FlippinWendy!


To learn more, and for the …

26 | How to Be Wheelchair & Handicap Compliant in a Short-Term Rental: ADA Compliance & Design | with LeAnne Lavender

August 15th, 2019


We believe that true superhosts should endeavor to serve all guests, but sometimes, you just don’t know what you don’t know – so, today, we are going …

25 | All the Ways to Make Airbnb Your Side Hustle

August 8th, 2019


You don’t even have to own property to make Airbnb your side hustle or be part of the short-term rental industry – there are so many roles that need …

24 | Short-Term Renting Your RV or Travel Trailer | with Nick Karakaian

August 1st, 2019


We’ve spent most of our show up to this point talking about Airbnb – but, today, we want to introduce you to some other short-term rental platforms that cater to a very specific niche: rentinting out your RV!


So, …

23 | Convincing Your Partner to Airbnb | with Nick Karakaian

July 25th, 2019


If you are in a relationship, you can’t just start letting strangers stay at your house – even if they’re helping you pay your rent or mortgage! You …

22 | Holiday Tips for Airbnb & Short-Term Rental Hosts (& Holiday Horror Stories)

July 18th, 2019


With Summer in full swing, we wanted to touch on something that all Airbnb and short-term rental hosts need to consider: holidays! So, today, we’re …

21 | Properly: A Turnover Solution for Small Co-Hosts & Big Property Managers | with Tammi Sims

July 11th, 2019


Even if you don’t own property, you can still be part of the short-term rental industry by managing properties for other people who want to take advantage of platforms like Airbnb but don’t have the time. It’s been a …

20 | What it Takes to be a Superhosting Power Couple | with Tia Brown and Kyle Brown

July 4th, 2019


We met two amazing young entrepreneurs, Tia Brown and Kyle Brown, at a local Airbnb meetup recently – and they probably didn’t even get two sentences out of their mouths before we fell head over heels for these two!


19 | Hosting an Airbnb Experience: Why it’s a Great Opportunity & How to Host like a Boss | with Ria Greiff

June 27th, 2019


Ria Greiff is a radio personality, podcast host, and Airbnb Experience host expert! So she doesn’t just talk the talk – she walks the walk, and she has some great advice to help you walk it too.


So why is hosting an …

18 | The Box Hop: A Container Airbnb | with Emily Britt & Seth Britt

June 20th, 2019


We’ve been spying on today’s guests on Instagram for a long time (@theboxhop – check it out), and we are so excited to finally be able to chat with …

17 | Restoring The Kettle House in Galveston & Hosting DIY/HGTV's Big Texas Fix | with Ashley Cordray & Michael Cordray

May 30th, 2019


Ashley Cordray and Michael Cordray own a real estate renovation company that specializes in restoring homes from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They are working with homes near the brink of destruction in their …

16 | Keep it Tidy: Laundry, Cleaning Supplies, & Residential Vs. Short-Term Cleaners | with Chris Carlone

May 23rd, 2019


We’re talking to Chris Carlone from TidyHost, an automated housekeeping solution exclusively for short-term rentals. We’ve talked about it on the …

15 | 5 Simple Things We Wish We Had Known When We Started Hosting on Airbnb

May 16th, 2019


Together, we’ve hosted more than 2,000 guests throughout our careers – and we’ve learned a lot, but let us tell you, we definitely stumbled a few times along the way! So, today, we’re going to share the five things we …

14 | Pivoting from Long-Term Rentals to Short-Term Rentals | with Superhost Christine Kimball

May 2nd, 2019


Superhost Christine Kimball owns The Corner House in Columbus, and today, we talk about why she pivoted from long-term rentals to short-term rentals …

13 | From 1 to 100+ Short-Term Rentals | with Charles Hawkins

April 25th, 2019


Do you ever wonder what it would be like to have more than one listing? Have you ever wanted to be an Airbnb host... but you don’t own any real …

12 | How to Attract Business Guests to Your Airbnb: A Great Opportunity for Repeat Guests

April 18th, 2019


People travelling for business make great guests: they almost never wreck your place, they’re often more concerned about convenience than saving a few bucks, and best of all, they can become repeat guests!

Today, we …

11 | What Hosts Can Learn from a World Traveller & Frequent Airbnb Guest - with Hayden Lee

April 11th, 2019


Today, instead of talking to a Super Host about what they’ve done to create an incredible experience on Airbnb, we’re talking to a Super Guest! Hayden Lee is the host of Travel Stories Podcast, and he’s been travelling …

10 | Renovating an Old Space & Marketing it on Instagram: The 100-Year-Old Granville Barn | with Elliott May

April 4th, 2019


We recently had the opportunity to check out Elliott and Lauren May’s renovated 100-year-old barn. We talk all about why they decided to renovate the …

9 | Leaving a Career to be an Airbnb Host | with Superhost Patti Whalen

March 28th, 2019


We hit the road again, and we came back with some great memories and a great conversation with Superhost Patti Whalen!

We discuss Patti’s fact-finding expeditions to Airbnbs in Europe, the long history between women and …

8 | The Pittsburgh Tiny House | with Superhost Casey Smith

March 21st, 2019


Annette and Sarah just came back from a road trip, and we had the opportunity to sit in Pittsburgh’s only tiny home! So today, we talk to superhost Casey Smith about how the tiny home became his first Airbnb listing …

7 | Listing Your Space on Airbnb: Starting an Airbnb 101

February 21st, 2019


Today, we walk you through a real listing, step by step. We cover what you need to have to start the process, what you need to know about the prompts that come up, and share the answers to some questions that have come …

6 | Cleaning: Starting an Airbnb 101

February 21st, 2019


We’re passionate about cleanliness in our short-term rental spaces because we KNOW this is a difference-maker.


When we talk with other people about Airbnb, the two topics that come up most often are, one, it didn’t …

5 | Professional Photography: Starting an Airbnb 101

February 21st, 2019


Photography is probably the most important thing you put out there when you start to list on Airbnb, so today, we’re going to offer our tips and tricks for what to shoot and where to find a photographer.


To learn …

4 | Thinking Like a Guest: Starting an Airbnb 101

February 21st, 2019


When you’re operating a short-term rental business, you’re part of the hospitality business. Just like a luxury hotel, the most successful short-term …

3 | An Introduction to Pricing: Starting an Airbnb 101

February 21st, 2019


Pricing is a multifaceted subject that is always changing and evolving, and it’s something you need to be paying attention to constantly. So, today, …

2 | Market Research & Area Regulations: Starting an Airbnb 101

February 21st, 2019


One of the biggest obstacles you might run into when starting an Airbnb is area regulations, and we actually first met at a city council meeting when …

1 | Your First Investments: Starting an Airbnb 101

February 21st, 2019


Airbnb can be a tremendously profitable side hustle, or even a full-on business, but it can also be daunting figuring out where to start.


The very …

Trailer | Thanks for Visiting!

February 8th, 2019


Hello, and welcome to Thanks for Visiting! We are your hosts Annette Grant and Sarah Karakaian, and we are here to encourage you to share your space and live your dreams!

But first, we want to share our stories so that …

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