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An unfiltered look into the global vacation rental and short-term rental industry with a focus on news and culture. Co-Hosts Mateo Bradford and John Stokinger discuss current news and affairs surrounding the short-term rental space. the no BS short-term rental podcast brings the right people to the table at the right time giving their audience an inside view and real take on the industry like no other.
 
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Big news on our 80th episode as we're joined by TravelNet Solutions CEO & Co-founder, Ryan Bailey! The TravelNet suite includes Track Hospitality Software (Track PMS and TRACK Pulse), Atlas Digital Commerce, Resorts & Lodges, and new to the mix, Rented. This acquisition brings a world-class revenue management partner under its hood led by CEO Andre…
 
On today's episode we sit down with Ginger and Hunter Harrelson, the owners of Beachball Properties on the Alabama Gulf Coast. A surprising revelation with this interview is that we are treated to a #CuteMeet story and it defiantly sets the stage. Much like many other success stories in Vacation Rentals, the Harrelson's had to go all in on their bu…
 
This is the one... the episode where we talk about our much-anticipated side project, DERAILED a fictional mystery podcast! So how do you go about making a fictional podcast geared toward the true crime/murder mystery genre while bringing attention to the vacation rental industry? Carefully and methodically. An idea is only as good as the people be…
 
On today's episode, we are live from VRMA in Las Vegas with Margot Lee Schmorak, the CEO and Co-founder of Hostfully. Margot was looking for her next role when broke into the industry in 2015. She met her Co-founder David Jacoby at their children's preschool and went to work on entrepreneurial ideas in vacation rentals. As a leader, she prides hers…
 
Today we sit down with James Ellwood, co-founder of US Sports Travel. It's no secret that people all around the world tune into US Major League Sports. What may surprise you is that there are fans of the NFL, NBA, MLB, and PGA living in the UK that take their fandom to the next level... this is where James comes in. Sporting events and the short-te…
 
75th Episode! Ari Eryorulmaz and Rich Sippos join us from Extenteam. We all know over the last two years we've seen a drastic change in the workforce across every industry as more and more companies turn to remote and freelance work. Extenteam has been at the forefront of that changing the way we hire potential remote positions within our industry.…
 
We sit with Madison Rifkin, founder, and CEO of Mount. Madi's introduction to the industry was a bit different from most, as she started out as Mount Locks, a bike lock company before realizing there was a huge opportunity in Vacation Rentals by making amenities accessible to guests. Her story is equally amazing and empowering. As the oldest triple…
 
We sit with Carlos Perez-Lanzac De Lorca, the Founder of Vitur Summit & CEO and Founder of Caleta Homes. This is a super insightful conversation that dives into the pandemic's impact both overseas and in the states. The changes that have come from this have brought much attention to the short-term rental market and changed the way we manage our inv…
 
We are live from FAVR Xtravaganza with Steve Trover of Better Talent. Steve came into the vacation rental industry in the late 90s after his mom started selling vacation homes in the Orlando area near Disney. Springboarding off of this drive he started his own company, All Star Vacations, which he scaled from to 400 properties. Steve's 25+ years of…
 
On today's episode, we sit down with Lauren Madewell, Operations Manager (Daughter, Sister, All-Around Badass) at Auntie Belham's Cabin Rentals. Thirty years ago Lauren's Aunt bought a cabin in the Smokey Mountains, named it Afternoon Delight, and started renting cabins. Fast-forward 28 years and Lauren is now managing one of the oldest STR compani…
 
On today's episode, we sit down with K. Alexander Shapiro, Co-Founder and CEO of CanMonkey.com. From business consultant to a start-up that takes out the trash at your short-term rentals. Yes, you read that correctly. Alexander is solving one of the top complaints in our industry and is bringing you the solution. Starting off with just a few homes …
 
The Thanks For Visiting Podcast co-hosts Annette and Sarah, visited with us! ...thanks. With so many different podcasts and real estate influencers in today's market, these two amazing women have paid their dues and are the voice of operations, safety, and best practices for the vacation rental industry. On top of that, while crushing the podcast g…
 
Today we sit down with Jamie Lane, the Vice President of Research at AirDNA. Jamie originally started tracking data around short-term rentals for the hotel industry to keep track of "the competition" and how they compared to their brands. His interest in vacation rentals was sparked earlier with his CouchSurfing days and a family vacation home that…
 
Today we sit down with Ryan Dame, Partner at Casago. Ryan's origin story into vacation rentals is super interesting, to say the least, and it all started back in 2002 as a college student capitalizing on a need for athletes and workers needing places to stay during the Winter Olympics. Since he was a child he learned from his entrepreneurial father…
 
We are LIVE from DARM! Mateo and I sit with Alex Alioto, Head of Growth & Ben Jamshahi, CEO of Whimstay, Stephanie Koenig VP StoicLane, and the conference queen herself Amy Hinote! In this order we get quick glimpses into the how and why Alex and Ben created the last-minute booking site Whimstay, what the refreshing and forward-thinking investment …
 
Today we sit with Dana Lubner, the Head of Leadership Development at Rent Responsibly. Dana's sales story is unique and she chats up her breaking into sales. Moving forward in her timeline Dana finds herself in a passionless position where she eventually reached out to her little brother and joined his team which gained her access to the vacation r…
 
On today's episode, we sit down with Graham Donoghue, the CEO of Sykes Holiday Cottages. Graham had retired from a successful career creating and growing some of the most successful digital-led businesses across financial services and travel. A phone call while mowing his lawn pulled him out of retirement and back into the mix doing what he does be…
 
In this special Regulatory 911 episode, we sit with 5 amazing guests representing Unincorporated Clatsup Couty Oregon, Atlanta Georga, Marco Island Florida, and Steamboat Springs Colorado to discuss the ongoing problems they are facing regarding short-term rentals in their municipalities. Vacation Rental operators Brian Olsen, Marie Gwydir-Moore, R…
 
In this special Regulatory 911 episode, we sit with 5 amazing guests representing Unincorporated Clatsup Couty Oregon, Atlanta Georga, Marco Island Florida, and Steamboat Springs Colorado to discuss the ongoing problems they are facing regarding short-term rentals in their municipalities. Vacation Rental operators Brian Olsen, Marie Gwydir-Moore, R…
 
Today we sit with Koryn Okey, VP of Client Experience at Breezeway. Koryn talks about her unique entrance into the industry where her friend passed over a job opportunity, told Koryn she should look into it, and she became the 8th employee hired at FlipKey. After six plus years and a brief hiatus from vacation rentals, a serendipitous trip to Wild …
 
Starting our 3rd season out strong with John Banczak, Chief Strategy Officer at Vacasa with what we think is the first podcast anyone has done since their IPO! Airlines, Distribution, Bed & Breakfasts, HomeAway Software, Hotels, Investment, and Property Management... what do all of these have in common? The answer is JB. In April 2021 Vacasa acquir…
 
On today's episode, John and Mateo sit down with Antonio Bortolotti, the founder of Vacation Rental Secrets and host of the Vacation Rental World Summit. Antonio's start in the industry is unlike any other we have spoken to. A commercial airline pilot for almost 4 years up until the tragic event of 9/11 where he then developed a fear of flying. Loo…
 
Today we sit down with Dru Brown, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Island Time. Like many of us in the space, Dru's way into the vacation rental industry was unique. Listen to get the full story, but he chose beach bum over law school and worked his way up with the help of great mentorship on Hilton Head Island. Since starting Island Time he and …
 
John and Mateo finally get to connect with Julie Brinkman, CEO at Beyond. Before diving into Julie's story we chat up recent news around the two big public players, their troubles as of late, and how they can right their ships. Julie's story is fascinating and her career journey leading up to her becoming the CEO at Beyond is worth a listen. She jo…
 
John and Mateo sit down with Brittany Mosely and Derrick Barker, Co-Founders of Nectar. There are companies in the vacation rental tech space trying to break ground and provide help for short-term rental real estate entrepreneurs, and then there's Nectar taking it a step further! Nectar is offering a different, outside the box, solution by being th…
 
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