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EP21: The Mood Board with Jean-Philippe Ramé of 2BeApart

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Release Date: 03/06/2019

EP124: How Airbnb Changed My Life: And Then The World show art EP124: How Airbnb Changed My Life: And Then The World

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Evelyn Badia is a New York City based, five-star, Airbnb superhost.  Through her online community and podcast she helps people become better hosts and use those hosting skills to build better financial futures.   Evelyn and Matt have a history of banter when it comes to professionalism and the vacation rental industry and in this final episode of season 7, they dive into a less dependent future and explore the motivations and realities of becoming a property manager.   This episode is brought you by , the leaders in smart home automation, and , the best in class property...

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EP123: The Long Game with Ryan Bailey, CEO of Track Hospitality Software show art EP123: The Long Game with Ryan Bailey, CEO of Track Hospitality Software

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Travelnet Solutions Co-founder and CEO Ryan Bailey has been working since the early days of the internet to provide technology solutions for the hospitality industry.  Their property management software Track has twice been named the software of the future by the VRMB Keystone awards.   In this episode, Matt sits down with Ryan to talk about building enterprise platforms, the rollups shaking the industry, and how technology powered hospitality can be harnessed for a better human experience.     This episode is brought you by , the leaders in smart home automation,...

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EP122: I Sued the City and Won show art EP122: I Sued the City and Won

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Theo Kracke is a true vacation rental advocacy avenger.  Fed up with unfair regulations in his home town of Santa Barbara, he sued the city and spent a great deal of his time and money to create precedent setting law that benefits owners and managers up and down the California coast.  In Phoenix at the recent Streamline conference, Matt sat down with Theo to get his story. This episode is brought you by , the leaders in smart home automation, and , the best in class property care and automations platform. Additional show notes can be found at

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EP121: How Vacation Rental Hospitality Made My World Larger show art EP121: How Vacation Rental Hospitality Made My World Larger

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Sallie Mitchell, formerly of Casa Mar Azul vacation rental in San Pancho, Mexico knows what it's like to plan for a dream, live with the realities of that dream, and ultimately exit the dream in a positive fashion. Onwards to the next chapter.   In this episode Sallie and Matt explore the idea of finding your guest type and catering to them, action items to build an exit strategy and dip into Sallie's fears of an arms race in guest expectations. We have come to think of Sallie's business savvy as the quintessential rent by owner. With the scope of responsibilities and demands of the...

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EP120: Matt Roberts, CEO of Vacasa show art EP120: Matt Roberts, CEO of Vacasa

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Matt Roberts is the CEO of Vacasa, one of the largest vacation rental companies in the world. Matt was previously the CEO at Open Table -- the app that allows you to reserve tables at your favorite restaurants -- but he’s not entirely new to vacation rentals as he was previously on Vacasa’s board: granted a very different vantage point than being CEO.  But as a disclaimer and a testament to the theme of this season “unglamorous” we’ve chosen to include Matt because Vacasa, whether you like them or not, is a huge player in the vacation rental eco-system and knowing what...

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EP119: How Closing Communication Gaps Produce Happier Guests & Homeowners show art EP119: How Closing Communication Gaps Produce Happier Guests & Homeowners

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Ashley Kubiszyn is taking River Ridge Rentals to new heights with technological advancements, especially in communications, that compliment the company's already market-leading specialization, localization and community involvement. 

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EP118: Counter-Viewpoint: I Don’t Want Short Term Rentals in My Neighborhood show art EP118: Counter-Viewpoint: I Don’t Want Short Term Rentals in My Neighborhood

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In this episode, Matt sits down with Jessica Sheedy Black of Moms Against STRs for a sobering look at the other side of the vacation rental advocacy debate.

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EP117: Data and Revenue Management Conference (DARM) Summary show art EP117: Data and Revenue Management Conference (DARM) Summary

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In this episode, Matt shares his big takeaways from Amy Hinote's Data and Revenue Management Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.

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EP116: What Happens When A Rocket Scientist Becomes A Vacation Rental Professional? show art EP116: What Happens When A Rocket Scientist Becomes A Vacation Rental Professional?

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Vacation rental professionals come from all sorts of backgrounds, but Bruce Ikelheiner of Banjoe Vacations is our first rocket scientist.  Bruce currently manages two properties but is building automation into his business plan in order to grow quickly and effectively.

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EP115: Making the Family Vacation Rental Business more Profitable After 30 Years show art EP115: Making the Family Vacation Rental Business more Profitable After 30 Years

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This week Matt talks to Stacy Wesson of Cascara Vacation Rentals about the challenges of modernizing and running a family vacation rental business in an era of acquisitions and tech driven hospitality. 

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Jean-Philippe Ramé of 2 Be Apart in Lyon France is something of a vacation rental icon: he’s one of those entrepreneurs that sort of transcends industry and his management fleet is about as personality-driven as anything I’ve ever seen (check out the website if you don’t believe me).
 
It was in Barcelona, Spain at the KigoWorld event that Jean Philippe was sharing with me his strategy for baking flavor into each of his properties: this tactical strategy has become the big difference between his company and any others in the region.
 
If you want to innovate like Jean-Phillipe, consider a demo with our friends at PointCentral (free HVAC Analytics included from this landing page): https://www.pointcentral.com/vrmb/
 
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