Airbnb Rental Arbitrage [And How to Succeed at It]

Airbnb Rental Arbitrage [And How to Succeed at It]

What is Airbnb rental arbitrage? Airbnb rental arbitrage is the practice of renting properties and subletting them on the Airbnb platform. It’s becoming more difficult to own property as home prices have far outpaced median incomes since 1960. That’s why this strategy allows you to build cash flow without the stress and challenges of home…

Does Social Media Drive Direct Bookings For Your Vacation Rental?

Does Social Media Drive Direct Bookings For Your Vacation Rental?

Love it or hate it, social media is a cornerstone of modern digital marketing. If the goal is to get guests where they are… well, social media is where they are, for about 2.5 hours a day on average.  But what about social media for the vacation rental industry, specifically? Does social media really lead to more direct…

5 Steps to Clean Up and Organize Your Vacation Rental Website

5 Steps to Clean Up and Organize Your Vacation Rental Website

Vacation rental managers have a lot on their plates. Outdated website content and overall “website cleanliness” is often something VRMs know they need to address, but there’s a long list of more important items above that on their to-do list. And once some of those more important items get crossed off, more just end up…

Labor Day Weekend 2022: Vacation Rental Market Data Forecast

Labor Day Weekend 2022: Vacation Rental Market Data Forecast

Labor Day weekend marks the end of a busy summer season for most of the vacation rental markets in the United States. We took a sneak peek at how some popular destinations perform. Forward-looking data is vital for projecting how you will perform against previous years. It is important to note that this pacing data…

7 Short-Term Rental Myths Debunked

7 Short-Term Rental Myths Debunked

Short-term rental (STR) revenue is attainable. Yes, you read that right.  Pre-COVID-19, post-COVID-19. In strictly regulated markets and softly regulated markets. In popular vacation destinations and unique suburbs. No matter which way you cut it, it’s very possible (and even probable) to generate revenue with STRs—so long as you say yes to accurate data and…

Airbnb’s 10-Fold Increase in Host Cancellation Fees Could Benefit Guests

Airbnb’s 10-Fold Increase in Host Cancellation Fees Could Benefit Guests

Few things can be as frustrating for Airbnb guests than to see their reservations cancelled by the host, especially on short notice. Airbnb is hiking the maximum fee 10-fold to $1,000, from the current $100, on August 22 for certain host-generated cancellations. “Avoidable host cancellations are not common, but when they do happen, they can…

Fair Use

Fair Use

This page explains our usage of images and text gathered from external sites External listing data on HiChee Some visitors to our site react with: “Yeah, but surely this can’t be legal!” Indeed, we do show some details of rentals without the permission or knowledge of owners, property managers, or the sites from which we gathered…