Listen Your Way to Hosting Success with these Recommended Podcasts
There is a lot to learn about hosting guests in your short-term rental or vacation home. Even though you might be an experienced host, things change in the industry and you need to be up-to-date with what is happening. There are many resources out there – books, Youtube channels, Facebook groups, blogs and so on. One resource, however, is particularly helpful. You don’t need to sit down to watch a video or read lengthy paragraph. Instead listen to the latest insights while cooking, driving or cleaning your short-term rental. Listen to podcasts and learn how to take your offering to the next level. However, there are a few podcasts out there, so which ones are most useful? Find our selection of favorite podcasts for vacation rental hosts below.
Holiday Let Success is run by Britain-based Elaine Watt. The podcast was established in 2014 and there are over 80 episodes already in the library for you to enjoy. She shares tales from her own journey as a host, speaks to other holiday home owners and invites industry influencers to share their opinion. Listen to the podcast here.
Rachel Prince is the Rentalpreneur. She is a superhost and jack of all trades when it comes to vacation rentals. On her podcasts she discusses topics relevant to short-term rental hosts with hand-picked industry experts. Listen to the podcast here.
Originally a book by Jasper Ribbers and Kuzefa Kapadia, Get Paid for Your Pad is now more of a movement. A Facebook page, a blog and, of course, a podcast supply useful advice for Airbnb hosts. The podcast has been running since 2014 and over 250 episodes cover everything of interest to aspiring superhosts – from cleaning to marketing your property. Listen to the podcast here.
A community of hosts and experts, the Short Term Rental University might ring more of a bell as the Facebook group of the same name. However, founder Richard Fertig also started producing a podcast this year. There are a couple of episodes already, all with insightful guests and plenty of hands-on tips and tricks. Listen to the podcast here.
Last but not least, Vacation Rental Success recently celebrated their 250th podcast. Every episode is packed with information for short-term rental operators and often vacation rental professionals will pop in to chat to host Heather Bayer about Airbnb subjects. Listen to the podcast here.