Connect with fellow hosts and industry experts. With short-term rentals being a huge industry, there are many individuals who dedicate their career or at least part of their time to running the likes of Airbnb, Homeaway and VRBO. With many guests coming and going, hosts definitely have no shortage of new people to meet. However, sometimes hosts can appreciate getting to know others who are in the same boat – fellow hosts. Luckily, there a lot of online communities where STR hosts can exchange ideas, ask questions and meet peers. To make it easier for you to decide on what groups to join, we have compiled a list of the 5 Facebook groups every short-term rental host should join. Note: Short-term rentals are referred to as STRs. Short Term Rental University The biggest of our recommended groups and constantly growing, this group should be on your list to join if you are operating a short-term rental. It is run by Richard Fertig, an Airbnb Superhost, entrepreneur, and former Wall Steet Hedgefunder, who managed to create an extremely helpful community, where all questions are welcome. At times Richard provides handy video tutorials on all things STR, but mostly this group is for hosts to learn from each other and exchange experiences. Join here. New to Short Term Rentals, Airbnb and Hosting You're just getting started in the industry or still have some questions? This group is here to help! New hosts post their listings for feedback or seek advice from fellow hosts. The group was created by Alanna Schroeder, who is a host herself and also runs VR Mastered, who provide boot camps for vacation rental owners, and The Distinguished Guest, a hospitality supplier for vacation rentals.