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Essential Short-Term Rental Advice from The Host Coach with Airbnb Superhost Culin Tate

We’re talking short-term rentals in this episode! Meet Culin Tate, a serial entrepreneur, owner and host of nine Airbnb properties, short-term rental coach, author of Host Coach, and Airbnb ambassador.

His mission is to share his experiences and knowledge of specific tools, software, and systems that will turn your short-term rentals from being a “hobby” into a legitimate business.

Get an inside look into the tools and systems that Culin has implemented, and scale your short-term rental business into a life of financial freedom by starting to live your “why.”

Most of Culin’s properties are in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia. The first one that he purchased is a condo on Turks and Caicos, and we discuss the differences of mountain and beach markets, and why he continues to operate in the Caribbean as a break-even.

If you’re in that 2-4 Airbnb homes and you’re thinking that you can accelerate that into a larger portfolio, or if you’re just trying to figure out how to land and launch that first place, this episode will give you plenty of knowledge and confidence.

Things we discussed during this episode:

– Buying turnkey properties versus fixer-upper Airbnbs.

– Why you should think about Airbnb as a search engine.

– Utilizing a dynamic pricing tool such as PriceLabs

– Implementing an automated messaging system such as Hospitable

– Why you should spend a fair amount of time staying in your listing yourself.

– Using technology and short-term rental automation.

– What are the benefits of having a short term rental business?

– What is Airbnb arbitrage? What is co-hosting?

– Hacking the Airbnb algorithm for listing placement and success

– How do you know when an Airbnb market is too saturated?

– How do you properly vet Airbnb guests? What criteria are you looking at?

– Using a market analysis tool such as AirDNA

– When to know that a market is oversaturated

– Why to focus on secondary markets or properties outside primary markets

– Market regulations and having a Plan B for each property

Where to find Culin online:

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Join Jason Muth from Straightforward Short-Term Rentals and Attorney / Broker Rory Gill of NextHome Titletown and UrbanVillage Legal in Boston, Massachusetts for another episode of The Real Estate Law Podcast!

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