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Redefining Real Estate: Madeline Blom’s Success Story

Today, we’ve got a special guest in the house – the one and only Madeline Blom. Madeline isn’t just any real estate expert; she’s a seasoned STR Realtor and Investor who’s been through it all. She’s here to spill the beans on her journey into the captivating world of short-term rentals and how her adventures in investing have completely transformed the way she serves her real estate investor clients, all in the breathtaking backdrop of the Smoky Mountains.

Madeline’s got some golden nuggets of wisdom to share, too! We chat it up about the importance of partnering with a real estate agent or realtor who truly gets the ins and outs of the short-term rental game. She shares her perspective on the potential pitfalls of working with an agent who’s not quite up to speed in this niche and arms you with some smart questions to ask potential agents, so you can be sure they’re the real deal.

Madeline’s also a pro at managing properties across not one, not two, but four different markets! Curious how she does it? Well, she’ll share her secrets on staying proactive and keeping that positive mindset when faced with challenges.

Grab your favorite beverage, get comfy, and let’s dive into Madeline’s incredible journey and insights. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss!

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Key highlights in the episode

[02:34] A short bio of our guest, Madeline Blom

[03:06] How Madeline discovered the short-term rental space 

[05:00] How Madeline’s short-term rental investment experience has impacted how she serves real estate investor clients in the Smoky Mountains

[07:25] The challenges of working with a real estate agent or realtor who is not experienced in the short-term rental space

[10:38] Types of questions to ask an agent to determine their legitimacy and expertise in the field

[15:44] Madeline’s experience with self-managing properties in four different markets and how she navigates the challenges she encounters

[21:47] The differences in property management across various markets

[25:59] A glimpse into Madeline’s typical day as she balances her family life with her career as a real estate agent and STR host

[29:05] Advice for anyone struggling to balance between family and STR investment

[32:55] The mantra that transformed Madeline’s life

[34:32] The Lightning Round

[38:35] Best way to connect with Madeline Blom:


Golden Nuggets

  • When managing a property, be proactive in seeking the resources that you need 
  • “If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always be who you’ve always been.” 
  • “You can do whatever it is that you want to do if you set your mind to it.”

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Resources Mentioned

1. Short-Term Rental, Long-Term Wealth: Your Guide to Analyzing, Buying, and Managing Vacation Properties:


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