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Tech Talk: STR Tech Essentials with Christianne Crump

In this episode, I have the pleasure of sitting down with Christianne Crump, the brilliant mind behind STR HUB – a platform that’s been a game-changer for property managers and hosts in the Airbnb and short-term rental industry. 

And we’re chattin’ all things software & tech!

Ever wondered how to approach the process of selecting software for your short-term rental business? Christianne shares here secret tips for how to make the most of software demos, ensuring that the technology you choose aligns seamlessly with your business objectives. 

She also generously shares her exclusive “Property Management Software Guide Workbook,” designed to assist you in navigating the intricate process of selecting the ideal property management software. It’s your comprehensive guide to making the right tech choices for your business.

Christianne also shares essential tech tools that should be a part of your tech arsenal. Plus, we chat it up about resisting the allure of constantly chasing after new tech trends. 

By the end of this episode, you’ll be armed with knowledge and inspired to elevate your Airbnb and short-term rental business to new heights.

Time to dive in!

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Timestamps for the key highlights in the episode

[02:34] Christianne Crump’s bio

[04:18] How Christianne discovered the short-term rental space 

[06:53] The STR HUB website: From idea to publishing

[13:36] Exciting trends in technology

[19:17] Essential tech categories for an STR host

[24:44] Why growing your direct bookings matters and how to increase them

[27:47] The software selection process and how to extract maximum value from a demo 

[28:42] The Property Management Software Guide Work Book;

[30:57] The Short-Term Rental Solutions Podcast:

[32:22] Additional tech tools that are essential to include in your tech stack

[35:41] How to deal with shiny object syndrome in tech

[38:55] The Lightning Round

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Golden Nuggets

  • “Distribution is a crucial part of being successful in today’s business atmosphere.” 
  • To succeed in an increasingly competitive and professionalized market, hosts and property managers must operate at a top-tier level. 
  • Enhancing and delivering value through email marketing can be a powerful strategy for increasing direct bookings. 

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6. The Property Management Software Guide Work Book;

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