Skip to main content

The Business of Bill Faeth: A Look at His Content Business, STR Portfolio, and Events Company

Meet Bill Faeth — one of the most popular and well-respected voices in the short-term rental industry.

Bill Faeth has been involved in real estate for almost 25 years with both commercial and residential investing. In 2015, he switched the majority of his residential portfolio to short term rentals from long term after seeing an opportunity to increase profit and reduce risk.

Bill currently has a multi-million dollar portfolio of short term rental properties primarily located in vacation rental markets with a focus on beach, lake, and mountain properties.  In addition to his own portfolio, he hosts the popular STR Unfiltered podcast and he’s the co-producer of STR WealthCon, one of the hottest industry events for vacation rental entrepreneurs.

In this episode Bill and I discuss:

  • The story behind how he traveled to golf tournaments with Tiger Woods
  • How he built, scaled, and sold his first businesses
  • How much money he makes off of his content vs. his portfolio
  • How much money the STR Wealthcon makes and what the long term vision for the event is
  • What he’s recently changed his mind about
  • And so much more

This episode is brought to you by Hostlabs — Say goodbye to the daily hassle of running your short-term rental business. Free up your time and watch your business thrive with Hostlabs. Learn more and qualify for an exclusive discount here

Recent episodes you might enjoy:

Have you signed up for Ping yet?

Ping makes it easy for guests to be notified when their favorite Airbnbs become available — and it’s the secret tool the best Airbnb hosts use to maximize bookings.

Sign up today at

About the Show

Behind the Stays is brought to you twice a week by Sponstayneous — a free, biweekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb.  

You can subscribe, for free, at

Behind the Stays is hosted by Zach Busekrus, co-founder of Sponstayneous, you can connect with him on Twitter at @zboozee.