All posts by Matt Landau

Vacation Rental Start-Ups Taking On New And Unexpected Job Title

They say you never truly understand something until you can explain it. Today’s vacation rental start-up space is bustling. But the innovators taking the lead are now (more than ever) wearing a new

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Why Aren’t More Airbnb Hosts Doing This?

On paper, 66-year old South African retiree C.C. is not what most of us might imagine as a hospitality entrepreneur. But upon dissecting her evolving vacation rental business, you’d be surprised

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6 Upgrades To Your Current Vacation Rental Photographs

As owners and managers, we’re constantly looking for ways to make our property stand out. And the first step — getting professional photos (if you don’t already have them) — is

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The 5-Step Course To Prioritize Your Vacation Rental Marketing Needs

Step 1. Write Down All Tasks Considering you may be getting ideas for your marketing from a plethora of sources (blogs, friends, forums…etc.) it’s of utmost importance to first attempt to put

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A Day In My Life (Video)

It should be no secret that video is playing an increasingly important role in marketing these days. And knowing that trust and personality are two hugely defining factors in the vacation rental industry,

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Listing Site Dependence Workshop: The 3 Things I Learned

If you are an owner or manager who is thinking about exploring new ways to generate bookings for your vacation rental, this post is for you. This past Wednesday, I braved the waters outside my comfort

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10 Sincere Reasons My Friends And I Would Like To Stay At Your Vacation Rental

I spent the last few weeks exploring the East and West coasts of the United States, mixing business with pleasure and basically eating too much. Along with my three best friends from childhood below (who

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Makeover Session 3.0: Want To Stand Out? Send A Newsletter

We all want to stand out from a crowd. And while the mobula rays (above) have their own way to do that, our Inner Circle community focuses on three main things: Attraction (how to stand out and generate

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Cave Hill Cabins Transformation

The Accidental Vacation Rentalist: A Dying Breed?

Have you ever wondered why so many owners or managers accidentally fell into the vacation rental business without any kind of plan or formal training? In stark contrast to medicine or law or the world

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Content Marketing Workflow for Vacation Rentals

Here is the audacious “Content Marketing” strategy that explains why you read my work

A member of our Inner Circle has been offering her San Diego vacation rental to guests now for just about 25 years (!!!). When she first started, she made some cute little flyers so that everyone in the

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Why Are Vacation Rentals Going “Evergreen”?

Vacation rental owners and managers – not unlike most small business owners – have limited resources. Which means that every ounce of energy you put towards your marketing (let’s say answering a

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Makeover Session 2.8: Holly & Alanna’s Progress Reports

Below I’m sharing feedback from both Holly and Alanna on their progress in this, the first 3 months of their vacation rental website makeoves since our big reveals. I’ve also shared a glimpse

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