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Vacation Rental Revolution Podcast

Vacation Rental Revolution Podcast

By Shawn Moore
Real Estate Expert, Shawn Moore, from Vodyssey.com, brings you the Vodyssey's Vacation Rental Revolution Podcast. Bringing you the best tips, tactics & strategies for growing and scaling your short-term vacation rental portfolio. Discover the difference between traditional short-term vacation rentals and true Lifestyle Assets. Learn from my 20 years of ups and downs in the Real Estate Investing game. Expert interviews on Acquisition, Legal, Finance, Management & more. All focused on building your Lifestyle Asset portfolio giving you Lifestyle & Financial Freedom starting today.
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Episode 1 - Lifestyle Asset University My Backstory & Introduction to Lifestyle Assets

Vacation Rental Revolution Podcast

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Episode 59 - Persistence & Determination Got Them Their First Ski Vacation Home, Interview w/ STR Investor Chris Ronshagen
First Time Vacation Rental Owners, Chris Ronshagen & Jess Kenney, were first time investors jumping into the vacation rental market at arguably the toughest time to purchase a property in a long time. Chris shares the ups, downs and everything in between as we dive into the journey into their first vacation rental investment. Similar to all of our success stories, here’s what I can tell you about Chris and Jess. They are hungry, driven, up for the work, and THEY LISTEN. I’ve worked with thousands of people who say they want to build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets, and I can tell you that the people who get results are always the best listeners and they take massive action. Most people listen with the intent to reply, Chris & Jess listen with the intent to understand. That understanding then turns into action, that action into results. Go listen to their awesome story on this weeks podcast episode. As always, thank you for listening and being the best part of this show.
58:01
April 14, 2022
Episode 58 - Is Now The Time To Hit The Pause Button Before Jumping In To The STR Game?
There are a lot of things going on right now in the world.    Interest rates are going up.  Inflation is on the rise.  Markets are unstable.  Is now the time to hit the pause button on jumping in to the STR game?  My right hand guy here at Vodyssey, Scott Marshall, joins me to discuss this and many other topics around investing in short term rentals.  I had a chance to riff on a number of things during our conversation. I hope you gain some insights from our conversation and enjoy this episode. For more information & expert advise.  Visit www.Vodyssey.com
51:30
April 01, 2022
Episode 57 - There Are No Easy Buttons, You Are Solely Responsible For Your Success or Failure In STR Investing
As short term rentals become more and more main stream, there is a lot of information our there about short term rental investing.   If you are interested in investing in short term rental or you are currently investing, I am sure all of the advice can be daunting and even confusing at times.   There is definitely no shortage of opinions and advice out there.   Heck, I am one of those people adding to that noise.   Today, I want to talk to you about some questions you should be asking yourself as you run down this road.  Hopefully this will help you to filter out some of the noise so that you can really reach your property investment goals. SPOILER ALERT:  Despite what many people would have you believe, there are no easy buttons.  Regardless of what advice you get, you are responsible for your success or failure and it is up to you to vet out the advice you are getting.   As always, thank you for listening & I hope you enjoy this episode.    
27:58
March 24, 2022
Episode 56 - Interview w/ Newbie STR Investors, Steve & Linda Cummings, On Their Journey Into Their First Property
First Time Vacation Rental Owners, Steve & Linda Cummings, were first introduced to vacation home investing less than 4 months ago. Steve & Linda share the ups, downs and everything in between as we dive into the journey into their first vacation rental investment. Similar to all of our success stories, here’s what I can tell you about Steve & Linda. They are hungry, driven, up for the work, and THEY LISTEN.  I’ve worked with thousands of people who say they want to build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets, and I can tell you that the people who get results are always the best listeners and they take massive action. Most people listen with the intent to reply, Steve & Linda listen with the intent to understand. That understanding then turns into action, that action into results.  Go listen to their awesome story on this weeks podcast episode. Go check out their property below: https://www.vrbo.com/2636081?adultsCount=7&arrival=2022-05-04&departure=2022-06-08&fbclid=IwAR0aAP51i31zZH3jLhsmJ-CDclaqh52hMYCW1U41xiz5dc46Q8uZhr6IcUo
48:48
March 17, 2022
Episode 55 - From 0 to 3 Vacation Rentals in 10 months. Interview with STR Investor, Freddy Falck
Successful Vacation Rental Owners, Freddy & Almoraima Falck were first introduced to vacation home investing less than 10 months ago and now have built a portfolio of 3 beach homes in that short time. Freddy shares the ups, downs and everything in between as we dive into their journey in the vacation rental world. Similar to so many success stories, here’s what I can tell you about Freddy & Almoraima They are hungry, driven, up for the work, and THEY LISTEN.  I’ve worked with thousands of people who say they want to build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets, and I can tell you that the people who get results are always the best listeners and they take massive action. Most people listen with the intent to reply, Freddy & Almoraima listen with the intent to understand. That understanding then turns into action, that action into results.  Go listen to their awesome story on this weeks podcast episode. Go check out their properties below: https://abnb.me/Goy9lVo25jb
50:51
March 04, 2022
Episode 54 - Interview With Successful Vacation Home Investor, Trago Wallace
Successful Vacation Rental Owners, Trago & Leslie Wallace purchased and remodeled 2 vacation homes in the past 6 months bringing their portfolio to 3 STR properties. Trago shares the ups, downs and everything in between as we dive into their journey in the vacation rental world. Similar to so many success stories, here’s what I can tell you about Trago and Leslie. They are hungry, driven, up for the work, and THEY LISTEN.  I’ve worked with thousands of people who say they want to build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets, and I can tell you that the people who get results are always the best listeners and they take massive action. Most people listen with the intent to reply, Trago & Leslie listen with the intent to understand. That understanding then turns into action, that action into results.  Go listen to their awesome story on this weeks podcast episode. Go check out their properties below: Yosemite: https://www.loveyosemitepm.com/501857/# Instagram: @ourhomeinyosemite Santa Cruz Mountains (Mount Hermon): https://www.airbnb.com/h/ourhomeinmounthermon Instagram: @ourhomeinmounthermon Wine Country (attached to their): https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12952388 Instagram: @ourhomeinwinecountry . The Vodyssey and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
01:05:40
February 25, 2022
Episode 53 - The Easiest Way To Put More Money Into Your Pocket With Your Vacation Rental
We are heading into another busy season for most vacation rental owners.  Inventory is way below the demand in most markets so we can expect to have another record year in most areas.  However, the difference between the amount of money the top properties make and the average properties is huge.  I'm going to talk about an easy way for you to put a lot more money in your pocket starting immediately.  In my opinion, pricing your property correctly is one of the least understood and most underutilized marketing tool available to vacation rental owners. In today's episode, I talk about how you can take advantage of a major opportunity in today's short term rental market by understanding how to price your property to put the maximum amount of money into your pocket. I believe that most management companies and many people are very lazy when it comes to pricing their property correctly.  Especially those with really high occupancy levels. Join me on this episode as I share a strategy you can put in place today to instantly help you maximize the return on your Lifestyle Asset. Vodyssey was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
33:09
February 18, 2022
Episode 52 - Using Asset Based Loans To Build Your STR Portfolio
As investors, once we find a great asset that fits our property and investment goals, the next step is to add as many of those assets to our portfolio as quickly as possible.   Often times, what holds us back is that when we began to scale up our portfolio, traditional financing options begin to dry up.   Today we are joined by Doug Perry, Director of Sales at Temple View Capital, to discuss asset based loans or DSCR (debt service coverage ratio) loans built specifically for investors as a great long term financing option for their short term rental portfolio. We cover the basics of these types of loans as well as some of the unique details of how they work and what you can do to leverage them to build your own personal portfolio.  If you are looking to scale your STR investment portfolio and you'd like to know how to use non traditional loans to turbo charge your growth, you don't want to miss this episode. To get ahold of Temple View Capital, you can visit: https://www.templeviewcap.com/vodyssey
57:11
February 04, 2022
Episode 51 - The Long Game Of Vacation Home Investing
Many people experience short bursts of excitement or curiosity around investing in vacation homes, but inevitably get stuck at some key points along the way, and before they know it, another year has gone by and they aren't where they wanted to be. This is totally avoidable if you understand the long game and have a proven process to follow. Many people get excited about our member stories where people moved quite quickly and accomplished a lot in one year, but they often don't understand what is behind the ability to do that. I hope you enjoy this episode and thank you for listening and being the best part of this show.
36:25
January 14, 2022
Episode 50 - What To Expect In 2022 For Vacation Rental Investing
2021 was a crazy year for vacation rental owners.  It seems like records were set across the board.   While we don't have all the numbers from 2021, there is an over arching theme indicating that 2022 is stacking up to be very good for short term rental hosts. Experts saw demand for short term rentals in 2021 increase from the previous year by 22.4% but supply only went up by 2.5%. This is a huge supply gap. The same experts are expecting demand to increase an additional 14% in 2022 while supply continues to lag behind.   These are very good signals for those of you getting into the short term rental game or those of you doubling down to build your portfolio if you are already in the game. You don't want to miss this quick episode as I unpack the major things I see in this report. Here is a link to the report for those of you that would like to check it out.   https://www.airdna.co/blog/2022-forecast-us-short-term-rental-outlook-report
16:26
January 08, 2022
Episode 49 - Getting Your Offers Accepted In Today's White Hot Real Estate Markets.
I hosted a live training last Friday to talk about the secrets we’ve learned making over 400 offers this year. I shared what’s working right now in the most competitive markets, and some hard-won wisdom on what hasn’t worked for us this year. If you’re looking to buy a vacation home in the next 6-12 months, you likely will need these secrets in order to get your offer accepted in these white hot real estate markets. I hope you enjoy this episode as you prepare to build your vacation rental portfolio. As always, thank you for listening and being the best part of this show.
53:45
December 23, 2021
Episode 48 - Interview with Eli Grelecki. Eli Shares Their First Year's Experience In Vacation Rental Ownership
Vodyssey member Eli Grelecki shares their journey of the first year of vacation rental ownership.  We talk about the ups and downs of competing to find a property in today's crazy real estate markets. We discuss the challenges and delays of completing a remodel in today's construction atmosphere.  And ultimately what the end of the road looked like when the property when live the week of Thanksgiving where they saw it all come together. This is a must listen.   I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed the interview.  To visit the Grelecki's property on AirBnB: https://airbnb.com/h/tamaracklookout
57:10
December 17, 2021
Episode 47 - The #1 Thing You Can Do To Increase Your STR Revenue Today
It is no secret that the short term rental market is getting more and more saturated & it is getting harder for hosts to stand out in these crowded markets. Today I am joined by one of the nations leading brand experts, David Flanagan.  If you have listened to me long enough, it is no secret that I believe there is HUGE upside in the short term rental space.  However, you have to play the game correctly.  And one of the most important skill sets your should acquire is learning how to stand out in any market. Today we are going to talk about the importance of giving your property a sole and really telling a story with your property to stand out and deliver an amazing customer experience for your guests.   If you own a property or are thinking about purchasing one soon, you do not want to miss this episode.  As always, thank you for being the best part of this show, and I hope you enjoy today's episode.  To get in touch with David, you can find him at https://www.flanaganspeaks.com/ or get a copy of his best selling book, Rudder, on Amazon or on his website.  
01:02:17
December 10, 2021
Episode 46 - It's Separation Season
Now is the time of year that most people begin to take their foot off the gas pedal.   People tend to relax and begin to procrastinate during the holiday season.  Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's are holiDAYS not holiMONTHS. Most people start to relax, make excuses & push things off until the first of the year.  You may even have a tendency to take it easy right now.  This is the time to accelerate your progress and gain some massive ground on the competition and the old you, without giving up the fun of the holidays.   ​​​​​​ As always, thank you for listening and being the best part of this show.
17:22
November 24, 2021
Episode 45 - Top 3 Financing Options For Purchasing Your Vacation Rental [Interview with Jeff Chisum]
One of the biggest decisions that you have to make when purchasing a vacation rental is: What type of financing are you going to use? Today we interview Jeff Chisum from Northpoint Mortgage to help us understand the top 3 loans to help you fund your next vacation rental purchase. From traditional full doc loans, to no personal income qualifying asset based loans, there is a loan that will fit almost any person's situation. This episode is jam packed with amazing information that I am excited to share with you. As always, thank you for listening and being the best part of this show.
59:25
November 05, 2021
Episode 44 - How Uncle Sam Will Pay Your Down Payment On Your Next Vacation Rental [Interview with tax expert Mike Pine]
Have you ever considered using the tax law as a wealth building strategy? In today's episode, we interview Mike Pine from Pine Co CPAs, and we discuss just that. Mike shares a story from one of his many clients using taxes as a wealth building strategy who purchased a beach property and he helped them strategically set it up correctly.  In doing so they were able to reduce their tax liability that year by more than the amount of their down payment, and they have now parlayed that money into a second mountain property and plan to continue this for the next 10 properties.  Uncle Sam is funding their portfolio.  The most exciting part of this, is that almost anyone can do it, unfortunately, most people do not know about it to take advantage of this huge wealth building strategy.   Join us on today's episode with one of the nation's leading tax advisors and CPAs, Mike Pine, as we discuss exactly what you can do to take advantage of this strategy to build your vacation rental portfolio.   To book a consult with Mike and his team visit: www.PineCoCPAs.com/Vodyssey . The Vodyssey and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
33:50
October 28, 2021
Episode 43 - [Quick Rant...Sorry] Stop Selling Yourself Short
I had something I wanted to get off my chest today.   I have the pleasure of speaking with many people all across the country who are interested in getting into the short term rental game. One of the topics that comes up fairly often is people under estimating the simplicity of this game.    My biggest frustration is that sometimes people won't set their ego aside long enough to learn what it takes to succeed, and this ultimately leads to them selling themselves short on the success they could have.  Most people do not know what they don't know.  This is not their fault.  They haven't put in the time to understand what seems to be a very simple business.   While this business is not rocket science, there are certain things you should focus on to succeed in this game.  If you don't know what those things are, you may run down a road that has some surprises for you.   Listen to this weeks episode to hear why I believe there is more success waiting for you than you may realize if you understand how to play this game.   . The Vodyssey and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
19:24
October 15, 2021
Episode 42 - Interview With Successful Vacation Rental Owners, Jacob & Vanessa
Successful Vacation Rental Owners, Jacob & Vanessa Jansen share the ups, downs and everything in between as we dive into their journey in the vacation rental world.  Similar to so many success stories, here’s what I can tell you about Jacob & Vanessa. They are hungry, driven, up for the work, and THEY LISTEN.  I’ve worked with thousands of people who say they want to build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets, and I can tell you that the people who get results are always the best listeners and they take massive action. Most people listen with the intent to reply, Jacob & Vanessa listen with the intent to understand. That understanding then turns into action, that action into results.  Go listen to their awesome story on this weeks podcast episode. The Vodyssey and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
47:53
September 10, 2021
Episode 41 - The Biggest Mistake Newbie Investors Make, Investing Without An Emergency Fund
An emergency fund doesn’t have to burn a hole in your wallet if you know what it is, and how it can work for you without earning a huge return. Many successful investors get the feeling that their cash is “burning a hole in their wallet.” After all, that cash could be earning a return.   Using up that “cash burning a hole in your wallet” so it “earns a return” is the real estate investor’s constant dilemma. Today we are going to talk about how much of an emergency fund you should have personally.   We will discuss how much capital you should plan on for your first short term rental investment.   And we will discuss what an emergency fund should look like for your portfolio before you begin putting money into you own pocket as a return on your investment. As always, thank you for listening and being the best part of this show. Vodyssey was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
19:11
September 03, 2021
Episode 40 - The Biggest Roadblock To Building A Real Estate Empire
I hear over and over from people that they want to begin building a real estate portfolio. When I ask them what is holding them back I most often hear that they don't have the time, money or knowledge to move forward. The fact of the matter is that none of these are the real reasons holding them back. In today's episode, I am going to share with you the one and only thing holding people back in this game, and what you can do about it today to recognize and combat against it. As always, thank you for listening and being the best part of this show. Vodyssey was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
12:59
August 27, 2021
Episode 39 - The Secret Curse Of Success
Today is a special episode for me.  I have the opportunity to talk to so many amazing people who are interested in vacation rental investing.   Most have experienced some level of success, and I have found that there is a secret curse of success that has the ability to haunt us all and stop us in our tracks if we let it. Listen to today's episode to recognize and avoid this silent killer of dreams.  As always, thank you for listening and being the best part of this show.
23:31
July 30, 2021
Episode 38 - Part 3 of 3, Unpacking The Marketing Phase of Vacation Rental Ownership
If you have been around me for any length of time, you know that I am a systems and process oriented guy. I refer a lot about the three major phases of vacation rental ownership.  The acquisition phase, the management phase & the marketing phase.  What I don't talk a lot about is the framework within each of these phases. Today's episode is part 3 of 3 and is all about unpacking the marketing phase of vacation rental ownership.  There is a lot more that goes into successfully marketing a short term vacation rental than many people think. I hope you enjoy and learn something new! As always, thank you for listening and being the best part of this show. Vodyssey was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
17:51
July 16, 2021
Episode 37 - Part 2 of 3, Unpacking The Management Phase of Vacation Rental Ownership
If you have been around me for any length of time, you know that I am a systems and process oriented guy. I refer a lot about the three major phases of vacation rental ownership.  The acquisition phase, the management phase & the marketing phase.   What I don't talk a lot about is the framework within each of these phases. Today's episode is part 2 of 3 and is all about unpacking the management phase of vacation rental ownership.  I hope you enjoy! As always, thank you for listening and being the best part of this show. Vodyssey was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
17:41
July 08, 2021
Episode 36 - Part 1 of 3, Unpacking The Acquisition Phase of Vacation Rental Ownership
If you have been around me for any length of time, you know that I am a systems and process oriented guy.   I refer a lot about the three major phases of vacation rental ownership.  The acquisition phase, the management phase & the marketing phase.  What I don't talk a lot about is the framework within each of these phases. Over the next three episodes, I want to unpack the framework within these phases to hopefully help you understand that we are not just guessing at a high level if this will work.  We focus on a lot of details as we build our portfolios of profitable Lifestyle Assets.   Today's episode is all about unpacking the acquisition phase.  I hope you enjoy! Vodyssey was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
18:38
July 02, 2021
Episode 35 - Maximize Your Lifestyle Asset With Paid Advertising
One of my favorite subjects to talk about is maximizing your Lifestyle Asset with paid advertising.   This is the final step where we really add fuel to the fire to maximize your portfolio. However, adding fuel to the fire at the wrong time can be a fatal mistake.  Today I am going to talk to you about how and when to add paid advertising to your Lifestyle Asset business so you see the explosive results you are looking for with paid advertising. Vodyssey was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
26:42
June 25, 2021
Episode 34 - Pricing Your Property For Maximum Profitability
In my opinion, pricing your property correctly is one of the least understood and most underutilized marketing tool available to vacation rental owners.   In today's episode, I talk about how you can take advantage of a major opportunity in today's short term rental market by understanding how to price your property to put the maximum amount of money into your pocket.   I believe that most management companies and many people are very lazy when it comes to pricing their property correctly.  Especially those with really high occupancy levels.   Join me on this episode as I share a strategy you can put in place today to instantly help you maximize the return on your Lifestyle Asset. Vodyssey was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
25:43
June 01, 2021
Episode 33 - How To Beat Other Buyer To The Best Deals In Any Market
If you have been looking to purchase any real estate lately, you know that inventory levels are extremely low and the competition is fierce. Today I am going to share a few strategies that you can do today to immediately increase your odds of seeing the best deals before anyone else gets them.  There are a few things in here that may surprise you, and they might be the opposite of what you think works.  However, I challenge you to implement these strategies right away and you will be shocked at how many deals you see before everyone else in your market. Vodyssey was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
29:16
May 13, 2021
Episode 32 - AirBnb CEO, Brian Chesky, stated that his company will need millions more hosts to meet surging demand.
Let’s dive into some really exciting news we’ve been talking about for a while now but getting some validation. AirBnb CEO, Brian Chesky, just stated that they will need millions more hosts to meet surging demand. What areas are people searching? Rural areas Small towns Entry Points to State & National Parks Demand is crazy right now and STR have become the preferred choice for many travelers. I’ve been saying that Covid was a multi trillion dollar advertising campaign for the STR industry and is sound like Brian agrees. We are seeing the length of stays continuing to increase and we are hearing from multiple sources that approximately 50% of companies are planning to allow remote work post pandemic. Right now many hosts are seeing almost 100% occupancy heading into the travel season.  This is an indication that we are going to see ANR go up for many hosts adding to the bottom line. In short, the future looks very bright and there is a lot of opportunity for those of us in the STR game for the foreseeable future. Vodyssey was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets.  Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family.  For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
32:50
April 30, 2021
Episode 31 - The Market Is So Hot Right Now, Should We Wait For It To Cool Down?
We have talked a lot about the markets and how relevant or irrelevant the market actually is to when we purchase real estate.  The number one question I continue to get is if people should be purchasing in these crazy markets.  I share some new insights into my thoughts on how to mitigate your risks and win in today's white hot real estate markets.  Listen to this weeks episode to get all the details about these great loan options.  As always, thank you for listening and being the best part of this show. . Vodyssey was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
24:50
April 15, 2021
Episode 30 - Why I Do What I Do Everyday
Why do I do what I do everyday? This is a question that I get asked all the time.   I want to share with you why I get more excited everyday about the opportunities in front of us. Many people believe that owning and investing in vacation homes is reserved for the rich and famous.  That is absolutely not the case.  This is a space that regular people like you and me can thrive. In fact, we have a huge advantage over the big guys. I hope to inspire some new questions for you in today's episode.  Not just about the technical side of this business, but also about what dream you are chasing and why you are chasing it. Listen to this weeks episode to get all the details about these great loan options.  As always, thank you for listening and being the best part of this show. . Vodyssey was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
25:40
March 12, 2021
Episode 29 - Financing Your Vacation Rental Portfolio with 10% Down
Getting the right financing for your vacation rental is one of the biggest steps to purchasing your property. This week I was fortunate to be able to interview one of the nations leading experts in vacation rental financing. Jeff Chisum with Gateway Mortgage.  www.TenPercentDown.com I learned some really amazing changes that are happening in the industry that allows us to take advantage of 10% down payments and really low rates as we build out Lifestyle Asset portfolio. Listen to this weeks episode to get all the details about these great loan options.  As always, thank you for listening and being the best part of this show. . Vodyssey was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
50:21
March 05, 2021
Episode 28 - Why I Believe Now Is The Best Time To Buy Vacation Rentals?
I get asked all the time, why do I think now is a good time to buy vacation rental?   Prices are at all time highs. Inventory levels are super low. The economy is uncertain, etc, etc, etc.  There are a number of different reasons why I believe now is a great time to buy, but there are two BIG reasons that I will share with you in this show.   As always, thank you for listening and being the best part of this show.  Vodyssey was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com Listen to this weeks episode to hear our thoughts on this.
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February 18, 2021
Episode 27 - Should I Be Purchasing Property In This Crazy Market?
Most markets are at all time highs. Inventory levels are at all time lows. Prices are increasing over night.  Should I even consider purchasing in this crazy market? Vodyssey and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com Listen to this weeks episode to hear our thoughts on this.
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January 29, 2021
Episode 26 - The #1 Reason People Fail With Vacation Rentals
When it comes to short term rentals, the biggest reason people fail is not because they do not purchase the right property. It's not because they chose the wrong location. It's not even because they don't have enough money.   Listen to this week's episode to see why most people fail with vacation rentals. Vodyssey and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
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January 22, 2021
Episode 25 - 7 Things Poor People Do That Rich People Do Not
As we dive head first into a new year, reflect on our past year and make plans for future growth, I felt it would be a good reminder to review some common action that poor people take that rich people do not.   1. Save Money 2. Buy Toys That Don't Make Money 3. Have A Plan B 4. Keep Money In The Bank 5. Do Remedial Tasks 6. Take Things Personally 7. Focus On The Price Over The Value I explain these 7 things in detail and give you some examples of what I mean and how these actions can be detrimental to your financial freedom.   Vodyssey and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
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January 08, 2021
Episode 24 - Interview with James & Emily Bauslaugh
Meet James & Emily Bauslaugh – They are from Fredricksburg, VA and they were looking for a plan to purchase their first vacation rental property when I met them less than 30 days ago.  They love the outdoors and have thought of ways to purchase a property they could use personally that also gave them a great return. James & Emily were looking for a system that they could follow to help them bridge the gap between having an idea of owning a profitable vacation rental to the reality of actually purchasing the property. Let’s break it down: Who? James & Emily Bauslaugh Problem:  Unable to figure out all of the moving parts of purchasing, managing & marketing a profitable vacation rental all on their own. Solution: Join the Vodyssey Masterclass & Empire Club Coaching (my training program that shows you how to build a profitable portfolio of Lifestyle Assets.) Did It Work? Yep, James & Emily had their first Lifestyle Asset under contract within 18 days of joining Vodyssey. Here’s what I can tell you about James & Emily. They are hungry, driven, up for the work, and THEY LISTEN.  I’ve worked with thousands of people who say they want to build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets, and I can tell you that the people who get results are always the best listeners and they take massive action. Most people listen with the intent to reply, James & Emily listen with the intent to understand. That understanding then turns into action, that action into results.  Go listen to their awesome story on this weeks podcast episode. The Vodyssey and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
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December 11, 2020
Podcast Episode 23 - Baseball, Basketball & Lifestyle Asset Acquisitions
Today Shelly joined our podcast and we had a great chat about Baseball, Basketball & how it all relates to Lifestyle Asset Acquisitions. Purchasing the right property in the right area is a critical step in building a profitable portfolio.  However, too many people start the acquisition process and assume that the perfect property is going to just magically fall into their lap.   You have to put your self in the game and understand that it take a few at bats before you will see the perfect pitch.  The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.Vodyssey.com
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December 03, 2020
LAU Episode 22 - The New Competition
Today I share with you the biggest and only competition you have to worry about.  I have been getting trolled by a guy on social media and I share some of my thoughts about his comments.   Simon Sinek has a valuable lesson in his book, Start With Why that I felt necessary to share this week. . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetU.com
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November 20, 2020
Episode 21 - Shelly Smith Flips The Script and Interviews Shawn On This Fun Episode
LAU's Director of Client Success flips the script and interview's Shawn on this weeks podcast.    Shelly surprised Shawn this week with a few questions of her own.  This was a fun episode that took a number of different turns that should be helpful as you navigate tackling any new challenges.  . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetU.com
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November 06, 2020
Episode 20 - Interview w/Successful LAU Member, Misti Petrie
Meet Troy & Misti Petrie – They are from Denver, CO and they were looking for a plan to purchase their first vacation rental property back in August when I met them.  They loved hiking and skiing in the Colorado mountains and always thought of ways to purchase a property they could use that also gave them a great return. Troy and Misti have always been system and process oriented and they were looking for a system that they could follow to help them bridge the gap between having an idea of owning a profitable vacation rental to the reality of actually purchasing the property. Let’s break it down: Who? Troy & Misti Petrie Problem:  Unable to figure out all of the moving parts of purchasing, managing & marketing a profitable vacation rental.   Solution: Join the LAU Masterclass & Empire Club Coaching (my training program that shows you how to build a profitable portfolio of Lifestyle Assets.) Did It Work? Yep, Troy & Misti had their first Lifestyle Asset under contract within 14 days of joining LAU.  They closed 30 days later. Listen to this week's podcast of Misti sharing their journey. Here’s what I can tell you about Troy & Misti  They are hungry, driven, up for the work, and THEY LISTEN.  I’ve worked with thousands of people who say they want to build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets, and I can tell you that the people who get results are always the best listeners and they take massive action. Most people listen with the intent to reply, Troy & Misti listen with the intent to understand. That understanding then turns into action, that action into results. . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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October 30, 2020
LAU Episode 19 - My Embarrassing Lesson in 7th Grade on Taking Action Without A Plan
As you guys know, I am a HUGE fan of taking massive action. You’ve heard me say over and over that Action leads to Results and results lead to Momentum. However, massive action without a plan can lead to disaster. Action always leads to results. However, it doesn’t always lead to your desired result. I learned an embarrassing lesson in 7th grade about taking action without a plan, listen to the podcast to hear my story. I love action takers. I’ve always considered myself an action taker and sometimes it has gotten me in trouble. Many people in the VR world take action and purchase a property without a real plan for what to do after they own it. They know that there are platforms like Airbnb to help them and they figure that is all they need. Their investment is very market dependent. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. Compare that with the people who purchase a property with an acquisition plan to help analyze the location and property type.  Identify the profit potential and invest ability of the area they are looking for. They then have a specific management structure that fits their property and location as well as their needs. They know the details of who their target guest is and where they are coming from. They follow a plan to deliver a unique experience to that target guest. And finally they know every detail about how to market to that target guest and get them to book their home without the help of the OTA’s like Airbnb. They have a platform to follow up with all of their happy guests to generate repeat bookings and the list can go on and on.  Who do you think has a better chance to succeed and really maximize their investment? Obviously, the person that has a plan and pays attention to the details. My lesson for today is to have a plan, pay attention to the details of that plan and THEN take massive action following your plan. . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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October 22, 2020
LAU Episode 18 - I Was So MAD Until I Learned This Lesson
I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts recently that pissed me off so much I almost turned it off.  You'll have to listen to hear the whole story.  Lets apply it to the VR world There is an evolution that takes place in any new adventure.  Mike Dillard has said that there are really only two ways to change your circumstances. 1. Acquiring new information and expanding your knowledge 2. Meeting new people and expanding your network Many people get into the VR game with one idea in mind and then end up evolving as their knowledge base expands as well as their network. We focus on three main areas inside of LAU, the Acquisition Phase, Set Up and Management Phase & the Marketing Phase. One phase is not more or less important that the other. We tend to begin and end with the acquisition phase in most real estate investing. However, VR are much closer related to a business than a real estate investment. If you only focus on the acquisition phase, your property will be very market dependent and you will continue to compete for customer acquisition in more and more saturated markets. This can feel like you are swimming upstream and depending on many outside influences that you have no control over. However, if you take it a few steps further, your business can evolve to be very self sustaining by focusing on the customer experience and customer retention which is way more enjoyable and where you have complete influence and control. Conceptually, many business owners and professionals understand this. They just haven’t applied it to their vacation rental business. This happen when you expand your knowledge base and your network to change your circumstances. . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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October 16, 2020
LAU Episode 17 - Marketing Your Short Term Vacation Rental
ARE YOU READY FOR MARKETING??? Identify 3 Major Outcomes – 1. Acquiring a property in the right location & property type.  2. Set up & management of your property to deliver a unique experience. 3. Maximizing your asset with turbocharged marketing. Rewind and Make Sure You Have Built A Solid Foundation WHY WE MARKET OUR PROPERTY OUTSIDE OF THE OTA’s… To Build A Business With Our Own Customer Base. Don’t complain about the OTA’s if you are not willing to do anything about it.  Your job is to build a customer base outside of the OTA’s if you really want long term success. PAID ADVERTISING VS ORGANIC Paid is predictable and scalable. COMMIT TO THE PROCESS Your marketing, even with a proven process, is making constant iterations. You need to commit to the entire process. DELIVER ON YOUR PROMISES Marketing is essentially making promises. You are making an offer to get a response. When you get a response, make sure you deliver. You should have a thoughtfully crafted customer journey that over delivers on all of the promises that you have made to your prospects. . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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October 08, 2020
LAU Episode 16 - Specialized Knowledge Builds Wealth
Specialized Knowledge Builds Wealth. “Successful People in all callings never stop acquiring specialized knowledge related to their major purpose, business or profession.” – Napoleon Hill Real Estate is a Huge ocean. There are lots of different ways people make money in real estate. However, when you look at the most successful people, they have chosen to focus their attention to acquire specialized knowledge in a very specific area. STR are one specific vehicle in real estate. However, even though STR are a small niche in real estate, there are experts who make money in different ways within STR. In any game you play, if you want an unfair advantage, you need to specialize. So many people are looking for the magic pill or secret to success. There is no magic pill but there is most definitely a secret to success it’s just not what most people want to hear. The Secret to success is mastering a specific skill. Sound easy but mastery takes time and most people are not willing to put in that time. However, those that are willing will see success Knowledge leads to Action. Action leads to Results. Results lead to Momentum and that ultimately snowballs into massive success. Does it happen overnight – absolutely not. Most people over estimate what they can accomplish in 30 days but grossly under estimate what they can accomplish in a year. The time is going by one way or the other. Spend the time to master a specific skill and you will set yourself up for massive success. . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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October 02, 2020
LAU Episode 15 - Finding The Perfect Location. You Are Focusing On The Wrong Things
Still the number one question that I get is: Where are the most profitable locations? I want to challenge you today to ask a different question. When you ask better questions you get better answers. Your short term rental is a long term investment and markets change over time. Publications love to promote the Top Location Lists because they know that's what people want to see.  However, those lists are like musical chairs. How do you identify the most profitable locations??? Most look at the ratio between Acquisition Price and Revenue generated by the property and that is a calculation of ANR and Occupancy. The problems is that those things changes all the time. I challenge you to ask different questions like: What makes a location or specific property type profitable? What are the major profit drivers in an area? What can I do to add profitability to the property? What can I do to market and stand out in a crowded marketplace? All of these questions will help you better determine the most profitable market for YOU. The best part is, there is not 1 or 10 or 100 great markets to own Vacation Rentals. There are thousands. There are pros and cons in every market but if you start to peel back the layers of the onion and really understand the profit drivers in a particular area you will not be dependent on what the market is doing to dictate your profitability. One of the best parts about VR as an investment is that we have the ability to maximize the profitability. . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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September 24, 2020
LAU Episode 14 - LAU Interview with KimBerly Keyton
Meet one of our LAU Charter Members, KimBerly Keyton.  KimBerly is a full time real estate investor who focuses on multi-family properties.  KimBerly lives in Placerville, CA, she has an amazing story and a unique perspective on the short term rental industry.  KimBerly shares some of her insights and lessons learned from her years of experience in the real estate investing game.   . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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September 04, 2020
Episode 13 - LAU Member Interview with Jeff & Jamie Child
Meet one of our LAU Charter Members, Jeff & Jamie Child.  Jeff & Jamie join us to share some of their lessons learned in their first 12 months of getting into the vacation rental business.    Jeff and Jamie are from West Haven, UT and are just finishing up building 5 vacation rentals.  They sold an RV dealership this past year and are getting into vacation rental ownership full time as the next chapter of their lives.  There were some bumps in the road with the build job with many lessons along the way.  They have an amazing story to share about their journey getting to this point.   You can check out Jeff and Jamie's Lifestyle Asset at www.ZionVillage.com . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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August 27, 2020
LAU Episode 12 - Member Interview with Jeff Weaver from Atlanta, GA
Meet one of our LAU Charter Members, Jeff Weaver.  Jeff joins us to share some of their lessons learned in their first 6 months of vacation rental ownership.    Jeff and Jessica are from Atlanta, GA and purchased their first Lifestyle Asset in Destin, FL.  They hit the ground running and will conservatively make over $150k in revenue in their first year of ownership.  It was a wild ride with many lessons along the way.  They have an amazing story to share about their journey getting to this point.   You can check out Jeff and Jessica's Lifestyle Asset at www.DreamWeaverDestin.com . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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August 21, 2020
Episode 11 - LAU Member Interview With Dave Sivulich
Meet one of our LAU Charter Members, Dave Sivulich.  Dave joins us to share some of his lessons learned in his first year of vacation rental ownership.    You can check out Dave's Lifestyle Asset at www.StargazerStGeorge.com . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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August 15, 2020
COVID-19 Live Q&A Call
Over the last week the COVID-19 has heavily affected the way Americans operate. I’ve thought a lot about what that means for all of us – my family, our real estate community, our global community & our collective human family. Some of what is going on is unprecedented, most of which is out of our control. One thing that is within our control is how we react to the situation dealt to us. No matter what is going on around us, we have the freedom to choose how we react to this problem. It is never a good time to hit the panic button. We will get through this together. I’m not at all saying we should not be mindful of any potential risks. We should be mindful of our current reality and follow what the science based advise the CDC is telling us. I believe that the current recommendations will help slow the spread of the virus and allow our health care professionals to get ahead of the situation. First let’s talk about the obvious. The markets are a mess and that is going to affect real estate. How exactly? We don’t know. In the short term people may just wait and see how things shake out.
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March 14, 2020
Episode 10 - The #1 Question I Get – What are the most profitable locations to purchase Vacation Rentals?
The #1 Question I Get – What are the most profitable locations to purchase Lifestyle Assets? There is no perfect area or property type. There are usually multiple opportunities in every market. The better questions to ask is, How do I identify the best opportunities within a specific area? There is not a One Size Fits All, but there are ways to identify if a particular property or location will be a good investment. There is not one Data Source that tells the whole story . 1. Start with Location - Pick an area you like - Identify the profit drivers in the area - Where are people coming from - What local attractions and events bring visitors - Is the area seasonal or year round - What do the occupancy and rental rates look like in the area . 2. Identify Property type - Riches are in the Niches. - Stay in your lane - Purchase what you know . 3. Understanding Different Neighborhoods - Neighborhood Demographics - HOA & Municipal Regulations - Purpose Build Communities VS Traditional Communities. Cross check all your data with all of your software tools & your dream team. . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the proven processes in Acquisition, Management & Marketing of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. . For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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February 14, 2020
Episode 9 - Steve Jobs Final Thoughts On Life
Steve Jobs died a billionaire, with a fortune of $7 billion, at the age of 56 from pancreatic cancer, and here are some of his last words... 👇👇👇 “In other eyes, my life is the essence of success, but aside from work, I have a little joy. And in the end, wealth is just a fact of life to which I am accustomed.” “At this moment, lying on the bed, sick and remembering all my life, I realize that all my recognition and wealth that I have is meaningless in the face of imminent death. You can hire someone to drive a car for you, make money for you – but you can not rent someone to carry the disease for you. One can find material things, but there is one thing that can not be found when it is lost – “LIFE”. ❤️ Treat yourself well, and cherish others. As we get older we are smarter, and we slowly realize that the watch is worth $30 or $300 – both of which show the same time. Whether we carry a purse worth $30 or $300 – the amount of money in the wallets are the same. Whether we drive a car worth $150,000, or a car worth $30,000 – the road and distance are the same, we reach the same destination. If we drink a bottle worth $300 or wine worth $10 – the “stroller” will be the same. If the house we live in is 300 square meters, or 3000 square meters – the loneliness is the same.” “Your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world. 🌍 Whether you’re flying first class, or economy class – if the plane crashes, you crash with it.” So, I hope you understand that when you have friends or someone to talk to – this is true happiness! ✅ 💥 Five Undeniable Facts 💥 1️⃣ Do not educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy. – So when they grow up they will know the value of things, not the price. 2️⃣ Eat your food as medicine, otherwise you will need to eat your medicine as food. 3️⃣ Whoever loves you will never leave you, even if he has 100 reasons to give up. He will always find one reason to hold on. 4️⃣ There is a big difference between being human and human being. 5️⃣ If you want to go fast – go alone! But if you want to go far – go together. And in conclusion... 👇 👨‍⚕️ The six best doctors in the world 👩‍⚕️ 1️⃣ Sunlight 2️⃣ Rest 3️⃣ Exercise 4️⃣ Diet 5️⃣ Self-confidence 6️⃣ Friends Keep them in all stages of life and enjoy a healthy life. 😊 Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends... Treat yourself well. Cherish others. 🎉 “Love the people God sent you, one day He’ll need them back.” . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the Experts in Acquisition, Legal, Finance & Management of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. .  For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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July 29, 2019
Episode 8 - 100% Return Of Your Capital Is THE #1 Concern With Any Investment
Too many would be investors focus on the return on their investment and ignore the most important aspect of any investment.  That is the Return Of Their Investment.   Once you get a 100% return of your investment you are playing with house money.  That is the holy grail of investing because it allows you to rinse and repeat over and over again building true wealth.  . 100% Return Of Your Capital has more to do with the team you have assembled than the actual investment.  Your expert team must first understand your exact goals, plans, finances, expectation, etc. well before you begin purchasing Lifestyle Assets.  The Lifestyle Asset that we recommend for one person may not be a good fit for another person.  You need to trust and feel comfortable that you have the right team on your side and that will put you in the best position to get a 100% return of your capital to continue building your portfolio.   . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the Experts in Acquisition, Legal, Finance & Management of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. .  For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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March 12, 2019
Episode 7 - Cash Flow Is NOT King When Purchasing Lifestyle Assets
I’m not a big believer in cash flow being the main reason to build a passive income portfolio. I know that is a shocker statement and goes against what many people talk about. Cash flow is important and something to consider but I do not believe it is the top priority when building your Lifestyle Asset portfolio.  . I’m a huge believer in Net Worth being the biggest reason we should invest early on and for the long term. Combine that with a positive cash flow and you have a no brainer reason to build a Lifestyle Asset portfolio.  . If you are only looking for a positive cash flow as you evaluate properties, you will make mistakes. You will be fooled into purchasing cheaper, low quality properties. The cheap properties that have a higher cash flow will be much riskier long term.  . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the Experts in Acquisition, Legal, Finance & Management of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. .  For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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February 26, 2019
Episode 6 - Understanding & Minimizing Risk When Purchasing A Short-Term Vacation Rental
All real estate investments come with a certain amount of risk and Lifestyle Assets are no exception. In fact, I would argue that they have more things to consider when purchasing them. . I'll teach you the 5 things that you can do to minimize your risk when purchasing Vacation Homes, particularly, Lifestyle Assets. . Follow these rules and you will be well on your way to lifestyle & financial freedom as your grow your Lifestyle Asset Portfolio. . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the Experts in Acquisition, Legal, Finance & Management of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. .  For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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February 23, 2019
Episode 5 - Don't Let Ignorance Stop You From Purchasing Lifestyle Assets.
Episode 5-Don't Let Ignorance Stop You From Purchasing Lifestyle Assets. . We all get hung up on the details of how to attack any new endeavor. Building a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets is no different. We are here to show you how to focus on WHO not How as you build your Lifestyle Asset portfolio. . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the Experts in Acquisition, Legal, Finance & Management of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. .  For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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February 21, 2019
Episode 4 - Top 6 Things To Consider When Purchasing Your First Lifestyle Asset
Anytime you purchase an investment property, there are many things to consider.  Today I am going to share with you what I believe are the top 6 things to consider when purchasing your first Lifestyle Asset. . The Lifestyle Asset University and the Empire Club was formed to introduce you to the Experts in Acquisition, Legal, Finance & Management of your Lifestyle Assets. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. .  For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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February 20, 2019
Episode 3 - The #1 Reason Why I LOVE Lifestyle Assets
Today I will share with you the biggest mistake that I have made in my real estate investing career and the #1 Reason Why I LOVE Lifestyle Assets.   Learn why I am extremely excited to build our Lifestyle Asset portfolio & why now is the perfect time. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. .  For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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February 18, 2019
Episode 2 - What The Heck Is A Lifestyle Asset?
Short term vacation rentals are becoming more and more mainstream as passive investment tools for real estate investors.  Learn the 3 Differentiating factors of Lifestyle Assets vs Short Term Vacation Rentals. . Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family. .  For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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February 18, 2019
Episode 1 - Lifestyle Asset University My Backstory & Introduction to Lifestyle Assets
How losing everything led to a conversation with a 5 yr old on a beach in Hawaii that helped my realize my WHY & led me to Lifestyle Assets. Lifestyle Assets are more than just short-term vacation rentals.  Learn how you can build a portfolio of Lifestyle Assets that provide Lifestyle & Financial Freedom for you and your family.  For more content and expert advise, visit www.LifestyleAssetUniversity.com
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February 18, 2019