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How to Make your Vacation Rental Feel More Luxurious While Staying on a Budget


If you’re currently working in the vacation rental industry, it should come as no shock that more and more studies are coming out of the woodworks that center around the desire to stay in a vacation rental over a hotel movement. On average, these statistics are showing that about 54 percent of active travelers prefer to stay in a vacation rental over the 23 percent of whom prefer to stay...

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What the Vacation Rental Industry Will Look Like by 2020


I remember being told stories from my grandparents, and even my great grandparents, about what it was like when they were growing up. You know, the stories of “I had to walk 10 miles up a hill both ways to get to school.” Oh yeah, you can bet I heard that one almost every time I would even THINK about complaining about anything.   What really stuck out were the stories...

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Top 7 Mistakes Vacation Rental Host Make


One of the biggest misconceptions people have when starting a new venture, such as starting a business, losing weight, or hosting your very own vacation rental, is that if you fail, that means you should not continue. Making mistakes in a new venture is one of the most critical ways we learn and become more successful down the road, but through a little research, some can certainly be avoided. So,...

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Tips to Improve your Airbnb Visibility on Google


Ever since the turn of the century, everything, obviously, has moved online. Can you think of anything you CAN’T do online? We do our banking online, never having to see a physical dollar all month if we choose. We can order trinkets from Asia or Latin America and have them in our home the following day, just by the click of a button. And who are we kidding, we all...

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Co-hosting vs Brand Management


If you currently own a vacation rental or perhaps considering listing your own property, it’s natural to have so many questions concerning the variety of options you have when listing your home. “What is the best price to list my rental at? What are the necessities that need to be revamped in my home? Do I have the time to meet with the guest when they check in? What are...

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5 Unconventional Tips to Landing a 5 Star Review on Your Vacation Rental Profile


The backbone of any successful business is growth. From innovation to taking massive action and collaboration, and possibly the most important, growth from the past. Growth from successes and failures that turned into lessons learned. Growth in the form of feedback or reviews, in particular, is truly the backbone to the success of a vacation rental property. Vacation rental reviews give you an accurate depiction of your business from the...

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5 Reasons to NOT Choose a Management Company to Host Your Airbnb Vacation Rental


1: You don’t want to increase your revenue You love the daily grind of working 8-5 (let’s be real it’s more like 7-7 with your commute). You come home and heat up that delicious frozen chicken dinner that’s been sitting in the freezer for two months, and then you are off again to that fulfilling side job, all so you can make ends meet. Living paycheck to paycheck and only...

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Travel Tips When Staying in a Vacation Rental


Two years ago I packed up an oversized hot pink suitcase, bought a one-way ticket to Lyon, France and headed out to the gastronomic capital of the world. Sure, I was nervous and knew I would be homesick, but ready to take on the world with bright eyes and an open heart to what might be out there. Fast forward to today and I have now traveled to 18 countries,...

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How to Write an Impactful Description for your Vacation Home


One of the most common questions we get as a and vacation rental business is if the market is saturated. So many people hoping to break into the business are either holding back or getting frustrated because they are not seeing the success they had hoped to. This frustration usually leads to the assumption that they may have been late to the game. “There are too many options” there are...

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Why JZ Gives Back


My mission in life has always been to brainwash society into believing in themselves, as this is how I plan to take over the world. Now, I know you’re either intrigued or a little worried about my well-being, but hear me out. When I first became a CEO and was working to grow the JZ brand, my friends, family, co-workers, and employees often accused me of “brainwashing” people in impromptu...

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