Alex Zemianek’s business and personal philosophy compels him to give back to the community that has supported and nurtured him.
One of the not-so-secrets of Alex’s success is that it’s never about him. It’s always about supporting others.
Alex believes the best way to serve a community is to empower its members to elevate their own positions. He thrives on giving them the tools, the knowledge, and the self-confidence to thrive.
Alex’s wife, Molly, is fond of saying, “If you hang out with Alex long enough, he’ll brainwash you into believing in yourself.”
Alex gained his perspective through tragedy. When he lost his father at the tender age of 20, he realized that life is short and precious. That it never be wasted or deferred So, Alex chose to use this adversity as a catalyst to propel him forward, rather than an inhibitor to keep him stuck.
The first step in Alex’s professional journey was to read the respected blockbuster book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki. Armed with the principles set forth, Alex began his career by accepting a position with AT&T.
While it was always his intent to carry on his father’s real estate legacy, Alex knew that he had to have a solid business background from which to draw. It was this knowledge and foresight that saw him rise steadily through the corporate ranks of AT&T for 14 years. When he reached the pinnacle of #1 District Manager within the company, he knew it was time to accomplish new goals.
JZ Vacation Rentals Founded
With the unconditional encouragement of his mother, and unwavering support of his wife, Alex founded KJZ Investments, LLC, which has since evolved into JZ Properties and JZ Vacation Rentals.
And honor it, he has. Alex has created a 7-figure business based on the principles of fairness, trust, collaboration, and giving back to the community that has helped him prosper.
JZ Vacation Rentals and its sister company, JZ Properties helps investors, hosts, and guests with many aspects of real estate. Some of these include long- and short-term rental properties, property management services, real estate development, and investment strategies.
Alex is particularly proud of the non-profit arm of his organization. JZ Gives Back, gives back to individuals and groups in the community.
JZ Gives Back to Community Organizations
Homelessness and children in need are just two of the groups that JZ Gives Back supports. In addition, they provide education and legal representation for the short-term rental industry.
Some of the organizations they work with include:
St. Patrick’s Center in St. Louis, which provides “opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Individuals and families build permanent, positive change in their lives through safe and affordable housing, sound mental and physical health, and employment and financial stability.”
In 2019, JZ Gives Back helped raise more than $8400 for the Heart & Soul Foundation, which supports children born with heart defects, with the donation of two 7-day vacation rentals.
JZ Gives Back hosts monthly “Meet-Up” events aimed at bringing the community together. They provide education for local entrepreneurs to help businesses evolve and raise awareness of the short-term rental industry in the St. Louis area. They also provide free real estate coaching, Airbnb education, and non-profit organization.
Alex Zemianek believes as strongly in giving back to his community as he believes in its inhabitants. If you are interested in donating to any of the JZ Gives Back’s causes, please get in touch. We appreciate you!
JZ Shows its Support to Vacation Rental Guests & Industry
One of the most basic principles of JZ Vacation Rentals, JZ Properties, and JZ Gives Back is exactly that….giving back. During these challenging times, it’s become more important than ever to show our support to not just our vacation rental guests, but the short-term rental industry as a whole.
So, how do we do this? In many ways.
How We Show Support to our JZ Vacation Rentals Guests
Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, we have significantly enhanced our cleaning protocols to keep all of our guests even safer.
Next, each of our vacation rental properties undergoes a stringent 100+ point inspection, to be sure it is conforming with JZ Rentals standards of excellence. No item will be missing when a guest checks in. It’s just one of the ways we make sure our vacation rental guests also have a “best in class” experience at a JZ vacation rental.
Then, as an additional safety measure, we have equipped all of our properties with keyless entry. This protects you by not having to come to a rental office to pick up keys. Shortly before your check-in date, you’ll be emailed your unique door code. It also cuts down on unnecessary travel by allowing you to go straight to your property at check-in time, rather than making an extra stop.
Last, our blog at JZ Vacation Rentals keeps all of our guests up to date on the latest happenings. We hope you subscribe and tell all your friends and family, too!
How We Show Support to the Vacation Rental Industry
This is one of the ways in which JZ Vacation Rentals truly shines.
JZ’s President and Founder, Alex Zemianek, is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs grow successful businesses. As a real estate developer, investor, and entrepreneur, he has focused his considerable efforts on the vacation rental industry. He founded STLSTR.org as a non-profit organization, whose goal is to raise awareness of the magical city of St. Louis as a short-term rental destination.
In addition, Alex volunteers his time to advocate for the vacation rental industry, lobbying for positive changes for both himself and all his fellow short-term rental entrepreneurs.
Also, it’s easy to join in on any of Alex’s weekly Meet-Ups! You’ll gain some invaluable strategies for small business growth, including real estate coaching, Airbnb education, and mentoring. All conducted on a volunteer basis!
Other Topics of Interest
Always near and dear to his heart, however, is the ability to draw attention to and help non-profit organizations. To this end, he supports (and invites everyone else to, also!) several area non-profits, including St. Patrick’s Center and Cardinal Glennon’s Heart and Soul Foundation.
The most compelling thing about JZ Properties, JZ Vacation Rentals, and Alex Zemianek? His wife Molly sums it up perfectly, “If you hang around Alex long enough, he’ll brainwash you into believing in yourself.”
That’s a pretty good place to be.
To put it simply, dynamic pricing is a strategy in which product pricing continually adjusts in response to real-time supply and demand. Without proper guidance, your Airbnb listing could be massively under priced or overpriced in off-peak seasons.
The Strategy of Dynamic Pricing
Here at JZ Vacation Rentals, we leverage proprietary software systems to automatically adjust nightly pricing rates based on the dynamic situation, season, or demand. This strategy within JZ’s Airbnb Management Services is known as “dynamic pricing”. We have also seen it referred to as surge pricing, demand pricing, time-based pricing or revenue management.
An example of dynamic pricing that one might be familiar with is Uber surge pricing. When demand of an Uber is high in a specific area at a specific time, the cost of the Uber is surcharged to a higher rate. Our team was just in New Orleans for the Vacation Rental Management Association Conference and when we took an Uber to the airport, the cost was 2x the normal rate because the supply was low and demand was high at the time. The vacation rental industry’s dynamic pricing is similar because we adjust pricing based on the demand. For our industry, we analyze the booking window in each city. For example, St. Louis’ average booking window is 40 days out. This means that the majority of people visiting this awesome city are typically booking their homes 40 days prior to their trip. We use that information as a factor when cross referencing pricing with seasonality when adjusting prices.
That’s a high level overview of dynamic pricing and how we use it in the vacation rental industry in order to increase revenue. To learn more about how to increase your vacation rental revenue or Airbnb occupancy, check out our other blogs here: www.jzvacationrentals.com/blog
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