OBX Ranks Best Place to Visit During Coronavirus

Outer Banks Coronavirus Best Place to Visit

The OBX offers so many different options and flavors, particularly when looking for some space to stretch out. Tony, taking some time to refresh from reality The OBX ranks #1 for top places to visit and #1 for best beaches, according to a recent article, Ranked: The 20 Top Places Americans Are Dreaming About Right Now, published in Forbes Magazine. Wow!  … Read More

Is the Outer Banks Open to visitors due to Covid-19?

We still wake up most mornings and it feels surreal that just a month ago the anticipation of the Outer Banks vacation rental season was beginning to buzz in the air, the weather was beginning to warm up, it looked like John’s Drive In was about to open and this past weekend would have marked the opening of most of … Read More

Totally Unique Vacation Rental Training Experience

Vacation Rental Training

Live Swell Introduces One-of-a-Kind Vacation Rental Training “Whats your secret sauce?” “Do you offer vacation rental training?” were the questions we continually received from guests, fans and other aspiring and established vacation rental owners.  I have to admit, in the beginning I did not want to give away our secrets.  These secrets and process we distilled over years and via thousands … Read More

Podcasts Featuring Live Swell Founders Mike and Maria

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Podcast Featuring Live Swell Founders How to Build a Short Term Rental Brand  Host:  Neil Henderson, Commercial Syndicator + Short Term Rental Owner Podcast: “The Road to Family Freedom”  How to Build a Short Term Rental Brand with Michael Hamilton Practical Vacation Rental Investment with Michael Hamilton Host:  Heather Bayer, VR Owner, Manager + Industry Thought Leader  Podcast: “Vacation Rental Success”  VRS170 … Read More

Vacation Rental Insurance For Owners + Airbnb Host Insurance: The Breakdown

Summary:  Vacation Rental Insurance For Owners + Airbnb Host Insurance Vacation Rental Insurance:  The Skinny The Biggest Killers of Wealth:  Taxes + Lawsuits The Good News:  There is “custom penned” Vacation Rental Insurance for Owners Proper Insurance Reviews:  The Vacation Rental Insurance company we use Airbnb Host Insurance HomeAway Insurance Should you get Vacation Rental Insurance? Rad News for our blog … Read More

Vacation Rental Asset Protection

Live Swell Asset Protection

Summary:  Vacation Rental Asset Protection The Biggest Killers of Wealth:  Taxes + Lawsuits Vacation Rental Asset Protection: A Short Story How do I protect my vacation rental? 3 Steps Do you know the Biggest Wealth Killers? It is said that the biggest killers of wealth are taxes and lawsuits.  One of the consequences of NOT being properly protected with owning real estate … Read More

Outer Banks Seashells: Secrets from the “Shell Whisperer”

Live Swell obx sea shells

Finding Outer Banks Seashells Finding Outer Banks Seashells is mostly about timing and being first to the shell patch, what we refer to as “First Rake.” Can you wake up early? Real early?  Shells will wash up at all times of the day, however, there are some more likely times and conditions to be mindful of which can increase the chance … Read More

Smartbnb Review

Smartbnb Review Vacation Rental Dojo

Smartbnb Review Summary Smartbnb is a critical tool we leverage and have utilized at Live Swell Beach Bungalows for 3+ years, on multiple properties in multiple markets.  In this smartbnb review we will be discussing our experience with the product, team and smartbnb improvements.  As a bonus we will also cover why the leverage principle is so important and how … Read More