Hospitable (Aka SmartBnb) Message Automation Review

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Summary of Hospitable Message Automation – (formerly Smartbnb) Review Getting tired of messaging guests and responding to inquiries? In this post, we discuss Hospitable, the automation software we use to streamline nearly ALL our guest communications in our Proven Process Automation, with Hospitable or another reliable tool, allows an owner to free up time and NOT get STUCK working “in” … Read More

Michael Hamilton’s 5 Keys to Succeed as an Airbnb and Vacation Rental Owner

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Summary of Michael Hamilton’s 5 Keys to Succeed as an Airbnb and Vacation Rental Owner “Don’t Get Trapped by Dogma.”  – Steve Jobs Invest in Your Companies’ Greatest Asset: YOU.  Who cares more about your results and business than you? Control Your Emotional State. One of the hardest to achieve. Be Resourceful! (The truth is it is not YOUR resources … Read More

Why Boutique Vacation Rentals GET PAID Premium Rates!

Summary of Boutique Vacation Rentals GET PAID Premium Rates In this post, will start with the “Airbnb Gamble” every guest faces each new booking. A true story! Will discuss the why and the how Live Swell built its brand of boutique vacation rentals What is your “Unique Theme?” A key component of your boutique rental you will want to think … Read More

5 Proven Process Tips to Convert More Lookers to Bookers

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Summary of 5 SuperHost Ninja Tips to Convert Lookers to Bookers In this post will talk about closing the the deal. Booking Confirmed! Looking to increase views on Airbnb? Sorry to disappoint but there is no magic, puff or potion What is the Airbnb Search Algorithm and why it is important to understand? Examples of Good Airbnb Titles and the … Read More

Vacation Rental Expenses: Done Smart & Easy (Free Calculator)

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Summary of Vacation Rental Expenses Done Smart & Easy “What gets measured, gets managed” – Peter Drucker. Professionals prepare for expenses, know their numbers and leverage analysis tools to make quick, accurate projections Video “How to” demo of our Vacation Rental Expenses Spreadsheet Calculator (Download The Calc Free) The “OPEX Ratio” explained and why it is  important an owner with ambition … Read More

How to Get a Vacation House for Free: Owner Secrets

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Summary of How to Get a Vacation House for Free In this post, learn why your education is key to a vacation house for free We cover the important need to know numbers, don’t worry its just simple math What does a “vacation house for free” really mean? Tips and tricks to keep you safe in your vacation rental journey … Read More

What is OBX – top off the beaten path OBX things to do

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Guest Post: By Dillon North Carolina’s Outer Banks, also know as the OBX, is a strip of barrier islands that flank its Atlantic coast and is known for pristine beaches, jaw-dropping sunsets, and an interesting cultural mix of small-town colonial America and a laid-back summertime vibe. Here is our rundown on the best off-the-beaten-path activities in the Outer Banks. Explore … Read More

How and why make your AirBnb pet friendly?

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Summary of How and Why make your Airbnb Pet Friendly? Renting “Pet Friendly” is certainly not for everyone but can offer a lot of upside if done right “Pet Friendly” has ranked as the 3rd most desired “amenity” for vacation home renters We discuss the Top 3 reason why we list pet friendly at Live Swell How to make your … Read More

The “E” Myth Applied to a Vacation Rental Business Model

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  Summary of “E” Myth Principle Applied to Vacation Rental Business Model Understand the “Entrepreneurs Myth” – Why most small business don’t work and what to do about it Looking to gain more clarity on your vacation rental business model & approach? We’ll discuss this, specifically working “on” the business vs. working “in” the business. Two very different paths with … Read More

Live Swell’s Beach House Renovations Before and After

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Magical Bungalow OBX: Beach House Renovations Before and After Are you ready for a beach bungalow renovation? At Live Swell part of our proven process  is to find the ugly, the neglected and the beater homes most people shy away from.  This allows us to purchase beach properties at a deep discount.  The next step is to complete a bungalow … Read More