How to Find and Rent Furnished Apartments While Traveling

The benefits of staying in a furnished apartment when traveling are innumerable – including lots of space, local insider knowledge, and the ability to stay in less touristy, more authentic neighborhoods.

However, finding a good apartment can feel overwhelming.

There are a lot of variables to consider, including price, location, cleanliness, and convenience.

This is where we come in. (more…)

Replacing Your Income Using Airbnb with Zeona McIntyre – Part 3 Investing

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Zeona McIntyre went from a $12 an hour retail job while side-hustling by renting out her place on Airbnb to owning her own Airbnb property to now having an entire vacation property management company that she runs while still traveling around the world.

This is part three of this series and we get into the investing side of it all. What should you be looking for when purchasing a property for hosting on Airbnb or any short term rental platform? We will be answering the following: investor partnerships vs solo, cash vs financing, turnkey vs work needed, how to keep up with the ever-changing laws and so much more. If you have ever played with the idea of buying an investment property for short term rental then listen closely because we are discussing it all.

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!

Click here to download the episode directly. Are you more interested in becoming a property manager or investing in the property to list? Why? Let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts!

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In This Episode

  • 04:00 Shout Out & Success Story
  • 06:15 Zeona’s Timeline & Locations
  • 08:45 Investing With Others Or Vetting Them
  • 17:15 Buying Where You Don’t Live Or Know Very Well
  • 28:45 Finding Tradesman & People To Help
  • 31:45 Resource For Laws & Backup Plan
  • 36:30 The Numbers & Long Term Options
  • 49:45 Loopholes/Bonuses
  • 52:00 Turnkey vs Work Needed
  • 57:10 Size Matters?
  • 01:06:15 The House That Stands Out
  • 01:09:30 Emotions vs Numbers
  • 01:12:40 Pricing / Buying & Cash vs Financing
  • 01:22:05 Overall Goal
  • 01:27:00 Dipping Your Toe Into It
  • 01:28:45 Tips & Tricks

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Part 2: Replace Your Income Using Airbnb with Zeona McIntyre

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Here is the second part of my time with Zeona and we got into the nitty-gritty of what works and what doesn’t! We discussed the different platforms (positives & negatives), mistakes in listings, how to price, standing out in the crowd, dealing with non-positive reviews, and so much more. This episode is a must-listen if you have ever played around with the idea of getting into the short-term vacation rental game but make sure you listen to Part 1 to hear the how and why Zeona got to where she is & how she has made it her career.

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In This Episode

  • 06:30 Airbnb or Multi-Platform?
  • 10:20 Commissions & Drawbacks By Platform
  • 12:45 Different Types of Guests by Platform
  • 14:00 Common Mistakes in Listings
  • 18:40 Listing Descriptions & Managing Guest Expectations
  • 21:00 Standing Out In The Crowd
  • 22:40 How To Deal With Non-Positive Reviews
  • 24:45 Title Insights & Keywords
  • 27:30 Bullet Points vs Stories
  • 29:00 Pictures Tell The Story
  • 32:30 How to Price
  • 40:00 Minimum Stays?
  • 44:40 What Type Of Properties Are Popular
  • 48:00 Bed Size Matters
  • 52:05 Statement Pieces & Home Themes
  • 55:50 New Constructions vs Older Homes
  • 58:35 Tools & Resources
  • 1:01:20 House Manuals – Printed vs Electronic
  • 1:04:00 Handymen, Cleaners – Everyday Option or Specific to Vacation Rental Services
  • 1:06:25 Biggest Mishaps

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Replace Your Income Using Airbnb with Zeona McIntyre

Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast Replacing Your Income Using Airbnb with Zeona McIntyre

Some of you may know that Heather & I are proud owners of a few Airbnb properties which have definitely had a positive impact on our pocketbooks and that is exactly why I was so excited to talk to our guest today all about how she made it into a career.

Today’s guest, Zeona McIntyre went from a $12 an hour retail job while side-hustling by renting out her place on Airbnb to owning her own Airbnb property to now having an entire vacation property management company that she runs while traveling around the world.

The best part of the deal is that you don’t even need to own a home to make this work for you!

In this first of a two-part series, we discuss Zeona’s backstory of how she got started, tips and tricks for the beginner, and if she had it to do over again what would she have done differently.

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In This Episode

  • 05:40 The Why Behind It All
  • 07:40 From Side Hustling To Full Time
  • 10:05 Intro To Airbnb
  • 12:00 Renting vs Owning
  • 15:55 Growing Into A Vacation Property Management Company
  • 18:20 Retired by 30?
  • 24:20 Local vs Global
  • 29:30 Day To Day Life
  • 31:35 Least Glamorous Side
  • 33:05 Would You Do It The Same?
  • 35:30 Master Leasing & Tips To Make It Work
  • 39:15 How Many Is Best
  • 41:10 Making It Work While Traveling

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3 Properties in 7 Months – Getting Started on AirBnB

As many of you know, Heather and I have been hard at work on not one, not two, but THREE rental properties in Philadelphia! All of which are short term rentals on AirBnB.

As we’ve shared photos through social media many of you have reached out to ask us questions about the process.

How do you pick the location?
Why so many properties?
Is this going to stop you fron traveling?

Today, Heather joins me to answer these questions and more as we give you an overview of our process for selecting, furnishing, and listing our short-term rental properties.

Got more questions about rentals? Let me know @ExtraPackofPeanuts!!

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!

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In This Episode

  • 6:42 What do we own?
  • 11:30 Why AirBnB speaks to our strengths
  • 15:00 How we chose the location
  • 25:00 Furnishing a place
  • 33:05 Listing th house
  • 38:15 Instant book or no?
  • 40:11 Lessons learned: How much do you want to do?
  • 48:26 Welcome gifts

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