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Direct Booking Success Podcast

In her podcast, Jenn shares her vacation rental business knowledge and marketing expertise in solo episodes and interviews with leading experts and her fellow owners and managers.

Does this sound familiar? You’re struggling to make the switch from long-term to short-term rentals, and you’ve been told to rely solely on OTAs for bookings. But the pain of high commission fees and lack of control over your business has left you feeling frustrated and stuck. It’s time to break free from the OTA...
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the thought of keeping up with the regulations and legislation for short-term rentals, and you’re worried about the impact it could have on your business, then you are not alone! The risk of waking up to a sudden shut down of your entire rental operation can be a real cause...
Discover the shocking truth behind the explosive growth of midterm rentals! One entrepreneur’s journey from escaping the corporate world to building a thriving business that’s recession-proof. Learn the unexpected strategy that transformed a six-figure job into financial freedom and sustainable success. Find out how this laid-back, casual approach to hospitality could be the game-changer you’ve...
Here’s a little secret you might not expect: Short-term rental regulations are shaping up to be the next big battleground for hosts and policymakers. But don’t worry, there’s a way to navigate this challenging landscape and advocate for fair regulations that protect your business. You won’t believe the strategies and resources available to host communities...
Discover how a retired couple turned their 14-property business into a direct booking powerhouse, defying the odds in their golden years. But the unexpected twist in their journey will leave you on the edge of your seat. Stay tuned to find out how they overcame a shocking setback and harnessed the power of technology to...
Discover the unexpected secret to skyrocketing your vacation rental bookings. Uncover the power of video reviews and the surprising impact they have on bookings. Find out how this simple strategy has increased bookings by up to 25%.  Your biggest fans are the ones who’ve stayed there before. – Damian Sheridan My special guest for this...
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and struggling to consistently create engaging content for your property on social media, then you are not alone! It can be challenging to come up with fresh ideas and maintain a consistent posting schedule, but there are strategies to make it easier and more effective. Direct booking success to me means...
Ever wondered how a laundry facility transformed a vacation rental business into a booming success? Brian Olson, president of Northwest Vacation Rental Professional association, spills the beans on the unexpected strategy that took his business to new heights. And what’s this about a cookie program that led to 30 new homes?  Find out how these...
If you’re feeling the frustration of struggling to find a way to build trust with your vacation rental guests, even after offering a great experience, then you are not alone! Many property owners in the vacation rental industry are finding it challenging to establish that trust with their guests, leading to missed opportunities and potentially...
Are you ready for a surprising twist? Imagine running a multi-million-dollar vacation rental business while homeschooling six kids. Rose Tipka, the CEO of Your Family’s Place, not only achieves this but also shares her secrets in a 52-part Instagram series. But here’s the real surprise – her direct booking success strategy isn’t just about marketing;...
Imagine if you could make your vacation rental not just a place to stay, but a sanctuary of safety and comfort for families with children on the spectrum.  Suzanne Hacker, a vacation rental business coach, shares her journey of creating spectrum-friendly rentals that go beyond the norm. From extra locks on doors to calming colours...
Are you a short-term rental operator in Canada? Have you ever felt like the industry content you come across doesn’t really apply to your Canadian-specific challenges? Maybe you’ve been told to just follow the same strategies as those in the US, but ended up feeling frustrated and stuck? If you’re tired of trying to adapt...
If you’re feeling the frustration of struggling to create a memorable guest experience and falling short on guest loyalty, then you are not alone! Are you tired of the same old methods not bringing in the direct bookings and guest loyalty you desire? It’s time to switch things up and take your hospitality game to...
Are you ready for a game-changing strategy that’s turning the world of luxury vacation rentals upside down? Get ready to uncover the surprising approach that’s redefining the guest experience and skyrocketing direct bookings. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at how this mastermind is rewriting the rules, attracting elite guests, and creating an unforgettable stay. Get ready...
Do you ever feel like you’re putting so much effort into your website, but not seeing the direct booking results you want? You’ve probably been told to work harder and figure it out, but the more you try, the more frustrated and stuck you feel. It’s time to stop the cycle of ineffective actions and...