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Mar 20, 2019

Danna Kittell is the founder of Starfish Luxury Rentals on the coast of Oregon.  Her enthusiasm and positivity for the industry is eclipsed only by her hard work.

After doing some rehab to her family's vacation home, she and her husband Jeff realized the potential of having a renovation aspect to their management...


Mar 13, 2019

Zaira Guzman is the Director of Sales and Revenue Management at Bluewater Vacation Homes in San Diego. Since San Diego is such a competitive vacation environment, Bluewater's recent occupancy growth (month upon month) isn't attributable to much other than Zaira's dynamic pricing skills, which means changing the...


Mar 6, 2019

Jean-Philippe Ramé of 2 Be Apart in Lyon France is something of a vacation rental icon: he’s one of those entrepreneurs that sort of transcends industry and his management fleet is about as personality-driven as anything I’ve ever seen (check out the website if you don’t believe me).
 
It was in Barcelona, Spain...


Feb 27, 2019

Jeff Jensen and his team of concierges at Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes believe that personalization is luxury: that placing your favorite newspaper or a hat from your alma mater in your vacation rental can convey thoughtfulness and win repeat business. 
 
But in order to personalize you need to know something...


Feb 20, 2019

Mike Harrington was the de-facto head of VRMA up until a few hours after our conversation. He’s also the President of Topsail Realty in North Carolina which was hit by a nasty hurricane in September.
 
Almost 75% of Mike’s properties had damage so this was a pivotal learning experience for him and his team. Mike’s...