Hello and welcome to the RPOA Alternative Strategies in Short-Term Rentals Expert Panel.
This is the panel that goes beyond your typical short-term vacation rentals and dives into alternative and lucrative strategies that you might want to consider.
And we are lucky to have an incredible panel this morning:
Robyn Thompson is nationally known as the Queen of Rehab, and is also an expert on vacation rentals. Robyn has a system that provides a premium experience in very specific locations and strategies that will help you get far ahead of your competition.
Barb Bookout has bypassed vacation rentals altogether, and has concentrated her business on 30-day or longer rentals right here in Grand Rapids.
Barb owns a commercial building in downtown Grand Rapids, and for the past seven years she’s been running it as a vacation rental. Four years ago she transitioned to 30-day or longer rentals and rents to visiting students and travelling medical professionals.
Jeremy Garcia is a Muskegon area investor with several short-term rentals. Full disclosure, Jeremy and I are partners on a commercial 8-unit boutique Airbnb hotel that we recently purchased and are building out in downtown Muskegon.
Instrumental to Jeremy’s strategy is renting to travelling nurses who often stay in his furnished units for 2 to 3 months at a time. Jeremy and his wife Melanie are expanding this model to include not just travelling medical professionals, but also corporate and executive clients.
Today’s episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area.
And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and Medicare benefits.