Now that we are back from Orlando, and the largest VRMA National Conference in history, I have had some time to reflect on my time at the conference, and what I learned while I was there.
In 2012, Glen Odegard bought a Victorian home that sat empty for 60 years in Arizona. The 118 year old home was in much need of repair. Glen had a vision for this property, which included turning the home into a vacation rental.
Earlier this year, the Seattle City Council began debating a proposed ordinance to regulate the short-term rental market in the city. The proposal, similar to others around the country, focused on banning non-owner occupied homes from participating in the regulatory framework and severely restrictin
Not long ago, vacation rental rate structures were simple and straightforward. Rates were set in advance with the property owners prior to when the “annual vacation planner” went to print. There were no flash sales or last minute discount email blasts.
Five current and former conference planning committee members sat down to discuss just what makes a good presentation and presenter, and how to pitch a topic once you are ready to present.