Joining Facebook groups with other vacation rental owners, property managers and industry professionals can help motivate and guide you.
There are thousands of entrepreneurs who took the plunge to manage short-term rental businesses before you, as well as many are on the same journey as you. Joining these groups is a great way to network with other professionals and learn from others – anything from revenue management tips to online marketing.
Here’s a list of the top Facebook groups that every short-term rental professional should join:
1. Say No to VRBO Service Fees
Vacation rental owners who are trying to gain more independence from listing sites such as Vrbo will find a like-minded community here. This Facebook group exclusively welcomes discussions about this topic and vacation rental issues in particular. Owners are offered a platform to share their frustrations regarding listing sites and advice about alternative channels for vacation rental owners to market their property. The group already has over 6,300 members and dozens of new posts shared on the daily offering practical business advice.
This Facebook group is for owners and hosts to share their expert knowledge and help inexperienced newbies who are just joining the vacation rental industry. All advice and constructive contributions around the topic of hosting are welcome and everyone is encouraged to partake in discussions and contribute to the community. The group has a proud number of almost 4,500 members and new, helpful posts are published every day.
Admins: Mike Bayer, Tyann Marcink Hammond and Alanna Schroeder
3. Instagram Huddle for AirBnBs, Tour Guides, Travel Bloggers etc.
If you’re looking for some tips and tricks on how to upgrade your Instagram game and engage more guests you are sure to find them here. This Facebook group is open to anyone who is involved in the vacation rental industry and interested in sharing their advice on how to tackle vacation rental Instagram marketing.
At almost 800 members, this group is a bit more intimate and personal compared to the others mentioned. It is exclusively for holiday property owners who are searching for tips on how they can generate more bookings for their vacation rental and want to debate the advantages and disadvantages of using booking sites. Within this network, owners can freely support each other, ask for advice and share their own opinions and knowledge.
At the time they created the Facebook Group, there weren’t any other groups for Airbnb hosts in the UK. That’s why they decided to create this group! Users will find posts with tips for UK Airbnb hosts.
This is a public group for Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO hosts and all Short Term Rental entrepreneurs. The purpose of this group is to help each other grow our short term rental business by sharing ideas, best practices, and asking questions for fellow members to answer in a positive and constructive way.
9. The Business of Short-Term Rental & Property Management
This group has been set up for vacation rental owners and managers interested in learning more about starting a property management business and growing it professionally! The goal of their Facebook group is for managers and would-be managers to work as a community and share information.
Admins: Mike Bayer, Heather Bayer, Jason Beaton and Ankita Kaushal
Private Facebook group for the Rental Scale-Up community. They urge users to ask fellow rentalpreneurs, share their own tips. Whether you’re an Airbnb management company, a vacation rental manager, a serviced apartment operator or a homeowner, you’re welcome to join their group.
We’re constantly on the lookout for helpful vacation rental and short-term rental Facebook groups, and we’ll keep sharing them as we find in the future. Have a favorite group or run a group of your own? Share them in the comments below!
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