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EP147 Short Term Rentals and Airbnbs: The Details Make The Difference with Frederick Kidd

Many Savvy Real Estate Investors are making a lot of money by renting out their property as short term rentals through sites like Airbnb.com.  Some are getting 3 to 4 times what they would be making from a long-term rental.  But for every investor who's making a killing with their short-term rental, there's another investor who either hasn't gotten started or is losing money because they're doing it wrong.

Today we talk about the nuts & bolts techniques involved in successful short-term rental investing with Frederick Kidd, who has been managing and operating short-term rentals for the past eight years.  Frederick owns and operates his own short-term rentals in the West Michigan area and the Chicago metro market.  he also provides full-service management of short-term rentals and rental properties through his company, Silver Lakes Property Management, which currently manages short-term rentals for clients located in Benton Harbor, Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Manistee, Michigan.

Frederick is going to share his best practices for managing short-term rentals remotely, finding the right team members, understanding the expenses, getting the 5-star ratings from guests, communicating effectively when problems occur, and the top things you must do to be successful.

When it comes to short-term rentals the details really do make the difference, and Frederick is going to get specific about what thread count his sheets must have, whether or not he leaves condiments in the fridge, where he buys his mattresses, and the top five things you must stock up on to make your guest feel at home.

This episode is a 'must-listen' for anyone interested in making more money from their rental property.  Frederick can be contacted through his websites or email:




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