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Absolutely worth the fee! Thank you, Antonio! I already feel like I can gain my freedom with a lot less effort than I thought I would need. I appreciate the pdf downloads too. I learned something from each of the presenters and there’s so much information that I will probably go back and listen again. Quite overwhelming but uplifting too!
I am SO glad to have come across your Vacation Rental World Summit – you have opened my eye to so many things!!! And I have to give you my thanks for introducing me to such valuable learning tools, gurus etc.
Thank you for this, I am beyond inspired! Each year is better!
Wow. Amazing presentation. My biggest take away – the power of full screen images. I’m off the implement that right now!
You had me so inspired, that I’m not only going to rebuild my “already” nice website, but I’m going to start NOW!!!
Love it! Great info. You make it look easy! Biggest takeaway….loose the nervousness! This is not rocket science but doable by anyone with a little motivation.
Kudos for your Summit. Very well done. Excellent seminar. Much to think about. Much to do. Because I’m new to taking a professional approach to managing my 3 properties in Guatemala, I have much to see, learn, and absorb. My notes make up a pile of paper 1/2 inch thick. I ran my computer out of ink, and finished off a brand new gel pen! Ten days ago I returned to Guatemala for the half year, and brought all those notes and copies with me. United Airlines was pleased too: $40 for the extra luggage. Still there is much to process and to implement in building my rental business. Again, Muchas Gracias Señor for this opportunity.
Antonio, I’m blown away. I was supposed to be on a plane during this session but the plane had a mechanical problem so I’m in the terminal listening to you instead. Am I ever glad that flight’s been delayed! I have eaten up each bit of knowledge you shared with a spoon and am completely on board to make 2015/16 my time to get my site ship-shape and producing (far more) independently of the listing sites I’ve relied upon for too long. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.
You put an incredible amount of time and energy into this Antonio and it was money very well spent in my humble opinion! I could not justify the cost of going to Austin this weekend for a one day HomeAway sales pitch, but the cost for unlimited access to theses sessions was a great investment for me! Thank you! Loved the social media session. Feeling more empowered and less depressed over the Expedia news. I really like the fact that we can miss one session and view it later or view some of these again! The timing for all of this is absolutely perfect!
Your session on revamping our websites was incredibly valuable! I wrote a detailed list of all of the enhancements I want to make. I especially appreciate all of the information about website testing from the user standpoint: I didn’t realize that existed. Thanks!
Another great VRWS, Antonio! I attended the summit last year. By listening to Antonio and the other industry experts we went from 59% to 73% occupancy in one year! We also closed the year with $30,000 in revenue! This may not seem much I know, but it’s quite a feat for a 30 year old, 2 bedroom condo one mile from the beach. In comparison, a brand new, half-million dollar condo in our area directly on the ocean is expected to bring in $45,000. Other condos in our range advertise “amazing rental income” at $17,000/year.
Warning, this is long! (but might be your best decision maker ever): This was my first VRWS. How did I not know something like this existed?! Maybe, because I am one of the ones that is dependent on my listing sites to generate my bookings!
I’ve been in rental marketing for the last 40 years; the last 10 years of which are rentals on a weekly rental basis. Until lately, I was happy with the listing sites feeding me hundreds of inquiries, answering those inquiries immediately with a friendly phone call and following up with an email that included everything I could do to build a rapport with my future guests; most of which I was able to convert into bookings. I jumped through every “hoop” that the HomeAway system imagined: Platinum listing (always within the top 4), immediate answers to inquiries, BIN button, current calendars, maps, photos, etc. to get those leads.
Then, the game changed; I’m now lost amongst 6000 listings with “best match” and I am no longer getting any inquiries! None, zilch, zero! After about 2 weeks and several calls to HomeAway customer service (to no avail), I decided I needed to do something and do it fast! I was spending several days on the computer, gleaning any information I could find, when I stumbled upon Antonio and the summit…the night before the launch!
I recognized several of the presenters from my searches and immediately tried to sign up for the summit. When the system wouldn’t accept my payment, I panicked. I immediately contacted Antonio via email and was answered right away (in the middle of the night for him – thank you Antonio! – what a great way to be welcomed into the community!).
I watched each presentation as it came out! WOW!! What great information!! With each presentation, I became more and more excited about finding independence from the listing sites and finding it NOW!! Because all of the information is a vital link to success, I was overwhelmed by the shear volume—can I tell you… no sleep and panicked all over again! Special note to Antonio: After the first day, I didn’t need to take you up on your offer of a bottle of wine – my head was already swimming!
I’ve settled down now, and want to say “Thank you” to all of you! Your information is invaluable!
I have websites, but now I have an urgency to make sure they are presented in a much more visual manner and user friendly way; so updates are forthcoming (thank you Antonio, Seb, Vince and Eric), with new photos (thank you Tyann and Mauro)!
My Facebook page has followers, but I haven’t nurtured that venue like I should have. I’m also starting a blog as soon as possible and, maybe, even starting a Twitter account! Thank you Alan and Heather!
I have been keeping spreadsheets, the old fashioned way, with my contacts, emails and leads – now I know there are easier ways to track these (thank you Mike)!
I’ve understood the value of SEO since the beginning, but again, I’m old school, lost in an old school world where SEO is no longer the way to go! Because a lot of it was over my head – great presentations Andrew and Kirk – it will take a little more time for me to implement that area of my rental marketing, but it will get done!
Martin reinforced my mantra to service, not only my guests, but my contacts too! And, Rod, you’ll be hearing from me in the near future!
Well done, all of you! The VRWS was a great learning experience for me that brought a community together like no other! If I had to name ONE takeaway from the summit as a whole, it would be: Independence is Possible With the Help of Community!