Coral Host Interview: Jared McFaddin

Name: Jared McFaddin Location: Cincinnati, OH Bio: Jared McFaddin, move to Cincinnati to go to college for an engineering degree (University of Cincinnati). After graduating and working for a construction company for a number of years, I was hired by the City of Cincinnati and purchased the 1849 historic home in the Betts Longworth Historic ...

Coral Host Interview: Ryan Tyler

Name: Ryan Tyler Location: Queens, NY Airbnb Listing URL: airbnb.com/rooms/1581579 Facebook: facebook.com/ryanjohntyler Instagram: instagram.com/ry_ty_on_tour/ Ryan has been an Airbnb host for over 2 years now and currently has one listing on both Airbnb and HomeAway. He plans on establishing four more listings in the near future, he’s currently in the process of renovating a property, which he ...

Real Estate Learnings Applied to Vacation Rentals

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Real Estate Learnings Applied to Vacation Rentals Similarities between marketing a real estate property and marketing a vacation rental property run deep. Where you rest your head at night is the consumer building block both the real estate and travel industries are built upon, as well as the primary monetization catalyst. Same as the one ...

Data on Airbnb vs Hotels and Tips for Expanding to More Listings

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New data that came out from a report by CBRE last week suggests that Airbnb spaces now account for 9% or more of the total lodging accommodations in major markets. In New York, Airbnb rooms make up 16% of the total lodging units, Los Angeles 12%, San Francisco 11%, and Miami 9.2%. Now on the ...

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Startup Spotlight: FlightCar

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Startup Spotlight: BonAppetour What’s the Scoop on FlightCar? Startup: FlightCar Sector: Car-Sharing, Airport Car Rental Launched: August 2012 Competitors: Airport Rental Car Agencies like Hertz FlightCar offers a more cost-effective alternative to the traditional airport car rental experience currently provided by companies such as Hertz. Travelers leaving town can park their vehicle at the airport for ...

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Startup Spotlight: Fasten

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Image Credit: Boston Herald – Unknown Image Credit: www.fasten.com Startup: Fasten Sector: Ride-sharing Launched: Late September 2015 Competitors: Uber and Lyft   What’s the Scoop on Fasten? While in Boston, we had the pleasure of trying the new ride-sharing app, Fasten, in the midst of their big launch! As you would expect, using this app is ...

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What is The Sharing Economy and Why Now?!

If you haven’t yet heard of the Sharing Economy, it’s time to come out from under your rock! With massive investor valuations of young companies, flashy TV ad campaigns, and coverage on major media outlets, the Sharing Economy has been used as an umbrella term and is becoming a bit of a buzzword. However, it is ...

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IMPORTANT: Airbnb Regulation in NYC

Airbnb is currently battling issues about regulation in New York. This week the City Council will do its best to try and squash Airbnb hosting. A bill introduced by Manhattan Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal would hit New Yorkers with fines ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 for temporarily renting out their residences. Crazy, right?! Though this may ...