Hey there. My name is Phill and I’d like to welcome you to my blog. Younger me never would have guessed that those words would ever leave my fingers. I’ve always loved writing but I never knew what exactly I enjoyed writing about, and I certainly never figured it would be in blog form. But, with an attention span too short for a book and too much to talk about for Tweets, I recently realized that blogging was the perfect avenue for me to talk about my passion for hospitality and my journey of building a short-term rental business.
First, I want to preface this entire endeavor with the point that I am not an expert in real estate, hospitality, or short-term rentals. Do you see how I bolded and italicized that? Because I need you to know that before we start diving in. I am learning this industry along with you, with an insatiable desire to continuously improve, absorb, and share my findings with you.
While I’m not an expert in short-term rentals, I do have some experience under my belt. With my second short-term rental (or “STR”) investment property just days from hitting the market at the time of writing this post, I am looking forward to using my foundation of experience as the springboard for this blog. When I learn something interesting about how to improve my STR business, I’m going to try my best to share it with you.
I manage my rental properties part-time, on the side of my full-time job but, if I’m being honest, it has my full-time attention most days. I have always loved hosting people; parties, small get togethers, and one-on-one hangouts – I enjoy making people feel comfortable and welcomed. When I discovered that I could make MONEY doing this….. I was all in. The goal is to keep learning and growing my little business past the point at which I am able to call it my “full-time” gig. I am excited to share this journey with you. I hope you learn something from my failures, successes, and experiences. Be sure to leave comments on this and future blog posts with anything you’d like to teach me and other readers as well.