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Vacation Rentals and Short-Term Rentals with CEO of AirDNA, Scott Shatford DDRE10

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Scott Shatford is Founder and CEO of AirDNA.
Scott is an Airbnb pro, author, vocal advocate and industry expert in short-term vacation rentals. Utilizing his 15+ years of experience as a data analyst, Scott created AirDNA to empower entrepreneurs to make the most of the short-term rental market.

Main Topics/Questions:

  • Background in economics? How did data become your thing?
  • What dataAirDNA and why did you create it?
  • What data is available through AirDNA and where is it sourced?
  • What is MarketMinder?
  • What is Rentalizer?
  • In the three years before Covid, how had the short-term rental industry been changing?
  • What are important metrics and KPI in the business?
  • What is the consumer expecting in 2020 from a vacation rental and where will they be vacationing?
  • The professionalization of the space?
  • Do you have any predictions for future short-term rental hotspots?
  • How do you think the demographic of the Airbnb host will change?
  • How do STR guests compare to regular hotel guests as far as economic impact?
  • Short-term rentals have become very political because of the affordable housing issue, how do you use data to help with this conversation (3 Myths for vacation rentals: affordable housing, community safety, regulation/taxes)
  • “Experience” and has it ruined everything? Top experience a few years ago was a tee house
  • Institutional money in the space?
  • Lobbying from the hotel industry. Haven’t they started getting in the space?
  • Opportunities in multifamily, apartments, small hotels?
  • Trends in coliving, student housing, microliving, ADUs?
  • Covid-19 and space. What does the future look like?
  • What excited you about the industry moving forward?
  • How can technology help in the short-term rental space?
  • What excites you about the industry moving forward?
  • Predictions about this decade for vacation rentals? What data will you be watching to tell that story?

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