Vacation Rental Success Summit 2017



May 6th-7th, 2017 | Toronto, Canada

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| The Rental Market Is Exploding |

The $100 billion industry vacation rental sector could be going into over-drive as it attracts growing interest from investors, major hospitality brands and travelers seeking alternate accommodations.
— LeisureLink (via Skift)

Stand Out From The Crowd >>

In this rapidly growing market, standing out from the crowd is of paramount importance. Whether is be be your marketing strategy, your ability to deliver an incredible guest experience or the way you stage and present your property. This event is the perfect venue for you to learn and perfect your ability to grab the attention of your potential guests....and convert them into bookings.

Increase Your Bookings >>

Let's face it. Bookings are the key. Attempting to achieve maximum occupancy is a goal that needs to be of top priority. We are bringing to the stage and the exhibiting floor some of the best educators and some of the best products and services to help you achieve this target and see your rental bookings soar.

Master Marketing & Social Media >>

Trying to 'Be Everywhere' can seem like an uphill struggle! All your guests have a medium that they connect with, and finding the right platform you feel comfortable mastering is the key to success. Get a handle on socail media marketing, automation and channel management with the experts who have been through your same challenges and have the solutions.

You Are Not Alone >>

Being a vacation rental business owner can sometimes feel lonely. We created this event to unsure you never feel like that again. We want to welcome you into a community of rental professionals who have been where you are and are keen to network, learn and share from each other to achieve the mutual goal of rental success.

We would like to welcome our
2017 Keynote Speakers

The Smartest VR Experts And Marketing Professionals In The Room...

Evelyn Badia

Jason Beaton

Mercedes Brennan

Beth Carson

Chad Fullerton

Jessica Gillingham

John Graham

Andrew McConnell

Andy McNulty

Gary Miller

Alex Nigg & Tammi Sims

Conrad O’Connell

Vince Perez

Martin Picard

Vanessa de Souza Lage

Richard Vaughton

Jessica Vozel

Heather Weiermann



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Interested In Sponsoring or Exhibiting?

The Vacation Rental Success Summit provides an opportunity to connect your brand, product and service with individual vacation rental owners, management agencies and realty brokerages large or small from all over the globe.

Join us as a sponsor to feature your brand and meet, network and develop long lasting relationships to see your customer list grow.

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3 x One Day Incredible Workshop Options
5th May 2017

  • Discover The 6 Steps To Rental Success
  • Full Workbook To Follow Along
  • Access To Extensive Supporting Materials
  • Special surprise bonus...
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The Vacation Rental Owners Guide: From Start To Success

This workshop is designed for new and existing vacation rental owners

  • Get Help To Develop A Marketing Plan
  • How to market with a reasonable budget
  • Full Workbook To Follow Along
  • Use The Essential Tools To Become LSI
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The New Vacation Rental Marketing Strategy: The road to becoming LSI

This workshop is designed for experienced vacation rental owners

  • Visit 3 different rental properties
  • Field workshop classes at each location
  • Lunch at a property included
  • Travel aboard a luxury coach
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Fantastical Property Tour: Visit 3 distinctly different rental properties and talk with industry experts during field workshop classes

Vacation Rental Owners Guide: From Start To Success

Presented by Heather Bayer


If you're thinking of buying your first vacation rental, or already have one – but aren't happy with your results – I Invite you to join me on this full-day workshop, "How To Buy, Stage, And Launch A Successful Vacation Rental In 2017!"

As Co-Founder of 'The Vacation Rental Formula' I've helped thousands of people launch their own vacation rental business. To date, my students have rented to thousands of guests, built a solid customer base, and increased their profits.

(Not to mention they receive top reviews… and I'm not talking about just average 3 or 4 start but 5 star rave reviews!)

And now is your chance to finally launch your first or next vacation rental business, just like the vacation rental experts you have been learning from!

It doesn't matter how experienced (or inexperienced) you are. I'm going to give you the exact same steps I used and the same steps my students have used to launch their rental businesses.

The only requirement? You need to be excited about launching your own successful rental business… and ready to do some work… because this workshop isn't about pie-in-the-sky concepts and theories. We're going to do some real work!

By the end of this workshop you will have a complete step-by-step plan for launching a rental business that's irresistible to your target audience, and positioned for success.

You will learn:

  • How to select and purchase the perfect property your target audience can't resist – using my fill-in-the-blanks Avatar template (skipping this step is the #1 cause of failure in vacation rental today)
  • The principle strategies to prepare your property for rental and staged for incredible photos
  • 5 Simple marketing stratergies that even the tech-phobic can master
  • What are the essential systems to establish to ensure a 'minimum effort' rental
  • My secret sauce to achieving optimum guest satisfaction
  • How to prepare your rental business for an extremely profitable exit strategy
  • The key steps to grow your rental business should you wish to become an income property investor

PLUS… a Q&A session with rental marketing expert sharing how to create a marketing strategy to ensure you have control over your rental business.

As you can see…this workshop is not for rental hobbyists :). It will be intensive and it will give you the full foundation you need to launch (or re-launch) a great rental business. Expect to grab your lunch to go as we have a lot to cover.

If you're thinking about launching a new property or if you're a manager helping others launch theirs, this is a Vacation Rental Success Summit 2017 workshop you can't miss.

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The New Vacation Rental Marketing Strategy: The road to becoming LSI

Presenter TBD

LSI or Listing Site Independence is a term that being widely used as a rental marketing goal. Simply put, it means to alleviate a rental owners dependance on the large listing sites for the bulk of your rental leads.

You may have heard of the quote 'Never build you business on rented real estate'. If you rely solely on your leads from a big listing site there is no telling what might happen to that business. It could get bought out. It could go bankrupt. You may think this is not likely but the world of big business can severely impact your small business overnight.

The content of this workshop will help you achieve LSI or at least make large listing sites a very small percentage of your overall marketing strategy without breaking your marketing budget.

You will learn:

  • How to understand who to market to by defining your perfect guest using a fill-in-the-blanks Avatar template (skipping this step is the #1 cause of failure in vacation rental today)
  • The essential steps to create a perfect sales funnel to bring in leads and turn them into guests using an automated system
  • How to target your potential leads with exactly what they are looking for in a perfect vacation
  • Much, much more...
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Vacation Rental Property Bus Tour

Presenters TBD

The province of Ontario has tens of thousands of cottage rental properties of all shapes and sizes and this tour is the perfect opportunity for registrants to view 3 very different properties.

Urban Rental

With the ever increasing risk of rental bans in urban areas it makes good business sense to thoroughly investigate the pros and cons of an urban investment. Fortunately the rapid rise of real estate prices can give a profitable exit should your investment go south.

Toronto is one of the most multiculturally diverse city on the planet: over 140 languages are spoken. It's estimated that over half of Toronto's residents were born outside Canada, and despite its complex makeup, Torontonians generally get along. When the weather is fine, Toronto is a blast: a vibrant, big-time city abuzz with activity. In the winter it is a magical winter wonderland unlike any other icy metropolitan city.

See how a local owner has harnessed the tourist popularity of the city to build a very profitable business.

Small Rental Property

As the tour heads out into the country you will get to see some of the beautiful Ontario countryside in the spring on your way to a smaller rental property.

Small properties have a charm and profitability that are far more appealing to most owners. Not to mention the less likelihood of issues with larger groups.

This small property will give you some great insight into how to prepare a property that has a more intimate setting and the niche marketing that this affords to fill those off-season weeks.

Large Property

We often have the dream of owning a large property for rental and quiet often people don't get into the rental market because they don't feel they can afford the kind of property of this size that guests are looking for.

Large properties are large undertakings not just with maintaining and systematizing but with costs and problems. However if you can make all this work the profits can be significantly higher with fewer rental guests based on fair market value per rental week.

At this property you will see how the owners have managed to master all these challenges and what you can do to implement in your property irrelevant of comparable size.

Field Workshops

During this tour there will also be a series of smaller workshops and discussions at each location and while en route.

Workshops will include: (Note these topics are subject to change)

  • Property Staging
  • Photography for capturing the story of your property
  • What to include in the kitchen of your vacation rental
  • How to make your property truly child friendly
  • and many more
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