Knock CEO: In the future, buying a home will be a lot like using Airbnb

At Inman Connect on Wednesday, Knock CEO Sean Black predicted the transaction process would be as simple as booking a short-term rental. Day 2 of Inman Connect is underway with an all-star lineup, including Opendoor’s Eric Wu, Keller Williams’ Wendy Papasan, and many more. Register now to watch the rest of the day today and tomorrow live, … Read more

What is dynamic pricing for short-term rentals and how does it work?

Today, there are a number of digital dynamic pricing tools available to property owners that automatically change prices on properties based on a variety of market factors. Vacation rental owners have seasonally priced their properties for decades. But today, there are a number of digital dynamic pricing tools available to property owners that automatically change … Read more

Where travelers are planning their getaways this ‘hot vax summer’

Travelers are mostly seeking family-friendly short-term rentals in rural areas relatively close to home. But major cities have risen in popularity for long-term summer stays too. This year’s “hot vax summer” is about to get underway, and pent-up travel demand is priming this summer for a busy one for the short-term rental industry. Short-term rental … Read more

Ahead of travel season, Airbnb makes it easier to list properties

As vaccinations roll out and travel is set to pick up again this summer, Airbnb has made a number of changes to its platform and services. On Monday, the short-term rental company announced that it is making over 100 changes to how it will work with both hosts and guests going forward. While the majority … Read more

Homeowner’s Airbnb ‘Hobbit House’ draws the ire of Warner Brothers

When Christina Le Comte listed her “Hobbit House” on Airbnb, she didn’t expect to receive a lawsuit threat from Warner Brothers. A British Columbia native, Le Comte purchased a ranch located in a rural town of Bridesville two hours away from the popular vacation city of Kelowna in 2020. Along with a lot of land, … Read more

Airbnb faces Q1 loss of $1B

Despite continuing to suffer losses in the wake of the pandemic, Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky expressed optimism about an upcoming summer full of pent-up travel demand. Property investors rode a wild wave during the pandemic, with the short-term rental market stopping, then restarting, and property prices in many second-home markets soaring. What does the future … Read more

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