Latest News in the Vacation Rental Industry

C2G, along with several other industry experts, provided input to VRM Intel on the new wave of investor interest in the short-term vacation rental industry. Jacobie stated, “they all have different objectives when focusing on the short-term vacation rental industry. Some want to disrupt the start-up ecosystem by attempting to solve pain points through technology. Others are trying to ‘roll-up’ different verticals, while others are trying to do a real-estate play. Airbnb’s recent IPO brought a new wave of exposure on our industry.”

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Here’s a quick and easy two-step process to value your vacation rental company. Holding all other KPIs equal (market, growth, operations, pacing, etc.) this will help give you a high-level understanding of what your vacation rental business is worth. Check out the article on LinkedIn!

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Vacasa, the largest vacation rental manager in the United States, acquired their rival Turnkey VR in one of the largest acquisitions in the industry. Jacobie mentioned to Phocuswire, “The acquisition if implemented correctly, will be beneficial to their guests and homeowners alike. The homeowners will have a variety of management models to choose from, and the guests will be privy to more differentiated inventory and a broader range of markets.”

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C2G’s Jacobie Olin joined Heather Bayer on her Vacation Rental Formula podcast to discuss ways in which sellers can plan for their eventual sale. They discussed what is involved in an exit strategy, actions to take, how companies are valued, and common pitfalls that can be avoided. Another episode will be recorded focusing on the the other end of the equation, what buyers need to look for in an acquisition. You can listen to the Vacation Rental Formula podcast here.

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