New Rental Owners

Whether you’re just starting to consider becoming a Vacation Rental (VR) host of a shared space, separate suite, or new property and need guidance on next steps, you’ve come to the right place.

Vacation Rental Strategist will provide you with all the information you need to ensure you get the highest return on your investment.

Just getting started?Ready to create a top-tier listing?


A simple & stress-free plan to launch (or relaunch) your Airbnb

“BOOKED!” is the ideal starting point for new VR hosts.

The first step any new VR host should take is to read and understand how the VR industry functions. From here, you’ll discover what makes for a successful listing and ongoing success in bookings and reviews.

There are a few challenges that new VR hosts must overcome to be successful, such as:

  • Working within a tighter budget
  • Determining what you can do without paying out of pocket
  • Legalities and requirements for VRs
  • Understanding how to market your property

What new VR hosts benefit from is the time they have to do things right, rather than scrambling to fix mistakes made from inexperience or rush.

“BOOKED!” is your turnkey guide to VR excellence!

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Need an expert’s advice to successfully launch your vacation rental? Get a thirty-minute consultation with your copy of “BOOKED!” and accelerate through the learning curve of owning a VR!


Accelerate the successful launch of your vacation rental, anywhere in the world.

If you’re investing in a new VR property, then it’s time to get serious about designing, branding, and marketing your vacation rental.

For most of the VR hosts in this category, it doesn’t make sense to invest time in learning everything there is to know about setting up a vacation rental. This is especially true if your goal is to reach the top of your market and grow your property value at the same time.

The upfront cost to setting up your VR pales in comparsion to what you stand to make. Ensuring that you have all your bases covered with a solid budget is essential to making top dollar on your investment.

Ready to see your listing soar to the top of your markets listings and land in the top 5% for rates, occupancy, reviews, and overall ROI? If you’re ready to reach the top, you need to view your vacation rental as a hospitality business, not simply an AirBNB.

A project team of the top industry experts will work together to craft a unique identity, guide you through all aspects of the set up and positioning of your property to outshine the competition.

Find the right guests, fill your calendar, and see visitors return while referring friends. Get the rave reviews that you need to move your listing to the top.

Complete the form here to get started!

  • Briefly describe where you are at in the process of launching your Vacation Rental and what your needs are!

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When I first started to plan for our vacation rental, I consulted with Susanne Young. She gave us some easy and economical suggestions that we implemented. Guests now tell us these elements were specifically why they choose our place to book for their vacation. As a result of Susanne’s insight, we have a very full calendar in our first year of operation.
I wish I would have read Susanne's book before starting out with STR! I could have avoided costly mistakes. The book is essential for new and seasoned hosts. It is well-written and certainly worth the small investment to improve ROI and make the business an easier process. I highly recommend it! We have several vacation rental units and we have employed Susanne on all of them. Her tremendous knowledge and pulse on the industry have been an advantage that has led us as a top rental in our markets. Whenever we have experienced roadblocks, she has been there to help us move past these challenges and revitalize our projects.
The most comprehensive vacation rental guide I have ever read and an invaluable resource.
This book is a tremendous resource and from my own personal experience with renting our vacation home for the past 14 years, you have really hit the critical factors as well as the finer points that will assist vacation home owners to stand out in the crowd of short-term vacation rental.
I am a successful property manager in Kelowna with some of my portfolio consisting of vacation rentals. I thought my properties looked the best they could until I had the good fortune of crossing paths with Susanne. She has the most incredible attention to detail and natural eye for design. With her help on staging, photographs, and knowledge and expertise on all areas of running a vacation rental  she has transformed my properties from mediocre to outstanding. My bookings have increased and I have easily been able to fill the summers. I now recommend her services to everyone I work with as I hold her in high regard.
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