Hi, I just finally joined the forum to say thank you all for the past 2 years of education, knowledge, and hosting confidence I have gotten from reading your awesome, friendly, constructive, incredibly helpful forum.
It took us just shy of 2 years from date of purchase, working only during our vacations and working nonstop and hard for 1 to 2 weeks each stretch, to get the place in condition to host guests.
During the times we were not working on the place, I was trying to learn every good bad and ugly thing about the vacation rental biz. I read a lot of forums, blogs, watched vlogs, listened to podcasts… this forum is just the best and I now read here every day.
So I thought I would finally de-lurk to express my appreciation for all the great advice and information and fellowship you’ve all given this stranger you didn’t even know was here.
In case you were wondering, no we didn’t buy the house to do VR. The perfect place came up in the perfect location in a different (my home) state where we intend to retire, in a desirable rural area with historically low inventory, 1/4 mile from my family’s home where I want to be in retirement near my then to be elderly loved ones. It was several years sooner than we need it, so VR in the interim.
Only hosted under a dozen groups at this point (only been taking bookings about 6 months) but I have gone into this feeling like I already a good handle on the tips, tricks, scams, things to avoid, etc. before I ever took that first booking and I owe that mostly to this forum. Absolute best VR resource on the net.
A million thanks, sincerely!