Meet Jon Kreye — an award-winning Airbnb and VRBO photographer. Growing up, you'd often find Jon in the backyard snapping photos of trees, flowers, and wildlife — he has always been moved by the beauty nature offers. Jon dreamed of being able to do photography full-time, but was sober to the fact that making it as a full-time photographer is super difficult. One day, while traveling in Minnesota, Jon posted photos of the cabin he was staying at on Instagram — and while he didn't know it at the time, this decision would change the course of his life forever. Tune in to hear the story of how the success of those first posts on Instagram inspired Jon to focus his photography business around the short term travel space. Follow Jon on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by BuildUp Bookings. SEO. Paid Search. Email Marketing. You know they are the marketing trifecta needed to build your brand and increase direct bookings to your properties... But, outside of watching a couple of YouTube videos and listening to a few STR podcasts, you haven't had the time to really understand how Google ranks content or what subject line and preview text combo are the best when sending an email to your list about last-minute availability. If you're listening to this podcast, chances are you're not just any run of the mill STR or vacation rental host — you're an entrepreneur who wants to see their portfolio of homes and the brand that encompasses grow. And this week's podcast sponsor, BuildUp Bookings, can help you do just that. BuildUp Bookings is the digital marketing team that some of the best players in the game use to scale their businesses. I had their founder, Conrad O'Connell on Episode 44 of the podcast...and let me tell you — this guys know his stuff! In just the last 12 months, BuildUp Bookingshas helped their clients earn over $48 million in direct bookings. If 90% of your bookings are coming via the Airbnbs and VRBOs of the world, it might be time to audit and augment your direct booking strategy — and Conrad and his team have set up a special landing page for Behind the Stays listeners chock-full of free resources to help you do so. Head on over to www.BuildUpBookings.com/BTS to learn more. And be sure to request a free marketing strategy session with Conrad and tell him Zach from Behind the Stays sent you his way! About the Show Behind the Stays is brought to you twice a week by Sponstayneous — a free, biweekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb. You can subscribe, for free, at www.sponstayneous.com. Behind the Stays is hosted by Zach Busekrus, co-founder of Sponstayneous, you can connect with him on Twitter at @zboozee.
The number of day-to-day decisions you must make when running a business can be insurmountable. It's easy to let the creative team connection fall by the wayside. And let's be honest, ZOOM meetings aren't the same as carving out time away from the distractions of the office with the key players of your team somewhere new where the creative juices can flow. We've just returned from our team quarterly off-site, and today we're sharing our biggest takeaways from that experience with our listeners. On this episode of STR Conversations, Eric and I are walking you through the BIG benefits of shutting off technology and being 100% present with your key team members. We'll share why time away from the day-to-day is vital to solving the biggest challenges in your business—no matter what size your organization is. Listen in for a breakdown of what precisely an off-site is and a behind-the-scenes look at our Q3 off-site for Freewyld and Overnight Success. We'll offer you expert insight into how the BIG corporate teams, like Instagram, Facebook, and Google, evaluate their goals and share our biggest takeaways from our team off-site. Plus, we'll share our discovery that we've been operating Freewyld as hectic hosts and the actionable steps we're taking in Q4 and beyond to change that. If you are interested in an insider's look at the structured format we use for our off-sites, email us, and we'll get it right out to you. Topics Covered The difference in energy when the big players in a company gather to brainstorm ideasThe first thing to do during your off-site to get the creative juices flowingWhy shutting down technology is the key to solving the biggest challenges in your businessHow 90-day vision planning impacts your goalsThe most important part of the off-site (hint: it's not goal planning)Why it's essential to take a step back from the emotional attachment to your goalsHow do you evaluate your goals according to an expert who has run BIG corporate teams for companies like Instagram, Facebook, GoogleHow to develop a plan for the upcoming to ensure the success of your entire teamThe BIG difference between making it like Elon Musk and struggling as a hectic hostWhy shortcuts won't work for building a business (unless you do this)How making a decision empowers actionThe key difference between building an STR business and a hospitality brandResources Get the Structured Off-Sites FormatLegends X Short-Term Rental AcceleratorFREE Airbnb Starter GuideGet Paid for Your Pad NewsletterSubscribe to GPFYP on Apple PodcastsReview Get Paid For Your Pad on Apple PodcastsSTR Legends MastermindEmail firstname.lastname@example.orgSponsored ByLegends X Short-Term Rental Accelerator Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to Yeves Perez, CEO of WorkBNB. WorkBNB is changing the rental game for blue collar workers and opening up a whole new market to STR owners. Listen in to discover more about WorkBNB and how Yeves is pushing to create the next household name in the rental market.Invest in WorkBNB by checking out wefunder.com/workbnbBlue Gems Management: https://bluegemsmgmt.co/[00:00] Episode teaser[00:27] Show intro[01:02] Welcome to Yeves Perez[01:17] Who Yeves is and how WorkBNB got to Florida[03:08] What is WorkBNB?[04:29] The differences between a short and long term rental[05:49] What it takes to commit to work force rentals[10:18] Helping workers who help the community[12:54] The regulations in work force rentals[15:29] Ways to cater to the WorkBNB customers[19:39] BLUE GEMS MANAGEMENT[20:05] Cont.[20:23] Keeping consistency and marketing[21:36] The differences in nightly rates[23:39] STR vs. work force rentals on profit[26:04] What happens if a guest is squatting?[28:46] Converting STRs into longer term stays[30:27] The opportunity for requests[32:17] What's the launch plan?[34:27] How to invest in WorkBNB[39:25] What does a day in the life look like?[43:41] Where is WorkBNB in the future?[45:31] The last blue gem[48:07] Wrap up
Muzeum a galerie Orlických hor v Rychnově nad Kněžnou si připomnělo působení speciálního bezpečnostního sboru Stráž obrany státu. Ten je s místním regionem spjatý kvůli ochraně prvorepublikových československých hranic. Na programu byly ukázky fungování československé armády v meziválečné době a uctění památky rychnovského velitele praporu SOS Františka Kynycha.
Today we talk about a hyper effective niche within airbnb investing "MTR" (Medium Term Rentals). We talk about the pros, the cons, and the cashflow this method can provide you!Learn the new medium-term rental strategy—all the benefits of investing in Airbnbs without the hassle of turnover or the risk of changing city regulations!The Long Short is a thorough guide to finding and operating a medium-term rental (MTR). It's a simple yet profitable concept: Instead of keeping a short-term rental or turning your Airbnb into a long-term rental, the host requires a 30-plus-night stay and reaps a massive list of benefits.With nearly 30 properties and decades of real estate investing experience between them, authors Zeona McIntyre and Sarah Weaver introduce the world to the new rental strategy in town with entertaining case studies woven in to keep you engaged the whole way through. Not only will you discover exactly why this strategy trumps short-term and long-term rentals, but you'll also learn the intricacies of finding the right properties, supplying the right furniture, and finding the right tenants.With the medium-term rental strategy, you will:No longer need to worry about short-term rental regulationsHandle less communication and coordination with rentersCut out a big percent of expenses on supplies, cleaning fees, and admin workSay goodbye to lodging taxSimplify your bookkeepingGain the ability to set your rates due to less competitionDeal with less vacancy than long-term rentalsUse the property yourself or as a guest apartment when neededFind popularity in unusual locations (near a port, warehouse, etc.), allowing for cheaper property purchasesAnd much more!For Frameworks, Freedom Tips, and Millionaire Financial Breakdowns -Subscribe to our 5 Minute Weekly Newsletter (Thursday 10 AM EST)https://brianluebben.com/newsletterMust Leave Rating and Review and Have an Emergency Fund to Book a CallBook a 15 Minute "Freedom Call" (2 Spots Available)https://calendly.com/brianluebben/15minTwitter @theactionpodIG @brianluebbenhttps://brianluebben.comhttps://www.zeonamcintyre.com/@zeonamcintyrePREORDER: https://store.biggerpockets.com/products/30-day-stay
Quarterly recaps are a MUST for your business. Whether you're managing properties for clients, or self-operating your STR listings, regular quarterly reports can help provide a holistic, high-level view of your business' performance. This real data puts a different spin on the day to day grind, especially in those moments where you feel like you're having a slow week or your booking calendar is empty. Having oversight into your listings' performance from month to month, and quarter to quarter, allows you to zoom out and keep you informed. Data over drama! Our 4 Key Metrics in the Quarterly Report: Occupancy rate Average Daily Rate (ADR) = Total Rev / Nights Sold Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) = Total Rev / Available Rooms Total Revenue To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: http://thanksforvisiting.me Resources: #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/allBelong.co (@AllBelong.co) Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Hostfully https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/hostfully-pms-aug-22 (Sign up today at Hostfully.com and use coupon code THANKSFORVISITING to get 2 Free Guidebooks!) Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-operations-aug-22 (Visit Breezeway.io/TFV to take control of your hosting business and elevate your property care, operations & messaging.) Join us in Las Vegas! http://ThanksForVisiting.me/Vegas (Thanks For Visiting is heading to the Sahara Las Vegas October 22 & 23. Learn from us and amazing guests from across the country at this actionable in-person workshop. Get your tickets at ThanksForVisiting.me/Vegas.)
Robin Craigen and his wife Heather had a unique beginning in their hospitality journey that started on the high seas with their luxury yacht charter business. During this time, they developed a formula for creating exceptional guest experiences that would later lead them to trade their swim trunks and flippers for snow suits and ski poles. They moved to Steamboat Springs and opened a ski chalet business with just 2 properties, applying the same principles they learned from the yacht business to help vacationers from around the world experience the beauty of the Colorado mountains.Fast forward several years and Moving Mountains has lived up to their name – rated as one of the Top 100 Places to Work by Outside Magazine, their team now manages nearly 200 luxury rentals in Steamboat Springs, Vail, Beaver Creek and Breckenridge. Robin shares stories of building the business and their incredible team, acquisitions, technology decisions and how keeping a close watch on their financial hygiene has enabled their long-term growth strategy. This episode is part of our Spotlight on Exceptional Property Managers, brought to you by Wheelhouse: The Ultimate Revenue Driving Machine. CONTACT ROBIN CRAIGENrobin@movingmountains.comMoving MountainsLinkedInCONTACT ALEX & ANNIEAlexandAnniePodcast.comLinkedIn | Facebook | InstagramAlex Husner - LinkedinAnnie Holcombe - Linkedin
It's so great to read your questions about yoga, which are most always of course, more involved than how to do a yoga pose. Thank you for asking such good questions! How we move shows us so much about how we are. Your yoga practice is an awesome opportunity to look at things framed around how you move and how you feel. On today's episode we dig into how to know if you are improving and how to use yoga for your wellbeing.The goal here is simply, to help you feel better. When we feel better, we do better, and everything is better. Our wellbeing is connected. Leave me a voice message to be featured on the show.Listen to "Feel Better with Tara Stiles" wherever you enjoy your podcasts. New episode every Wednesday.Leave Tara a voice message and find out more at: https://www.tarastiles.comJoin us on the Stråla Yoga app for daily practice of yoga, qigong, tai chi, shiatsu, and more! Start your 7 day FREE Trial now.http://www.stralahome.comhttps://apple.co/3h9zgewWe LOVE hearing from you.Connect with TaraLeave Tara a voicemailNewsletterStrala YogaInstagramFacebookTwitterApparelBooksStrala InstaStrala FacebookStrala Twitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, Founder and Chairman at Burjeel Holdings joined us in studio to discuss the upcoming listing. Plus, we'll look at how the stronger dollar is affecting the event's industry, when it comes to bringing speakers and delegates to Dubai with Natalie Crampton of TEC & what that means when it comes to filling hotel beds this winter with STR's Phillip Wooller. And, we discuss the IMF's unusual step of asking the UK to reverse last week's tax cuts, after the pound fell to a record low.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tommy Brant is a ‘recovering‘ electrical engineer and data scientist turned full time Real Estate Investor. He started TB Capital Group as a tool to buy real estate with family, friends, and partners. He helps busy professionals accelerate their wealth through passively investing in real estate. His goal is to help others achieve ULTIMATE freedom (which can't be done without being financially free) Portfolio of LTR, STR, and apartments - invested in 356 units, totaling $33M in assets. Biggest accomplishments is - overcoming impostor syndrome - developing pigheaded discipline and determination - staying intensely curious Get in touch with Tommy: tbcapitalgroup.com tbcapitalgroup.com/connect https://www.facebook.com/tommybrantjr https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommybrant/ If you want to know more about Dr. Jason Balara and the Know your Why Podcast: https://linktr.ee/jasonbalara Audio Track: Back To The Wood by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://audionautix.com/
In just a moment you'll meet Joel Holland, CEO of Harvest Hosts — an RV membership program that allows travelers to stay overnight at unique locations around the country including farms, wineries, breweries, and more. Joel is what you might call a creative hustler. As a young teenager, you could either find him selling DVDs and books on eBay or out and about shooting video. Joel loved capturing compelling video content. So much so in fact, that he launched a business called VideoBlocks, which was a marketplace for stock video footage. He grew the company now known as StoryBlocks and sold it back in 2020 — but not before spending a year RVing around the country with his wife. After taking some much deserved time off, Joel began looking for his next opportunity. And that's when he stumbled upon Harvest Hosts. Tune in to hear the serendipitous story of how Joel discovered, bought, and scaled one of the travel industry's most beloved brands. Explore Harvest Hosts Connect with Joel on Twitter or LinkedIn. This episode is brought to you by BuildUp Bookings. SEO. Paid Search. Email Marketing. You know they are the marketing trifecta needed to build your brand and increase direct bookings to your properties... But, outside of watching a couple of YouTube videos and listening to a few STR podcasts, you haven't had the time to really understand how Google ranks content or what subject line and preview text combo are the best when sending an email to your list about last-minute availability. If you're listening to this podcast, chances are you're not just any run of the mill STR or vacation rental host — you're an entrepreneur who wants to see their portfolio of homes and the brand that encompasses grow. And this week's podcast sponsor, BuildUp Bookings, can help you do just that. BuildUp Bookings is the digital marketing team that some of the best players in the game use to scale their businesses. I had their founder, Conrad O'Connell on Episode 44 of the podcast...and let me tell you — this guys know his stuff! In just the last 12 months, BuildUp Bookingshas helped their clients earn over $48 million in direct bookings. If 90% of your bookings are coming via the Airbnbs and VRBOs of the world, it might be time to audit and augment your direct booking strategy — and Conrad and his team have set up a special landing page for Behind the Stays listeners chock-full of free resources to help you do so. Head on over to www.BuildUpBookings.com/BTS to learn more. And be sure to request a free marketing strategy session with Conrad and tell him Zach from Behind the Stays sent you his way! About the Show Behind the Stays is brought to you twice a week by Sponstayneous — a free, biweekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb. You can subscribe, for free, at www.sponstayneous.com. Behind the Stays is hosted by Zach Busekrus, co-founder of Sponstayneous, you can connect with him on Twitter at @zboozee.
Ukens barmeny: Forrige uke var det ekstraordinært møte i Stortinget om strøm(pris)krisen, og samtlige opposisjonspartier avleverte sine egne representantforslag til hva som bør gjøres. Men var det egentlig noe særlig nytt som ble levert? Og hvilke tiltak vil faktisk ha en betydning for kraftbalansen og folks strømregning? Til å svare på dette, har vi invitert inn en av Norges fremste kraftmarkedseksperter, Berit Tennbakk, som er partner i Thema Consulting Group og sitter i regjeringens energikommisjon.I tillegg diskuterer vi om regjeringen har tatt seg vann(kraft) over hodet når den lover tilbud av gode fastprisavtaler fra nyttår.Strømsnadder: Kattetørker (!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode Kim and Dave dive deep into how to mitigate financial risks and hardships when first starting out with Short Term Rentals. One of the most common fears is that if somethings breaks, that you as the owner won't be able to cover the financial burden of remediating the issue... Folks, this episode gives you the playbook for overcoming that fear so you can safely jump into the STR game and enjoy all of the rewards that come with it! If you'd like help analyzing a deal, or would like to discuss issues that you currently face in your own short term rental(s), then don't hesitate to reach out! We are here to help! Email: email@example.com to set up a free consultation. Dave and Kim are real estate investors and short term rental managers operating in the New England area. They have a passion for helping others achieve their financial goals through investing in short term rentals. Dave is also a licensed real estate agent with Realty Executives Boston West. He specializes in helping investors find their next short term rental investment! If you'd like to learn about the different STR markets in Massachusetts, then call Dave at 508-277-7716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dave-menapace/support
Mark Brandis ist Berliner. Er wird nicht „Brändis“ ausgesprochen, denn er stammt wie sein Schöpfer, Nikolai von Michalewsky, aus der Mark Brandenburg. Also ausnahmsweise mal ein Deutscher, der mit Raumschiffen das All durcheilt. Nikolai von Michalewsky würde sich übrigens kaum als Zwilling seiner Schöpfung betrachtet haben. Was ihn aber dennoch mit Brandis verbindet, erfahren wir hier. Ab Oktober 2008 erschien die Reihe Weltraumpartisanen, ursprünglich bei Herder in Freiburg aufgelegt, als neue Paperback-Edition im Wurdack-Verlag. Sowohl die Papierausgabe als auch eine nachgereichte E-Buch-Ausgabe sind mittlerweile komplett erhältlich. Robert Mayerhofer ist Science-Fiction-Fan von Kindheit an. Für LITERATUR RADIO HÖRBAHN geht er seiner Begeisterung nach und betreibt „Berts SciFi-Kaleidoskop“, wo er unter anderem die Streifzüge von Chewjan-Teaux Aulabyortonois durch das Genre vorstellt. Hinter dem Pseudonym Chewjan-Teaux Aulabyortonois steckt ein langjähriger Redaktionsmitarbeiter zweier großer süddeutscher Verlage, die sich die Herausgabe herausragender SF-Werke auf die Fahnen geschrieben haben. Ihn interessieren vor allem neomythische Strömungen der Popkultur und traditionelle Welterklärungsmodelle, die bis heute ihre Wirkung entfalten.
This week, Lauren interviews Sarah Glidewell about short-term rental arbitrage. Sarah went from $20k in student debt to saving $20k to invest in real estate on only a $50k salary. She dove into rental arbitrage JUST before the COVID-19 pandemic and still was able to thrive. According to Sarah, she “experienced failure so fast” and the stock market just isn't creative enough for her. Who wants to stare and red and green lines all day? She gives some great tips on how to handle rejection, how to communicate to landlords, and what NOT to do when starting out on Airbnb. Her biggest advice is to take the leap now, and you'll be motivated to do just that after listening to this episode. About Sarah: Sarah Glidewell started STR arbitrage in October of 2019. She went from 1 to 4 units in March of 2020, the week the pandemic hit - and her properties were in downtown Dallas, where travel came to a screeching halt. Even with an extremely bumpy start, she's since continued refining her arbitrage portfolio, built a design business with her best friend, joined a startup called SuperhostLabs, and has entered the ownership game. Connect with Sarah: https://twitter.com/TheKarWells https://twitter.com/SuperhostLabs https://www.instagram.com/thekarwells/ & TikTok! Subscribe to the Adulting Is Easy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtKGYc18MdUa-sEztHUp9kQ Sponsored by Steadily Insurance: https://adultingiseasy.steadilypartner.com/
Climate change is having a devastating impact on the North and the South Pole – melting glaciers and endangering the local wildlife. Kim Chakanetsa meets two women who are monitoring these changes closely. Hilde Fålun Strøm is an explorer and citizen scientist based in Longyearbyen, the world's northernmost town in the Norwegian arctic. Hilde and her expedition partner, Sunniva Sorby, run Hearts in the Ice, a project raising awareness about climate change. In 2020 they became the first women-only team to overwinter in the High Arctic, where they gathered data for climate change research. Dr Irene Schloss is an Argentinian biologist based in Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city. She is a principal investigator with the National Council of the Research of Argentina, for the Instituto Antártico Argentino and the Austral Center of Scientific Research. She holds a PhD in biological oceanography and for the past 25 years has been monitoring the impact of climate change on plankton and other marine life in Antarctica. Produced by Alice Gioia (Image: (L) Hilde Fålun Strøm, credit Catherine Lemblé. (R) Irene Schloss, credit Jeremías Di Pietro.)
Traumhafte Natur, pulsierende Großstädte, tolle Strände und vor allem ein bunter Kultur-Mix: Heute geht es nach Malaysia! Unsere Freunde von Welttournee verraten uns, welche Attraktion in Georgetown eine „Pflichtveranstaltung“ ist, in welchem Regenwald man am besten den Sonnenaufgang beobachten kann und welche Gegend man, zum Schutze anderer Lebewesen, besser meiden sollte.
Ab nach Teneriffa - der Insel des ewigen Frühlings… stimmt das überhaupt? Klar - Temperaturen über 20 Grad, Wasser auch meist richtig warm. Wandern in den Bergen klappt auch mega gut bis auf Höhen um die 3700 Meter oder ab auf eine Citytour durch die Hauptstadt macht auch richtig Spaß! Wir stellen Euch die größte Insel der Kanaren vor und das wieder ganz praktisch! Alle Tipps zur Anreise, zur Mobilität vor Ort und den Sehenswürdigkeiten. Aber auch die Strände kommen zu Wort - egal ob schwarz mit vulkanischem Ursprung oder ganz weiß als Import aus der Sahara! Teneriffa hat so viel zu bieten und ist immer eine Reise wert! Unser Reiseexperte Hans-Mario Praetor stellt Euch Teneriffa vor - genau richtig für einen Urlaub im Herbst und Winter - das wär' doch was für Euch …. einfach den Sommer verlängern!
Residential real estate has greater usefulness and is easier to understand than: agricultural, office, retail, industrial, and warehouse real estate sectors. Tenants are staying in both SFRs and apartments longer than before. I discuss three reasons for today's longer tenant retention trend. Higher mortgage rates correlate with higher home prices. In fact, in the nine times mortgage rates increased 1%+ since 1994, home prices rose seven of those nine. During recessions, mortgage rates typically fall. Both are opposite of what most people think. Resort communities are almost declaring war against short-term rentals. I explore the depth of the problem and discuss solutions. Are the wealthy at fault? People that grew up in an area cannot afford housing in these STR hotbeds. Resources mentioned: Show Notes: www.GetRichEducation.com/416 How to Raise The Rent and Keep Tenants Happy (Video): https://youtu.be/sqFwbn4yFhA 40-Year Mortgages: https://www.housingwire.com/articles/newrez- debuts-40-year-non-qm-mortgage-product/ Get mortgage loans for investment property: RidgeLendingGroup.com or call 855-74-RIDGE or e-mail: info@RidgeLendingGroup.com JWB's available Florida income property: www.jwbrealestate.com/gre or (904) 677-6777 To learn more about eQRPs: text “GRE” to 307-213-3475 or: eQRP.co Available Central Florida new-build income properties: www.b2rdirect.com Analyze your RE portfolio at (use code “GRE” for 10% off): MyPropertyStats.com Best Financial Education: GetRichEducation.com Get our free, wealth-building “Don't Quit Your Daydream Letter”: www.GetRichEducation.com/Letter Our YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/c/GetRichEducation Top Properties & Providers: GREmarketplace.com Follow us on Instagram: @getricheducation Keith's personal Instagram: @keithweinhold
Alex Sabio is a respiratory care practitioner turned real estate investor who not only lives and breathes real estate but he does so while still having his profession as respiratory therapist. Alex has grown his portfolio while hiring the best resources to help him and selecting the right kind of properties to maximize thousands of dollars in net cash flow per month to optimize for freedom and essentially spend quality time with his family. Alex currently has 5 short term rentals + 2 under contract and is able to implement systems and does it out of state. Alex talks about trying to syndicate apartments and then his CPA (Amanda Hahn) tapped him on his shoulder to look into STR to material participation hours to claim as real estate professional. Asking the simple question on where to invest next, led him to discover the Smokey Mountains in July 2020. From this deal, he was able to learn a business and then was able to teach it to his very niched community. He today has found tremendous fulfillment helping other healthcare professionals also achieve financial freedom. Alex quickly became the source of inspiration and practitioner to model within his healthcare network. It's one thing to have success in your own experiments but it's another to help others achieve their own. Alex is living and breathing example of that as the respiratory therapist that doesn't need to help others as healthcare practitioner to make a living but he simply does because he chooses to, the same way he's chosen to live and breathe short term rentals and help others do the same. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EPISODE: 11:48 Opportunity cost 27:36 How did Alex offset his income 34:25 Best insight KEEPING IT REAL: 0:00 Introduction 2:13 Alex's Story 6:23 Alex's Financial Freedom number 16:16 Alex's profession 23:35 Benefits of cost segregation 30:16 Investing the right person 32:14 Best time to reach out to a professional 34:58 Documenting app 38:24 Alex's ATM machine 41:19 Alex's cashback 44:52 Lessons alex learned 47:41 Appreciate the milestone 49:57 Alex's goal NOTABLE QUOTES (KEY LESSONS): “ …The best time was yesterday and the second best time today..” - Alex Sabio CONNECTING WITH THE GUEST Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_real_alexsabio/?hl=en Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-sabio-06481542/ Get coached on how you can repurpose your existing home or investment property into an Airbnb with me: https://experimentrealestate.com/hospitable-hosts Guesty Unique Link: https://hosts.guesty.com/?=therealestateexperiment Hospitable Hosts book: https://amzn.to/3e4LEhE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealestateexperiment/?hl=en Apply for an American Express Card with this link: http://refer.amex.us/RUBENKr8et?xl=cp01&mpt=v0 #overachiever #realestate #success
Mike Sjogren is a short-term rental expert and coach. He has a portfolio of STR properties across 5 states as well as an oceanfront boutique hotel. Mike brings a wealth of finance, business, and real estate experience. He is passionate about helping others create financial independence through real estate so they can pursue their passions and leave their mark on the world. https://www.facebook.com/groups/STRentalsecrets https://www.facebook.com/theAirbnbGuy https://www.instagram.com/the_airbnbguy https://www.youtube.com/c/ShortTermRentalSecretsShow https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikesjogren https://www.clubhouse.com/@michaelsjogren Emanuele Pani is a Commercial and Residential Real Estate Consultant at Signature International Real Estate. Has a degree in accounting and finance. Started his real estate journey working as maintenance until the owner decided to sell the 40 unit apartment building to Emanuele. https://www.facebook.com/emanuele.pani.9 https://www.instagram.com/epani.realestate https://www.linkedin.com/in/emanuele-pani-0b2970105 https://www.clubhouse.com/@epanirealestate Register now to join the next STR Wealth Conference at Miami Beach, FL on September 11-13 by going to http://miami.strwealthcon.com/ Huge thanks to our friends at Vintory for sponsoring this episode. Take the demo now and get $50 Amazon gift by going to this link. Make sure to get Brooke's book for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Strømkrisen og utformingen av strømstøtteordningen har fått flere til å tenke kreativt på hvordan de kan få strømstøtte på hytta. I denne episoden av Lovlytt forteller Torbjørn Stokke om hvilke muligheter som finnes for å få strømstøtte på hytta, hvem disse løsningene kan passe for og hvilke skattemessige konsekvenser dette kan få. Programleder Ida Brabrand. Produsent Øystein Weibell/Kanonlyd.
Welcome to another Ask Me Anything (Ask Us Anything?) episode! Each week we'll answer your questions on STR, real estate, OTAs, and everything in between. Kelsey (https://www.instagram.com/stayjandk/ (@StayJandK)) asks: How do you set up your Workday or your work week? There's so many things I know I could (or should) be doing, but some days it's so much that I get analysis paralysis. How do you structure things on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, and how do you know when it's time to delegate tasks out to your team? Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. To hear your voice on the show and send a question to Sarah & Annette, visit http://speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA (Speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA) Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join us in Las Vegas! http://ThanksForVisiting.me/Vegas (Thanks For Visiting is heading to the Sahara Las Vegas October 22 & 23. Learn from us and amazing guests from across the country at this actionable in-person workshop. Get your tickets at ThanksForVisiting.me/Vegas.)
Join Nick Lamagna as he sits down with guest Jason Griggs, one of the top short term rental real estate investors in the surrounding las Vegas area. Jason was a former teacher from Long Island who decided at a young age to move to Las Vegas and through contacts as a lacrosse couch found his way to real estate. Jason took the path many do from starting out as an agent and fell in love with the cash flow that real estate rental properties can bring in. Once he discovered the short term rentals, such as AirBNB he focused in on the strategy and mastered his market and becoming one of the biggest short term rental owners and managers in the area. Jason has timed the market right and built long term financial freedom through cash flow and appreciation and now teaches others how to do the same through his new course. You may also seem him often at the UFC Apex watching the fights with some of the biggest names in sports, MMA and entertainment! He truly has created a dream lifestyle through real estate investing. Topics for this episode include: ✅ Investing opportunities during a recession ✅ How to get loans on rental properties without affecting your credit ✅ Is it better to Refinance your properties or pay them off? ✅ Pros and cons of restrictions on AirBNBs? ✅ The danger of getting rich quick ➡️ More! See the show notes to connect with Jason Text Nick today to do some real estate deals together whether you are new or experienced at (516) 540-5733 --- Connect with Jason: Jason Griggs on Instagram https://winwithairbnb.com/ Jason Griggs on Facebook Jason Griggs on Youtube --- Connect with Nick Lamagna www.nicknicknick.com Text Nick (516)540-5733 Connect on ALL Social Media and Podcast Platforms Here FREE Checklist on how to bring more value to your buyers
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and bachelorette weekends are an expanding short-term rental niche where you can charge premium rates and make bank. But they can also come with some very BIG drawbacks. So, how can you set the right expectations from the start so you can tap into the lucrative ‘girls trip' market without ending up with noise complaints and destroyed property? STR investor Kent He saw the demand for bachelorette trips in Scottsdale, Arizona, so he studied the data, took a chance, and jumped in—a move that paid off! Now, he's using his influence in the STR space to advocate for the development of affordable housing for all. On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Kent joins me to talk about why it's vital to have a niche to be successful in the Airbnb space today and how his bachelorette-themed properties are skyrocketing his revenue. We discuss how he gathered the data to make his properties a success and the role the Get Paid For Your Pad podcast played in helping him determine when the time was right to focus full-time on his short-term rentals. He'll share why paying attention to the smallest details makes the most impact in the girl getaway niche and how to bring your vision for your properties to life to give your guests an unforgettable 5-star experience. Listen in as Kent shares the 4 questions he uses to screen out problematic guests and the policies you must have in place if you want to successfully host girls weekends at your Airbnb properties. Plus, how a beauty bar and a Peloton bike help them attract right guest avatar. Topics CoveredWhy you need a niche to be successful in the Airbnb space todayHow Kent's company uses their property names and images to draw in guestHow over-delivering on the small details delivers the best experience possible for all girl getawaysThe 4 questions Kent and his team use to vet their guests (and screen out problems)The critical policies you need in place if you want to host bachelorette partiesThe life-changing thing Kent learned from listening to the Get Paid for Your Pad podcastHow Kent and his team are using their Airbnb listings to debunk the myths and expand their mission for affordable housing for allConnect with Kent HeKent on Instagram ResourcesLe SoleiGirls trip @Spa de SoleiLindsey Petersen CollectionsLegends X STR AcceleratorGet Paid for Your Pad NewsletterLeave A Review of Get Paid for Your Pad on Apple podcasts for a chance to WIN FREE Airbnb Starter GuideSTR Legends MastermindEmail email@example.comSponsored ByLegends X Short-Term Rental Accelerator Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Strømkrisen i Norge debatteres heftig på tv, i leserinnlegg og rundt lunsjbordene. Mange peker på at et hardt ordskifte og tabloide vinklinger gir en lite meningsfull samtale. Kan nye måter å snakke sammen på gi mer bærekraftige løsninger? Nobels Fredssenter ønsker å stimulere til bedre dialog i samfunnet – vi inviterte derfor til et frokostmøte med strøm og gjester på menyen. Dialoggjester denne dagen: Eivind Trædal, MDG, Oslo bystyre, Forretningsutvalget, Bydel Alna Bjørn Revil, FRP, Oslo bystyre, Finansutvalget, Bydel Grünerløkka Ola Elvestuen, Venstre, Stortingsrep. Energi-og miljøkomiteen Mani Hussaini, AP, Stortingsrep., Energi-og miljøkomiteen Om arrangementsserien: Nobels Fredssenter åpner dørene for dialog gjennom en arrangementsserie hvor vi ser på dialogklimaet rundt dagsaktuelle temaer. Vår dialogekspert Chro Borhan tilrettelegger dialogen. Vi vil dele råd om hvordan snakke bedre sammen om vanskelige temaer og øve oss på dialog i praksis. Du ønskes velkommen til å lufte dine tanker og bekymringer i samtale med andre gjester.
On today's episode we're welcoming Brandon Blake, owner of The Staging Company. Brandon went from being a sales associate to owning The Staging Company and learned a lot on the way. We're talking about his journey, how he manages his work life balance, anddropping blue gems along the way. Learn more about The Staging Company on their website at https://thestaging.co/Blue Gems Management: https://bluegemsmgmt.co/[00:00] Episode teaser[00:12] Show intro[00:45] Welcome to Blake[00:57] Brandon's journey and how it gets to STRs[04:50] What happens when The Staging Company gets the keys[06:41] A price breakdown from start to finish[11:25] What pushes the ROI up?[13:05] How long it takes to furnish an average property[18:04] Where does The Staging Company go to?[19:47] STR set up vs. staging a house[21:23] How big is The Staging Company and how big will it get?[22:36] The things you need to build a company[26:00] Brandon and his wife's Airbnb goals[27:07] What is a day in the life of Brandon?[30:25] Number #1 lesson from building a company[33:23] The last blue gem[34:17] Wrap up and close out
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TJ Tijani immigrated from Nigeria, landed in Houston, and his story is a whirlwind of hustle and entrepreneurship. He grew up with a single mom who was raising 5 kids, and watching her tenacity and grit inspired TJ to be the first in my extended family to graduate college and get a job as an engineer. But he hated the 9-5 grind, and took matters into his own hands, walking away from his job and jumping head first into the short-term rental business. After lots of studying and trial & error, TJ now runs a successful STR empire, and teaches others how to do the same. To learn more visit: http://thanksforvisiting.me Resources: https://strroadmap.com/ (STR Roadmap) https://www.instagram.com/tjtijani (@TJTijani on Instagram) https://www.linkedin.com/in/tjtijani/ (TJ on LinkedIn) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/short-term-rental-investing-with-tj-tijani/id1249709540 (Short Term Rental Investing with TJ Podcast) https://rentalmerch.com/ (Check out TJ's Merch) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/magnoliacottagefarmstay/ (@MagnoliaCottageFarmstay) Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-messaging-aug-22 (Visit Breezeway.io/TFV to automate communications with your guests using Breezeway's Smart Messaging.) Hostfully https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/hostfully-pms-aug-22 (Sign up today at Hostfully.com and use coupon code THANKSFORVISITING to get 2 Free Guidebooks!) Join us in Las Vegas! http://ThanksForVisiting.me/Vegas (Thanks For Visiting is heading to the Sahara Las Vegas October 22 & 23. Learn from us and amazing guests from across the country at this actionable in-person workshop. Get your tickets at ThanksForVisiting.me/Vegas.)
On today's episode Bill and Kenny sit down to discuss if having your STR be pet friendly makes sense or not. You don't want to miss it! Contact Tyler Coon and his team to get your next Short-Term Rental property under contract! You can find Bill online at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/284886002732508 - The Free Build STR Wealth Facebook Group Build STR Wealth BK Hot Picks STR UNFILTERED Instagram: @BillFaeth73 Tik Tok: @bfaeth You can find Kenny online at: https://strinsights.com/ Instagram: @strinsights Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week Randall and Craig open up the floor to questions from The Ridership. Support the Podcast Join The Ridership Automated Transcription, please excuse the typos: In the Dirt 32 [00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello, and welcome to the gravel ride podcast, where we go deep on the sport of gravel cycling through in-depth interviews with product designers, event organizers and athletes. Who are pioneering the sport I'm your host, Craig Dalton, a lifelong cyclist who discovered gravel cycling back in 2016 and made all the mistakes you don't need to make. I approach each episode as a beginner down, unlock all the knowledge you need to become a great gravel cyclist. I'm going to be joined Really By my co-host randall jacobs for another episode of in the dirt [00:00:34] Craig: randall, how you doing today? [00:00:36] Randall: I'm doing well, Craig, good to see you, bud. [00:00:39] Craig: Yeah. Great to see you too. I mean, I've been looking forward this just a, a little bit of reprieve from everything else that's going on in life. It's just nice to connect with you and just purely have a half hour an hour conversation about bikes. [00:00:51] Randall: Yeah. Yeah. I know you've been going had a lot going on with your mom and so on. So, you know, definitely sending a lot of love and good vibes to you and your family going through some challenging times. [00:01:01] Craig: Yeah, I appreciate that. I mean, we it's the conversations we've had on the podcast and certainly within the ridership community, just about the value of this pursuit of gravel cycling and just kinda getting outta your head. I I've always loved it in that, like when you're on a, a gravel trail, particularly a technical gravel trail, like I ride you can't really think about anything else, but what's in front of you. And it's just so, so helpful for me to just sort of think about the bike and performance and riding. Rather than thinking about everything else going on all the time. [00:01:32] Randall: Yeah. Yeah, I can, I can relate. I've been processing some heavy things in my own life these days. And at the same time returning to the bike, I've been doing a lot more walking, hiking trail running lately as well as like canoeing and kayaking the canoes great with the kids. But there's. There's that flow state that you can get into on the bicycle that is, you know, people talk about runners high. I've never really had that. I don't think I can run long enough to get to that head space, but on the bicycle, there's just a place where everything is just in sync and the it's. I just feel very connected to everything, but not overwhelmed by it. If that makes sense. [00:02:13] Craig: yeah. You know, I was up in lake Tahoe last weekend and did a bunch of standup paddle boarding. I got some good recommendations from people on the ridership as to where I should explore to ride. And I had a bike, but honestly I just left it on the patio because I, it was just enjoying the lake so much. And to your point, like with standup paddle boarding, I found, you know, I just have to focus on the balance piece. So I, I, it sort. Took me to that same place. I just got in the rhythm of stroking on either side of the standup paddle board and, and being focused on the physicality of it. And, and the moment that I was experiencing, which, which I also really enjoyed. [00:02:49] Randall: Yeah, standup paddleboards are great. I actually like them. I use them occasionally standing up, but having them as like your own little floating island in the middle of a lake or a pond you know, you can have two adults. I've had, you know, another adult and a, a toddler on one. And so one adult is in the water swimming and the toddler is kind of jumping on and off and, and it's, it's just so much fun. Yeah, [00:03:12] Craig: but you've got, you've got something coming up. That's kind of probably forcing you a little bit to get back on the bike. Right. [00:03:17] Randall: Well, so, well, one I'm wanting to start coordinating more group rides. We've talked about this quite a bit and just life has gotten in the way you know, the logo launch and some things in, in my personal life and so on. So there's that the O positive festival. In Kingston, New York is coming up. That's the seventh through the 9th of October and community member, Joe conk in the ridership. He is the founder of that festival. And once again, we're gonna be coordinating a gravel ride. Together with a road ride and a a mural tour ride, which will be through the, the city of Kingston and is very family friendly. As part of that weekend, I believe it's gonna be on the eighth. So we'll be posting more information about that in the ridership and would love to have people come out and join. [00:04:00] Craig: That's super cool. I remember you talking about the festival last year and some of the riding that you've done with Joe up there. So that sounds awesome. So for anybody on the east coast, that's within range of that, we're able to travel, as Randall said, it'll definitely put some notes out there. Maybe we can talk about it again, more specifically when you lock down the details. [00:04:17] Randall: Yeah, we're, we're finalizing the route right now and we'll create a page for the event. So if you're interested in staying in touch, we'll definitely announce it here on the pod. I might even bring Joe on for a few minutes to share some more details, but the festival itself, it's, it's arts, it's music, it's community, it's great food and just a wonderful vibe right outside the Catskills and the riding out there is great. I've done quite a bit of riding out there with him and others. So if you're in that area, definitely come out and join us. We'd love to see you. The, the event is it'll be, the ride will be you know, we may ask like for a recommended donation, which doesn't have to be provided, and that goes towards the artist community in Kingston. And then, you know, there'll also be an option to get a wristband for the entire festival too. So. So, yeah. And if you wanna be participate in the conversation, definitely join the the Hudson valley channel in the ridership. That's where, where we'll be talking about this [00:05:07] Craig: Cool. I similarly am trying to get my act together. Cause I signed up to support the Marin county bike coalition and the NorCal NACA league for the eventual adventure revival ride. I think it started three, maybe four years ago. They did had one year that was virtual during the pandemic, but I missed last year cause it sold out. So I was sure to get on it this year. And it's a great route starting out of Fairfax, California. So super fun route , very technical it's only 60 miles, but it's got a decent amount of climbing, particularly up the aply named Randall trail. Off of highway one is a, is a grind at the end. And then you're coming across Fairfax BOS Ridge, but it's a lot of fun. And I believe I saw that Rebecca Rush is joining. [00:05:51] Randall: oh, great. [00:05:52] Craig: So that's gonna be cool. She's so nice. Former podcast guest couldn't have been more friendly when I've connected with her and subsequent times when I've ran into her, it's been awesome. So looking forward to seeing her again. [00:06:04] Randall: I got to meet her at a dinner hosted around sea Oder some years back. And yeah, she's, she's a rad woman. And a great rider. Very, very cool. Is it the same route as the original cause I did the original one some years back living in the bay. [00:06:18] Craig: Yeah, I don't, I don't think they've changed anything. I mean, I'll tell you after the 17th, but I I'm pretty sure it's the same route [00:06:24] Randall: Well, if anyone's considering doing this run higher volume tires and have a properly low gear, cuz you will want both and maybe a suspension stem. [00:06:34] Craig: and maybe a suspension for Randall. [00:06:36] Randall: Yeah. And maybe a suspension fork sacrilegious. But yeah. [00:06:39] Craig: No. Yeah, no, it's a great route and, and totally perfect recommendations Randall, cuz it's, it's, it's technical. It'll push your limits. I mean, I loved it. I just thought it was like one of those roots that favored adventure, like the name, the name is perfect, cuz you're just out there on the mountain. They're carving the route through rugged terrain, you know, basic fire roads and just this awesome part of the north side of Marin. [00:07:06] Randall: I mean, it's the location where mountain biking got ITSs start. And frankly, the gravel bikes that we ride are far superior mountain bikes than they were riding back in those days. So [00:07:14] Craig: Yeah, a hundred percent. I think I recently was at the, at the, the museum up in Fairfax, the mountain Mike museum, and looking at a clunker. And I was just [00:07:23] Randall: Mm-hmm [00:07:24] Craig: I can't even imagine with a kickback break, how they even survived going down Mount. [00:07:29] Randall: well, they had to rebuild those hubs pretty much. Every run is my understanding. So. [00:07:34] Craig: he hence the name repack downhill. [00:07:38] Randall: Yeah. I've ridden with a few of the, the OGs of the mountain biking scene and it, it wasn't the good old days. We definitely have it better now speak speaking of which we have a new bike to nerd about. [00:07:49] Craig: Yeah, not may not maybe a bike that I would take on adventure revival per se, but a very interesting bike for people to take a look at it. It's the BMC now, how do we decide that? It would say pronounce it [00:08:02] Randall: CAS say it with confidence. It's gotta be KIS, maybe [00:08:05] Craig: Kay. [00:08:06] Randall: Ks. Yeah. Something like that. [00:08:08] Craig: Super racey bike, actually, what I would've thought that BMC would've introduced to begin with kind of in the vein of the Cervelo ESP Sparrow, this bike looks, I mean, this bike could have been a road bike. When, when you see a picture of it. [00:08:23] Randall: It's stunning. I love they, there's some unique design elements on the top tube that are very BMC. I like how the, you know, the chains, the seat stays are perfectly paralleled with the down tube and it's just a very elegant bike. The, the paint schemes, particularly on that top end model are quite striking and definitely a gravel race bike. And in fact, I would say a dedicated gravel race bike, which is a little bit different than that as Sparrow. [00:08:48] Craig: Yeah. Yeah. I mean it's seven dedicated 700 C. But it still manages a fairly tight change stay and fairly good tire clearance. I mean, 700 by 45 is nothing to sneeze. [00:09:00] Randall: Yeah, especially in such a, a, you know, a tight change stay. And it's, it's optimized for that. It has 80 milli BB drop, which is to say like the bottom bracket drop relative of relative to the axles. And that's quite a bit, so anyone running longer cranks is. Going to have say like a pedal strike issue. If they try to run smaller tires, which is why I say, like, it's not quite like the Aspero, the Aspero is much more of a one bike. Like you could use it as a dedicated road bike as well. And it would be great for that sounds like bikes like that or ours, or you know, the, the open up that I always call out. So this is. The the bottom bracket drop the fact that it's a, a longer top tube, so longer reach relative to the stack, just make it a bike that is very much optimized for bigger 700 seat tires, shorter stems. And all of this works really well. Well, offroad, but kind of takes away from its versatility as a, as a road bike which [00:09:56] Craig: I also, [00:09:57] Randall: for what it's designed for. [00:09:58] Craig: yeah, I mean, it's very intentional, right. I also saw that they speck like a fairly narrow handle bar on there with a wide flare. So like keeping again, keeping that body tight in that race, race position. Yeah. [00:10:12] Randall: Yeah. Which I, I'm not sure how much I like that. I think it makes a ton of sense on the road. But I, I feel like often, well, we'll, we'll see I think there's, I think there's a place for it. I would probably want if I was gonna go so narrow, I'd probably wanna do a compound flare in order to get even more flare in the drops without having the hoods super kicked out. Because that, you know, that that extra leverage in the drops is, is nice to have, and it's kind of, but, you know, interesting to see some some difference of perspective there, [00:10:43] Craig: Yeah, let me be clear. Like I would be terrified to ride. I think it was a 37 millimeter bar hood to hood. I would be terrified to ride that. I mean, that just seems really tight. I have heard of some of the pros kind of going super narrow and maybe on a, a non-technical course, like a S B T gravel, or if you live in a part of the country where it's, you know, you're just basically on dirt roads that might, that might work. But yeah, for me, I think I'd be terrifi. [00:11:10] Randall: I think that there's a, a place for this. And you, you see it on, on the road. You've seen some road pros go towards more narrow up top and it does improve arrow. And there a lot of gravel races are not that technical. And so that arrow benefit is meaningful. I just think that there's a little bit more evolution to happen in terms of one getting even more arrow on those narrower hoods. So maybe like something to support the forearm a little bit. So you can be grabbing the, the top of the, of the hoods, but, and, and have your your forearms perpendicular the ground at parallel the ground in your upper arm perpendicular. So you really get that arrow benefit, but then, you know, again, compound flare to get that, maintain that extra leverage in the drops when you need it. Nonetheless we're we're getting into deep handlebar nuance here. Let's let's back out and look at the rest of this machine. [00:11:56] Craig: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I do think it's, it is just sort of interesting as you pointed out, like this is for a very specific rider and it's pretty natural. Companies are gonna continue to evolve around speed and ultra performance for one side of the market, not the side of the market, that's gonna attract me per se, but as more and more dollars going into racing and more and more people are looking for super high performance, like it's natural that bike companies are gonna do this type of thing. [00:12:24] Randall: There's also an element of like, you know, the bike industry likes N plus one. And so this is distinct enough from a, a road bike where you would have your road bike and, and this bike and the type of person who has this bike probably has multiple bikes. I mean, it is a dedicated race bike so that, you know, it makes sense. [00:12:46] Craig: Yeah, yeah. Yeah. You pointed out a few other interesting things about the design as well. [00:12:50] Randall: Yeah, so I like, I like how they did the inter I'm not a huge fan of integrated cabling through handlebars and stems. And I like how it seems that they kept the, the cabling external to the handlebar and then ran it underneath that new rock shop. That new shock stop stem. I think they're calling it some something different. They, they built it in using RedShift's suspension, stem tech. And so it stays external until it drops into the upper headset bear. So that could be a lot worse in terms of serviceability and adjustability and so on. The top end model is a one piece HBAR and stem that has fully internal routing looks stunning, looks really, really beautiful but an absolute nightmare to set up and service. And I wouldn't recommend going that route on any sort of bike period, because even a pro rider needs to be able to get their fit adjusted properly. [00:13:45] Craig: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, you and I share the same opinion on like, on elements of bike design that make it constrained from modification, easy modification. So yeah, I'm I'm with you on that. It absolutely looks gorgeous, but knowing me, like, I think I'd be frustrated at the limitations of it. [00:14:03] Randall: yeah, yeah. But kudos to them on the keeping the, the cabling outside the bars on the Lower end models, which I say lower end, they start at six grand, which is another thing about this bike, which is on trend. Everything is so expensive. It's remarkable. How expensive bikes are these days? [00:14:19] Craig: Yeah, we gotta, we got a question about that in the, in the ridership, right? Just sort of, why are bikes so expensive and it's yeah, I don't know. You know, when you look at a $10,000 bike or $6,000 bike, it's just that's. I mean, that's a hell of a lot of money. Yeah. [00:14:33] Randall: I mean, there's, I think there's a few things that go into that. So this was we, we put out some, you know, we asked the, the ridership community for some questions in comments. So this was Matthew Kramer chiming in, you know, asking about why bikes have gotten so expensive. I think a, a big part of it. I mean, of course there's inflation, right? And one of the major drivers of inflation in recent years are COVID related supply chain constraints. Right. So it's harder to get, it's hard to get parts and it's hard to get complete bikes, which means there's, you know, Up until recently. And there was a flood of, of like stimulus money for example, into the market. So you had all these dollars chasing less available product. And so by companies focused on the higher end, I mean, we did the same thing. We, we, you know, we actually kind of regret having eliminated the mechanical model cuz but it was because we couldn't get parts and we went with all access, which is really great, but puts it at a, a more premium point. But. [00:15:27] Craig: you're layering. You're layering in increased fuel costs for transportation. There's a lot of things that have gone into it. [00:15:34] Randall: Yeah, that is a factor. But I, I don't think that that's a major driver for this. I think it's more well, honestly, a, a significant part of it is people are paying it. Right. And there's some R and D that goes in here, like the, you know, this, some of these bikes that you see coming out. On the really high end, you know, the volumes are not that great. And so that R and D has to be incorporated somewhere and with bike companies focusing on the higher end, cuz that's where the bigger margins and dollars are and riders having limited options in the more affordable end of the market, because that's not where bike companies are focusing. I mean, I think it's, it's kind of like the automotive industry right now where, you know, I bought, I bought a used Prius for like seven grand and I've put a bunch of miles into it and like, Like scrape the bumper and things like that. And I could probably sell it for 11 [00:16:24] Craig: Right. [00:16:25] Randall: like, you, you just see that in a number of different domains. And I think the B the, the bike space is no different. But you do get bikes are improving in incremental ways. But I, I, it has been a pretty radical shift towards the top of the market. It's is hard to find middle end products that is frankly, just as good in many ways. [00:16:45] Craig: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, you hope over time. We know historically it does trickle down and there's, I mean, don't get us wrong. I, I think there's a lot of good entry level bikes out there. It's just getting your hands on one and finding one today is a challenge. [00:16:59] Randall: When supply chains go from 30 to 60 day lead times to, you know, at one point you know, there were like, you have very limited options for your levers and, and Dils and so on. Right. We have a duopoly in our industry, you know, and can't be is now, you know, they have a, a good product a competitive product in gravel now with their 13 speed stuff ECAR groups. But you know, that stuff was like one to two years. So when that's the case, you know, if you have a limited buy, where are you gonna focus? You're gonna focus on the higher end and that's that? I think that's part of it too. [00:17:32] Craig: Yeah, that makes sense. And I also remember you mentioning on an earlier podcast, just the amount of commitment level the component manufacturers are expecting from you. So, you know, in order to get a, a seat at the table, maybe you have to buy 50 of something, which as a small builder, you know, that could, that's a, that's a lot of dollars out of pocket. [00:17:50] Randall: Well, and the, the smaller builders generally are like, if you're a domestic builder and you're assembling domestically, it's a different supply. You're paying, you're paying more from say like STR for their domestic distributor versus the, you know, their Taiwan based distributor, just because they're manufacturing a lot of that stuff in Taiwan. But yeah, there were greater constraints. Sometimes you had to put a deposit up front and, you know, you put a deposit on something that is not going to, you're not gonna have for a year and you can't get that deposit back. So the, the risks associated with, you know, well, is something else new gonna come out or what's the market gonna look like in a year? So there's, there's all these you know, it, it really drives home, just re how remarkable it was prior to the pandemic that supply chains worked so well. I mean, truly it is a miracle of a whole lot of very complex decentralized coordination that, you know, any of this works at all. As a supply chain nerd, it's, it's something that, that is, is is not lost on me. And yeah, even the current circumstance, it's still pretty amazing what humans do. [00:18:52] Craig: Yeah. [00:18:53] Randall: All right. So where do we want to go from here? [00:18:55] Craig: Yeah. I mean, one thing I did did I thought was interesting that you pointed out about that BMC is that they do have an integrated suspension stem offering from that they've worked with, it sounds like Redshift on [00:19:05] Randall: Yep. [00:19:06] Craig: yeah. [00:19:07] Randall: I thought that was well executed. One downside I believe is that you can't flip the stem and with that beat bike being relatively long and, and on the lower side, like, you know, it's a race bike you know, it's, again, you have more constrained fitment options. I think the standard shock stop, then you can run in the up upward pointing direction. [00:19:28] Craig: Yeah, you can. I think what's interesting to point out there though. So if this in BMCs designer's mind, this is a flat out thoroughbred race, bike. To have that be an option suggests that designers are coming around to the fact that suspension and suppleness can, can be a performance benefit, like put putting, I mean, you and I have talked about that and obviously I'm sold on it, but it just struck me as like this incredibly arrow stretched out race bike is offering that they must have determined that this is gonna help people win races. [00:20:02] Randall: Yeah. Yeah. Fatigue and control it's material. And they've also done a few things with the frame design, which you see on other bikes like the really the, the seat tube towards the bottom gets really narrow. It gets really thin. So it has a lot more flex built in you saw that with bikes, like, you know, the GT grade is, is kind of an extreme example of that, but compliance is, is a great thing. That's the reason why we have one of the reasons we have such wide rims now, too. And what's so great about, you know, high volume, supple tubus tires, you know, it, it all, it all improves speed as a system. [00:20:35] Craig: Yeah. I mentioned this when I had someone from BMC on talking about the S and the S LT. I have a, I have a hard tail BMC, 20 Niner mountain bike from back in the day, like at least a decade ago. And I remember getting on that bike, I came off of a, a similar Niner. Coming to that bike, the back end definitely had a supplement to it. It had that, that exact drop stay design that you're kind of talking about and it really worked. And I was super impressed. I remember when I got on that bike, it just felt so fast and I could control it so well. [00:21:10] Randall: Yeah, well, I had you know, you probably heard the conversation I had on the pod with Craig Cal talking about suspension on road bikes and whether or not you fully agree with that thesis. I think it's, I think it's fairly compelling. Definitely higher volume tires. Like I don't see, even, even in Marin, I would be running minimum 28 mill tub plus tires. Nice low pressures on wide rims. There's no reason to run narrower than that. And you see a lot of the new arrow wheel options for road being built to a width where you can actually get an arrow benefit with those tires, you know, adhering to the rule of one oh 5%, which we had talked about in the wheel episode. So, so yeah, all of these things are, are good developments. [00:21:53] Craig: Yeah. You know, speaking of good developments, I managed actually to hook up with Matt Harvey from Enduro Barings, they did a ride. Out of Fairfax, California, a few weeks back. And I, I joined probably 50 people up there, Yuri, Oswald and other podcast guests was on there. And I think a couple others, I, I think I counted four old podcast guests on that ride, which was great, but a hell of a lot of fun. You had some conversation, some great conversation with him about Enduro Barings, which I hope people will go back in reference. But I think there was a question or a comment about from the ridership about. [00:22:27] Randall: Yeah. So, you know, one of the things that we covered in that episode, which I had so much fun with Matt he's just has a wealth of knowledge about the bicycle industry. He's an engineer, an engineering mindset clearly cares a lot about what he does. And you know, talking about the merits or lack thereof of a lot of ceramic bearings and long story short, most ceramic bearings. Rubbish, the ones that are of those that are good, the majority of them require a lot more maintenance to stay. And the, and the benefit is pretty trivial. And then there's this XD 15 bearing that Enduro makes. And I'm sure, you know, others probably have some, some equivalent, but I haven't looked into it, but that I find really interesting. And this is an Aeros, you know, a, I think a French aerospace alloy used for steel alloy used for the races. And then they have these high, very high grade ceramic ball. And because of this particular steel, which is very expensive and they have to buy it they don't, they can't buy it in tube form. They have to, you know, buy it in sheets and, and take it from there, I believe. But because of the unique properties of this material You can get you can use ceramic bearings and if it gets any contamination, essentially the contamination gets like pulverized and kicked out as opposed to pitting and, and starting to, to damage the the metal, because in many cases, the ceramic bearings, that metal is a lot less hard than the bearing itself. And thus, as a consequence, it's the thing to give. We go into a lot more detail in that episode, but yeah, Hans, I'm gonna, I might butcher this. So, bear with me here. Lale I'm guessing L E L L E I L I D he, he brought up this article that James Wong, why admire immensely? He's at cycling tips now wrote about an Enduro bottom bracket with this XD 15 bearing set. And what James said was incredibly low friction feel phenomenal toughness. We did everything we could to kill it, but this thing is simply incredible. And like that is coming from someone like James Wong. It makes me really think, okay, this is something that we're gonna still do a little bit more investigation and Matt's gonna be sending us some data, but we'll probably, we're strongly considering this in incorporating these into a, a higher end version of our, the logos wheels in the. [00:24:36] Craig: Got it. Nice. Yeah. I mean, I had enough smart people tell me that that was the way to go and happy that I've got that in my bottom bracket of my, my unicorn. That I've started riding. [00:24:47] Randall: Oh, it's an XD 15. [00:24:49] Craig: Yeah, I believe so. [00:24:49] Randall: Oh, sweet. Yeah. Yeah. Genuine benefits that you don't have to spend a lot of time servicing. In fact, the service, it should essentially be zero service. That's pretty cool. [00:25:00] Craig: that's what I'm looking for. [00:25:02] Randall: Not cheap though. Not cheap. So everyone else, high quality steel bearings. [00:25:07] Craig: Yeah. And I think Hans was also leading the conversation around just kind of, like flared bars, flat pedals, different kinds of like, you know, We're just out there for enjoying the ride kind of features of a bike or ways in which you could set up a bike. [00:25:22] Randall: Yeah. I mean, I think flare borrows are de rigor. I. Would run flared bars on every drop bar bike, including a pure road performance bike, just with a, maybe a different philosophy on my road bike, I'd go super narrow and get the flares to have more control in the drops for aerodynamics. But flare is here to stay. You see levers being designed with a little bit of flare. So with flare in mind and you know, any sort of, you know, is there an arrow cost? I have no idea. I, I don't think so. As long as the lever is aligned with. The bar behind it, it should sit in its wake, but if, even if there was the control benefits more than outweigh it. [00:25:58] Craig: Yeah. I think that co that the arrow part might come into play on the trend towards super wide bars. And as the, as you know, I've played around with that, I mean, I've got, I think I've. A 48 on one of my bikes and my fitter kind of brought me back to a 44. I, I do miss kind of the offroad control the way to rip the bike around that I got out of the wider bars, but I'm, I'm fairly comfortable at 44 as well. So I, I think I just need to play around with the flare on the bar that I'm running right now. And then it will be the right, right mix for. [00:26:37] Randall: Well, we've talked about in the the, in the ridership that we're thinking about developing a bar that has a compound flare. So you can get, say like eight degrees on the hoods and then 16 to 20 in the drop. So you kind of get the best of both worlds in that you still get that. You know, that roady fit up top, but then the extra control the, the first bar to do this, I believe was the three T a GI. And, and I don't even know if I'm pronouncing that right. We've talked about it on the pod [00:27:02] Craig: Yeah. And I think there was the other one that was like the Whis whiskey components has something similar [00:27:07] Randall: also does a compound. Yeah, I think compound flare makes a ton of sense for, for all of these bikes. [00:27:15] Craig: I wish it wasn't so costly. And you, you didn't have to sort of go all in to create a bar, like cuz you can't 3d print, something like this, right? [00:27:23] Randall: no, but it, it would be easy enough for somebody to create, say a, a high quality aluminum version. It's just another bending process plus testing regime to make sure that it, you know, it doesn't, it doesn't break on you. [00:27:38] Craig: yeah. I'm gonna keep exploring that. I'm I'm not sort of locked and loaded on my handlebar and stem right now. Still just wanted to make sure that the bike was fitting me correctly. And I feel like I've got enough inputs to figure out which way I wanna go with any one of the cockpit components. [00:27:55] Randall: Well, depending on your, what your timeframe is, I may have a prototype for you in time, so let's [00:28:00] Craig: All right. Many, many reasons why you're a good friend Randall and that's just one of 'em [00:28:04] Randall: you know, a guy, you know, a guy who can get you stuff. [00:28:07] Craig: yeah. [00:28:09] Randall: Tom SHEEO was asking about suspension seat posts. What's your take here? [00:28:14] Craig: I I'm a yes. So, I mean, I've been running on the thesis. I have a, a, a P N w coast dropper that has both a drop and a suspension, and I found that it's air tuned. So. Very tuneable very predictable. And I came to the conclusion, like anytime it moved, when my first inclination was like, oh crap, I'm losing performance. Anytime it moved, I wasn't in a fluid pedal stroke. Like I had hit something unexpectedly and it was just saving me. Similarly, although I think it's less active rock shock on the wireless. Their wireless dropper post does have what they call active ride. And I'm probably not tuned correctly on it right now. Cause I don't feel a lot of movement. The big difference between the two is on the PWC PMC. What am I saying here? Pacific PM. Yes. That one moves when you're fully extended. So it doesn't matter whether you're dropped or not. Like it it'll move. If the amount of pressure applied to it from your, your backside is, is forcing it to move. Whereas the rock shock post, it has to be lowered a little bit. So if you're in the full position, you're who locked out. It's only active when you're down a little [00:29:30] Randall: I wonder if that's a design constraint, because meaning something inherent in how they architected it as a dropper post, because from a product standpoint, that's exactly the opposite of what I would want. [00:29:41] Craig: I'm kind of with you and, and I, you know, in talking to rock shock, they did say some of their riders will actually set it up a little bit high so that they can basically constantly ride it with it on. [00:29:53] Randall: Yeah. I think that makes sense, especially adjustability. So to, to answer Tom's question, I think we both agree that suspension has its merits. I would definitely get a dropper first though. I like the best suspension you have is your arms and legs. And the, the float between your body and the bike. That's, that's my strong opinion. And from there you have pneumatic suspension from the tires you can do, you know, a slightly cushier saddle, like, you know, you can have some, some compliance in the frame. There's a whole bunch of things you do before you do a suspension seat, post primary amongst those being a dropper. [00:30:28] Craig: A hundred percent dropper. Number one, upgrade for gravel bikes, period. You'll never go. I don't know if I've ever met anybody who went back. Honestly, once they had a dropper. [00:30:37] Randall: Yeah, I mean, I occasionally talk to people, looking at our bikes who are like, oh, well, you know, can I swap in a rigid post? And I was like, well, if that's what you wanna do, get the, you know, the access wireless droppers are really expensive and they're heavy. But you could have a saddle on one of those and, and, you know, a standard post and swap it in, in and out with a single bolt. So that that's an option. [00:30:58] Craig: I've got that set up now. And I will tell, I will tell you, I will tell our friends in the community if I ever swap it. [00:31:05] Randall: Yeah. Yeah, yeah, [00:31:07] Craig: I don't think, I don't think I will, but [00:31:09] Randall: yeah. I can see on a city bike or like a burning man rig not having a dropper. That's that's about it. that's a whole, that's a whole separate conversation though. [00:31:18] Craig: I will argue with you on the city bike, but anyway, you still wanna drop her on the city bike? [00:31:22] Randall: Let's see. Luke Lopez and Larry Rose were commenting about non-competitive gravel setups, you know, alternative handlebars, flat pedals bags, and fun rides, and so on. Inspired by our friends over at pathless pedals who very much do a lot to create content around the non-competitive side of cycling. So what are your [00:31:41] Craig: Yeah. I mean, I think whether or not you set your bike up in a specific way to go out and have this non-competitive experience, or it's just a mindset. I think we're aligned in that gravel, gravel is for everyone. Right. And whatever your jam is going fast, going slow. Just getting out there is important. I mean, for me, I often change my clothing. [00:32:04] Randall: Mm-hmm [00:32:05] Craig: When I'm out there for just a fun ride, like, like I've got some, some, you know, great baggies that I can wear and different things. And it's definitely a different mindset rolling out the door. Not that I'm out there hammering on a general basis, but it's definitely a different mindset when I'm just out there to stop and smell the roses. [00:32:21] Randall: Yeah. Yeah. And I, I appreciate that mindset, but I still vastly prefer Lyra and, and being clipped in and, and, you know, and so on. [00:32:35] Craig: And I've got a, I've got a mountain bike. So like having a flat bar on a gravel bike, like I I've had that set up on an old cross bike. I loved it. Super fun, nimble, but for me, like if I'm gonna go flat bar right now, it's definitely gonna be more on a mountain bike than a, a traditional gravel bike setup. [00:32:52] Randall: But at the same time, you see, I can't recall if it was Luke, but you see folks with like an old Bridgestone mountain bike that they've converted into, you know, a flat bar or a drop bar, gravel bike. And it's, you know, they got a, you know, a handlebar bag on there and it's much more of like a let's go out and get lost and have an adventure, maybe do coffee outside or things like this party pace as you know, as Russ likes to say over. You know, PLP. [00:33:18] Craig: Yeah. If you've got a quiver by all means like, I, I love all bikes and I'm one who appreciates the nuances between them. So, you know, I just don't have a garage big enough for all these things. [00:33:28] Randall: yeah, yeah, no, I, I like I like the, I like being able in the middle of a ride to decide that I feel like throwing down a little bit. Sometimes I get that, that little jolt of energy less. Now that I'm 40, I suppose, but, but still [00:33:41] Craig: I I've seen you have those jolts Randall. I know it's there. [00:33:45] Randall: Let's see, what else? Oh, Matthew Kramer turned me on to something that I thought was really cool in the ridership, which was E 13. Now has a 12 speed, 9 45 cassette that is compatible with standard 12 speed chains. So you don't need that funky flat top chain. That's fair. Still, you know, pretty proprietary to Ram in order to run a tighter cluster. [00:34:07] Craig: So is that, is that 12 speed cassette from shrimp? Something you have to run on their product. [00:34:15] Randall: So the way that SW has set it up, they have migrated all their road. And then now they're dedicated gravel drive trains to this 12 speed flat top chain which is, you know, it, it has a slight benefit in terms of like, You, you get the same cross sectional area of the side plates with a thinner side plate so they can make the chain a little bit thinner. And that helps with the, the already very tight spacing of those cogs and like, but also makes it so that it's something proprietary. And so they've been expanding that I, I suspect that you'll see it on their mountain bike groups soon enough. And, you know, I really like to adopt, you know, proven open standards and non-pro proprietary stuff whenever possible. And the fact is that standard 12 speed works really well and nobody was making a tighter cluster for Eagle, like, you know, or for, for like, you know, a mullet set up where you have. A mountain bike rear derailer, but maybe you want a little bit tighter cluster a little bit tighter cassette for your road or your, your certain gravel applications. [00:35:17] Craig: when you talk about tighter cassette. I remember seeing this pop up and I was like 9 45. Okay. Why do I really care? Talk about the tighter cluster? Cause I think that's an important maybe nuance beyond just like, oh, you got a 45 and a nine. [00:35:30] Randall: Yeah. So the, the biggest knock that people have against one by drive trains is the jumps between cogs. Right. And yeah, I get it. A lot of this can be mitigated by proportional, crank length, and by having a proper bike fit. Because it allows you to spin at a wider range of cadences without, you know, while still maintaining a smooth pedal stroke. And I've, I've been fine with my setups. This 9 45 is it's the same as a, a 10 speed, 1138. Which is, you know, a, a larger road cassette from, from a few years ago. And it just adds a, a taller cog and a bigger cog you know, on that same cassette. And so you get, you know, jumps that I think are probably tight enough for the vast majority of roadies to say like, okay, well, if I had any concerns about jumps, now those are mitigated some. Want it to be like one tooth jumps between cogs and you know, okay. Go ride your road bike. That that's fine. But but yeah, I like, I like to see this. I was actually considering having us develop something if someone else didn't. So I'm glad to see this in the market, I think is a real gap for it. [00:36:35] Craig: Yeah, it's interesting. I wonder why, like SHA doesn't go to a nine cause you think like, I understand why smaller companies kind of pop up and they see an opportunity like this gap, but E thirteen's been doing this kind of thing for a while. [00:36:49] Randall: The nine tooth is so it it's gonna wear all else equal same material and everything it's gonna wear itself and the chain more quickly than a 10 tooth or an 11 tooth. Right. And so the, the entire philosophy of the drivetrain changes with a nine tooth in that. You know, I like to think of the nine tooth as an overdrive gear, plus the jump between the nine and the 11 is significant. Right? So if you're spending a lot of time at the top end of the range, you know, you might not love that, but for me, you pair it with a 42 chain ring and that 42 9. With a, you know, a, a 700 by 28 or 700 by 30 tire is the equivalent of, of a road bike with, you know, 51 11, which is to say, you have plenty of top end. You're not gonna spin out all the time on, on a high speed descent, but it's not all that often that I'm descending at those sorts of speeds. And so that jump from the 11 to the nine is not a problem for me on that end of the cassette. And so in turn, when you have that nine tooth that also informs the chain ring that you pair. Because you, you know, you kind of need to set your chain ring based on how you wanna calibrate that range that the cassette has. So yeah, I'm not surprised that Ram didn't go that didn't go that route. But I do think it makes a ton of sense and I love one by drive trains and I'm all about one bikes as well with one by drive trains. And so the nine two really facilitates that. [00:38:08] Craig: Yeah. Yeah. Super interesting. And Eli Bingham who often chimes in, in the ridership about some real technical stuff and tends to explore a lot of components. He had a kind of note on this didn't. [00:38:18] Randall: Yeah. So, one thing you gotta make sure, because of, and again, this gets into like proprietary standards and so on. So like the free hub, the XD XDR free hub standard that this cassette is compatible with is a proprietary standard that you know, Sam made it. So any. It's really easy for a wheel company to create a wheel with a free hub that, that uses the, you know, XD XDR. But they patented every possible way. They could think of, of attaching a cassette to that so that only they could produce the cassettes. And so E 13 has a came up with a really clever solution, but it requires like a cinch bolt. That clamps around the free hub body. And if that comes loose, it can affect the shifting. So that's kind of like the one issue that these can have. I've never had that issue with E 13 cassettes and I've run them exclusively for several years now. But it's just something to keep in mind. I find that they shift shift really excellent and they're light and they hold up well, cause they're, you know, most of the cogs or steel. [00:39:11] Craig: Right. Yeah, right on. And then I think we should end with, I think, which, which was one of my favorite questions coming out of the ridership from our friend, Silas, pat love is the pursuit of a quiet bike without creeks, an achievable goal or a pipe dream. [00:39:27] Randall: , it depends on what you're starting with. Unfortunately. I think in general I mean, this should AF absolutely be the standard. It, there's no reason why things should be rattling around. And you know, there are ways to get around it. So there, you know, wireless shifting and so on helps. But also like in our case, we run full housing through the frame and then we put it in a, we put it in a foam sleeve and we do that with. Hydraulic hoses too. And every bite company should be doing that because rattles suck bottom bracket Creek, again, like any bottom bracket will Creek if it gets contaminated. But you know, having a bottom bracket set up that aligns and supports the bearings sufficiently. You know, should eliminate the vast majority of those creeks. Yeah, it, this, this should entirely be possible. Unfortunately, there are a lot of bikes that, mm let's just say that this sort of thing was an afterthought. So it may cost, it may cost some money and require some expertise to chase out the, you know, all those creeks. [00:40:25] Craig: I think that's gotta be the worst task as a bike mechanic to be tasked with is when someone comes in and says, my, my bike is creaking. Help me resolve it. [00:40:34] Randall: Yeah. And, and honestly my experience, it it's a special mechanic. Who's who's really good at. I've had bikes that you know, our, our bikes will have a Creek here and there. And we'll say like, you know, bring it to a mechanic, have them take a look and they can't chase it. And I've actually had an instance where I had the bike shipped to me personally, and I chased it, but I chased it in a way that like, you know, it's I'm trying to remember what it was. Oh, it wasn't even a Creek. It was just that. Axis rear derailer the hanger on the was ever so slightly misaligned. And then the axis derailer was harder. When it's miscalibrated it makes a lot of noise on the cassette and that was the noise. So we're like, they were looking at the bottom bracket, they were looking at the seat post. They were looking at the, the headset interface and, and so on. And unless you have that, like the time and that deductive mindset and some experience of like, what things sound like, it's really hard to, to chase. So if you have a mechanic, who's a good chaser. That that's that's someone who really knows their stuff and [00:41:39] Craig: Yeah. A hundred percent. Yeah, my, my go to, I mean, as a non methodical bad mechanic, definitely like I clean my bike when a Creek arrives and that usually, like, it's say 85% of the time solves the problem. And then if, if I need to go further, it's about. You know, greasing things, making sure, just kind of being a little more I inspect of, of what's going on. I I've generally been pretty lucky that I haven't had creeks that I weren't, that I wasn't clear on how to resolve. [00:42:10] Randall: Yeah. Yeah. Well, I'd like to end with a with something that I'm excited about, which is I haven't nailed it down yet, but I had pinged you about coming out west for a bit. And so once those dates are locked down you know, getting a big group ride in the bay area and potentially in a couple other parts of the us. Something I'm super excited about and to meet some of the riders that are in the forum and that are, are regular listeners and so on. So more on that as we approach. But that would probably be Denver, Boulder, maybe San Diego, and then definitely the bay area. [00:42:40] Craig: That's super exciting. I feel like, you know, before the pandemic we had kicked off some really amazing group rides and [00:42:47] Randall: I miss it. [00:42:48] Craig: you. Yeah. And you and I have been longing for, we've had a lot going on to not kind of be putting that out there ourselves personally, but I think it's, it's a great time to do that and hopefully we can get some knocked out by the end of the year and super excited to see you when you're in the bay area. [00:43:04] Randall: Likewise. It's been too long. [00:43:06] Craig: We're good to catch up. My friend, [00:43:08] Randall: Likewise. All right, my friend. [00:43:09] Craig: take, take care. [00:43:10] Randall: See it. [00:43:11] Craig Dalton: That's going to do it for this week's edition of in the dirt. From the gravel ride pod cast How's a bit of a postscript. I did attend the adventure revival ride up in Marine county, out of Fairfax this past weekend. Quite a lovely event, benefiting Nika. The course is amazing and difficult as I imagined and remembered from the last time I did it such a great route put together by the Marine county bike coalition. Super challenging on a gravel bike. I remember thinking about halfway through. Wow. I'm about halfway through feeling quite beat up. And I was riding my unicorn with a front suspension fork on it. I certainly saw a number of riders out there on mountain bikes, which would not have been a bad choice. Anyway, phenomenal event, definitely something to have on your radar, down the line. If you're interested in connecting with myself or Randall, please join the ridership. Simply visit www.theridership.com. That's a free online, global cycling community where you can connect and discuss gravel, cycling with athletes from all over the world. If you're interested in supporting the podcast, please visit buy me a coffee.com/the gravel ride. And remember, ratings and reviews are always hugely appreciated. Until next time. Here's to finding some dirt onto your wheels
Welcome, and thanks for checking in today to No Vacancy The Podcast! On this week's episode: Interview with John Hildebrand - Airbnb Ambassador and expert on dealing with STR regulations Opt in to receive updates about regulation in your area Turn on legal notifications on Airbnb Get a free quote from Steadily Insurance Reacting to an Airbnb host's review for the production team of the new Bachelorette Season 19 Finale couple that they hosted. Connect with John Hildebrand: instagram.com/johnhildebrandsicky | instagram.com/hildehomes Get involved in the battle for keeping regulation friendly to STR! azrtr.org rentresponsibly.org Connect: Show Notes | Start Your Airbnb Instagram Schedule a 1:1 consultation Podcast Producer: Kelsey Lujan | email@example.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We lead the experience of how we feel about ourselves. I'm giddy to dig into all things leading yoga with kids. This episode is for you if you are a care giver, teacher of any kind, and even if you have not much to do with kids. The foundation of what we get into is all the time self care and how that relates to improving all we do. When it comes to leading, the sequence, language and environment are very important, but what's loudest is how you feel about yourself. There are simple actions you can take to quiet your mind and focus on making a good connection with you so you can make a great connection with those around you. The kids will appreciate it too. We are preparing for our Strala Online 100+Hour Kids Yoga Teacher Training. Let us know if you need any help joining. The goal here is simply, to help you feel better. When we feel better, we do better, and everything is better. Our wellbeing is connected. Leave me a voice message to be featured on the show.Listen to "Feel Better with Tara Stiles" wherever you enjoy your podcasts. New episode every Wednesday.Leave Tara a voice message and find out more at: https://www.tarastiles.comJoin us on the Stråla Yoga app for daily practice of yoga, qigong, tai chi, shiatsu, and more! Start your 7 day FREE Trial now.http://www.stralahome.comhttps://apple.co/3h9zgewWe LOVE hearing from you.Connect with TaraLeave Tara a voicemailNewsletterStrala YogaInstagramFacebookTwitterApparelBooksStrala InstaStrala FacebookStrala Twitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Vanessa Humes of ICND joins us today to share the top 5 strategies for building a book-direct vacation rental brand. As we often talk about on the podcast, building your house on someone else's land puts your business in a dangerous position - but where do you begin if you want to take business BACK from the OTAs? Whether you're an experienced manager or just starting out in the industry, Vanessa has great insights and tips that will help you build your business on your own land...because the grass really IS greener, when you water it yourself :) CONTACT VANESSA HUMESICNDLinkedInvhumes@icnd.netCONTACT ALEX & ANNIEAlexandAnniePodcast.comLinkedIn | Facebook | InstagramAlex Husner - LinkedinAnnie Holcombe - Linkedin
Camera technology has really improved over the years. That's really good news for us in the STR industry because security cameras not only help us protect our homes but they help us monitor our guests.Ok… before you go thinking that I have been spying on our guests let me explain a bit more what I mean by “monitoring” our guests. Cameras are NOT allowed inside our short-term rentals and that is obvious. But we can monitor our guests in other ways. We can see when they arrive. We can see how many people they arrive with. We can see if they, perhaps, are trying to sneak in one of their furry little pet friends when we have a no pet policy :) So for us in the STR space cameras are essential. But there are a ton of options to choose from these days! So which one do we choose? I'll share my experience in this week's episode using several different models over the last 7 years and break down some of the most important features you will want to have regardless of the camera you choose. Is it worth opting for a wireless option? Alternate uses for our STR (outside of security) 3 things to consider when purchasing 5 options on the market today Are you enjoying the podcast?If you find value in any of our episodes or resources you would do a huge service to your fellow investors if you would share it with them! This will also help us grow and it would be much appreciated. You can find all of our links here including our website, recommended resources, upcoming live events, short-term rental playbook, Instagram, and more! Get a copy of my 12 proven house rules to protect your property from almost every negative situation (highly recommended)
In this Topical Tuesday's episode, I spoke with Richard Fertig, who is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Stomp Capital, and he also teaches investors about real estate through his YouTube channel, Short Term Rental University Be sure to tune in if you're interested in learning about: How he got his investors out of the Madoff ponzi scheme during his former career, and the due diligence learnings from that experience Why he believes that the market is mispricing the risk associated with short term rentals Why zoning is of critical importance to the success of an STR investment Whether consumer demand is softening, given the current market conditions and the types of STR properties most impacted The different ways that investors can participate in the STR space, and what makes the most sense given the profile of the investor To your success, Tyler Lyons Interested in investing in ATMs? Check out our webinar. Please note that investing in private placement securities entails a high degree of risk, including illiquidity of the investment and loss of principal. Please refer to the subscription agreement for a discussion of risk factors. Tired of scrambling for capital? Check out our new FREE webinar - How to Ensure You Never Scramble for Capital Again (The 3 Capital-Raising Secrets). Click Here to register. CFC Podcast Facebook Group
Hi! I'm Dr. Myrdalis Diaz-Ramirez. And, this is Episode #29!Today, we have a very special guest, Dr. Chiagozie Fawole, and she's actually a real estate coach for physicians. We have a great conversation with Dr. Fawole about feeling empowered to design your real estate life. This is a great story, and it's packed with great insights on how to build and grow your real estate business. Check it out! Enjoy!Join Dr. Fawole at The Physician Wealth Revolution Live Event, at Charleston, SC this October 21-23, 2022, a bootcamp dedicated to physicians who want to build wealth & amplify income, so they can practice medicine on their own terms.Thank you for joining us this week!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Follow Dr. Myrdalis Diaz at these links: Website: drmyrdalisdiaz.comPodcast: Design Your Physician LifeLinkedin: Myrdalis Diaz-Ramirez Facebook: Dr. Myrdalis Diaz-Ramirez
Meet Tyann Marcink — the Queen of Guest Experience at Touch Stay, a digital guidebook platform for short-term and vacation rental hosts. Tyann has a knack for charting her own path. She's a resilient creative who owns 2 rental management brands and has been active in the vacation rental industry since 2007. Discover Tyann's hot takes about the future of the hospitality industry, hear the story behind how she bought a bank and turned it into a vacation rental in the Ozarks, and learn about how she ventured off on her entrepreneurial journey after losing a college scholarship in this episode of Behind the Stays. Alright, without further ado, get ready to meet Tyann. You can learn more about Touch Stay here. Explore Tyann's Vacation Rentals here. Connect with Tyann on Twitter here. This episode is brought to you by BuildUp Bookings. SEO. Paid Search. Email Marketing. You know they are the marketing trifecta needed to build your brand and increase direct bookings to your properties... But, outside of watching a couple of YouTube videos and listening to a few STR podcasts, you haven't had the time to really understand how Google ranks content or what subject line and preview text combo are the best when sending an email to your list about last-minute availability. If you're listening to this podcast, chances are you're not just any run of the mill STR or vacation rental host — you're an entrepreneur who wants to see their portfolio of homes and the brand that encompasses grow. And this week's podcast sponsor, BuildUp Bookings, can help you do just that. BuildUp Bookings is the digital marketing team that some of the best players in the game use to scale their businesses. I had their founder, Conrad O'Connell on Episode 44 of the podcast...and let me tell you — this guys know his stuff! In just the last 12 months, BuildUp Bookings has helped their clients earn over $48 million in direct bookings. If 90% of your bookings are coming via the Airbnbs and VRBOs of the world, it might be time to audit and augment your direct booking strategy — and Conrad and his team have set up a special landing page for Behind the Stays listeners chock-full of free resources to help you do so. Head on over to www.BuildUpBookings.com/BTS to learn more. And be sure to request a free marketing strategy session with Conrad and tell him Zach from Behind the Stays sent you his way! About the Show Behind the Stays is brought to you twice a week by Sponstayneous — a free, biweekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb. You can subscribe, for free, at www.sponstayneous.com. Behind the Stays is hosted by Zach Busekrus, co-founder of Sponstayneous, you can connect with him on Twitter at @zboozee.
Earlier this month, we attended the exclusive STR Wealth Conference in Miami, Florida! Limited to 100 attendees, this conference hosted some of the top names in this niche industry! All who attended left the conference with clarity, vision, and focus for building their business and making their mark in the STR space! In this episode, Dave and Kim share 5 takeaways which may help you in achieving your goals in STR real estate investing! As Dave and Kim work to continue to grow their STR Co-Hosting and Consulting business, don't hesitate to reach out if YOU would like more details, have any questions, or would like some advice on how to approach your next STR investment! Contact Info for Hosts: Dave Menapace Call/Text: 508-277-7716 Kim Menapace Call/Test: 781-738-3403 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org You can find this episode on YouTube! https://youtu.be/yWGkDabJ0yU --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dave-menapace/support
Welcome to another Ask Me Anything (Ask Us Anything?) episode! Each week we'll answer your questions on STR, real estate, OTAs, and everything in between. Courtney asks: We recently had a situation with Airbnb in which a guest had not signed a rental agreement within 48 hours of booking, which is specified in our listing's rules. Airbnb refused to uphold our rule, and stated that the guests had until the moment of check-in to meet our requirement of signing the rental agreement. Airbnb has very much sided with guests, claiming that they would not cancel the reservation on their end until that moment of check-in, and even going so far as to threaten me about canceling the reservation as a host because of their new policy (which just took effect in August). How do you go about ensuring that guests sign a rental agreement when Airbnb won't uphold your rules? Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. To hear your voice on the show and send a question to Sarah & Annette, visit http://speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA (Speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA) Resources: Thanks For Visiting is heading to the Sahara Las Vegas October 22 & 23. Learn from us and amazing guests from across the country at this actionable in-person workshop. Get your tickets at https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/vegas (ThanksForVisiting.me/Vegas). Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on September 20 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Dinaz Zaq is the Director at Revenue Pricing Consultants in London, the “home of revenue management and pricing expertise” that focuses on increasing profitability through diagnostic review. Dinaz spent 20 years in Revenue Management at British Airways, and also worked for resorts, hotels, and cruise lines. In this episode, Dinaz explains how airlines, hotels, and cruises do pricing as she shares some of the strategies they use in line with the factors that affect their pricing decisions. Why you have to check out today's podcast: Understand how most airlines, hotels, and cruises do pricing; Discover the strategies they use and the factors that affect their pricing decisions; and Find out why each employee – even the cabin crews – are important on getting customers and providing great service “The biggest thing that you need to get right is your demand before you make any pricing decision at all.” – Dinaz Zaq Topics Covered: 01:32 – How Dinaz got into pricing 03:02 – How do airlines do pricing? What factors affect their pricing decisions? 10:03 – The strategy behind “I will get the best price on a domestic flight if I book it six weeks before my flight” 11:47 – The difference between pricing hotels and pricing airplane seats 14:06 – Why hotels don't hold their prices really high for last-minute travelers 15:53 – Hotels and discounts on their rates 16:40 – What is the strategy of cruises when it comes to pricing? 20:35 – Pricing table topics: “Every employee creates or destroys value” 22:35 – Dinaz's pricing advice Key Takeaways: “Things depend, really, on the strategy that the airline follows and what's the flavor of the day as far as their management is concerned.” – Dinaz Zaq “You might get some hotels that won't drop their price. Some might even take walk ins at the door for a cheaper price. They don't want to publish it on the internet. Airlines might. It's about, you know, when we talk strategy, when you try to hold the price then drop it later, you can sell it through a different distribution channel so that it doesn't hit the public and therefore not destroy your pricing strategy.” – Dinaz Zaq “Their strategy is to fill it to 100%, and that's why you might find cruise prices dropping near at the time quite a bit. But what the customer misses out on is you may not get your best cabin if you wait too long, because the people that are regular cruisers, they have got all the balconies and then you'd be stuck somewhere on top of the discotheque or in a noisy area or whatever.” – Dinaz Zaq People / Resources Mentioned: British Airways: https://www.britishairways.com/ STR: https://str.com/ Marriott: https://www.marriott.com/ Hotwire: https://www.hotwire.com/ Priceline: https://www.priceline.com/ Booking.com: https://www.booking.com/ Hotels.com: https://www.hotels.com/ Connect with Dinaz Zaq: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rpcltd/ Email: email@example.com Connect with Mark Stiving: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stiving/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Hostovsky is the founder of Minoan. Prior to leaving to start Minoan, Marc was an early employee at Jet.com (later acquired by WMT in 2016 for $3.3B) where he managed a $400M omnichannel P&L and spent a lot of time between the walls of traditional retail (WMT) and eCommerce (Jet.com). After spending over a decade in retail, Marc saw an opportunity to shift the economic relationship between suppliers and consumers, specifically short-term rental hosts. By turning these properties into showrooms for brands, the concept of “Native Retail” was born. Native Retail is the idea of illuminating everyday spaces like short term rentals, gyms, restaurants, etc., and turning them into showrooms for the products and brands that are in those spaces. That way, consumers can test out products in environments which the products were designed for, and if they like them, they can easily learn more and even purchase them at that moment. As featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, and Sunset Magazine, Minoan is an all-in-one, free, ordering platform hosts can use to systematize furnishing. Hosts can buy from 200+ brands at steep discounts and save the hassle of dealing with messy logistics (tracking, customer service, etc.). One thing that sets Minoan apart from other purchasing organizations is we can also help turn your STR into a shoppable experience so guests can order the items they loved from their stay, and you can make a little extra money. https://www.instagram.com/minoanexperience/ https://www.facebook.com/minoanexperience/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/34959050/admin/ This episode was made possible by Vintory! Take the demo now and you'll get a $50 Amazon gift card, just go to this link. Connect with the Hosts Michael Sjogren: Short Term Rental Secrets Facebook Group | Clubhouse | Instagram | Youtube | Facebook Page | Linkedin https://linktr.ee/the_airbnbguy Emanuele Pani: Clubhouse | Instagram | Facebook | Linkedin Watch Mike's free masterclass training on www.strsecrets.com/masterclass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Etter å ha kost seg med et lite motgangsopphold mot Strømsgodset, går gutta i studio rett etter bortetapet mot RBK. Nok en gang går LSK på en smell i en storkamp på bortebane, og likhetstrekkene med fadesen på Intility er slående. Frustrasjonen rundt enkelte spillere er til å ta og føle på, men også laget som helhet får rettmessig kritikk for prestasjonen på Lerkendal. Spørsmålsrunden handler i stor grad om hva som definerer en gryterett, før panelet ser på mulighetene for at Sportsklubben kan hamle opp med Glimt på Åråsen lørdag om to uker. Podkasten produseres av Mottaket Media og inneholder annonsering.
Welcome to Boostly Podcast Episode 489. In this podcast episode we're talking with Brooke Pfautz, founder and CEO of Vintory about what they have to offer to the STR industry, and his best selling book which is 'From 0 to 500 properties in five years'. Want to gain trust from your customers? Check out www.boostly.co.uk/trust 00:00 - Introduction 01:30 - Introduction to Brooke and Vintory 05:20 - Inventory is messaging 11:02 - Why do you need growth? 17:38 - Landing pages and data 22:40 - Executive omnichannel marketing 30:51 - Speed and responsiveness matters 35:09 - Leverage effects and inbound marketing 40:25 - Relationship building • https://Boostly.co.uk • https://Boostly.co.uk/5steps • https://instagram.com/boostlyuk • https://Boostly.co.uk/guidebook • https://Boostly.co.uk/website • https://Boostly.co.uk/podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Every day for an STR entrepreneur is filled with numerous tasks, some of which consume the time you could spend growing your business using your unique skills. If only you could get the low-level projects off your plate, freeing up your time to focus on taking your business to the next level. You can if you hire a virtual assistant (VA). It's easy to hire a VA. But it's not always easy to hire the right one, assimilate them into the culture of your business, and then keep them as a part of your team while growing their role. Most hosts don't have a plan for any of it, so they end up in the cycle of hiring and firing VAs until they throw in the towel and decide working with a VA isn't working. It doesn't have to be that way. On this episode of STR Conversations, Eric and I are announcing a special FREE step by step training we are dropping next week and share how you can be a part of it for FREE. We'll walk you through some of the most common mistakes STR hosts make when hiring and working with VAs and what we learned from some of our own (not-so-successful) experiences. Listen in for a preview of the upcoming training as we share everything from the types of tasks a good VA can take over for you, to where to find the right hire and how to ensure your partnership will be successful. If you are interested in hiring a virtual assistant or you want to work better with yours, the FREE Step-by-Step Plan to Hire, Train, and Retain the Perfect Short-term Rental Virtual Assistant is coming Monday, September 19 at 1:00 Pacific. Sign up here! Topics Covered How do you know if you are ready to hire a virtual assistantThe most common mistakes people make when they first start a partnership with a VAThe truth behind why your partnership with your VA isn't workingThe BIGGEST challenges of solving your VA hiring issuesWhat you need to do before you hire your first Virtual AssistantHow to test your systems to be sure they are ready for actionWhy you need to create your systems NOW (and how to use FREE software to do so)The #1 reason virtual assistants leaveWhere to find your first top-quality hit-the-ground running virtual assistantHow to successfully onboard your new VA team member to set them up for successDetailed strategies to help your VAs feel like the talented team members they areResources Virtual Staff Finders4 Hour Work WeekThe 15 Commitments of Conscious LeadershipLegends X Short-Term Rental AcceleratorFREE Airbnb Starter GuideSubscribe to GPFYP on Apple PodcastsEmail email@example.comSponsored ByLegends X Short-Term Rental Accelerator Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Avery Carl is the author of "Short Term Rental, Long Term Wealth," and host of "The Short Term Show" podcast. He is the CEO of the nation's top STR real estate brokerage/team, The Short Term Shop. Top 3 Value Bombs: 1. You learn by doing and not by overanalyzing. 2. You can self-manage a short-term rental without a property management company. 3. You can scale with short-term rentals but keep in mind that there is also a lot of value in a diverse portfolio. Visit and learn more about how to start your short-term rental investment journey! - The Short Term Shop Website Sponsors: HubSpot: A platform that's easy for your entire team to use! Learn how HubSpot can make it easier for your business to grow better at Hubspot.com! Thrivetime Show: Is this your year? Visit ThrivetimeShow.com/eofire to see how Clay Clark's business coaching helps thousands of entrepreneurs to dramatically increase profitability. Roll by ADP: Ready for a lot less stress in your life? Get 3 free months of unlimited payroll processing when you visit RollByADP.com/fire! Terms and conditions apply.
Welcome, and thanks for checking in today to No Vacancy The Podcast! On this week's episode: Airbnb host, avid traveler and STR social media guru, Taylor Hildreth, shares action items you can do to improve your social media marketing, online presence, and brand growth to drive more bookings Reacting to a host requiring guests to respond with a specific quote after reading house rules Connect with Taylor: instagram.com/taylorjohildreth instagram.com/hilhausaframe taylorjohildreth.com Join Minoan today for major discounts for hosts on your favorite brands! Create a custom link for your Airbnb listing Connect: Show Notes | Start Your Airbnb Instagram Schedule a 1:1 consultation Podcast Producer: Kelsey Lujan | firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to another Ask Me Anything (Ask Us Anything?) episode! Each week we'll answer your questions on STR, real estate, OTAs, and everything in between. Michelle (from https://www.instagram.com/birdhausfarms/ (@BirdHausFarms)) asks: We have a large swimming hole on our vacation rental's property, and are considering renting this out to the public (non-guests) to earn extra revenue. What's the best way to do this to not interfere with the guest's experience? Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. To hear your voice on the show and send a question to Sarah & Annette, visit http://speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA (Speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA) Resources: Join us in Las Vegas! Thanks For Visiting's FIRST Live Event is October 22-23 at the Sahara Las Vegas. Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/vegas (ThanksForVisiting.me/Vegas) for tickets & more info Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on September 20 at hostmasterclass.com.)