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In this episode I spoke to Borja Rodriguez, the founder of Vacation Marbella. After quitting his job in finance he decided to try his hand at the vacation rental business. He started by sub-leasing a few properties on Airbnb, Booking.com and VRBO and in less than three years later he has grown a full fledged business manage over 70 properties with 16 employees. To get a full idea of his operation you can watch the Marbella episode of Sense of Place where you can see his whole operation.
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Show Notes: - Sense of Place Episode 6 - Marbella - First Who, Then What (5:30) - Borja’s background (8:36) - His business strategy (9:40) - How he built it into a stable, scalable business (11:40) - His hiring practices (13:25) - Is it hard to be an entrepreneur in Spain? (16:00) - Options for financing a vacation rental business (19:20) - Is the vacation rental market becoming too competitive? (28:40) - How to drive traffic to your vacation rental website (34:20) - Which websites are the best to use to get bookings (36:30) - Which management softwares to use. (38:00) - Meet the guest or self check in? (46:30) - How becoming an entrepreneur has improved his life. (49:00) - Some other good locations. (51:15) - Recommendations to get started in Vacation Rentals. (52:30) - Borja’s recommendations to aspiring entrepreneurs (54:00)