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Mark Shay

Realtor focused on investment properties

(610) 357-4648

mark.shay@kw.com

Mark Shay, Pocono Vacation Home Realtor

Before getting my Realtor license I enjoyed a long history of success helping higher education institutions recruit, retain and better serve international students. As the need for these services has faded I have turned to real estate sales and vacation property development. I own several investment properties in the Poconos and with each customer my insight into the vacation home business grows. You can listed to my thoughts about STR in the P   “Short Term Rental Markets” Podcast

Join Our Team. We’re Hiring!

http://PoconoVacationHomeSales.com   is looking for a sales coordinator, one with a real estate license, to assist in the sales process. Our business is growing and our reputation and this website are big factors The Sales Coordinator is needed to help with client communication and providing computer system support for the Lead Agent and to use the tools to inform and guide clients toward a successful sale. The Sales Coordinator works to fully support the Lead Agent in the sales process. To discuss real estate matters, the Sales Coordinator must be licensed. A separate, independent Transaction Coordinator will continue to be part of our sales process.

The Agent would like to offer low-risk position to a real estate professional who wants to work normal business hours and not depend on sales commission. Sales Coordinator would maintain their real estate license, but not pursue individual sales, the position would be that of an employee of the Agent’s firm and work exclusively for the Agent.

Expertise

Poconos Vacation Homes into winning STR

Market Regulations in Pocono

Investment Properties for Sale in Poconos

Articles - Owning a vacation home in the Poconos

Testimonials

Jcarmody73

Bought a Single Family home in 2022 in Pocono lake, PA

When it was still definitely a seller's market, Mark found our ideal spot in Poconos where we could start our Short Term Rental venture. He gave that extra touch to make sure our bid was completive and won. Thanks Mark and hope to obtain more properties in Poconos with Mark!

Susan perez01

Bought a Single Family home in 2022 in Albrightsville, PA

Highly recommend! Fantastic Realtor with extensive knowledge. I am a first time home buyer and he was a huge help every step of the way. He helped me find my vacation/investment home in a wonderful lake community.

Andrew peckham

Bought a Single Family home in 2021 in Albrightsville, PA.

Mark was really great! He was very knowledgeable about the area and key to us picking the right neighborhood to search for our vacation home. He was extremely helpful in ensuring that we could look at places on our limited time schedule and with our little kiddos! He kept in touch throughout the process and continues to reach out to make sure everything is going smoothly.

Samuel Everett

Jim Thorpe, PA 2022

Mark Shay made the purchase of my new STR in Jim Thorpe almost effortless. Based on my criteria, he had a list of homes to choose from within an hour of my request. I am not from the area, so Mark connected me with vendors and helped me safely navigate the STR licensing process. Mark Shay is a great realtor and ambassador for the Poconos mountain community and I highly recommend him for your home purchase journey.

Latest Articles

January 05, 2024

NOTE: Tobyhanna Township approved a short-term rental ordinance in 2022. A revision to the ordinance was adopted on February, 20 2024. This changed the occupancy limit to 2 per bedroom + 2 and reduced fines for violations to be within state guidelines. The provision to cap the number of STR licenses to 10% was removedContinue reading "Top 10 STR-Friendly Communities in the Poconos"

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November 30, 2023

As we end 2023, here some insight on the vacation home rental market and investment outlook for the Poconos. Overall Poconos home sales are down, home sale prices seem stable, rental income is down, and rental stays (nights booked) are holding steady. When it comes to homes for sale, we are seeing a bifurcated marketContinue reading "Pocono STR and Real Estate Market Update – Fall/Winter 2023"

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August 17, 2023

Lately I’ve been hearing that the STR business in the Poconos is down and that the market is oversaturated. Some of my clients are doing quite well, some not as well as they hoped. It’s a good time for a deeper discussion about the potential to operate a profitable STR in the Poconos. According toContinue reading "Can You Still Make Money with Short-term Rentals in the Poconos?"

The post Can You Still Make Money with Short-term Rentals in the Poconos? appeared first on Pocono Vacation Home Sales & Short-term Rental.

July 03, 2023

Some communities are more friendly to VRBO and Airbnb, others oppose the practice.  Here is an summary drawn from various HOAs (Home Owner Associations) and township regulations. Last Updated: February, 2024 ARROWHEAD LAKE (Coolbaugh Township and Tobyhanna Township, PA) As one of the area’s most recognized vacation home communities, Arrowhead Lake has a rich traditionContinue reading "Short-term Rental Friendly Pocono Communities"

The post Short-term Rental Friendly Pocono Communities appeared first on Pocono Vacation Home Sales & Short-term Rental.

June 10, 2023

Short-term Vacation Rentals Matter in the Poconos For as long as there have been vacation homes in the Poconos, there have been vacation rentals and the vacation rental business is a big part of the ongoing prosperity of the region. With the rise of AirBNB, VRBO and other Online Travel Agencies, the visibility of theContinue reading "Join the Effort to Build a Better Vacation Rental Industry in the Poconos"

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June 05, 2023

I am a realtor who specializes on helping people find vacation homes that they can use as a short-term rental. My clients range from young first-time real-estate buyers all the way to sophisticated investors who have large portfolios of income properties and support staff to guide their decisions. Often, I am asked to provide myContinue reading "Pocono STR Owners Answer the Question: Would You Do it Again?"

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