Pocono Short-term Rental Market Real Estate Update – Fall 2022

The end of the third quarter is a time of significant transition in the vacation home market in the Poconos.  The busy summer vacation season has wrapped up, and for some it is time to look at their position and perhaps make some changes.  As a realtor focused on helping buyers find vacation homes theyContinue reading “Pocono Short-term Rental Market Real Estate Update – Fall 2022”

Are the Poconos the Best AirBnB Market in the Nation?

It seems that a growing number of investors and companies that support them are feeling very positive about investing in vacation homes in the Poconos and the future of Short-term Rentals in the region. Popular YouTuber Edward Lui states the Poconos are the Best Airbnb Market in the Nation, Airbnb put the Poconos in theirContinue reading “Are the Poconos the Best AirBnB Market in the Nation?”

Short-term Rental Friendly Pocono Communities

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: November, 2022 Many of the homes in the Poconos and neighboring counties were built as second homes and vacation getaways. Some have been turned into incomeContinue reading “Short-term Rental Friendly Pocono Communities”

Short Term Rental Service Providers in the Poconos

Many of the inquires I get ask is there are service providers to help with getting a STR started and then keeping it going.  Since Tourism is the main business in the Poconos, the answer is yes.  Below is a list of firms that have been mentioned by clients, other realtors or that I haveContinue reading “Short Term Rental Service Providers in the Poconos”

What is Turnkey STR?  Factors to Consider When Buying a Short-Term Rental Business.

There has recently been a rise in properties for sale that are described as “Turnkey STR,” a term that has come to mean a property that is fully operational as a short-term rental and being sold as a complete package.  These are often properties that have recently been upgraded, are very tastefully designed and furnished,Continue reading “What is Turnkey STR?  Factors to Consider When Buying a Short-Term Rental Business.”

Pocono Short-term Rental Market Real Estate Update – Summer 2022

As a realtor, focused on helping buyers find vacation homes they can also use as STR, I keep an eye on the market and help identify trends that can help my clients. As one measure of the health of the market for vacation homes in the Poconos, I tag communities as STR-friendly (indicated with aContinue reading “Pocono Short-term Rental Market Real Estate Update – Summer 2022”

STR Analysis – Running the numbers

It’s an age-old debate about investing, it is an art, or is it a science?  When it comes to the science, good investors have data.  One way to get data is to go to Airbnb, VRBO and others, search for properties, look for ones similar to what you are seeking and gather rate information firsthand. Continue reading “STR Analysis – Running the numbers”

Beyond the Numbers, Finding your Niche in the Poconos STR Market

I spend a lot of time with customers who have big visions of success in the short-term rental business and they often ask me questions about a property’s ability to generate profit.  Many have use data tools like PriceLabs or AirDNA to help them understand the market and the opportunities that currently exist there.  TheyContinue reading “Beyond the Numbers, Finding your Niche in the Poconos STR Market”

Getting Help with your STR business in the Poconos

If you found your way to this page, you are likely looking to build a Short-term Rental business in the Poconos.  If you don’t live in the area or haven’t work here, you might be worried that you’ll have to go it alone.  That is not the case, there is a whole industry built aroundContinue reading “Getting Help with your STR business in the Poconos”