Tuesday Tip: Get a backup person

I recently went away for a few weeks to Europe. 

It was a wonderful, magical vacation. There was great food, amazing people, fantastic views, and more. It was a fabulous opportunity to relax and unwind.

But in a way, it was also very stressful.

I had not had time to arrange for a backup person to run point on my properties while I was gone. So every evening found me getting on the internet, checking my messages and making sure nothing had blown up in my absence. (Not that I could have done anything about it from the other side of the world, but I digress.)

If you want to have any flexibility in your life while managing short term rental properties, you need to have someone you can call in case you’re unavailable. Someone you trust, who you’re confident will provide the same level of support that you do. 

If you don’t have anyone in your life who you feel fits that description right now, start looking for someone who does.

Go to meetups, talk to your contacts, expand your network until you have someone you can rely on. Don’t wait until you need someone to start looking – that’ll already be too late.