Island Loop: Best Kill Devil Hills Bike Trails +Paths

Kill Devil Hills Bike Trails Island Loop

One of the best ways to explore the any island is on bike. A true beach soul rarely goes without a beach cruiser style bicycle at the beach to get them around. Some simply enjoy the feel of the ocean breeze, others the excitement of exploring new island zones and others simply take the opportunity to refresh from reality. Whatever … Read More

Outer Banks Fish (+Fishing) for Visitors

Outer Banks Fish and Fishing For Visitors

The OBX has over 90 species of common and exotic fish species, so next time your at the fish market or reeling one in you may ask, “What’s this thing?” Now, I may not know all the species but to this question I can confidently respond, “It is some of the freshest fish, you’ll ever find!” The good news is … Read More

OBX Ranks Best Place to Visit During Coronavirus

Outer Banks Coronavirus Best Place to Visit

The OBX offers so many different options and flavors, particularly when looking for some space to stretch out. Tony, taking some time to refresh from reality The OBX ranks #1 for top places to visit and #1 for best beaches, according to a recent article, Ranked: The 20 Top Places Americans Are Dreaming About Right Now, published in Forbes Magazine. Wow!  … Read More

Is the Outer Banks Open to visitors due to Covid-19?

We still wake up most mornings and it feels surreal that just a month ago the anticipation of the Outer Banks vacation rental season was beginning to buzz in the air, the weather was beginning to warm up, it looked like John’s Drive In was about to open and this past weekend would have marked the opening of most of … Read More

Totally Unique Vacation Rental Training Experience

Vacation Rental Training

Live Swell Introduces One-of-a-Kind Vacation Rental Training “Whats your secret sauce?” “Do you offer vacation rental training?” were the questions we continually received from guests, fans and other aspiring and established vacation rental owners.  I have to admit, in the beginning I did not want to give away our secrets.  These secrets and process we distilled over years and via thousands … Read More

Podcasts Featuring Live Swell Founders Mike and Maria

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Podcast Featuring Live Swell Founders How to Build a Short Term Rental Brand  Host:  Neil Henderson, Commercial Syndicator + Short Term Rental Owner Podcast: “The Road to Family Freedom” Practical Vacation Rental Investment with Michael Hamilton Host:  Heather Bayer, VR Owner, Manager + Industry Thought Leader  Podcast: “Vacation Rental Success”  VRS170 – Practical Vacation Rental Investment with Michael Hamilton   Practical … Read More

Michael Hamilton’s 5 Keys to Succeed as an Airbnb and Vacation Rental Owner

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Summary of Michael Hamilton’s 5 Keys to Succeed as an Airbnb and Vacation Rental Owner “Don’t Get Trapped by Dogma.”  – Steve Jobs Invest in Your Companies’ Greatest Asset: YOU.  Who cares more about your results and business than you? Control Your Emotional State. One of the hardest to achieve. Be Resourceful! (The truth is it is not YOUR resources … Read More

How to Get a Vacation House for Free: Owner Secrets

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Summary of How to Get a Vacation House for Free In this post, learn why your education is key to a vacation house for free We cover the important need to know numbers, don’t worry its just simple math What does a “vacation house for free” really mean? Tips and tricks to keep you safe in your vacation rental journey … Read More

The “E” Myth Applied to a Vacation Rental Business Model

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  Summary of “E” Myth Principle Applied to Vacation Rental Business Model Understand the “Entrepreneurs Myth” – Why most small business don’t work and what to do about it Looking to gain more clarity on your vacation rental business model & approach? We’ll discuss this, specifically working “on” the business vs. working “in” the business. Two very different paths with … Read More

Vacation Rental DIY – When Your Wifi Stops Working

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Whether it’s because we are forced to stay connected for work or because these days it’s just so hard to completely unplug, if and when your wifi stops working, we made this wifi troubleshooting guide just for you! Of course we always want our wifi to be working strong for you, but sometimes, and it may even happen in your … Read More