HomeAway Summit 2013


I've attended all four of HomeAway's Owner Summits, but this year's fourth annual conference in Scottsdale, AZ was my first as an author. We rolled out my book, Vacation Rental Success Vol. 1 from Start to Profit, and I was blown away by the response. Not only did I sell out of every copy I had at the conference, but the book immediately shot to #1 on the Amazon Hot New Releases list!

I’m really honored to have the opportunity to share what I love about vacation rentals in a way that helps others succeed, and I’m truly indebted to the many smart people who agreed to be interviewed for the book, most notably HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples, who wrote the foreword.


“Joel’s book gets right to the heart of what every owner wants to know – what are the most effective and efficient strategies for successfully owning and managing a vacation rental, and how can I implement them quickly? Vacation Rental Success is practical, straight forward, and filled with easy-to- follow advice focused on taking action.”

     – John Banczak, Co-founder of TurnKey Vacation Rentals

“Vacation Rental Success is a Gold Mine! It’s full of sage advice and trade secrets for owners to avoid costly mistakes. Easy to read and easy to understand – readers will reap the benefits of Joel’s profitable instructions.”
     – Bob Easter, Author of Home Buying Power

You can see a trailer for the book here:

Additionally I will be a featured author (and the only male!) in a Google Hangout Virtual Launch Party this Tuesday, June 4th. Please join us to win autographed giveaways and learn more about “Vacation Rental Success”.


To all of you who met with me at Summit or have corresponded with me since, I can’t thank you enough for your support.

Finally, the book will be on sale for the next week so jump over to Amazon now to take advantage of special pricing while it lasts!

The link to Amazon is here: http://amzn.to/14ocWBa   

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