House Hack Mastermind #8 – Airbnb’ing as a Couple
Join us for our 8th House Hack Mastermind episode packed with practical content for the first time house hacker. Denver house hackers Chris and Jesteny join us in the studio to discuss their criteria for an Airbnb, COVID’s impact on their rental income, and optimizing your price to match demand. Listen to the podcast to hear their advice to anyone interested in house hacking with an Airbnb.

If you have an interest in operating an Airbnb, this is an episode you do not want to miss!

Today we discuss:

  • Chris and Jesteny’s inspiration to run an Airbnb and criteria they were looking for (3:30)
  • What it was like closing on a house hack where their primary source of rental income was going to be through Airbnb and COVID hit a month after closing (7:15)
  • Operating an Airbnb April of 2020 vs. July 2021 (11:50)
  • Chris and Jesteny’s current operating numbers (21:10)
  • Airbnb Cleaning (22:05)
  • Dealing with challenging guests (29:05)
  • Optimizing your price to match demand. Not pricing too low during high travel seasons (36:30)
  • Chris and Jesteny’s advise to anyone interested in house hacking with an Airbnb (50:30)
Three Learning Options!
  1. Listen to the podcast “#311: House Hack Mastermind #8 – Airbnb’ing as a Couple” on the Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast
  2. Watch the YouTube video (at the bottom.)
  3. Read the blog post. Note, the blog is an executive summary. Get the in-depth breakdown from the podcast or video.

Guests for Eighth House Hacking Mastermind Episode

Chris and Jesteny

Aurora House Hackers (Airbnb)
  • Chris and Jesteny bought their home in February of 2020. They did some light remodeling in the basement unit and listed it on Airbnb in March 2020! They have been managing the Airbnb since then, and we have achieved Superhost status every quarter they are up for evaluation.
  • [email protected]
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  • Chris and Jesteny worked with agent Preston Newberry to find thier property.
Denver house hackers Jesteny and Chris

Photos of their Airbnb House Hack

Renting a Denver Airbnb as a couple
Denver Airbnb rental
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For the full conversation, listen to the podcast or watch the video!

We record these House Hack Masterminds once a month, so if you would like to be a guest on a future episode or submit a question, reach out – [email protected].

Hosts of the House Hack Mastermind Series

Ben Einspahr

House Hack Mastermind show host Ben Einspahr

Jeff White

House Hack Mastermind show host Jeff White

Ultimate House Hacking Guide and Book

In addition to the House Hack Mastermind, we launched the Ultimate House Hacking Guide which provides a detailed, specific action plan on how to buy house hacks and build a rental portfolio in Denver.

If online learning isn’t your thing, the guide is also available in book form on Amazon.

YouTube Video

House Hack Mastermind #8 – Airbnb’ing as a Couple

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Ben Einspahr
Ben Einspahr is the House Hacking & AirBnB Specialist at Envision Advisors. He helps clients implement strategies that generate above average income from their properties in Denver, where cashflow is getting harder and harder to find. He’s an investor himself, and for the past several years he’s been building his portfolio both in and out of state. He has 3 properties which he’s used to replace his w-2 income. It just goes to show how the number of doors matters so much less than the cashflow that each one produces!
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