The Largest Vacation Rental Marketplace Online

Vacation rental properties abound online. But finding good ones isn’t always easy. That’s the problem vacation rental clearinghouse HomeAway set out to fix. Since its inception in 2005, HomeAway has grown to become the largest online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, with more than 1 million properties listed and nearly $12 billion generated for its customers in 2014 alone. Today on Big Money Real Estate, Ilyce talks with HomeAway’s co-founder and chief development officer, Carl Shepherd, to get a better idea of how HomeAway has become successful so quickly in the vacation rental market. Looking for more of Ilyce’s real estate and personal finance tips? Read her blog, see her tweets and follow her on Facebook. Check out Ilyce’s Intentional Investor Series to learn everything you need to know to become a successful investor in real estate.
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Star of Discovery Channel’s “Undercover Billionaire,” Grant Cardone owns and operates seven privately held companies and a private equity real estate firm, Cardone Capital, with a multifamily portfolio of assets under management valued at over $4 billion. He is the Top Crowdfunder in the world, raising over $900 million in equity via social media. Known internationally as the leading expert on sales, marketing, and scaling businesses, Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author of 11 business books, including “The 10X Rule,” which led to Cardone establishing the 10X Global Movement and the 10X Growth Conference, now the largest business and entrepreneur conference in the world. The online business and sales educational platform he created, Cardone University, serves over 411,000 individuals and Forbes 100 corporate clients throughout the world. Voted the top Marketing Influencer to watch by Forbes, Cardone uses his massive 15 million plus following to give back via his Grant Cardone Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring underserved, at-risk adolescents in financial literacy, especially those without father figures.