If anything you see on our site interests you, then please stop and read here. Styling and marketing are critical, but the truth is that none of it matters unless you are operating in accordance with your local laws or if eventually you are not allowed to run your vacation rental due to a regulation change.
For us, Advocacy is more than fighting short-term rental/ vacation rental regulation. It is about being a good neighbor and member of the community, supporting fellow hosts and local businesses and creating amazing experiences for the guests we welcome.
Here at The Hospitality Creator, being an active part of the host community is vital to being a vacation rental host. Megan McCrea, owner of The Hospitality Creator, serves as President of the local Nashville organization, the Nashville Area Short Term Rental Association and is on a mission to activate host advocacy in Nashville, Tennessee and beyond.
Regulation is a global issue facing the host community that will have long-lasting impacts on short-term rentals. Consider this:
Whether you share the home you live in or a home(s) you do not; whether your local area just passed a great regulation or has none at all; whether the regulation impacts others but not your type of rental… regulation will eventually impact you and all hosts. This is why you should be involved now.
most importantly, research and follow your local laws. While the host community is amazing, do not rely on “hearsay” when it comes to understanding the law. Contact your local area (typically City Hall and/ or Codes Enforcement) directly and/ or your local Short Term Rental Association if one exists.
Other ways to engage:
o Shameless plug: If you’re in Nashville, you should definitely join the local association, NASTRA!