Julian Sage says that he has achieved financial as soon as he delved into the short-term rental business, and he aspires to teach others to achieve the same. He says that, like him, you can earn a good amount of money in AirBNB, and you don’t even need to shell out a lot of money or have special skills to achieve it. In fact, you don’t even need to own any property to do this kind of business. How? Everything will be taught to you if you join the Short Term Sage training program.
Julian Sage got his start doing short-term rentals when he and his girlfriend rented out their basement on AirBNB. Soon afterward, he would start a podcast program called “Short Term Rental Success Stories”, where he would feature various people and personalities who are doing quite well in the AirBNB business. One of the notable guests in the podcast would be Jon Bell, a man who would later become Sage’s business partner in Short Term Sage.
From the podcast interview, Sage learned that Jon Bell had scaled from 0 to 24 rental properties in just 18 months. And using AirBNB to list these properties for short-term rentals, these have been bringing him in around $45,000 cash flow every month. But the interesting part about this model is that Jon doesn’t even need to actually own any of the properties that he’s been listing on AirBNB. This, arguably, makes this a business model that’s easily accessible to just about anyone. Impressed by these numbers, Sage later invited Jon to be his business partner, and this is the start of the Short Term Sage training program.
“Jon showed me the formula for AirBNB success,” Sage says as he describes the. “And together, we created a foolproof system that anyone can follow. Yes, even you. It’s one hundred percent duplicatable. And it takes you from no properties, no money, and no experience, to having multiple AirBNB listings that generate cash flow each and every day. This strategy’s called rental arbitrage or ‘master leasing.’ We sign a lease on a long-term rental, furnish it, list it on AirBNB, and begin profiting fifteen hundred dollars per month, for example, right away.”
To simplify what Sage said, rental arbitrage is when you look for properties that are being rented out long-term, then once you secure the rent, you post that property on AirBNB or other sites for short-term rentals. But of course, the concern here will be, would some landlords/landladies even allow something like that? Because potentially, you could be earning more than the landlords/landladies themselves. Sage says they should, because it’s a win-win situation. You’re helping them maximize their occupancy and you’re taking better care of the property than most other tenants, right?
As for qualifications, are Julian Sage and Jon Bell legitimate individuals to teach a business like this? Well, Julian and Jon have earned more than 2.5 million dollars of rental income through AirBNB, and most of it came during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is even more impressive, considering that most AirBNB rentals in this period are very weak. They have over sixty properties spanning the U.S. They have another company, MxLuxe Partners, which raises money from investors to provide fully furnished rentals. Thus, for me, they seem to be qualified to teach a business like this.
Does this business require some startup capital? Jon says you don’t really need to. The solution is by partnering with others who do have enough starting capital to start this, essentially making you both co-hosters to the AirBNB business. Manage everything for the landlord, and take a percentage of the monthly net profit. Finally, if the AirBNB business is rather profitable, then wouldn’t the owner just list his/her own property on AirBNB themselves and keep all the profit? Sure they can, but the course creators say that not all will bother with taking the time to learn the ins and outs of AirBNB, as well as deal with marketing their property and all the calls and emails and texts that come in at all hours from the guests. They may even think that it’s a hassle fixing and cleaning the property for this purpose.
The Short Term Sage training program contains the Vacation Rental Machine training course (aka VRM Formula). The program lasts for 8 weeks, and will teach you anything and everything there is to know about AirBNB and the rental arbitrage business strategy. There’s no mention for the cost of applying for Short Term Sage/Vacation Rental Machine program, but expect to shell out around thousands of dollars for it. Sage and Jon claims that this is the best investment you can make in your life. But I have plenty of doubts if this business model works for everybody. There are just too many factors to consider first before you can earn consistently here. But overall, it may have the potential to earn you a lot of money, but there will be times when you may be operating at a loss.