Bill Faeth - Mastering the Art of Short-Term Rentals (and life)
The Gentle Art of Crushing It!June 28, 2023
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Bill Faeth - Mastering the Art of Short-Term Rentals (and life)

After leaving UCLA, Bill pursued a career playing professional golf internationally before venturing into entrepreneurship. He successfully established a multi-million dollar glow-in-the-dark golf business, restaurants, real estate development, and as an investor. However, Bill’s interest in real estate investing was piqued when he visited Gulf Shores, AL, to search for a family beach house, prompting a shift in his investment focus from LTR to STR.

He started in 2015 with the purchase of his first STR in Gulf Shores for $629,000 and quickly increased rental income by 93% in year one while self-hosting for the first time and implementing off-platform marketing strategies from running over $15M in digital ads.

After this success, Bill quickly started growing his STR portfolio and has accumulated luxury single-family homes in five states, generating over $2.5M in annual revenue. He is a founding partner in Rivan Capital Group, a Cohost of 13 luxury properties, and operates four additional businesses.


00:00 - Intro

03:59 - Bill’s Background

04:37 - Short Term Rentals in Today’s Market

16:15 - Life Plans and Time Audits

24:11 - Building a Specific Plan

31:25 - Overcoming Challenges, Bill’s Biggest Mistake & The Lessons Learned

36:12 - Short Term Rentals

41:29 - Investing in Education

58:49 - FInancial Literacy


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Derek is a real estate investor with over 30 years in the hospitality industry. He and his wife own both long term and short term rentals and offer management and consulting services to other short term rental property owners. 

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