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OCTOBER 24, 2023

#51: Redefining Real Estate: Madeline Blom’s Success Story

Get ready for an awesome episode of The STR Sisterhood – we’ve got the amazing Madeline Blom in the house! 

In the ever-changing world of short-term rentals, having a real estate agent like Madeline on your team is like having a secret weapon. We’re diving deep into why having an agent who’s also a short-term rental investor is a game-changer. We also chat about the traps and pitfalls you should dodge and the must-ask questions when you’re on the hunt for that perfect agent.

Madeline owns and manages properties in not one, not two, but four different markets. And she’s got some killer tips on how to stay on top of your game and keep that positive vibe going, even when life throws you a curveball.

So, whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out in the wild world of short-term rentals, join us for a chat that’s gonna leave you stoked and ready to tackle Airbnb and short-term rentals like a boss.

Highlights and Key Points:


[02:34] A short bio of our guest, Madeline Blom

[03:06] How Madeline discovered the short-term rental space

[05:00] How Madeline’s short-term rental investment experience has impacted how she serves real estate investor clients in the Smoky Mountains

[07:25] The challenges of working with a real estate agent or realtor who is not experienced in the short-term rental space

[10:38] Types of questions to ask an agent to determine their legitimacy and expertise in the field

[15:44] Madeline’s experience with self-managing properties in four different markets and how she navigates the challenges she encounters

[21:47] The differences in property management across various markets

[25:59] A glimpse into Madeline’s typical day as she balances her family life with her career as a real estate agent and STR host

[29:05] Advice for anyone struggling to balance between family and STR investment

[32:55] The mantra that transformed Madeline’s life

Golden Nuggets


  • When managing a property, be proactive in seeking the resources that you need

  • “If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always be who you’ve always been.”

  • “You can do whatever it is that you want to do if you set your mind to it.”



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