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NOVEMBER 14, 2023

#54: Growing Your Airbnb Portfolio Using Creative Acquisition Strategies with Maria Reith

Welcome to a thrilling episode of The STR Sisterhood, where we’re diving headfirst into the fascinating world of acquiring Airbnb properties and short-term rentals through non-traditional methods. And I’m absolutely thrilled to introduce you my special guest, Maria Reith.

Now, Maria isn’t your typical real estate investor. She’s a genuine real estate powerhouse, and in today’s episode, she’s about to take us on a journey filled with inspiration and game-changing strategies for conquering the world of real estate. These strategies aren’t just changing her life; they’re supercharging her real estate portfolio.

So, what’s Maria’s secret sauce for growing her retirement accounts while expanding her short-term and mid-term rental empire, all without needing a boatload of cash upfront? Stick around because we’re about to spill the beans.

But here’s the twist – Maria’s not just in it for herself. She’s actively involving her kids in her real estate business, sharing invaluable financial wisdom, and helping them build their own nest eggs with the money they earn. It’s a true family affair that’s completely transforming the game of real estate investing.

Throughout our chat today, she emphasizes that being a creative real estate investor isn’t just about striking deals and handling transactions. It’s about setting the right goals and having a heart for making a positive impact on people’s lives.

If you’re passionate about Airbnb, short-term rentals, and innovative real estate strategies that can reshape your financial future, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in now and prepare to be inspired!

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Highlights and Key Points:


[02:30] Who is Maria Reith?

[03:06] How Maria got into the world of real estate

[11:35] How she discovered creative strategies for acquiring properties

[14:28] How she convinced her risk-averse husband to embrace the creative acquisition approach

[20:31] The impact of the creative real estate acquisition approach on her life and the growth of her portfolio

[21:29] Using the creative real estate acquisition strategy to grow different types of accounts

[22:33] How she actively involves her kids in her real estate business and helps them grow various accounts through their earnings

[27:16] How does she determine the amount to pay her kids?

[28:55] The backstory of the first property she purchased in a creative way

[46:58] The Lightning Round

[01:00:21] How to get in touch with Maria Reith

Golden Nuggets


  • Executing a creative real estate acquisition involves having the right goals and a heart for people.

  • Everything is figure-out-able.



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