Follow Along

Stacey St. John

Title of blog with an image of Stacey St. John

FEBRUARY 20, 2024

#68: STR Wealth Conference Recap & Highlights

Join me in this exciting episode where I sit down with Candice Menard, Karey Hall, Jillian Heilman, Maria Reith, and Janelle Lowrance, live from the vibrant atmosphere of the STR Wealth Conference in Nashville!

Together, we delve into their conference highlights, key takeaways, and delightful surprises that made their Nashville experience unforgettable. From navigating social media challenges to the power of networking and the undeniable value of community in the short-term rental industry, our discussion covers it all.

Tune in as these ladies generously share their top strategies for success in a lightning round packed with actionable insights and expert advice.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just dipping your toes into the world of short-term rentals, this episode promises to be a treasure trove of wisdom and laughter. And if you missed out on the Nashville conference, don’t worry! We’re bringing the conference vibes straight to you, so you won’t miss a beat. Get ready to be inspired and empowered!

Join us for an unforgettable conversation that will leave you feeling motivated and ready to take on your next big adventure in the world of short-term rentals.

Highlights and Key Points:


[02:33] Meet our incredible guests: Candice Menard, Karey Hall, Jillian Heilman, Maria Reith, and Janelle Lowrance

[03:20] Discover the favorite highlights from the STR Wealth Conference shared by our guests

[07:35] The fascinating topic of Crash Pads and it’s potential in the rental industry

[08:54] Candice shares her firsthand experience staying in a Crash Pad

[11:56] Karey’s takeaways from speaker sessions and her overall conference experience

[17:37] Candice’ valuable insights gained from the Social Media Sessions at the conference

[18:57] Janelle’s insight about the importance of authenticity in social media content and its current trend

[20:26] Maria’s strategies for leveraging Social Media to boost direct bookings and engagement

[21:53] Jillian’s excitement and experiences attending a live conference

[22:49] Karey’s decision-making process and motivations for attending the live conference

[24:36] Maria’s goals and objectives for attending the live conference and what she hoped to achieve

[26:12] The lightning round

Golden Nuggets


  • “It is so critically important, in my opinion, to have a support system around you.”

  • “Don’t ever forget that you are on a mission, you are on a path for your next property. [But] don’t forget what you’ve already done and celebrate that.”

  • “If you’re not learning, you’re dying.”

  • “Helping someone else actually teaches you.”

  • “There’s no shame or blame or judgment about where you are on your journey, where you are, where you were, any of us are, it is all about how we can lift each other up.”

  • “Work on your mindset, making sure that you’re really thinking about where you want to be, and you’re gonna get there.”

  • “Believe in yourself and take action. Confidence comes from action.”

Resources Mentioned


Hospitable Hosts 3 –

STR Wealth Conference –

The STR Success Accelerator –



🌟 Get your FREE furnishing guide here

🌟 Get your FREE STR blueprint here

Hey, you!

If you’re a fan of my show, I want to say THANK YOU. Seriously, from the bottom of my heart – I couldn’t do this without you.

There’s one thing that would make me even more thankful – having your support through ratings and reviews on your preferred podcast player. 

This helps me reach more people (just like you) who are eager to achieve their STR goals and dreams.

It’s super easy – just click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

Also, if you haven’t done so already, please follow the podcast. 

I’ll be adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out!

Thanks again, sister – and cheers to your STR success!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *