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MARCH 05, 2024

#70: Tanya Rooney’s Real Estate Revolution: From Corporate Cubicle to STR Maven

Have you ever dreamt of escaping the corporate grind and building your own empire? Well, buckle up, because Tanya Rooney is here to share her captivating journey from cubicle dweller to Airbnb extraordinaire!

Get ready to be inspired by her invaluable insights on navigating the short-term rental landscape. We’ll delve into the nuances of real estate investment, exploring her adept problem-solving skills and the unwavering support systems that helped her thrive in this dynamic world.

Her infectious enthusiasm is contagious, and her passion for short-term rentals will have you itching to elevate your hosting game, no matter your experience level. Whether you’re a seasoned investor, a budding entrepreneur, or the future king or queen of your own rental empire, this episode is packed with golden nuggets of wisdom to empower you to flourish in the exhilarating world of real estate.

So, tune in and unlock the secrets to thriving in the thriving world of short-term rentals!

Highlights and Key Points:


[02:11] A quick background of our guest Tanya Rooney

[02:52] How Tanya ventured into the world of short-term rentals

[06:02] Tanya talks about Contract of Deed

[07:37] Tanya’s journey of converting an old house into a short-term rental property

[12:05] The obstacles and essential considerations in real estate investing

[12:31] How Tanya deals with challenges and stress when managing issues remotely

[17:19] Understand the role of networking in expanding Tanya’s real estate portfolio and short-term rental business

[23:51] Tanya shares effective networking strategies and building meaningful connections in the real estate industry

[33:31] How Tanya deals with negative individuals and the importance of surrounding oneself with positive and supportive people

[40:36] Discover Tanya’s strategies for overcoming limiting beliefs and cultivating a positive mindset

[49:35] The lightning round

Golden Nuggets


  • “Real estate is not for the faint of heart, you will always have something that comes up, and you just have to work through it.”

  • “You as the CEO of your business, guess what you are, you are the chief problem solver.”

  • “The first six months of hosting is honestly the worst, it’s the worst and the best because you’re gonna learn the most.”

  • “We do hard things, we do them every day. So cut it out, just choose your hard.”

  • “Our words have such a huge effect on how we feel about something.”

  • “Don’t chase other people’s dreams.”



Follow Tanya Rooney on:

Instagram: @tanyarooneymn





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