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Welcome to Target Market Insights. A podcast to help real estate investors navigate neighborhoods through the lens of local experts. In each episode, we speak to local specialists to learn about their market, useful tips, and the latest trends and developments. This show is designed to help you with the insights you need to win your target market.

Feb 24, 2023

Tamara N. Jones is the CEO & Founder of Bucket List Stays LLC. She is passionate about the delivery of vacation rentals to investors for a completely passive investment. Tamara provides full-service management to property owners worldwide, including Property Management, Online Services, Vacation Rental Marketing, and Community Growth to drive process improvements, competitive advantage, and bottom-line gains.

We talked to Tamara about the short-term rental space, the arbitrage strategy to avoid risk, the New Orleans short-term rental market and investing overseas.


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[00:01] Opening Segment 

  • Tamara talks about her background; 

  • She talks about how she got into the short-term rental space; 


[05:33] Arbitrage for Short-Term Rentals

  • Test the market with arbitrage;

  • What not to do in your first short-term deal;

  • Why the New Orleans Market;  


[17:47] Investing and Managing Remotely

  • How to manage properties from a distance; 

  • One common mistake short-term rental investors make;

  • Investing overseas and some of the challenges;  


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[27:37] Round of Insights

Apparent Failure: Her first tiny house deal.

Digital Resource: A channel manager and pricing optimizer

Most Recommended Book: Traction 

Daily Habit: Journaling

#1 Insight for Having Successful Short-Term Rentals: Make sure that the deals that you are getting in provides you flexibility.

Best Place to Grab a Bite in Atlanta, Georgia: Cheesecake Factory


Contact Tamara:

Learn more at and go to to learn more about investing passively in short-term rentals.  

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