Europe is entering a month-long lockdown. The U.S. border is closed. Airlines are shutting down domestic and international travel routes. There is no doubt that COVID-19 is having a severe impact on the travel industry and people’s vacation plans. While some see disaster in the headlines, Braydon Ross sees opportunity. The 26-year-old self-made AirBnB management and marketing mogul has seen a massive influx of students eager to learn the secrets of his $1 billion property management empire.
In short time that Ross, a Calgary, Alberta native has been involved in the holiday rental market, he has managed to amass an impressive portfolio of international properties in his company’s care. While Ross’s company sets its sights on the end of the COVID-19 pandemic’s anticipated travel mega-boom, he is currently focused on teaching the more than 5000 students who have signed up for his one-of-a-kind online classes which teach students how to leverage his business model of rental arbitrage, property management, and specialized holiday rental property marketing.
“There are two things everyone is talking about right now,” explains Ross. “The first is the state of their finances. Everyone is worried about job security or if they are receiving funds from the government, they are worried about what happens if the government reverses course and stops that flow of funds. So many are living paycheque to paycheque. They’re in a holding pattern and they’re worrying about what comes next in this unprecedented pandemic. The second thing on everyone’s mind is feeling cooped up and wanting a little adventure. People are absolutely doing the right thing by not traveling for leisure right now, but as soon as the pandemic eases, and borders start to reopen, almost everyone has a plan to travel. The students taking my classes online right now want to get in on that travel boom and they are preparing for it right now, while they still have time. “
Ross sees the end of the pandemic as a historic opportunity for the travel and short-term rental sector. Even now, Ross’s property portfolio is seeing massive interest from domestic travellers.
“People who usually travel abroad for Christmas break or snowbirds who usually winter in sunnier climate are desperately seeking short-term properties to rent,” says Ross. “Despite the lockdowns and restrictions, some areas are finding that there aren’t enough rental properties to meet demand. There are plenty of opportunities for people to build their own property management portfolios and to start making a solid and steady income. After graduating from my course, many of my students have been able to quit their jobs because they are making more money managing their property portfolios than they were at their old jobs. They love being their own boss.”
One of the key reason’s students are eager to learn from Ross is his incredible success. As the co-founder of Plenty of Villas, Braydon Ross was able to help scale the company from two to more than 1000 properties in countries all over the world, including some of the hottest rental markets such as St. Barths, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Croatia. Plenty of Villas is currently on track to be one of the largest STR management and marketing companies.
His program called BNB PHD is an 8-week e-course that can be taken online from anywhere in the world. The course provides step-by-step instruction on how people can obtain their first AirBnB property to manage and market using other people’s properties. The program includes 54 easy to understand videos, 15+ hours of property hacking materials, secrets, and tips, draft sample contracts and a thriving Facebook community with people worldwide exclusively for BNB PHD students to build a network with.
For more information about the program or about Braydon Ross, please visit his Instagram page @mrairbnb where Ross’s more than 180,000 followers keenly wait for his updates and tips.
Students can contact Ross directly via DM and receive a special offer code which reduces the cost of the BNB PHD course from $1,997 to $997 USD.
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