Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California)

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Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

We have a lot of people doing Air B&B.  It's sketchy when it comes to the zoning laws. and in our neighborhood,  there was a couple renting their house to large groups pulling up in busses.  After a few toga parties, we got them shut down.  But I love the basic concept. 

Dec 17, 2015 12:14 PM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I use vrbo to rent my summer house at the beach. Lots of exposure.

Dec 17, 2015 07:42 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I know VRBO is active here.  I can only assume that Airbnb is also.  And, they are supposed to pay short term rental taxes to the state and city/county, though I have no idea if they do or not.

Dec 17, 2015 03:20 AM
Toronto, ON

Many short term rentals are offered in my area.  Zoning laws differ by jurisdiction and by property so a review of the relevant zoning laws and other laws applicable for the particular property would need to be conducted.  If they cause problems, the appropriate authority with jurisdiction over the can be contacted to possibly deal with the problem.  Whether short term rentals or problems should be allowed is up to the politicians or appropriate authorities to determine.

Dec 17, 2015 02:29 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Jeff - In my local area, not too many short-term rentals, but within the area I cover, there are a few, especially during large events like the Super Bowl, etc.

I am sure there are issues, just like with anything, but I don't think it is out of control. With a lot of industries such as this, the industry sort of self-regulates itself. If people are causing disturbances, they won't be allowed to participate anymore.

Dec 19, 2015 02:47 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

not that I am aware of. 

Dec 18, 2015 10:03 PM
Richard L. Sanderson
Richard L. Sanderson Consulting - Portland, OR
helping improve local property tax systems

Jeff Dowler CRS - As an economist I'm very interested in following this issue as it a classic example of profit breeding competition and regulatory agencies becoming aware of possible non-compliance or violations. For example, a few years ago AirBnB wasn't well known and no one really paid any attention. But now that they are in 190 countries, everyone either wants a share of those profits (taxing authorities) or to regulate them (competitors wishing to create barriers to entry into their markets or local governments exercising land use regulations). 

Dec 17, 2015 05:48 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jeff. We make our beach house available on homeaway and VRBO, they both work very well. There are a number of home available in that way.

Dec 17, 2015 05:31 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Jeff. There are a lot of folks doing air B&Bs in this area as well. I do like the concept but one has to check the zoning.

Dec 17, 2015 05:29 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

We have many short term rentals here on Kauai. Because there were some issues our county has restricted them to specific areas now. Here in Princeville were allow them and our HOA rules have prevented the noise and other problems that many find objectionable.

Dec 17, 2015 05:03 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Dowler CRS I am sure Boston will have some concerns and competition because of short term rentals. I do not see much in suburbs, though.

And I find no reason not to allow them....

Can we stop UBER?

Dec 17, 2015 01:42 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have not checked for any in my area, no need to, but when I traveling I sometimes check to see what is available.  So far nothing close enough to our projects so have not used any.

Dec 17, 2015 12:53 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

We do not have rentals available except in apartment complexes. Ours are all full in my market.

Dec 17, 2015 11:18 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I think they should be allowed and are in the area. Bottom line it is just a new way to invest and most of the time the people are great. Just some rotten once that get banned from it overtime but that is the same with any industry.

Dec 17, 2015 08:24 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

My particular area isn't big on short term rentals. 

Dec 17, 2015 08:02 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Airbnb has over 300 listings in Colorado Springs with an average of $119 a night. VRBO has 297 listings. I’m not hearing of problems but this is a heavily military town so things may work better than elsewhere.

Dec 17, 2015 07:11 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

We have not had them here, heard of them, but either lucky or not so lucky that the trned has not made it here.

Dec 17, 2015 05:56 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes there are many & I think they should be outlawed. Many travelers are getting ripped off with pics other than the unit itself or it's in an entirely different neighborhood. 

You've turned your home into a hotel & they are regulated & licensed.

Dec 17, 2015 05:20 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm not on that site, so I can't speak about how many.  I'm sure there are some out here.  I don't know if the zoning laws even cover this type of use and I'd put money on them not.  Only rental agreements between tenants and landlords cover this (for example, I prohibit subleasing in mine).


I'm not aware of them causing any problems.  As a matter of fact, I'd be willing to buy a couple houses in key areas to offer them on these sites.

Dec 17, 2015 03:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

There are not many short term rentals in our market.

Dec 17, 2015 02:31 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't know of any Airbnb in this area. We do have some standard B&Bs.

Dec 17, 2015 02:26 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

In most areas they are allowed with few exceptions from the NIMBY pressure.

Dec 17, 2015 02:20 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I use VRBO in other areas and have found it satisfactory, but have not used Airbnb. I am fine with the business plan of both just like i am fine with Uber instead of a cab.

Dec 17, 2015 01:55 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Allowed by zoning. NO.

Cause me a problem. NO.

Do those who complain about everything complian about others who see a away to boost their retirement saving account or set aside money for their kids colleage costs or augment an income barely able to cover their expenses. You bet they do complain.




Dec 17, 2015 01:14 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I see very little of that.

Dec 17, 2015 12:56 AM