JLDC 0127 – Interview with Andrew McConnell, CEO of Rented.com

Andrew McConnell is the Co-Founder and CEO of Rented.com, the first online marketplace that helps real estate investors and second homeowners find, compare, and choose the best professional short-term rental managers.

Andrew holds degrees from Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and Cambridge University, and has worked with some of the world’s largest public and private entities as a management consultant.

Topics discussed during this podcast episode include;

  • What inspired Andrew to start Rented.com
  • Major mistakes Rented.com made and learned from
  • How Rented.com takes advantage of other business opportunities
  • And much more!

You can play this podcast episode here:

andrew mcconnell ceo of rented.com

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Websites referenced during the podcast:

Rented.com

Here’s a timeline of the topics discussed during the podcast:

0:00 – Short bio and intro
1:15 – Andrew’s upbringing, early influences and schooling
3:30 – Decided what to do after college
7:30 – How the idea for Rented.com came about
12:30 – How did you get the domain name, Rented.com?
15:15 – When did you start Vacation Futures (the forerunner to Rented.com)?
16:30 – What do you need to have in place to build and grow an online business like Rented.com?
21:45 – Expanding Rented.com’s services
23:00 – Mistakes Andrew made along the way he really learned from
25:15 – Andrew’s final thoughts

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