Case Studies

The best backyard investment

Sam and Ian were looking to increase the earning power of their backyard “casita”. After a long term tenant decided to move out, we took the opportunity to upgrade the casita space and list it on Airbnb.

Since then, Sam and Ian are on track to gross over 300% more in annual gross earnings vs the traditional long term method. They were also able to increase the equity of their property by investing some earnings into upgrading the casita and their landscaping.

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Beating the competition

After the first year on Airbnb, this property saw some impressive results, especially when compared to the rest of the market.

The home performed 21% higher in gross earnings than Airdna’s projections for similar homes. Year to date, the occupancy rate is at 85.6%, which is already on track to outperform last year’s results. According to Airdna’s occupancy estimate, the property is also beating the market average of 59% by 27% YTD.

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Exceeding expectations

Our south mountain home exceeded the home owner’s expectations for both ease of management, and performance.

The home performed 39% higher in gross earnings than Airdna’s projections for similar homes. It also outperformed Airdna’s occupancy rate by 33%.

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Occupancy in 2023

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Strasa’s portfolio outperforms Airdna’s projection by 23%.

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About Matt

After living in Michigan most of his life and getting his Marketing degree from Michigan State University, Matt moved to downtown Chicago to work in sales. But just two years later, he left his job and moved to Phoenix to pursue more independent projects and freelancing. He also has been a co-host for nearly 2 years at an Airbnb that boasts many positive reviews (The Bourbon Bungalow).

He does freelance work in Airbnb photography/videography & branding, YouTube & social media content editing, and building websites / brand materials. He has experience in marketing, sales, customer service & support, data analysis, web design, graphic design, video editing, and filming. Matt is passionate about learning new things, health & self-improvement, photography/videography, and building brands through creative design.

About Gabby

Gabby is a Milwaukee native turned Atlanta local, now residing in Phoenix. Throughout her upbringing, Gabby’s design-oriented parents moved their family throughout the midwest and along the east coast before settling in the suburbs of Atlanta, customizing every home they lived in along the way. After growing up in design showrooms, it’s no wonder Gabby graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Interior Design.

Gabby kicked off her career in residential interior design, where she realized her passion for space planning and sourcing finishes & furnishings. Gabby’s specialties are small space planning optimization, specialty item sourcing, and budget adherence. 

About Isaac

Isaac is an Arizona native with a diverse set of interests. Isaac’s career started off with a sales and operational role at PepsiCo. Isaac later moved to a marketing role which opened the door to a better understanding of consumer needs and wants. After a successful 5 year tenure at PepsiCo Isaac got the itch to dive into the ‘peer sharing’ space at a tech startup.

During his time at this startup, Isaac began to have a deep understanding of the peer-sharing space. After purchasing his first investment property and ‘house hacking’ his duplex via Airbnb, he opened up his property management services and started taking on clients.

Isaac’s main focus is to utilize his short term rental knowledge to help create passive income for investors and consult people through their short term rental journey. Being a STR real estate investor can come with a lot of angst and uncertainty. Isaac and the Strasa team are eager to partner with you and make the STR journey a fun and lucrative one.