Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristi Adkins.
Hi Kristi, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
My story is pretty unique – actually. I grew up in Kansas and obtained my Nursing Degree from the University of Kansas. Moved to Southern California and started working as a Sales Representative for Smith&Nephew/Medtronic in the Operating Room. I then continued with my nursing degree as an Operating Room RN (also Pre-Op and PACU) in Newport Beach, CA.
My husband works in Property Management, and we have always had goals of owning rental properties, but hadn’t started on that path yet as we were still getting used to the lifestyles and prices of the California real estate market.
After much research and talking with colleagues in the same field, we took a leap and started with our first rental arbitrage unit. One led to two, two led back to one, and we decided to take a bigger leap and purchase our first property in Lake Havasu City, AZ.
The ball started rolling, friends and colleagues started asking questions about this career path, and the interest grew. I became very knowledgeable with platforms such as Airbnb, VRBO, Booking.com, etc, and began managing friends’ vacation rentals, apartments, etc. This led to many more referrals and leads, and here we are today. I now focus on managing clients’ platforms/homes full-time, and am nearing 50+ properties under our company, Stay Easy LLC.
This career path definitely wasn’t planned – but it’s one of the most rewarding moves we have taken and we will continue to try to grow our portfolio of vacation rentals, and also help our clients profit on their own.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has not been a smooth road, there are many road bumps along the way. This industry is purely customer service oriented – and that is 24/7 service. There is no day off, there is no day or hour without our phones in our hands.
What do you like and dislike about the city?
We have our hearts in Arizona – it is where our first vacation rental is, where many of our clients are, and it’s where we hope to purchase a home for ourselves someday!
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- Website: www.stayeasyllc.com
- Instagram: @stayeasyllc
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