A Comprehensive Guide to Buying A Short-Term Rental Property – With OpenAiRE Brokerage + Open Air Homes

By Brad Greiner, CEO of OpenAiRE Brokerage and Open Air Homes


Investing in short-term rentals is an intriguing and potentially profitable venture, especially if you are considering purchasing a second home. However, navigating this real estate terrain requires expertise, foresight, and comprehensive support.  

In a recent Forbes article, they lay out the practical steps to consider when purchasing your first short-term rental.  With this in mind, we wanted to provide some additional information in case you are a homeowner in Los Angeles, The Greater Palm Springs, or Orange County, looking to purchase your first short-term rental home. 

At OpenAiRE Brokerage and Open Air Homes, we offer a unique combination of services that provide a one-stop solution for buying, managing, and enjoying short-term rental properties. 

Here’s why our partnership offers an unmatched advantage to real estate buyers:


  • Expertise in Short-Term Rental Market

Our OpenAiRE agents are seasoned professionals with a deep understanding of the short-term rental market. They partner with Open Air Homes to ensure that the property you choose aligns with your personal tastes and investment goals. Whether you want to buy in your own neighborhood or a sought-after vacation market, we help you identify the best market for your investment.

  • Comprehensive Financial Guidance

Buying a short-term rental involves analyzing your financial situation, including down payment sources and cash needs. Our team helps you understand loan programs, down payment requirements, capital required to turn your home into a successful rental property, and potential profitability. By calculating the net operating income, we ensure that your investment makes financial sense for you.

  • Personalized Property Management Solutions

One of the critical decisions in owning a short-term rental is whether to self-manage or hire a professional property manager. Open Air Homes provides full-service property management, catering to all aspects of renting your property. Our commitment to excellence means that your investment is not only profitable but also hassle-free.  

Our team at OpenAiRE will work diligently on your behalf to provide the same level of service, regardless of if you choose the self-management or professional management path.  The choice is yours to make, and we are at your service to provide you with the analysis so you can make the best decision for yourself. 



  • Emphasis on You, the Buyer

We believe that your satisfaction with the home is paramount. Open Air fully expects our real estate clients to use their homes for a part of the year. Therefore, our first priority is making sure that YOU, the buyer, love the home. From inspecting the property to laying on the bed and sitting on the couch, we ensure that the property aligns with your expectations and lifestyle.  

Owning a second home can sound like a hassle. But the dream of owning a second home that generates revenue requires little work when partnering with Open Air Homes AND one that you can use part of the year is what we strive for with Open Air. 

  • Seamless Property Setup

From acquiring necessary permits and setting up utilities to crafting stunning online listings with professional photography, Open Air Homes can take care of all the details. Our dedication to creating an excellent vacation experience for your guests ensures that your property stands out on platforms like Airbnb and VRBO.  

If you choose the self-management route after working with our OpenAiRE agent, we aim to provide you with the same level of service to guide you through this process. 

  • Unmatched Support and Collaboration

Collaboration between OpenAiRE and Open Air Homes enhances the acquisition process, making it streamlined and efficient. Whether it’s insurance needs, property design, or preparing for guests, our combined expertise ensures that every aspect is handled with precision and care.

  • A Path for Growth and Enjoyment

Once your short-term rental is up and running, the journey doesn’t end there. We continue to support you in hosting and even help you analyze and scale your portfolio if you decide to invest further. And, of course, you can enjoy the lifestyle by staying in your short-term rental whenever it’s unbooked.




The partnership between OpenAiRE Brokerage and Open Air Homes offers a comprehensive approach to buying and managing short-term rental properties. Our hand-in-hand collaboration ensures that every step, from identifying a market to hosting guests, is handled with expertise and personalized care.

By focusing on your love for the property, providing expert financial guidance, and offering world-class property management, we transform the process of buying a short-term rental into an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

If you’re ready to explore the lifestyle and financial benefits of owning a short-term rental, the winning combination of OpenAiRE and Open Air Homes awaits you. Join us, and let us guide you through this exciting venture.