Selecting the perfect speaker for your upcoming short term vacation rental event is an important decision. Entrepreneur, short-term vacation rental owner, multi-family real estate investor, and author Matt Ward will bring value to your event with his extensive experience and unique perspective around caring, connecting and creating exceptional guest experiences in the vacation rental industry.

In addition to being an author, Matt has been involved in real estate since 1999. He has been an active vacation rental owner and residential real estate investor. Throughout his career as CEO of a digital marketing agency and professional speaker, he’s worked with numerous organizations in the vacation rental industry including the Vacation Rental Success Summit, VR Mastered, Touchstay, The Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals and The Vacation Rental Managers Association!

The vacation rental industry and the short term rental sector as a whole have been and continue to be faced with challenging times, not unlike other industries. The internet is disrupting the world of vacation rentals on a regular basis. Matt’s extensive experience as CEO of a digital marketing and social media agency gives him the insight necessary to guide attendees how to shift from pushing out information via social media and contributing to the noise and disruption, to a more focused approach of using social media to gain intelligence (Social Media Espionage, as he calls it) and connect in more deeper and meaningful ways with their contacts and their guests.

Change is inevitable, and it’s a crucial step in establishing long-lasting connections that produce more word of mouth referrals.

Because Matt Ward brings vacation rental industry experience and combines that with his agency experience, he has a unique perspective and understand the language used within the vacation rental industry.

Interested in learning more? Connect with Matt Ward, to schedule a brief exploratory discussion.
Direct: 978-895-6262

Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals


Today’s Keynote Surpassed Everything I’ve Seen – Heather Bayer – Vacation Rental Influencer, Vacation Rental Success Summit Organizer



Matt’s talks are interactive, full of stories, and entertaining.


Entrepreneurial Experience that relates to your audience


Matt cares deeply about the success of your event.

Fresh Ideas

Ideas that impact your organization’s bottom line.

“He knocked it out of the park!”

David Parker

The Coral Penthouse - Rio De Janeiro Brazil