Friday, January 6, 2017

T.J. Clark of TurnKey Joins Aaron Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #520

This week's guest is T.J. Clark, interviewed by Aaron Norris. T.J. is park of TurnKey Rentals. Prior to co-founding them, he was the president and CEO of, which became the largest online marketplace for limo and car service. It expanded globally and launched partnerships with companies like Orbitz, Sabre, Concur, Delta Airlines, LiveNation and OpenTable. Prior to that, T.J. was V.P of Operations at IAC/InterActiveCorp, which included over 85 internet brands with 20 million visitors per day. Sites there included Expedia,, Ticketmaster, LendingTree and He was also part of on their startup team back in 2000.

As far as TurnKey Rentals goes, they are one of the largest full-service property management companies in the U.S. It is also one of the fastest growing start-up companies in Austin, Texas and has raised more than $20 million in funding. Original investors include the likes of Expedia, Zillow, Hotwire, Glassdoor, and Homeaway. TurnKey was founded to make the problems and pain points of renting vacation homes go away. Most importantly, they make sure there are no surprises for guests and owners. Aaron had stayed at a property a few weeks before in Palm Springs and had a good experience partly because of the technology and his company.

Bruce and TJ discuss the services TurnKey provides, the benefits and downsides of having a property manager vs. doing it yourself, the markets with the best ROIs, TurnKey's important stages for choosing the right guests, the future for vacation rentals, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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