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About the Author

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Michael Hamilton is an active and curious person that lives by the beach, enjoys surfing and loves to travel and learn. After participating in dozens of real estate investment deals from mobile home investments, single-family rentals, "rehab flips," underwriting short-term private mortgage loans and living in some of the most beautiful vacation destinations, Michael fittingly decided to get into the hot vacation rental business. In live seminars and trainings, he has spoken in front of and taught real estate investing and entrepreneurship principles to thousands of investors over the U.S. and Canada. Over his investing career, he has evolved into an ambassador of financial literacy and real-life business education. In a short time, Michael and his team built Live Swell Beach Bungalows—a boutique brand of vacation rentals whose mission is to open the doors to the laid-back surf lifestyle. From the beginning, Live Swell approached the short-term rental business differently from most owners. They committed to building a "systems dependent" business, which is scalable and operates whether or not Michael or any one individual is physically present. Live Swell has been recognized for their commitment to excellence as Airbnb Superhosts and HomeAway Premier Partners—two independent honors that differentiate hosts who provide outstanding experiences and receive exceptional reviews. In 2018, three of Live Swell's bungalows were ranked by AirDNA, an independent Airbnb analysis and ranking company, in the top ten of over 380+ active rentals in the highly established and competitive Kill Devil Hills market. Michael has also been featured as a guest on Cottage Blogger's Vacation Rental Success Podcast multiple times to share some tips on making vacation rental investments and creating raving fans. Michael has an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a graduate degree in International Business from the University of California, San Diego.


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