Tips on how to become a fantastic Airbnb host
In the world of investing, property is one of the safest bets that you can make. If you own property, or inherit a property and have considered letting it out, one of the best things you can do is contact an Airbnb management service and become an Airbnb host.
Now, make no mistake about it, being an Airbnb host isn’t easy. If it was, everybody with a spare room, or a second property, would be doing it. If you are serious about becoming an Airbnb host, though, if you do get it right, the rewards can be plentiful.
Short term property management is not easy, neither is long term, which is why one of the first things you should do is contact Airbnb management Manly companies and seek expert help and advice. After you’ve done that, though, there will be a lot for you to wrap your head around, so to help you out, here are some useful tips on how to become an Airbnb host.
Contact an Airbnb rental management company
The very first thing you should do if you are considering becoming an Airbnb host is to get in contact with an Airbnb rental management company and tell them as much about your property and your goals as possible. Contacting an Airbnb holiday home property management company means that you can benefit from their expertise to find out which steps you will need to take next.
The most likely outcome of this is that they will take over the running of your property, in which you can just sit back, let them do their thing, and reap the benefits. That, however, will require you to get your property listed on Airbnb first, and we’re still quite a way off yet, so hang tight.
Create an Airbnb account and profile
So, we’ll assume that you are serious about being an Airbnb host, in which case you will need to jump onto the Airbnb website and then go ahead and create an account and profile.
In order to create an account, you can sign up via an email address, google account, or social media profile such as Facebook.
After that, it’s time to build your profile. Here, you’ll need a photo of yourself, and a little info about yourself so that your potential guests can learn a little more about you.
Finally, you’ll need to verify your profile, which you can do via things such as passport, driving licence, mobile phone number, and so on. Don’t worry, this will not be displayed on your profile, it’s just to prove to Airbnb that you are legit. Once you’re verified, this will also help set your potential guest’s minds at ease.
List your property
Okay, this is where things get a little tricky for those new to Airbnb hosting, which is again why a holiday home management Sydney service could be so useful, as hiring an Airbnb management company means that they can list your property for you.
If you decide to hold off on a holiday home property management company, it’ll be down to you to list your property. This is where you need to let your creative juices flow as it is where you sell the property to possible guests. List the property’s key features, talk about how great it is, and really big it up. Try to put yourself in your guest’s position and think of all the things you’ve enjoyed when staying at a holiday let. If you liked the fact that books and games were provided, if you decide to include them, talk about that. If the view from the dining room is stunning, be sure to mention that.
You should also talk about the area in general and talk about what there is to do, where to find local amenities, and so on.
Just remember to be honest. If there is a jacuzzi bath, mention that, but if not, don’t lie and say that there is as this is a guaranteed way to get bad reviews and feedback, and to even potentially find yourself banned from Airbnb hosting.
Get quality photos
With most smart phones now possessing hugely powerful cameras, getting top quality photographs is easier than it was years ago, but photography is tricky. They say that you should never judge a book by its cover but the images you take and upload of your property are what are going to help to get you guests.
If you go with a short term rental management company, they will almost certainly take photos for you, and they can then go ahead and tweak the settings to make them look even more appealing.
Once you’re happy that your property looks the part, getting and uploading good quality photos is very important, so just bear that in mind if photography isn’t your strong suit.
Ensure the property is ready for guests
Finally, before your listing goes live and guests start booking to stay at your wonderful property, the last thing you need to do is make sure it is ready for guests.
Make sure that there are basics such as detergent, toilet paper, refuse bags, towels, bedding, and so on. You also need to make sure that you contact a holiday home cleaning company, as well as an Airbnb maintenance company to ensure the property is clean, and is safe and ready to receive guests.
Airbnb management companies will of course take care of all of this for you, but if you do decide to go it alone, just remember to make sure the property is ready to receive guests.
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