Why It’s Critical to Make Clear Agreements With Your Turnover Assistant (Here Are The Exact Phrases I Use)

If you’ve been doing Airbnb for some time or have more than one rental, you likely have figured out that hiring a turnover assistant (cleaner who also knows your space intimately and can stage it for you with the knowledge you’ve provided) is essential to freeing you up to make more money doing what you love (which is probably not just hosting Airbnb guests).

However, like in any relationship, it’s easy for things to go wrong if you’re not making clear agreements.

Whatever agreements you make while hiring your assistant, make sure they are specific and documented. If you feel the urge, have both of you sign them as well.

Here are some 5-star agreements you can make with your assistant.

The Airbnb Guests That Nearly Shut Down My Listing (And What I Learned About Myself From It)

This experience feels tender still, and as much as this puts me in a vulnerable position to share this, I figured it would be important to do so—to let you know that I’m not perfect, that these things happen, that it may happen to you, and even if it does—you’ll be okay.

Recently, there was a huge athletic event in my home city, and so I had been able to rent my one-bedroom out for double the usual cost.

I headed out to go camping in the mountains for the weekend with a friend, trusting as usual that these would be the kinds of guests I’ve always attracted—respectful, clean, communicative and generally good people.

I was wrong.

The One-Million Dollar Guarantee Is NOT What You Think—Here’s How to Protect Your Airbnb

Like a lot of Airbnb hosts (including myself at one point), you might remember having read about a “one million dollar guarantee.”

Yes, you think, Airbnb will insure me against one million dollars worth of damages, no matter what!

Or, maybe this “guarantee” is something your fellow host friends told you about to assuage your fears of renting out your place to strangers. You looked it up briefly and then carried forth, buoyed by the confidence of your host friends (and let’s be honest, by the cold hard cash they were making while on vacation in the Mediterranean).

And now… you’ve probably forgotten about it. Nothing’s gone wrong, or only minor things have, and you think you’re immune from suffering damages from guests.

Now, while I am a proponent of positive thinking and manifesting your reality… I’m here to give you a positive reality check today.

The “one-million dollar guarantee” is actually not an insurance policy. It does not mean you will receive up to a million dollars from Airbnb. And, you are actually protected way less than you think.

Okay, breathe. Now, I’ve found a solution for you.

The solution is called Slice. Read on for more!

Co-Hosts & Cleaners: How to Communicate With Your Airbnb Helpers To Reach Your Goals

Whether you’re hiring a cleaner or turnover assistant, or you’re working with a co-host who is helping you with your properties, you’ll need to communicate your desired results with love and intention.

But when the situation might be emotionally charged, or there’s some confusion with initial communication, what can you do? Read on!