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!
There is a message you can be writing back when you decline that could earn you future bookings, should you desire them! Read on for more.
I was working with a client recently who was frustrated that people were copying her listing.
She felt like she had put a lot of time and effort into her description and details (not to mention in the physical listing itself!) and people were pulling a copy-and-paste number on her.
My advice was simple:
Write copy that they can’t copy. (Read more!)
I’m about to say something pretty controversial, so listen up. :) Even if you live in the middle of nowhere, you can get 5 stars in Location on Airbnb. Because, like all things, it’s not just about what you think it
You may have read a few blogs on hosting by now, and you may have noticed that a lot of hosting advice is geared toward the “general” host.
However, there are really three major categories that hosts fall into—and depending on which kind of host you are, you may need different resources, tools and advice to make the most of your hosting experience.
This article will help you:
– figure out what kind of host you are
– uncover your biggest challenges as that category of host
– highlight your potential problem areas on Airbnb (read: where you’re likely to lose stars!)
– arm yourself with strategies and solutions for rising above these challenges and problems
Ready? Let’s get into it!
There are plenty of paid Airbnb cleaner and turnover services now that serve the host community, some nationally based and some local. Airbnb has even integrated Handy into their platform in some areas, like New York City. And they often do more than cleaning—they can take care of everything from washing the sheets to handing over the keys.
My general opinion, however, is that paid services are too impersonal for this particular kind of work.
If you travel a lot, use a lockbox for your guest’s entry/exit, or otherwise are not able to meet your guests in person—how do you create a connection with them?
How do you make sure they feel confident, safe and satisfied—satisfied enough to write you a raving review filled with 5-stars across the board (particularly in Communication and Arrival)?
In this post, I’ll show you some easy ways to do just that.
If you live in your home and you’re leaving it up to you to do the cleaning and turnover before your guest arrives and before you head out of town (which you may decide to do whether or not you have a turnover assistant to help you when you’re not around, to save money or for other reasons), here are some things to remember.
Hi there! First, I want to say thank you for being here and reading my work. I truly appreciate you! One of my current focuses is expanding and connecting the community here at The Abundant Host, and some of the ways
The Abundant Host has rounded up exactly where Airbnb is currently collecting and remitting taxes (as of the date of this post).