Top 5 Airbnb Host Tips – How to Be a Great One

More and more people are buying a property with the intention of turning it into a vacation rental and renting them out as Airbnb’s.  Since the website first started, its popularity has increased significantly.  

Higher amounts of travelers than ever turn to an Airbnb over a hotel.  However, as it becomes more popular, the more competitive that it gets.  In order to stand out from the rest of the properties out there, you’ll need what it takes. If you manage to do it right, there’s a considerable amount of money in it.

Take a look at some of the most effective ways to make your guests happy and be a fantastic Airbnb host.

Top 5 Airbnb Host Tips - How to Be a Great One

Top 5 Airbnb Host Tips

Add Personal Touch

Rather than settling for the easy way out and giving your guests a generic experience, make it personal!  Try to take the time to get to know each one of your guests before they arrive so that you build a rapport.  You should consider personal touches such as a welcome gift or a personal note. It helps to have someone there in person when they arrive to help them settle in. 

The reason people opt for Airbnb over a hotel is that they want it to feel like a home, not a drab hotel chain. 

Clean It Thoroughly 

If there’s one thing you should never skimp on, its cleanliness.  Keep your property as spotless as possible. If you’re charging a significant rate for your property, then you should reflect on hiring a professional cleaning team to make sure it’s immaculate.

Many guests value cleanliness when choosing a place to stay on vacation.  If you get any bad reviews which suggest that your property is dirty, you could reduce your odds of people renting from you. 

Be Communicative 

If your guests have any questions, it’s essential for you to be as responsive as possible.  You should return any messages promptly and offer your services if they need anything.

Be a valuable asset for your customers and show them that you care.  One of the quickest ways to get a bad review on the site is by failing to respond to concerns in a timely manner.

Go Above And Beyond

The difference between a successful Airbnb property and one that flies under the radar is what kind of a host is behind it.  You should put in maximum effort, and go above and beyond for your guests.  

One of the best ways to do that is by anticipating their needs ahead of time.  Offer them a variety of options to choose from, and serve as a concierge. Going beyond the minimum of what’s expected from you will show in your Airbnb rating, and increase your visibility. You can then get more bookings from your Airbnb property.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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