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Tips on Running a Successful Airbnb

Thinking about running an Airbnb or vacation home property? It may seem like an easy process, but there's a lot more to it than just putting your house up on the website. Here are some of our tips on how to start and manage a successful Airbnb business.


Picture Perfect

Before listing a property, there are a few things you'll need to check off your list prior to opening your doors. Investing in high-quality photos makes a difference in the public response to your listing. The initial costs might be intimidating, but having attractive pictures of your property will draw more people. According to Investopedia, having at least ten photos of your residence is optimal. Before taking the photos, make sure your property looks the way you want. You'll want the space to look clean and put together so it appeals to potential clients.


Price

The main reason why people are gravitating towards using Airbnb over traditional hotels is because of the price. Individuals see that it's more cost-effective to stay at a rental vacation home. When deciding how to price your listing, keep this in mind. If your residence is reasonably priced, it will increase the likelihood of guests returning or referring your place to others. We recommend researching and comparing the prices of other properties to help determine how much you should charge.


Response time

Once you have everything together and your property listed, remember to check your messages regularly. Responding quickly generates a positive response from potential guests and starts the whole process on a good note. The faster you respond will increase your chances of scoring a booking. The longer you wait, the more likely the client will find somewhere else to stay. According to Airbnb Super Host Mar, creating prepared responses can help you answer questions faster.


Creating a Unique Experience

If you want your listing on Airbnb — or similar sites — to stand out, find a way to create a unique experience that other places can't replicate. Some of the best distinguishing features you could have are a fantastic view of the area or an unbeatable location near local attractions. Most visitors won't be staying inside their entire vacation, so adding the nearby tourist hotspots will draw in more visitors. The goal is to have guests leave your residence wanting to share their experience with others.


Cleaning services

Although places are starting to open up for visitors following COVID-19, cleanliness is still something that shouldn't be overlooked. Having a clean and safe environment is crucial for the success of your business. The last thing you want is guests entering an unclean space; this can lead to poor reviews and a bad reflection on your residence.


Opening a rental vacation property is a great way to invest your money. If you need help finding the perfect residence in the best location, we're here to help! Contact us through the form on our home page.