Category: Business Management

How to Set Up an Airbnb Property in One Weekend
Business Management Vacation Rentals (short term rentals)

How to Set Up an Airbnb Property in One Weekend

One of the main reasons why people procrastinate when getting started with Airbnb is because they think that it will take a long time to set up a property and get it ready for guests. The idea of furnishing a place for guests can seem daunting to most people, especially when you don’t know where…

5 Things Airbnb Hosts Need to Know About Dynamic Pricing
Business Management Vacation Rentals (short term rentals)

5 Things Airbnb Hosts Need to Know About Dynamic Pricing

I was recently on a strategy call with one of my students and one of the big problems they were struggling with was a lack of bookings. They were in a slow time of year and they were steadily seeing a decline in revenue. This is a common struggle among hosts and it’s an issue…

When to give a refund after a cancellation on Airbnb
Business Management Home Sharing (hosting with private rooms) Vacation Rentals (short term rentals)

When to give a refund after a cancellation on Airbnb

One of the questions I get often is: “When is it ok to give a refund after a cancellation on Airbnb?” Or, “should I refund an Airbnb guest who cancels?” This is a valid question and one that depends on how strongly you want to enforce your policy. Strict cancellation policy I normally have a…

Why you Should Showcase Unique Amenities in your Airbnb
Business Management Home Sharing (hosting with private rooms) Vacation Rentals (short term rentals)

Why you Should Showcase Unique Amenities in your Airbnb

Showcasing unique amenities in your listing is a great way to get more bookings and to stand out from the competition. But how do you know what amenities to showcase? In order to figure this our you must look at similar listings in your area. Look at the competition As a proactive host, you should…

Eight Great Airbnb Listing Photo Tips—With Examples
Business Management Communication Home Sharing (hosting with private rooms) Vacation Rentals (short term rentals)

Eight Great Airbnb Listing Photo Tips—With Examples

You’ve heard the saying: “a picture is worth a thousand words….” This couldn’t be more true for your Airbnb listing. The photos are the highlight of your listing so you need to make them shine! A quick browse through of Airbnb and you’ll see many hosts out there making detrimental photo mistakes that are costing…

Eight Reasons Why You Should Have an E-lock On Your Airbnb Property
Business Management Home Sharing (hosting with private rooms) Vacation Rentals (short term rentals)

Eight Reasons Why You Should Have an E-lock On Your Airbnb Property

I’ve talked to many guests over the years and I’ve learned that the check-in process is the part of their travel that causes the most stress when using Airbnb. And for good reason! Traveling can be very hectic and arriving at an unknown place can bring about many unfortunate and stressful experiences. Many hosts like…

Recommended Airbnb Safety Items
Business Management Home Sharing (hosting with private rooms) Vacation Rentals (short term rentals)

Recommended Airbnb Safety Items

As we reach the peak of the hurricane season in the Atlantic, this is the perfect time to make sure you have all of the recommended safety items in your Airbnb listings. Even if you don’t live near a coast, you should always be prepared with basic safety items in case your guests have an…

Airbnb Cancellation Policies: What's Best for You AND Your Guests?
Business Management Home Sharing (hosting with private rooms) Vacation Rentals (short term rentals)

Airbnb Cancellation Policy: What’s Best for You and Your Guests?

When you are an Airbnb host cancellations are going to happen. They are annoying and often rather inconvenient, but a necessary part of the process. As a smart business person, you’ll want to do all that you can to make sure your interests are taken care of while providing a great guest experience for your…

6 Airbnb Pricing Strategies you need to implement now to get more revenue
Business Management Home Sharing (hosting with private rooms) Vacation Rentals (short term rentals)

6 Airbnb Pricing Strategies You Need to Implement Now to Get More Revenue

One of the top questions I get regularly from hosts is, “how can I fill my Airbnb calendar? My bookings are low!” If you’re a host struggling with low bookings, you might wonder, what am I doing wrong and how can I fill this thing with happy, paying guests? There are a number of factors…