Category: Vacation Rentals (short term rentals)

Man walking with suitcase - How to Attract the Best Guests Using an Airbnb Guest Avatar
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How to Attract the Best Guests Using an Airbnb Guest Avatar

It is in the interest of every Airbnb host to attract the best guests for their space. The hope is to attract guests who will not only enjoy and appreciate your property and your hospitality but, guests who also respect your rules and boundaries. Finding the ideal guest is far from easy though, as I…

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10 Must-Have Items for Your Airbnb Rental

It is not always easy to know exactly what qualifies as ‘an essential’ when stocking your Airbnb rental property. Should you follow hotel standards? Equip the place as if it were your home? How many amenities should the guest get in relation to the price they are paying? While there are no hard and fast…

How to Set Up an Airbnb Property in One Weekend
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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
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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…

Reasons why you’re afraid to start your Airbnb business
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Reasons why you’re afraid to start your Airbnb business

If you’ve been making every excuse in the book to not get started with Airbnb you’re not alone! Anxiety and fear are all natural feelings when embarking on any new journey. Having doubts and feeling scared are all completely understandable feelings…. I felt the same way when I first started hosting in my personal home…

When to give a refund after a cancellation on Airbnb
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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
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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…

How to Be the Best Airbnb Host
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How to Be the Best Airbnb Host

If you’ve been hosting on Airbnb for a while or If you’re thinking of becoming an Airbnb host, you might be wondering: How can I get started on the right foot to become the best Airbnb host? The answer is to be an Airbnb guest yourself. This might seem like a no-brainer, especially if you’ve…

The Top Five Things Guests Look for when Booking an Airbnb Listing
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The Top Five Things Guests Look for when Booking an Airbnb Listing

If you’ve ever traveled for business you know that your needs while traveling for work are very different than if you were to travel with children on a family vacation. Everyone has different needs and wants during travel; therefore everyone will be looking for something a little different. But despite these different needs, there are…

Eight Great Airbnb Listing Photo Tips—With Examples
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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…