Howdy to all you happy hosts and rental rock stars! I hope your October was full of booked nights and 5-star reviews. I know a lot of you struggle with local laws, but we as hosts need to involve ourselves in the process. If we don't show up, write letters, or simply ask to speak with our local officials one-on-one, then they will write the rules without our input. A lot of local officials are not anti-Airbnb, they are just only hearing the bad stories. So I encourage you to try and speak with them in a quiet setting without the chaos of public hearings and just tell them your story. Let them know the good side. This will help give them more perspective to make reasonable rules. I don't think we as hosts should fear regulation, as long as it is reasonable and fair. Now let's get on with the October Host Wrap-Up!Read on
Hosting Tips & Tricks
Airbnb reviews are at the heart of what makes the site work. It is the way bad guests and hosts can be outed on the platform. For hosts, guest reviews affect your listing ranking, booking rate, and super host status. Given all that, it is important to understand how the review system works so read on for all the details. . .Read on
One of the single most important factors in getting your rental booked is where it ranks in the Airbnb algorithm. Like Google, Youtube or any other platform with a search engine, there is an ever-changing algorithm that determines what order things appear. Also,like all those platforms, we are never told what goes into the rankings on Airbnb. However, with enough trial and error, certain commonalities among the top-ranking Airbnb listings can be found. Although the ranking algorithm is always changing, we have found the following tips have constantly helped boost your ranking on Airbnb:Read on
Howdy to all you happy hosts and rental rock stars! I hope your September was full of booked nights and 5-star reviews. As we move out of summer and into the winter, for many hosts it means the end of the busy season which makes a good time for some rental evaluations. Did you receive multiple reviews with the same suggestion? How does your pricing compare to the competition? Do your pictures do a great job of selling your rental? Slower times are the best time for a little rental self-reflection. Now let's get on with the September Host Wrap-Up!
Constant, clear, communication with every guest is the key. The only problem is that constant, clear communication is stressful and time-intensive. Being available to answer messages day and night is just not possible. If only there was a way to automate your host messages. Well, we have got a gamechanger hack for you!