Hosting Tips & Tricks

August Host Wrap up: VRBO vs Airbnb and Wacky Hotel Ideas

August Host Wrap up: VRBO vs Airbnb and Wacky Hotel Ideas

 

Howdy to all you happy hosts and rental rock stars! I hope your August was full of booked nights and 5-star reviews. I hope you went and got your custom URL's from Airbnb already. If not, go and do that now!  Make sure to pick something simple, descriptive, and with good SEO for your area.  Don't get too complex or long. The best advice as always is to keep it simple. Now that you got your custom URL, let's get on with the August Host Wrap-Up!  

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July Host Wrap Up: Super Host Rules Changes & Where to Invest

July Host Wrap Up: Super Host Rules Changes & Where to Invest

Howdy to all you happy hosts and rental rock stars! I hope your July was full of booked nights and 5-star reviews. I have recently seen a rash of hosts upset about beloved items being damaged in their rentals. So I think it is a good time for a reminder to never put anything irreplaceable in a rental. It might take 10 days or 10 years, but given enough time everything in your rental will get damaged. So don't risk something you can't live without. And now, with the PSA out of the way, lets get on with the July Host Wrap-Up!

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June Host Wrap Up: Airbnb Accessibility Photos & World Trip Blunders

June Host Wrap Up: Airbnb Accessibility Photos & World Trip Blunders

Howdy to all you happy hosts and rental rock stars! I hope your June was full of booked nights and 5-star reviews. I know many hosts are hitting the peak vacation travel time so they are busy keeping their rentals booked. But I just wanted to take a moment to remind you that no matter how annoying a guest gets, never put anything in writing that you wouldn't be okay with be posted in your listing. This rule of thumb will help you win arguments with outside arbitrators, and avoid having it quoted later out of context. Done with the PSA and on to the June Host Wrap-Up! 

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May Host Wrap up: Competing with Marriott & Spice Girls

May Host Wrap up: Competing with Marriott & Spice Girls

Howdy to all you happy hosts and rental rock stars! I hope your May was full of booked nights and 5-star reviews. I have noticed a recent trend in hosts becoming overly concerned with their booking rates, the percentage of people that look at your listing and book it. To me, the more important number is your occupancy rate, the percentage of booked nights. My 2 cents is for you to focus more on getting more nights booked and less on the number of people viewing your listing.  Now off the soapbox and on to the May Host Wrap-Up!  

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April Host Shop Wrap Up: Rating Changes & Profitable STR cities

April Host Shop Wrap Up: Rating Changes & Profitable STR cities

 

Howdy, to all you happy hosts and rental rock stars! I hope your April was full of booked nights and 5-star reviews. As we move into the spring and summer we begin the season of music festivals. As hosts rental rock star you need to know when these are happening, not just because they might need you to sub in on the drums, but music festivals almost always mean you can charge higher rents. I know I have two festivals that happen within driving distance of my rentals and during those weekends I can easily get three to five times the normal rent. Make your money when you can my fellow hostshosts. Now, on to the March Host Wrap-Up!     

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March Host Shop Wrap-Up: Airbnb Fee Changes & Alternatives

March Host Shop Wrap-Up: Airbnb Fee Changes & Alternatives

Howdy, to all you happy hosts and rental rock stars! I hope your March was full of booked nights and 5-star reviews. For those of you on the Facebooks and the Instagrams make sure to give us a follow. Not just to see to all the good advice we give out, but also so you can tag us and we can share your listing! We love to help get great listings more bookings so follow us Facebook and Instagram. Now, on to the March Host Wrap-Up...

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