5 Top Tips For Decorating A House To Let Short-term
Things to consider when decorating a house to let short-term
When styling your property for the short term rental market, it is important to remember you are decorating for a wider population. First start by identifying your audience, this will help you retain bookings and increase your ratings. Try to invest in pieces that suit your core audience. If your house is large and ideal for families’, you need to make sure that is is child-safe and the furnishings are appropriate. If, however you are renting a smaller city dwelling with a rooftop area, you can consider edgier pieces designed for a couple to spend their time together outside. Unlike styling your own personal property, your main goal is to appeal to the greatest number of people possible in order to maximize revenue. Avoid anything personal that shows your views or beliefs whether that be religious, cultural or sporting team related! Keep things neutral and try to follow these top tips to ensure your house is ready for the short-term rental market:
Think practically for the tenant
First, consider your location. If your property resides near a beach, you should keep in mind that tenants will be bringing back wet bathers and unknowingly dragging in sand on their feet. Small touches like a bucket in the laundry room or ensuring you go for a flat rug that’s easily cleaned (rather than a woven fluffy rug that will be a struggle to extract sand from) will be valuable for both you and the tenant. Ideas to make the space functional include: providing hooks for your guests to hang their bags on at the door, making sure there are chopping boards in the kitchen and providing a sufficient number of beds for the space.
Create a holiday ambience
Guests love a unique property or experience. Your goal as the landlord is to create that holiday experience for your guests. If you are near the beach, you can consider a beach theme for example. If you need ideas for wall art why not incorporate some artwork of the city it’s located in so the guests can admire where they are, where they have visited or they can add new landmarks to their sightseeing list! Work with what you’ve got, if you have large windows – Place the couches in front of them so your guests can enjoy the view and completely relax on their getaway. Use calming colours to allow the guest to relax and enjoy their time there.
Consider hygiene and cleanliness
Reduce all forms of clutter. Try not to incorporate too many intricate pieces with extra nooks and crannies that require complex cleaning regimes in order to remain dust-free and hygienic. Keeping your property clean for each tenant is essential so you want to make it a simple as possible to maintain. Instead of intricate chandeliers, try to swap them for more modern light fixtures that don’t require removal for cleans between tenants. Along with this, add a doormat to all entrances. This means guests will (hopefully) clean their feet before entering and it will help to decrease the wear and tear on your floors and carpets. Other essentials include ensuring there are adequate cleaning products and hand soaps available.
Work with neutral colours
It is important landlords remember that leasing your house in the short term market will attract a variety of tenants with differing interior design tastes. By selecting neutral colours, it is less likely that anyone will find your choices visually offensive and more likely that all your tenants will feel comfortable staying there.
Invest in soft furnishings
Soft furnishings such as cushions, throws and wall art can be inexpensive ways to redefine a room with statement pieces without making any permanent changes or construction. They can also be easily changed depending on what is in style at the time to keep your property modern and relevant. If you stick to neutral colours with paints, wallpapers and floor materials – your choice of soft furnishings can inject a pop of colour with some bright cushions and interesting artwork. Mirrors are another soft finish that can make a significant different within a space. They can not only add light to a room, they can also make a space appear larger.
By incorporating the points mentioned above, your property will have the highest earning capacity possible. Always try to put yourself in the shoes of a tenant and consider the types of amenities and finishes you prefer when you leasing a property yourself.
10 Reasons To Short-term Lease Your Apartment Whilst You Travel
Keep the money coming in even you are away
Planning on taking a trip? Why not have your apartment generate an income for you whilst you’re away. We have listed our top 10 reasons as to why you should consider renting out your apartment whilst you are away.
Boost your income
The biggest perk when listing your apartment for rent when you travel is that it provides you with a passive source of income. The extra income can be used to pay off your mortgage or bills or put towards your trip. It requires minimal effort from your side and ensures a source of income whilst you’re away.
By renting your property to short term clients, you have the flexibility to choose when guests stay. You can schedule time for yourself or your family to stay there by simply blocking out dates on your rental calendar and you can ensure there is always a tenant there when you take a trip yourself.
Less consistent wear and tear on your property
Compared to having tenants staying full time, using your fittings and furniture, guests will be staying for shorter periods of time. It is also more likely that your guests will be out exploring the new city they have arrived in and not residing at home like a long-term tenant would. Putting your home up for short-term leasing when you travel means you don’t have to commit to anyone staying there for long periods of time and it is always available when you return home.
I’m sure every landlord has had a tenant at some point they would like to forget about for a myriad of reasons. When you rent your apartment out in the short term whilst you take a trip, you can ensure you never approve anyone that you would rather not stay there. Screen guests, set your own rules and ensue you are always comfortable with who is staying there when you’re away.
The flexibility of your rental calendar means you can set aside time to review your property as well as complete any maintenance tasks that are required. Gaps between tenants means the property can be deep cleaned and maintained as needed for when you return back from your own trips.
If you have ever traveled and come back to a musty apartment or mold spurs from moisture build-up, this will be important to you. By having someone else stay in your apartment whilst you’re away, fresh air will be flowing and you will immediately be made aware of anything that requires maintenance whilst you’re not there.
Revenue optimization at peak times
When you rent your property out in the short term market, you are able to set your prices to take advantage of any increases in demand for key holiday periods and large events. Any large influx of visitors coming to Dubai means accommodation prices will increase accordingly. During peak seasons, your potential income increases dramatically. You can plan your trips around key city events to increase your earning potential and ensure you are receiving the maximum benefit from your listing.
Furnished apartments attract higher rental fees
Following our previous point regarding the time of year, furnished apartments are also able to command a higher rental fee. Unlike long term apartments, short term properties are always rented out fully furnished. The number of additions you provide and the quality level of the amenities within the apartment will reflect your earning capacity. A property with practical amenities and quality, stylish furnishings will allow for the largest earning potential.
Property Management companies can take care of everything
Often a reason people do not want to rent out their properties whilst they’re away is because of the extra hassle when you already have a jam packed to-do list before and during your trip. Property management companies – Such as us a Frank Porter can take care of everything. You set the rules and we will implement them and take care of all guest relations whilst you’re away. You can have your property earning money without lifting a finger.
10. Your property will not be empty
By using a professional service and screening your guests, you can feel more comfortable knowing your property is occupied whilst you travel. Sadly, empty properties can become a target for robberies and damage. By renting your apartment out to trusted tenants you will be reassured that someone is taking care of your apartment whilst you’re not there.
If you’re considering renting out your apartment in the short-term whilst you travel but don’t know where to start, Frank Porter can help. We provide a free home evaluation, including running a pricing algorithm to show you your potential rental income. Please visit Frank Porter for more information.
How To Earn Money Without Lifting A Finger?
Renting out your spare room or property is an excellent way to earn an income off your current assets with little to no effort. The short-term renting market is extremely lucrative. Online leasing sites facilitate marketing automation and provide a great deal of flexibility for both the landlord and the tenant. Compared to long-term lease contracts, short-term leasing provides an opportunity for turnover with a higher return. As a property owner, you are able to set your prices based on demand in the market and you have the flexibility to block off certain dates as required.
At Frank Porter, we can take care of every aspect of your lease so you can earn money without lifting a finger! Providing full concierge and property management services, we can style and furnish your property as well as take professional photos to ensure your listing stands out across different platforms. Not only this, we understand the importance of a good night’s sleep, so we provide fresh hotel quality linen for all listings – Ensuring your guests sleep soundly and review accordingly! Offering premier short term rental management, Frank Porter takes care of everything including the listing, renting, hosting and guest management. Adding to this, we will clean the property, set the price, list your property, screen guests and maintain your property during and between each guest. This allows you to reap the benefits of the highest potential earnings for your listing with minimal effort.
Renting your property to short-term tenants has numerous advantages. Firstly, the short-term property market yields higher returns than the long –term property markets. Another important factor is that landlords can have complete flexibility when it comes to availability, features offered and renters chosen. Third party websites help to connect the landlord with potential tenants and having a furnished listing ensures you are able to generate the highest possible income available. A disadvantage worth noting is that unlike long-term rental contacts, you are not guaranteed a tenant. However, with the consistently strong tourism industry in the UAE, there is rarely a low season as it attracts people from all corners of the world at different times of the year. Therefore, in such an environment, the risk of not having a tenant is low. The logistics of operating a short-term lease can also be a deterrent for property owners. This is where Frank Porter comes in! Let us take care of every aspect of your listing so you can enjoy the benefits without putting in the work. What could be better!
If you’re looking to get your property earning money but aren’t sure where to start, head to Frank Porter to receive a free online home evaluation. Depending on the type of property you have and its location, we can run a pricing algorithm to demonstrate your expected revenue. From there we can work together in any capacity you choose in order to make sure your listing produces the best return possible. The short-term renting market has grown exponentially since allowing private holiday lets in The UAE. Now is the perfect time to join a flourishing market and diversify your revenue streams!
How Summer 2022 Will Look Different to Summer 2021
Get Ready this Summer 2022!
Did someone say freedom? With summer holidays fast approaching, international travel is back on the horizon for many of us and we couldn’t be more excited! As the travel industry proves its resilience and has become more stable, we have seen an increase in confidence amongst travelers. After being restricted for longer than we’d like to admit, we’re seeing a lot of people ready to explore the world again!
Summer 2022 brings a lot of positive changes compared to the summer of 2021. As governments around the world reduce their COVID-19 restrictions, we have seen the virus integrate to become somewhat a part of our everyday life and is no longer as restrictive. For starters, as of May this year masks are no longer mandatory in Europe or on internal European flights. Most states in America have also removed all mandatory mask mandates. Destinations like Bali and Australia are now open for tourists to explore and PCR mandates have relaxed in most places around the world. For those of us returning to the UAE, vaccinated travelers no longer require a PCR or any kind of paperwork for entry which makes traveling even more appealing at this time.
Hoteliers, airlines and restaurateurs amongst others are ready to welcome tourists back with open arms as the tourism industry finds its feet again. Airlines are reporting full flights and an increase in interest for travel in general compared to last Summer. You can however expect to see the negative toll of the global pandemic. Businesses that heavily rely on tourists around the world have suffered more than anyone and sadly, there are bound to be some that have closed down. However, the rebound of the tourism industry that we are currently experiencing going into Summer is a positive sign for the global economy and is honestly a sigh of relief. Hot girl summer? Family vacay time? The world is waiting.
In terms of the preferences and expectations of travelers, you can assume there will be a greater emphasis on hygiene and lucky for travel agents, there has been a jump in people booking through them for a greater sense of ease and reassurance incase anything is to go wrong. We can expect most travelers to invest in proper travel insurance as the last year has taught us plans can change at any time. If you’re planning a trip, whist it may seem obvious, expect more people. Compared to last year, every aspect of the tourism market is reporting an increase in foot traffic. You may not have four seats to yourself on the plane and you’ll probably have people in the room next door to you at your hotel but take it as a positive sign that the world is regaining some normality.
Whilst it is important to remember to take precautions as COVID-19 still exists, the reduced restrictions mean we can start to see the world again and what better time to start then Summer. Enjoy the long European days or the balmy Texas nights and create memories to treasure. We would recommend making sure you have a copy of your vaccination certificate and what’s the harm in taking a RAT test with you on your trip just for a little piece of mind? So it’s time to open that side drawer and dust off the passport because It’s time for the world to feel connected again.
Post COVID Travel Tips And Guides 2022
Post COVID Travel Tips And Guides 2022
How travel looks differently post COVID
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has remained relatively grounded for the past two years and travel has seemed like somewhat of a dream. With travel and tourism recently opening up for the majority of countries globally, the industry is starting to find its feet again and the world is waiting to be explored!
There’s no doubt that the pandemic has changed the way we travel. There is now hand sanitizer instead of mints at the hotel check-in and masks are mandatory on all flights. Flight check-in requires intense paper shuffling for all the required documents and many attractions as well as restaurants require proof of vaccine for entry. On the plus side, many cities have reported environmental benefits from the reduced foot traffic and a decreased number of tourists means you can see some of the most popular attractions in a more intimate setting. If you’re still feeling slightly hesitant when it comes to traveling you’re not alone, we’re here to reassure you that the world is just as interesting and beautiful as it always was and travel industry is back with a bang, albeit with a few changes:
Checking-in used to include simply showing your passport and a visa depending on the country you were traveling to. Now, documentation often includes a recent PCR test, travel insurance, proof of accommodation, proof of return flights and a visa – even if you previously didn’t need one for the destination. We suggest printing the documents off so they’re easy to store and show whenever required. Our biggest advice is to ensure you have the correct documentation for where you’re traveling to. This can change often so it’s important to align with the country requirements for wherever you are visiting and stay up to date with any changes.
For most people, this is the most daunting part of traveling post-COVID. Previously we saw borders close with little warning, flights overbooked and people stuck in countries recovering from the virus. We suggest investing in flexible travel plans such as flight tickets and refundable accommodation, purchase travel insurance that includes COVID coverage and remain calm. Life is bound to throw some speedbumps at you whether COVID is around or not so embrace the challenges and enjoy the ride.
Reduced capacity / Opening hours
Some of the most popular tourist attractions have reduced their capacity in order to allow for social distancing. We recommend where possible, pre-booking your visits and outings to ensure you are not disappointed upon arrival.
For us at Frank Porter, you’ll find us focusing on property sanitization as well as trying to provide guests with the most up-to date information for the destination. We, just like our visitors are adapting to changes within the industry as a new travel reality has been created.
Top tips for traveling with children
Travel is enlightening as it opens the mind and expands your horizons. The same applies for children. Whilst traveling with little ones requires a little more preparation, we’ve put together some of our top tips to ensure you have less stress and more fun.
Don’t over pack
Whilst it may seem like you need to include everything for any possible scenario, truth be told we know our children end up playing with the wooden spoon in the rental property rather than the big bag of toys you lugged from the other side of the world, so pack smart. Pack essentials and remember it’s you who will be carrying and re-packing it all!
Kids are on their on schedule when it comes to eating and it may not fit in with the flight service times or the hotel dinner times. Be prepared with snacks (especially important if you have a fussy eater) to minimise any hangry tantrums along the way (from the kids at least!).
Pre-book where you can
Especially important for aspects like airport transfers…Could you think of anything worse than trying to find a taxi in a crowded airport arrival area with your luggage and kids after a flight when you’re no doubt exhausted. The same applies for tourist attractions, dinners and anywhere else that will accept bookings as it takes the stress away from your visits.
Leave plenty of time
There is nothing stronger that a toddler that decides they don’t want to move as you attempt to navigate your carry-on luggage through a busy airport security line. Leave plenty of time so they can stare at the planes at the airport, drink slowly from their sippy cups and they are not affected by your stress and rushing around.
Prepare for the flight
When flying with kids, ensure you have their comfort toy and try to strategically choose the flight times to coincide with their nap schedule. Granted with any holiday their schedule is off-balance, however the journey will be a lot smoother if they are able to have a good sleep on the plane or take the trip well rested. Don’t forget to pack a bottle / gum or sweet depending on their age or them to suck or swallow to help them equalize their ears with the pressure of the plane landing. If your baby is with the airlines weight requirements to use the bassinet, book the bulk head seat and you won’t regret it!
Online Shop in advance
You know your accommodation address so why not take advantage of websites such as amazon to send some necessities including children’s nappies to your accommodation before you arrive. You will be glad you have them and you won’t have to fit them in your luggage or carry them around airports.
Bring a car seat
Some car seats are ITAA / Airline approved so your child will feel more comfortable throughout the flight. Regardless of that, whether you hire a car or take taxis, by brining your own car seat you are reassured that the safety standard has been approved by you and your child will feel more at ease with their own seat.
Communicate the travel plan to the children
Let them learn about the destinations you are traveling to (if they’re old enough), get excited for what they’re going to see and also manage their expectations so they do not feel overwhelmed with being in unknown surroundings.
There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the world through the eyes of a child. Their enthusiasm and excitement is unparalleled. However, traveling involves parenting on the go and requires increased flexibility from both parents and children. You may find your kids having a little extra screen time, a little less sleep and a little more sugar. Remember their surroundings are unfamiliar to them so if by increasing a few of their comfort treats they are able to relax into the holiday, we’re all for it!
Guide to Finding A Property That Will Perform Well on Airbnb
Airbnb has slowly made its way up in the hospitality industry. Most people prefer booking an Airbnb as it provides them a level of flexibility. That is why letting out your property through Airbnb is considered highly lucrative. In a booming tourism market like Dubai, Property management companies for Airbnb can increase your earnings multi-fold.
Dubai is growing continuously and sees a regular influx of tourists. Anyone who wants to earn can buy a property in this market and give it out for rent through Airbnb. However, doing that comes with its share of doubts. The property you choose should be in a place that is likable. Here we are going to tell you how to find a property that people will like
Obviously, the location of the property is the most critical factor. Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina are two places where you can find a decent property. Plus, people want to rent out properties located here.
Other spots that you could choose would be near popular tourist attractions. If you want, you can buy a property in a peaceful residential area that is centrally located. That way, the customers would get someplace to relax and yet remain linked with other parts of the city.
Properties that get more traction are those that are visually enticing. You have to pick up a flat or bungalow that looks attractive. Most of the renters book accommodation based on their looks. So, if your property lacks in this aspect, chances are it won’t be picked up.
The property you choose must be spacious, have good lighting, and be neat in styling. Images you post should be attractive so that the customers want to stay at the property. A well-maintained and beautiful property, therefore, is a must.
The customer will stay here, so he wants the same convenience as his home. Make sure that the facilities provided match up to what you have shown in the ad. The most common facilities required are:
Fully stocked kitchen
Properly working appliances
Check what other facilities most Airbnb outlets provide. This will make it simple to plan out your renovation of the property. Also, have a look at what other properties are charging. The rates of your property should be close to the same.
When picking up a property, you can contact the Airbnb service company. They will tell you where you can find the best properties. Taking their advice, you will get the type of property that will offer immense passive earnings.
What Are the Different Types of Airbnb Rentals?
Long gone are the days when we used Airbnb as a rental platform. The service caters to a different audience these days. People book them when they want a homely comfort during their vacations. But the platform has undergone a drastic change. Now they have included three categories Plus, Airbnb Luxe, and also Airbnb for professional work. The Airbnb listing management you hire would tell you more about the same. But the truth is that how are these different from each other. Obviously, they each have their own pros and cons. Before booking any, you must know all these facts. Here we will tell you details about different types of Airbnb that are available.
This is the most basic of the Airbnb types available. If you are a host, you should know how Airbnb users can sort the rentals.
Here the listing will show ads where users get an entire home for themselves. People who opt for these want total privacy. The hosts have to provide all services exclusively to the user.
The Private Room
This is when you have only one room to share. In this case, the host has to mention the facilities available. For example, if the guest can use kitchen services or not.
A Unique Stay
This includes the homes that are unique either in their location. For example, if it is a glasshouse or located in the forest, you can mention that.
Many people only want accommodation with a super host. If you have that facility, ensure that you mention it.
Airbnb For Professional Work
This profile is useful when the companies have to book multiple accommodations for their teams. However, to get yourself listed here, you have to provide facilities like Wi-Fi, well-designed workstations, laundry, etc.
The Airbnb plus includes homes that exude luxury. To qualify, your home should be well maintained and must pass the quality checks of Airbnb. Plus, homes have to offer all facilities to their guests like a fully stocked kitchen, toiletries in the bathroom, a perfect garden, and maintained appliances. You must work somewhat hard on the maintenance to get selected.
The Luxe category has only 2000 properties the world over. They check all the homes and see that they satisfy nearly 300 different criteria. The guests get access to gorgeous properties, and the trip designers create the perfect vacation.
For the property to enter into any of the above categories, you have to find out what you can focus on. The Airbnb service company can guide you better with regard to this. Contact them if you wish to succeed as an Airbnb host.
Ways to Keep Your Airbnb Allergen-Free
Traveling to various destinations has been on every traveler's bucket list. People book some of the best hotels and Airbnb services while on their vacation. Some people are quite particular about where they stay since they are allergic to certain things. These allergens can be listed in numerous things: air fresheners, flowers used in the room, soaps, or any particular foods offered during the stay.
If such travelers have booked your property, the Airbnb property managers must take extra care to ensure the property is allergen-free. This blog will share some tips and ways to keep your Airbnb allergen-free, as many travelers are now looking for such properties to spend their vacation.
Choose The Air Fresheners Wisely
The pleasant smell that you get as soon as you enter the hotel room is due to the air fresheners the hosts use in their rooms. If you want to ensure your travelers have an allergen-free stay, choose the air fresheners made, keeping in mind such allergen conditions. However, a vast area of research is required to ensure a complete allergen-free room. The best way is to keep it natural and avoid using an air freshener in the room.
Use Natural Laundry Cleaners
Some Airbnb service companies provide a laundry service. However, the best way to ensure the place is allergen-free is to avoid using laundry detergents available on the shelves in the market. Instead, use detergents made with natural ingredients and those that are allergen-free.
Do Not Allow Travelers With Pets
This is a susceptible rule and must be implemented without hurting the sentiments of most pet lovers. However, some people are allergic to pets, and it is not appropriate to have pets when you have guests like these. Hence the best way is to avoid pets in the Airbnb during the stay.
Consider The Pool Water
If you have a pool listed on your Airbnb property, ensure the pool water is cleaned regularly. Most people are allergic to chlorine and hence using the collection is not advisable. The best solution is to use salt water instead of chlorine water. However, to get access to saltwater, your property must be close to such saltwater body, or else the cost of maintenance of the pool will be exorbitant. Hire Airbnb property management services to ensure an allergen-free property.
How Do I Become A Superhost on Airbnb
The travel industry has grown in leaps and bounds. People worldwide are traveling to their desired destinations and exploring the world at their own pace and convenience. Over the years, it has been observed that Airbnb has changed the way people look at their travel plans. With the introduction of the Airbnb services, many people moved out of their comfort zone and spent a lot of time traveling.
Airbnb listing management has proved beneficial to the travelers and the hosts of Airbnb. People who had invested in apartments were now able to give them for rent in the form of Airbnb or register them under Airbnb services. People worldwide will find your apartment online and look for amenities available; if they like the property, they will book it for their upcoming vacation.
What Is Superhost On Airbnb
There are certain aspects a host must keep in mind while catering to the Airbnb guest. One is to become the Superhost on Airbnb. If you have no clue about this, then continue reading this blog to learn more about becoming a Superhost on Airbnb.
Superhost is a program by the Airbnb service company to ensure the guests get the best facilities while they are on their vacation. However, below are the Airbnb service company 4 criteria to achieve the Superhost title.
There must be a minimum of 10 stays annually.
A critical 5-star review for at least 80% of your stays.
You have to respond quickly to the guest's queries.
You have to cater to the majority of your bookings.
Apart from the 4 criteria listed above, here are some tips for becoming a Superhost on Airbnb.
Be A Great Host
Travelers come to your Airbnb for a reason. They must have liked something about the property that attracted them. Hence take advantage of this and be the best host they can expect. Provide the comfort they need and make them feel at home while on their vacation.
Take That Extra Mile
People often book hotels and rooms to spend quality time on their special events. It could be a birthday, anniversary, or celebration promotion. If you have guests with such events, try to provide the extras like a bottle of wine, a cake, or even a free tour to a nearby attraction. Guests will feel special, which will make them visit your Airbnb Service Company the next time they travel.
Pros And Cons Of Turning Primary Residence To Airbnb
Airbnb has been taking up an enormous amount of space in the hospitality sector. More and more people are renting out their residential spaces for this purpose. And it makes sense why they would do so. It is an amazing avenue for some extra bucks very easily. Sometimes, it is only convenient for them to do so. Maybe they have children living abroad who no longer require this amount of idle space. Or possibly, the residents lack the opportunity to make use of the empty rooms in their apartments since they are mostly traveling by working outside the city. Homeowners have now discovered the financial benefits of advertising a place or renting out their homes while on vacation and taking help from the Airbnb host management service. And rightly so. But what we need to remember is that none of this comes without its hassles and efforts. Let us, therefore, tread you through some pros and cons of renting out an Airbnb.
Offer Appropriate Pricing
The true motivation for hosts is obvious profit-making. The Airbnb website has a 'Smart Pricing' tool that considers consumer needs and can assist you in determining the appropriate fee amount. It serves as a great opportunity to supplement their income. There are no sign-up fees if you feel like checking it out and then avail the option of listing your residence on the site for free.
Meeting New People
One of the biggest takeaways from this process is that you get the chance to meet so many new people from different parts of the world. In exchange for letting them stay in your empty, unused, spare room, you get to host and learn about so much of culture, the differences, the cuisine, the lifestyle and so much more.
Easy to Operate
It is very simply manageable to operate this platform. When it comes to enabling interaction between hosts and guests, the platform offers numerous benefits. It makes the operation pleasurable, and you have the option of managing your property on your own. Investing the time to manage, promote, and enhance your Airbnb listing is an important step toward successful vacation home marketing.
Because tax regulations vary widely between nations, you should consult an accountant before you sign a contract with Airbnb. Renting out a room that is your principal residence in some countries, may make you eligible for an allowance on tax.
Living In A Shared Space
The fact that a person is residing in a shared environment has got to be the most evident drawback. You're not only sharing a space, but you're also sharing it with a rotating cast of strangers. It is frightening, and it's certainly inconvenient. If the kitchen or restroom are both occupied, you may fail to use them. When the guests are on vacation, there are chances of hearing romantic noises emanating from the bedroom. This is something you'll have to adjust to.
Personal Items Aren't Allowed
The worst part for the owners is the tedious process of removing all of their possessions from the property and storing them in packages and closets. As you might expect, being an Airbnb host is most usually not very much of an enjoyable activity. As a result, many hosts like to maintain their spaces clear of personal stuff, yet this can make you feel like you're in someone else's house. It might be difficult to tread a fine line between enjoying your house and preserving one's valuables.
You know how much money will stream each month with typical rents. You don't have to with Airbnb. Supply and demand affect Airbnb prices and availability. Summer months have substantially higher rain than winter months in many regions. As a result, summers can prove to be tremendously profitable, whereas the winters may not.
Being Available To Guests At All Times
Another disadvantage is the transformation of your pleasant family into an office. Clean linens, towels, and maybe a gift bag are all required for guests. You must be mentally ready to run your business professionally, which means responding to emails day and night, supporting guests who have misplaced their keys, and other concerns. One can even learn more about Airbnb through Airbnb guest management.
Ways To Make Guest-Friendly Improvements To Your Home
Your home is your sanctuary. Anyone you want to bring into your personal space will need to be introduced to your home. After all, this is where you can truly unwind and relax, and you'd want the same for your guests as well! You will want your guests to have a good time during their stay in your house. But you will also want them to feel at home without feeling the need to specify what exactly they need at every step of the way.
It is important to make your home guest-friendly for entertaining your guests too. It adds a touch of professionalism when you look at your house in isolation. Of course, your guests' convenience comes right up next. Here are some easy but effective ways in which you can make your house fitting for guests with or without Airbnb Management. These are little changes you can make, without stressing yourself out materially or financially. But these can definitely change the very flavor of your house!
Attend To The Details In The Seating Area
Your living room is where you will first invite your guests into. It is naturally a brilliant idea to decorate and furnish your living space in order to make your whole house more guest-friendly. You could always replace the dome-to-death sofa set with a more comfortable vibe. A couch might be just what you're looking for! Other than that, you could also go for a more unconventional option and go for something like a seating mattress and cushions. You can opt for contrasting cushions to make the color palette more intense and interesting. If you do that, your seating arrangement will be easier to customize!
Invest In A Good Coffee Table
A coffee table can well be the centerpiece of your living space. A nice coffee table that keeps in line with the stylistic theme of the rest of the room, and still complements the sofa set or the seating arrangement adequately, can truly become a game-changer. it can attract attention without seeming too in the face. Not only will it be a really convenient addition to your living room, but your guests will also be sure to notice the lovely furniture choice if the table is pretty enough. A coffee table can thus change the very flavor of the room that you welcome your guests into!
Pay Attention To Your Dining Area
Your dining area is where your guests will be entertained and fed. Meals are actually an essential part of entertaining guests, and hence your dining area holds special value in the care for guests. Your dining table should be able to seat no less than six individuals, and at the same time, it should look visually appealing. Instead of a bulky dining table, go for a sleek but quaint design. A pro tip would be to look for second-hand options because there is a chance that you will find beautiful pieces at affordable rates!
Make Sure The Lighting’s Right
Lighting can change the very mood of a place. Irrespective of what room or which part of your house you are in, the role of lighting is far more pivotal than many of us realize. A bright, well-lit room with pastel colors can give a sunnier and fresher appearance to the area. It can also help to make the area look more spacious. On the other hand, a dimly lit room might not come across as the most inviting to your guests. As a result, it might not seem very guest-friendly. The color gradient of the room will also determine the lighting because instead of white lights, colorful LEDs can also be a very interesting option.
Mind The Bathroom
It is highly likely that your guests will need to use the bathroom at some point of time during their visit. Whether they are staying for a few days or just a few hours, no one enjoys using an unclean or insufficiently stocked bathroom. Stock up on supplies, and make sure that a clean towel is always in place. Airbnb management company can guide you to set us a perfect Airbnb for your property. Handwash is something that is involved in every bathroom-related activity, so running out is never recommended. Your bathroom decor should be aesthetic, but that is just as important as making sure that your guest has everything, they might need during their loo break.
How to Increase Your Ranking on Airbnb
When people are in search of the perfect place for their vacation, many Google for ideal locations. The results that appear on the initial page of the search list are those that end up booking this day with that place. This means that it is important for your property to appear as the top result in their search. What are some of the things that you can do? If you need help with managing your property, you can connect with your nearest property management company through Airbnb. We have a few tips that will help you to increase the ranking of your Airbnb property. Let's delve in.
It is always advisable to hire a professional instead of using your smartphone to click pictures of your property. Professional photographers can help you capture the best angles and the right light on your property. Make sure you upload images of the room you're looking at renting out. This will give the guest clarity on what to expect.
The goal is to capture the attention of your guests with just a few words, so make sure you choose your words wisely. Use words like '2-bedroom villa' or 'single-family home' sparingly. Focus on the selling points that may include '16th-century cottage' or 'walking distance from the station'.
Reply To Questions Promptly
Whenever a guest connects with you regarding a query they may have about the booking, it is always advisable to respond promptly with a friendly answer. This will ensure that the guests book your property. Respond to query-related emails ASAP.
Updating your calendar is particularly important as it reflects the availability of your property. For instance, if you are renovating your place and you have blocked certain dates, make sure you update it if the renovation work is completed sooner than you had planned. This will alert guests about the availability of your property.
It is an excellent way to enhance your Airbnb ranking. This is because many guests search for properties that provide instant booking, as it expedites the process.
Research on your competitors, especially when it comes to pricing assets, will give you a fair idea of the price you must charge. Every small adjustment in the pricing can prove to have major ramifications, especially with regard to your property's reflection in various search results.
Getting Honest Reviews
Your guests' feedback is particularly important. When you receive plenty of positive reviews, the property will receive a favorable ranking. An increased number of reviews will have a positive impact on the ranking of your property. Therefore, it is important for you to convince your guests to give positive feedback about their experience at the property.
If you are planning to list your property for a shorter time period, then you can contact your nearest short stay property management company for assistance.
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