There are a lot of short term rentals listed not just in Airbnb but in every platform available. It is difficult to go against the competition if you do not have anything unique to offer. Just because you have a vacation rental that you think is nice enough does not mean the guests will line up immediately.
Airbnb hosting in Dubai is especially difficult if you lack the experience! But consistency in little things can eventually win them over. Here are a few tips on how you can make your Airbnb listings stand out in the midst of your competition.
Do not charge too high but charge reasonably according to factors considered (place, number of bedrooms, kind of apartment, season, month, etc.) in pricing. Many tend to charge more than they should on their short term rentals, but you’d want to be fair enough to your guests so choose to be reasonable.
In handling a short-term apartment, there is a good thing that can come out of giving your guests a welcome pack upon their arrival no matter how little of a gesture it is. Making one feel at home in a holiday home gives off a warm feeling especially if they are new to the place. This kind of action can cause your guests to give you good reviews. Hospitality is not yet dead, even in little things.
Extra Complementary Things
Are they good guests who never complained? Did they speak pleasantly with you? Did you make a mistake on your side? Was there a complaint that was not handled right away? Being a good Airbnb host is taking care of your guests. Here at Frank Porter we make sure that every guest feels that they are valued. Prepare a little gift for those people who just are lovely to host and those you need to appease because of unfortunate events. Whether it’s a box of local delicacies or known chocolates, nothing more can drive guests to leave good reviews and encourage future guests to book with your short-term rental than a basket of free stuff.
Do not be too picky in choosing who should rent your apartment. Don’t make it too exclusive to the point that everyone would not even bother checking if they qualify because of the power of “word of mouth.” There is a good chance that your apartment will be branded as too exclusive. Vetting the guests is important, but being too strict or choosy can lessen the number of people who will rent an apartment under your name.
Make sure that your place is available to everyone. It is important to project it as a safe and welcoming apartment.
Binder Full of Things to Do in the Area
One of the best consistent little things you can do is to have a binder full of the things that people can do in the neighboring areas and what the location is all about.
Highlight the best restaurants and cafés to eat and hang out in, the best galleries to check out, the nearest mall that you can shop at, or any other attractions that your location is famous for.
It is also helpful to include a page for your House Rules and other important information like WiFi login details, pool and gym floors, emergency numbers, and other things.
Property Management—the Future of Airbnb Hosting in Dubai
Being in Dubai and working can hinder you to stretch the potential of your short-term rentals. Having an apartment in Dubai but not being around that much to take care of the guests can be a struggle.
This is why Frank Porter exists! We make things easy for you. We are a property management company that takes Airbnb hosting in Dubai to the next level. We handle everything, and all you need to do is wait for the payments! Airbnb management has never been this easy, get in touch today!