Airbnb is a popular house-sharing and property management service, which has proven to be a great tool for the property owners to earn good profit from their rental spaces. This is an excellent platform with some great features that add value for the property owners to manage their properties under a Single Host-Account.
However, there are some common mistakes that most airbnb rental owners make and they even don’t realize that this can decrease their earning potential at Airbnb.
Let’s go through those mistakes and avoid them in future:
Putting Few Images of Rental Spaces:
One of the biggest mistakes that most of the Airbnb rental owners do is the adding of few images of their properties. On some instances user intended to view different images of your house, rooms, kitchen area, bathroom space and other major part of a rental space. Therefore, you need to know the best techniques of taking perfect pictures of your property and uploading them in high resolution in your listing account.
Try to add as many images of your property as possible in proper format, size and dimensions. You need to Mention exact price including all amenities such as HVAC systems, AC and heating units price, if you count them separately and not in your rental price. If you are not familiar with how to complete property listing with essential details required for the guests before sending you a possible booking requests then take the help of an experienced Airbnb local co-host. They are well versed with the requirements of getting booking requests, check in and out cycles of guests and getting positive feedback from them.
Managing Property Listing Without Co-Host:
Airbnb launched Co-hosting feature in 2016 for the rental owners to save their time and represent their free space through highly skilled and experienced local co-host. This excellent addition enabled lots of inexperienced property owners to manage their property listing through professional and qualified local co-hosts but, unfortunately most of the owners are not taking benefit of such excellent feature. They think that they can manage their listing at their own which sometimes put them into a difficult situation especially when they are looking to get some time for their families and want off days to attend special events such as Easter and Christmas, etc. They should realize that they can manage their listing more efficiently by adding a local co-host.
Remember, the lack of property management skills of Airbnb hosts creates a bad impression on guests and can down rank their listing due to several reasons where consistent communication with their guests, local food and room cleaning services are one of them which property owners can’t do on a regular basis. When you will not be able to manage all these important tasks then it can heart your local host ranking with some bad reviews. So, try to avoid such a scenario and add a skilled local co-host in your listing through any suitable Airbnb local co-hosting platform who can manage guest requests, food and rental space cleaning, transactional records and checkout process of the hosts.
Wrong Format and incomplete Property Description:
Some rental owners put wrong format of property description on their listing which is their biggest mistake. They even don’t explain their property in an easy manner instead they mention, 2 beds, 1 bath, etc. They have to explain where their property is located, what facilities renters will get when living in their space and what amenities are available for them. In some cases, a property owner does not add pricing of using Air Conditioner or other heating units which they have to add that all facilities are included in this price. So, always explain in plain language along with all the facilities you are offering in that specific price.
No-Communication With Guests is a No Brainer Attitude:
No or slow-communication is the worst thing that make your profile ranking down in the house-sharing platform and creates a negative impact as local host. You have to answer all guest queries whenever you receive. Therefore, to avoid negative user comments/reviews on your listing try to keep in touch for giving a great guest experience. It will positively impact your HomeAway or Airbnb booking rate and up rank your local rental listings in your local area. You will start earning trust and positive reviews from your guests even if your space is not that great for the guests but your behavior and communication matters a lot.
Conclusion: Above are some common mistakes that mostly homeowners do on Airbnb platform without knowing the long term serious consequences with their listing. If you are an Airbnb host and have got multiple listing at Airbnb, then hire a local host. They will charge a minimum commission for managing your listing and making guests happy and satisfied from your rental space. Don’t take things for granted in your life and always give you 100% for best results and success in your life