Hotels will probably never become obsolete, but Airbnbs will continue to give them a run for their money.
If you wish to know how to turn your place into the perfect Airbnb listing, follow these quick, easy steps.
Appearance Is Everything
The size of your home does not matter. People often assume the bigger the house, the greater the listing. A mansion may be listed as an Airbnb, but the inside can still be messy. A spacious home does not equate to a luxurious home.
Conduct thorough inspections of every room before your guests arrive and after they leave. You don’t need your guests stumbling upon any unsavory items. If you want your home to stand out and get views, it should look immaculate.
Add another plus to your listing by finding a laundry service and adhering to a cleaning checklist between guests. You always have the option to wash your linens yourself, but hiring a professional laundry service saves you time. Your towels and sheets will get the perfect fluff and fold treatment.
Be a Tour Guide, Too
Feel free to put on your concierge hat after you list your home. Transforming into the perfect host means you need to offer suggestions for places your guests can visit. Your guests probably have an itinerary planned for their trip, but offering up a few places for them to see can help elevate their stay.
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And if you feel obliged, contact your guests and ask what brings them to town. Once you get a sense of their reason for visiting, you can list better suggestions that are tailored to their interests. These suggestions will set you apart from other listings and earn you some glowing reviews.
Add a Descriptive Listing
Describe your place in as much detail as possible. The more information you provide, the better. Your guests need to know what they are getting into before making a full commitment.
If your home appliances require certain instructions, provide your guests with them. Mention any issues with plumbing or water temperatures, though we recommend you correct these issues before you list your home. Avoid receiving a negative review at all costs.
Stock Up on Amenities
Your Airbnb is a home, but your guests will treat it as a hotel. Having a list of amenities for them to enjoy beautifies your place and turns it into the perfect Airbnb listing. If you have the option of stocking up on extras, we highly suggest you do so.
Get a Smart TV or add some surround sound speakers to your place. Entertain your guests to the best of your ability. Provide them with some board games or convert a spare room into a gaming room. If your guests decide to have a lounge day, they’ll still have fun activities awaiting them.
Some Airbnb hosts will only ensure their guests arrive safely and have all the keys they need. Don’t be like these hosts. Go above and beyond with your listing.