In just over 10 years AirBnB has become one of the most popular ways to book accommodation anywhere in the world. It’s quick and easy to use, as well as allowing you a level of comfort that most traditional accommodations can’t offer.
You’ve probably thought about the spare room you’ve got and whether it could be put to better use. Well, anything goes on AirBnB; all you have to do is prepare it and yourself properly.
Clean Your Home
The first thing you need to do is clean your home ready for guests. Simply picture how you would like it to look and work towards that standard.
Don’t forget that every visitor will leave feedback on AirBnB; the more positive it is the better your chance of getting more business!
Check For Pests
If you’re already living in the building then you’re probably aware of any pests. But, if you’re thinking of renting out a second home or some other space, you need to get hold of a pest control company and have the place checked.
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You’ll need to list the facilities you’re offering and potentially what’s in the area. Familiarize yourself with these elements first, this will make the application process easier.
Of course, these should all be clean and you’re going to have to be aware of guests in your home; if it’s a room you’re letting out.
Create A Calendar
You now need to consider when your room or space is available to rent and how much you want to charge. You should take a look at what price is being charged for similar offerings, you can base your price on this.
It’s a good idea to use an app to ensure you’ve got the details to hand when you need them.
Get Stocks In
Your guests will probably expect towels, soap, and perhaps even some snacks. Consider what you are prepared to offer and bulk-purchase them in advance.
You also need to consider guest access and potentially get another set of keys cut, this will help them to come and go as they need to.
Now that the space is ready you’ll be able to create an account on AirBnB and register what you’re offering. All the information you’ve collected can now be put to good use. You’ll want to describe the rental space attractively but accurately.
This is also a good time to write the check-in instructions so that any guest knows what they need to do. You won’t post these online but you will need to send them to any confirmed bookers.
The final stage is to decide whether you want any guests to have verified their ID before they can book with you. This is a personal decision but, if you feel it is relevant, you need to know before you register with AirBnB; it will affect who can apply to stay with you.