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How to List Your Property
Listing your property is easy. Just think of everything you’d tell a friend about how awesome your place is and how comfortable they’d be staying at your home. Put these ideas into words when you create your listing. Be sure your photos are bright and you have a good camera to capture beautiful images!
1.) Create a Listing by filling out the description of your property, take and upload photos, and choose the price for your listing.
2.) Choose the rules for your listing like who can book your property and when it can be reserved by creating a calendar.
How Guests Book Your Place
One thing I love about Airbnb is, once you become a part of their community they provide a way to communicate with potential guests. You will want to be sure to be proactive in responding to any communication requests you receive from potential guests.
1.) People looking for a place to stay will search their area, price, size, etc and if they come across your place and like it, they will contact you through the Airbnb site.
2.) You can message guests online or through the Airbnb app to set up the listing for the guests.
What Type of Host Do you Want to Be
What type of person are you? Do you like to meet new people and show them around? Do you live where your listing is located? Maybe you’re more of a hands off type of person and don’t even live where your listing is located. Be sure you know your plan and have a way to communicate with your guests whether its in-person or with a contact number when they arrive to stay at your listing.
1.) Do you want to be hands off by leaving the keycode and just let the guest arrive and leave as they please?
2.) Perhaps you want to be more hands on by greeting the guest, showing them around, leaving a key and providing breakfast.
3.) Will you provide all linens and toiletries? Will you clean the place? These are choices you get to make!
How You Make Money as a Host
One of the main reasons you’re listing your place is so you can have some extra cash. No matter what you’re using it for, you’ll want to be able to receive payment for your listing easily which is another great reason for using Airbnb. They handle all payments for you which creates much less frustration for you!
1.) Airbnb handles all payments and guests pay before they arrive. This is nice because that is a whole extra process that can be tedious.
2.) Airbnb pays you Paypal, Direct Deposit, or International Wire Transfer. Once the guest checks in, you receive payment 24 hours later. Super Easy!
3.) Listing your property is completely free; Airbnb will charge you 3% on each reservation.
Why List With Airbnb
Airbnb has a great system for helping you get your place listed, booked, and paid for. You’ll love what they have to offer once you join the Airbnb community.
1.) Airbnb provides you with Tips for getting your listing ready for guests, choosing a fair price, and understanding the local laws on listings along with your responsibilities as the owner.
2.) They provide coverage for $1,000,000 on your home and stuff from accidental damage. Each host is eligible for this coverage at no additional cost and you don’t have to do anything extra to sign up.
3.) Host Protection Insurance – once you sign up for Airbnb as a Host you are protected with liability insurance in case a guest gets hurt or causes damage to your property. Again, this is automatically included with your account.
4.) Hosts and Guests are required to give Airbnb information which is verified to obtain trust from the host and guests. Reviews are requested after stays from both the guests and the owner.
5.) Earn extra income while being part of the Airbnb community.