Three ways people go wrong when managing their own Airbnb

Airbnb is a scheme that’s allowed property-owners to make a lot of money over the years. However, this doesn’t mean that renting out your home is a walk in the park. The truth of the matter is that there are many missteps that hosts can make when dealing with guests who are staying in their property. With this in mind, here are three ways that people often go wrong when managing their own Airbnb.  Continue reading

Why you MUST make a good first impression with your Airbnb property

Let’s say that someone’s applied to stay at your property and fully paid up for the trip – it’s smooth sailing from there, right? Wrong. The fact of the matter is that first impressions really do count for everything when it comes to Airbnb. This is why you need to make sure that your place is looking pristine and in-line with what guests are expecting when they book. If you can’t ensure this, it’s likely those bad reviews will start flooding in. Here’s why a good first impression can make all the difference. Continue reading

Preparing your home for your Airbnb guests

When you decide to rent your home or apartment on Airbnb, you’ll need to have a realistic awareness of what your guests will expect to find when they step through the door. Obviously, your home should be spotlessly clean, and you’ll need to pay particular attention to bathrooms and kitchens so there are no nasty odours or signs of grease or mildew. But there are plenty of other comforts and luxuries that your guests would find in a good hotel that you’ll be expected to provide. Continue reading

Townships, Airbnb & Home Sharing

On Tuesday morning, 12 September 2017 Christine da Silva had the honour of speaking with Kieno Kammies on Cape Talk radio about home-sharing in the township communities of Cape Town and the mentorship program she is involved with in Langa through the Home Sharing Association South Africa. Listen to the conversation about our Cape Town Township Home Sharing here.

If you’d like to get involved, donate pre-loved linens, or come spend time with us and our home-sharing community in Langa, please get in touch with us at SharingSA!