It can almost feel like you’ve been blacklisted when you receive a bad review on Airbnb. After all, who’d want to stay in a property where the previous guest claims they had a bad experience? Fortunately, it is possible to bounce back from a poor rating and go on to rent out your property again and again. Here are five things you can do to achieve this. Continue reading
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
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
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
Let’s talk about making beds for your guests.
Prior to running my own Airbnb property management company, I did not think of the possibilities when it comes to making beds. Continue reading
We all think of our homes as our sanctuary, and we’ve created our spaces within according to our taste. As with receiving any guests to your home, the space alone will not make them feel welcome. It is the warm greeting, personal tour of the house and those small extra special touches that will make your guests’ feel at home and their visit memorable.
Deciding to become a host is the first step in a wonderful journey of meeting new people and introducing them to our beautiful city of Cape Town.
As the majority of hosts rent out a spare room in their house, they already have most of the basics required and it does not have to be an elaborate exercise to set-up your space and ready it for your first guests.