Personalise the experience:
Taking your Airbnb listing from standard to ‘Superhost’ doesn’t require a big song and dance – a few thoughtful details can make all the difference.
Peter Clarke and Charlie Bell, Airbnb Best New Hosts for 2022, say, ‘think about what you would want if you were a guest – it’s the little things… we like to write a personalised welcome note, supply a jar of homemade shortbread and have the fire burning during the colder months on arrival.’
These simple acts not only make the guest feel instantly welcomed, but might also prompt a favourable review online (a surefire way to get more bookings!).
Other things to consider:
It’s important to make sure you’re allowed to host on your property. In some circumstances, you’ll need legal or community approval before listing your home as a holiday rental. Check with a lawyer or local authority to find out if this applies to you. You can find out more here.
You should also contact your home insurer, and find out if you’re covered for short term stays. If not, switch to a new insurer who covers landlords/tenanted properties.
Listing your property with Airbnb means you’ll also have AirCover for Hosts, which covers you for damage protection during an Airbnb stay. This cover is free, and always included whenever you host.
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