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An alternative is to include USB plug adapters in each room, allowing for easy USB usage in addition to being a regular plugin.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If you’re in a location that attracts a good number of international guests, we also suggest you invest in an international converter plug.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Large capacity appliances</h2>\r\nIf you must buy a new dishwasher or washer and dryer combo anyway, opt for the largest capacity unit you can afford and that can fit in your unit. The one-time extra cost more than pays for the continuous savings in fewer loads and washes, resulting in lower utility bills and faster, less stressful turnaround times between guests.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >Storage lockers with locks</h2>\r\nFlights can get delayed. Rides can get stuck in traffic. Plans can change. As you host more guests, you’ll receive requests from guests to check in earlier or check out later. 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Scroll through the raving reviews from the most popular listings or the scathing reviews of the struggling listings in any city to read about a “super comfy bed” or “the worst sleep ever.”\r\n<h2 id=\"tab8\" >Smart locks</h2>\r\nMost guests prefer the ease of checking in themselves whenever they show up, whether at the designated check-in time or late in the evening. One of the best ways to do is by using a smart lock that allows the host to remotely change the access codes, for example, to the last four digits of the guest’s phone number. It’s more convenient and less stressful for both host and guest.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab9\" >Automation tools</h2>\r\nHosting a profitable listing on Airbnb doesn’t work with a “set it and forget it” strategy. It requires continuous monitoring and updating of prices and availability for your listing and timely communications with potential guests. 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Be sure to check with your city to determine the maximum allowable occupancy for your listing.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Floor mats for every entrance</h2>\r\nFor those hosting near the beach or the outdoors, guests can bring in a lot of sand and dirt, making for a longer and more difficult cleaning during turnarounds. Just by having floor mats at every entrance can encourage guests to wipe their shoes before entering. Adding fun messages like “Please wipe paws before entering” with paw prints can serve as gentle reminders for the guests.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271296\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271296\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-floor-mats.jpg\" alt=\"floor mats\" width=\"556\" height=\"371\" /> ©OSORIOartist/Shutterstock.com[/caption]\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Shoe racks</h2>\r\nTo decrease the amount of dirt and grime from getting inside the house and on the furniture, invest in a shoe rack for guests. 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An alternative is to include USB plug adapters in each room, allowing for easy USB usage in addition to being a regular plugin.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If you’re in a location that attracts a good number of international guests, we also suggest you invest in an international converter plug.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Large capacity appliances</h2>\r\nIf you must buy a new dishwasher or washer and dryer combo anyway, opt for the largest capacity unit you can afford and that can fit in your unit. The one-time extra cost more than pays for the continuous savings in fewer loads and washes, resulting in lower utility bills and faster, less stressful turnaround times between guests.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >Storage lockers with locks</h2>\r\nFlights can get delayed. Rides can get stuck in traffic. Plans can change. As you host more guests, you’ll receive requests from guests to check in earlier or check out later. 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Experience the entire process from start to finish as a guest — from searching on the platform and booking to checking in and checking out. Note all the moments you felt confused, irritated, relaxed, or elated. These moments can point to both things to replicate or avoid in your practice as a host. Even better, enjoy a few “staycations” by booking reservations at existing local listings in your city.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Invite but never impose</h2>\r\nGuests traveling from different places come stay at your listing for different reasons. Some come to relax. Some want to meet and hang out with strangers. Some want quiet time. Never assume you know the preference of any guests unless they tell you explicitly.\r\n\r\nFor example, if you’re hosting a dinner party with friends and family and want to extend an invitation to your guests, make sure they know it’s an open invitation with zero expectations. Come if they want. If not, no biggie. The more you host, the more you’ll develop intuition for how and whether to extend invitations with each specific guest.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Offer more than promised</h2>\r\nPromise the stars and deliver the moon? Disappointment. Successful hosts who wow their guests consistently know to properly manage expectations with their listing profile and their communications with potential guests.\r\nThis means having great but honest photos and descriptions and then offering little but unexpected extras for the guests. Offering killer home-baked cookies? A bottle of wine from a local vineyard? Fresh roasted coffee beans from a local roastery? Let your guests discover them as surprises when they arrive.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Touch base with your guests regularly</h2>\r\nFor every guest who reached out to you directly with a question or complaint, there probably were a few more with the same question or complaint who didn’t reach out to you. Some people are shy. Some don’t want to feel bothersome.\r\n\r\nSend a short and inviting message to your guests like, “Good morning! Just wanted to see if you had any questions or requests. Call/text me anytime. Here for you,” the day after check-in and at least once every three days. Doing so lets the guests know it’s more than okay to reach out to you if they need something.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >Use tiny helpful labels</h2>\r\nChecking into a stranger’s home after a long day of travel, many guests will want to settle in and relax before the next day’s adventures. But that can be tough if they don’t even know which switch works for which light or if they have to open all the cabinets just to find the extra trash bags.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">One simple way to show your guests you’re thinking of them is to place small but conspicuous labels next to switches, cabinets, drawers, or doors in the house. Keep these small and visible only up close so they don’t show up on normal photos. Use a color scheme and a font that fits your overall decor, and they will look as intentional as they are useful.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab7\" >Always have extra supply</h2>\r\nNot having an extra supply of essentials like toilet paper, paper towels, soap, and all linens will ruin an otherwise great Airbnb experience for your guests. No one will enjoy having to make a trip out to the local store to get toilet paper because the host provided only a starter roll.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips warning\">Being penny-wise and pound foolish may save you a few bucks in the short run, but unhappy guests will leave you scathing reviews that cost you bookings in the long run. Keep the extra supply out of sight to encourage more frugal use of supplies and provide it to guests happily when asked.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab8\" >Use action shots in your photos</h2>\r\nShowing guests what they could be doing in your listing is much better than telling. Yes, well-composed photos help, but putting people in some of the photos enjoying the space or showing the action will make for a more compelling pitch and result in more bookings.\r\n\r\nHave a hot tub in the backyard overlooking a picturesque sunset? Put a couple of friends in there and silhouette them against that sunset. Have a firepit in the back ideal for making marshmallow s’more sandwiches? Show the marshmallows roasting on the open fire. Have a billiards table for guests to enjoy?\r\n\r\nDon’t show an empty table but take a photo with the blurry moving cue ball just about to collide with another ball.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab9\" >Disclose and highlight potential negatives up front</h2>\r\nGetting long-term success for your listing is as much about avoiding the wrong kind of guests as it is attracting as many guests as possible. Have an extra friendly cat that likes to greet guests? Talk about Waffles and his nosy manners in the descriptions and add a photo. Yes, doing so will turn off many guests who don’t want to share their stay with a cat, however friendly. But it also will make your listing more appealing to guests who love cats.\r\n\r\nHonest disclosure enables you to both attract the right guests who would appreciate the listing as it is and discourage those who wouldn’t enjoy it from booking in the first place.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab10\" >Measure return on time</h2>\r\nCould earning more from your listing ever hurt? Yes, if it means having to put in a disproportionate amount of extra work. Would you rather earn $1,000 a month from two guest stays or $1,200 from 15 guest stays? Many will choose the more relaxed two guest stay with far less turnover work.\r\n\r\nAs you host, instead of only seeking ways to squeeze every dollar out of your listing, look instead on how you can free up your time by using automation tools to simplify pricing and communications or using smart locks to eliminate time-consuming in-person check-ins. Sometimes, profit per hour of input is more important than total profits.","description":"Even though both launching and maintaining a successful <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/airbnb-for-dummies-cheat-sheet-270019/\">Airbnb</a> listing takes planning and effort, as a host, doing some simple things can help you earn more, stress less, or both. Here are ten helpful tips for happy <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/common-questions-that-potential-airbnb-hosts-may-have-271282/\">hosting</a>.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271291\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271291\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-extra-supplies.jpg\" alt=\"Airbnb extra supplies\" width=\"556\" height=\"399\" /> ©Kostikova/Shutterstock.com[/caption]\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Research your market before hosting</h2>\r\nSmart hosts research their market before hosting to know exactly what to expect in their market. Some would-be hosts choose not to become Airbnb hosts after finding out that a traditional rental of their unit would perform better.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Become a guest first</h2>\r\nThe best hosts know what it’s like to be guests first. So, before you jump into hosting with both feet, book your stays on Airbnb for your next trips. Experience the entire process from start to finish as a guest — from searching on the platform and booking to checking in and checking out. Note all the moments you felt confused, irritated, relaxed, or elated. These moments can point to both things to replicate or avoid in your practice as a host. Even better, enjoy a few “staycations” by booking reservations at existing local listings in your city.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Invite but never impose</h2>\r\nGuests traveling from different places come stay at your listing for different reasons. Some come to relax. Some want to meet and hang out with strangers. Some want quiet time. Never assume you know the preference of any guests unless they tell you explicitly.\r\n\r\nFor example, if you’re hosting a dinner party with friends and family and want to extend an invitation to your guests, make sure they know it’s an open invitation with zero expectations. Come if they want. If not, no biggie. The more you host, the more you’ll develop intuition for how and whether to extend invitations with each specific guest.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Offer more than promised</h2>\r\nPromise the stars and deliver the moon? Disappointment. Successful hosts who wow their guests consistently know to properly manage expectations with their listing profile and their communications with potential guests.\r\nThis means having great but honest photos and descriptions and then offering little but unexpected extras for the guests. Offering killer home-baked cookies? A bottle of wine from a local vineyard? Fresh roasted coffee beans from a local roastery? Let your guests discover them as surprises when they arrive.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Touch base with your guests regularly</h2>\r\nFor every guest who reached out to you directly with a question or complaint, there probably were a few more with the same question or complaint who didn’t reach out to you. Some people are shy. Some don’t want to feel bothersome.\r\n\r\nSend a short and inviting message to your guests like, “Good morning! Just wanted to see if you had any questions or requests. Call/text me anytime. Here for you,” the day after check-in and at least once every three days. Doing so lets the guests know it’s more than okay to reach out to you if they need something.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >Use tiny helpful labels</h2>\r\nChecking into a stranger’s home after a long day of travel, many guests will want to settle in and relax before the next day’s adventures. But that can be tough if they don’t even know which switch works for which light or if they have to open all the cabinets just to find the extra trash bags.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">One simple way to show your guests you’re thinking of them is to place small but conspicuous labels next to switches, cabinets, drawers, or doors in the house. Keep these small and visible only up close so they don’t show up on normal photos. Use a color scheme and a font that fits your overall decor, and they will look as intentional as they are useful.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab7\" >Always have extra supply</h2>\r\nNot having an extra supply of essentials like toilet paper, paper towels, soap, and all linens will ruin an otherwise great Airbnb experience for your guests. No one will enjoy having to make a trip out to the local store to get toilet paper because the host provided only a starter roll.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips warning\">Being penny-wise and pound foolish may save you a few bucks in the short run, but unhappy guests will leave you scathing reviews that cost you bookings in the long run. Keep the extra supply out of sight to encourage more frugal use of supplies and provide it to guests happily when asked.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab8\" >Use action shots in your photos</h2>\r\nShowing guests what they could be doing in your listing is much better than telling. Yes, well-composed photos help, but putting people in some of the photos enjoying the space or showing the action will make for a more compelling pitch and result in more bookings.\r\n\r\nHave a hot tub in the backyard overlooking a picturesque sunset? Put a couple of friends in there and silhouette them against that sunset. Have a firepit in the back ideal for making marshmallow s’more sandwiches? Show the marshmallows roasting on the open fire. Have a billiards table for guests to enjoy?\r\n\r\nDon’t show an empty table but take a photo with the blurry moving cue ball just about to collide with another ball.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab9\" >Disclose and highlight potential negatives up front</h2>\r\nGetting long-term success for your listing is as much about avoiding the wrong kind of guests as it is attracting as many guests as possible. Have an extra friendly cat that likes to greet guests? Talk about Waffles and his nosy manners in the descriptions and add a photo. Yes, doing so will turn off many guests who don’t want to share their stay with a cat, however friendly. But it also will make your listing more appealing to guests who love cats.\r\n\r\nHonest disclosure enables you to both attract the right guests who would appreciate the listing as it is and discourage those who wouldn’t enjoy it from booking in the first place.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab10\" >Measure return on time</h2>\r\nCould earning more from your listing ever hurt? Yes, if it means having to put in a disproportionate amount of extra work. Would you rather earn $1,000 a month from two guest stays or $1,200 from 15 guest stays? Many will choose the more relaxed two guest stay with far less turnover work.\r\n\r\nAs you host, instead of only seeking ways to squeeze every dollar out of your listing, look instead on how you can free up your time by using automation tools to simplify pricing and communications or using smart locks to eliminate time-consuming in-person check-ins. 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Is it legal? Is your property suitable? Are you suited to hosting?","noIndex":0,"noFollow":0},"content":"Whether you’re curious about types of guests and how to properly screen, or you have a fear of letting a stranger into your home, this section provides answers to your most pressing questions. Many now-passionate hosts at one point would have never considered renting out their personal apartments or vacation homes. Oftentimes, once they realized how the <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/airbnb-for-dummies-cheat-sheet-270019/\">Airbnb</a> systems create a safe, enjoyable, and successful experience, they were eager to commit to and later enjoy hosting. As an aspiring host, you may be wondering about a lot of the answers to these questions. Keep reading to see.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271316\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271316\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnd-air-mattress.jpg\" alt=\"Airbnb air mattress\" width=\"556\" height=\"379\" /> ©Mike Focus/Shutterstock.com[/caption]\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Why would I allow strangers into my house?</h2>\r\nThe best reasons to let strangers into your house is that they’re willing to pay to stay in your unused space and you can meet cool people:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Generate additional income: </strong>Making more money is the main reason most people start hosting. By taking a spare space in your home and offering it to your guests, you can bring in more money. Even better, the additional income you can make is disproportionate to the time you’ll spend on hosting responsibilities. You’re leveraging a little of your time for tasks like cleaning or guest communication, but mainly you’re leveraging an asset that otherwise is unutilized.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Meet interesting people from around the world: </strong>By hosting strangers you can meet interesting people, many who are from a different background or walk of life. They’re coming from a different part of the world and have their own set of experiences. You can share part of your neighborhood and world, offering them tips of what to see and do. You can even build long-lasting relationships.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Is it safe to host on Airbnb?</h2>\r\nThere are some common misconceptions about Airbnb, most prominently of which is the nightmare guest. Stories of nightmare guest experiences can be a huge deterrent to hosting guests in your space. However, these stories serve as the exception rather than the rule.\r\n\r\nMany people have the idea that if they host on Airbnb their property will get absolutely trashed. They believe the guests will be awful and there’s a huge risk of parties where people will burn your house to the ground.\r\n\r\nHowever, that’s the exception and an anomaly. Recently, Airbnb welcomed its 500 millionth guest. It’s understandable that among half of 1 billion guests there would be some stays that didn’t go as planned. Yet, when you look at the percentage of terrible stays, they make up the tiniest of amounts. Barely a fraction of 1 percent of all stays result in any kind of major issue or damage — far from the norm. And, you can prevent these rare incidents from happening.\r\n\r\nAirbnb has developed several safety features to ensure that hosting is safe and secure. Here are some of these features:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Hosts and guests never exchange money.</strong> All money is exchanged directly through the platform. Because Airbnb acts as an intermediary, there’s no way to get scammed as either a guest or a host.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Hosts can see prospective guests’ profiles and require that guests show a government-issued photo ID.</strong> A government-issued photo ID can include a passport or a driver’s license. Guests also can offer other verifications, such as a personal email address, a work email address, a phone number, a Facebook account, and a photo. You can reach out to guests who make reservations and ask questions, such as who they are and why they’re staying in your area. If guests haven’t provided these verifications, you can ask them to do so, making it safer, depending on your level of comfort.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Hosts can set their own booking preferences.</strong> As a host, you can set your own pricing and minimum stay requirements so that you attract the right types of guests into your space.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Hosts can make their own rules.</strong> As a host, you can create \"house rules\" that make it clear to guests what is and isn’t allowed. In addition, you can set your own security deposit so that guests have a financial stake in following the rules.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Is my property suited for Airbnb?</h2>\r\nIn general, the answer is overwhelmingly yes. You can list almost any property on Airbnb. Here are two considerations for listing your property on Airbnb:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>An accurate Airbnb listing: </strong>You need to make sure you’re listing your space accurately on Airbnb. You don’t want guests showing up to your air mattress when they were expecting a castle. You must start by setting up the expectation with an accurate description for your property.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>The bed and the space: </strong>You must have something considered to be a bed and it must be in a private or common space. A private space can range from a private bedroom to an entire house or apartment. On the other hand, a common space can be any room in a space that is shared with other people. For example, the minimum listing is an air mattress in a common space, such as a living room.However, consider that how well the listing performs is up to you and up for question. Success varies wildly from place to place and depends on the guest you’re trying to attract. You may want to add amenities to your property to make it better suited for success on Airbnb.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Is it legal to host?</h2>\r\nLegally hosting on Airbnb depends entirely on where you’re hosting. Each municipality has its own set of regulations, so check with your jurisdiction to ensure you’re compliant with the law. If it’s legal to host, then an area typically has no regulations so you can do whatever you want. However, certain areas may make hosting on Airbnb outright illegal. Other jurisdictions have different criteria that make hosting legal as long as you follow certain requirements, such as the number of days per year you can host.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Do your research for your specific municipality. The best place to start is to search online for “regulations on short-term rentals and Airbnb hosting” in your area.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Am I suited to host on Airbnb?</h2>\r\nIf you’re ready to take on the commitment and responsibility of hosting and you have the space for it, you’re suited to host on Airbnb.\r\n\r\nGo into this experience with your eyes wide open to the reality of hosting and welcoming guests into your home. Here are some important factors to consider:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Your property cleaning and upkeep:</strong> When your guests make a reservation to stay in your listing, they expect a clean and well-maintained property.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Your personal bandwidth:</strong> Decide how much you’re willing to communicate with guests and answer their questions. Guests expect you to answer their questions and be relatively quick to respond, so you need to be ready for that. Depending on your property, expectations may also be quite different. For instance, guests booking an air mattress for $10 per night more than likely have much lower expectations than guests booking a private villa for $800 per night.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Your lifestyle, including noise levels:</strong> If you’re hosting guests in the space where you live, consider how often you’ll be around and available for guests. Also consider how much noise you typically make in your home. Guests expect at a minimum that you won’t disturb their sleep, so if you plan on having friends over every weekend, you may need to reconsider.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >What if a guest gets hurt?</h2>\r\nIf you provide a well-maintained property, the likelihood of your guests getting hurt is low. Nevertheless, you want to make sure you have the proper insurance to protect you whether a guest suffers an injury or your property is damaged. Airbnb’s $1 million liability insurance policy protects you as the host in the event of any damages or any issues.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Don’t depend solely on Airbnb’s policy. Research Airbnb’s liability insurance policy and find out what it does and doesn’t cover. Speak with your local insurance agent and make sure you have all the protection you need for your specific situation.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab7\" >What is the difference between Couchsurfing and Airbnb?</h2>\r\nThe main difference between Airbnb and Couchsurfing is money. On Airbnb you’re charging money for your space while on the Couchsurfing platform, you aren’t charging money. The adage “you get what you pay for” accurately explains the difference between the two.\r\n\r\nBecause the guest isn’t paying for anything when using Couchsurfing, the guest can’t have any real expectations for the space the host has provided. The guest can’t expect the space will be clean. The guest can’t expect washed sheets or soap. Oftentimes, the host has those things, but nothing is guaranteed.\r\n\r\nThere’s also no guarantee that the host will message the guest back on Couchsurfing because the platform runs that way. Airbnb is completely the opposite. A guest on Airbnb is looking for more stability, more guarantees, and an overall more organized experience. This guest is open to paying money to get those additional benefits.\r\n\r\nCouchsurfing is for a specific type of host and guest. If you’re a host who doesn’t care about making money and wants the least amount of commitment while still meeting cool people, then Couchsurfing may work for you. If you’re a host who wants additional income and desires more organization with your planning, then Airbnb is a better option.","description":"Whether you’re curious about types of guests and how to properly screen, or you have a fear of letting a stranger into your home, this section provides answers to your most pressing questions. Many now-passionate hosts at one point would have never considered renting out their personal apartments or vacation homes. Oftentimes, once they realized how the <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/airbnb-for-dummies-cheat-sheet-270019/\">Airbnb</a> systems create a safe, enjoyable, and successful experience, they were eager to commit to and later enjoy hosting. As an aspiring host, you may be wondering about a lot of the answers to these questions. Keep reading to see.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271316\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271316\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnd-air-mattress.jpg\" alt=\"Airbnb air mattress\" width=\"556\" height=\"379\" /> ©Mike Focus/Shutterstock.com[/caption]\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Why would I allow strangers into my house?</h2>\r\nThe best reasons to let strangers into your house is that they’re willing to pay to stay in your unused space and you can meet cool people:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Generate additional income: </strong>Making more money is the main reason most people start hosting. By taking a spare space in your home and offering it to your guests, you can bring in more money. Even better, the additional income you can make is disproportionate to the time you’ll spend on hosting responsibilities. You’re leveraging a little of your time for tasks like cleaning or guest communication, but mainly you’re leveraging an asset that otherwise is unutilized.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Meet interesting people from around the world: </strong>By hosting strangers you can meet interesting people, many who are from a different background or walk of life. They’re coming from a different part of the world and have their own set of experiences. You can share part of your neighborhood and world, offering them tips of what to see and do. You can even build long-lasting relationships.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Is it safe to host on Airbnb?</h2>\r\nThere are some common misconceptions about Airbnb, most prominently of which is the nightmare guest. Stories of nightmare guest experiences can be a huge deterrent to hosting guests in your space. However, these stories serve as the exception rather than the rule.\r\n\r\nMany people have the idea that if they host on Airbnb their property will get absolutely trashed. They believe the guests will be awful and there’s a huge risk of parties where people will burn your house to the ground.\r\n\r\nHowever, that’s the exception and an anomaly. Recently, Airbnb welcomed its 500 millionth guest. It’s understandable that among half of 1 billion guests there would be some stays that didn’t go as planned. Yet, when you look at the percentage of terrible stays, they make up the tiniest of amounts. Barely a fraction of 1 percent of all stays result in any kind of major issue or damage — far from the norm. And, you can prevent these rare incidents from happening.\r\n\r\nAirbnb has developed several safety features to ensure that hosting is safe and secure. Here are some of these features:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Hosts and guests never exchange money.</strong> All money is exchanged directly through the platform. Because Airbnb acts as an intermediary, there’s no way to get scammed as either a guest or a host.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Hosts can see prospective guests’ profiles and require that guests show a government-issued photo ID.</strong> A government-issued photo ID can include a passport or a driver’s license. Guests also can offer other verifications, such as a personal email address, a work email address, a phone number, a Facebook account, and a photo. You can reach out to guests who make reservations and ask questions, such as who they are and why they’re staying in your area. If guests haven’t provided these verifications, you can ask them to do so, making it safer, depending on your level of comfort.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Hosts can set their own booking preferences.</strong> As a host, you can set your own pricing and minimum stay requirements so that you attract the right types of guests into your space.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Hosts can make their own rules.</strong> As a host, you can create \"house rules\" that make it clear to guests what is and isn’t allowed. In addition, you can set your own security deposit so that guests have a financial stake in following the rules.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Is my property suited for Airbnb?</h2>\r\nIn general, the answer is overwhelmingly yes. You can list almost any property on Airbnb. Here are two considerations for listing your property on Airbnb:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>An accurate Airbnb listing: </strong>You need to make sure you’re listing your space accurately on Airbnb. You don’t want guests showing up to your air mattress when they were expecting a castle. You must start by setting up the expectation with an accurate description for your property.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>The bed and the space: </strong>You must have something considered to be a bed and it must be in a private or common space. A private space can range from a private bedroom to an entire house or apartment. On the other hand, a common space can be any room in a space that is shared with other people. For example, the minimum listing is an air mattress in a common space, such as a living room.However, consider that how well the listing performs is up to you and up for question. Success varies wildly from place to place and depends on the guest you’re trying to attract. You may want to add amenities to your property to make it better suited for success on Airbnb.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Is it legal to host?</h2>\r\nLegally hosting on Airbnb depends entirely on where you’re hosting. Each municipality has its own set of regulations, so check with your jurisdiction to ensure you’re compliant with the law. If it’s legal to host, then an area typically has no regulations so you can do whatever you want. However, certain areas may make hosting on Airbnb outright illegal. Other jurisdictions have different criteria that make hosting legal as long as you follow certain requirements, such as the number of days per year you can host.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Do your research for your specific municipality. The best place to start is to search online for “regulations on short-term rentals and Airbnb hosting” in your area.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Am I suited to host on Airbnb?</h2>\r\nIf you’re ready to take on the commitment and responsibility of hosting and you have the space for it, you’re suited to host on Airbnb.\r\n\r\nGo into this experience with your eyes wide open to the reality of hosting and welcoming guests into your home. Here are some important factors to consider:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Your property cleaning and upkeep:</strong> When your guests make a reservation to stay in your listing, they expect a clean and well-maintained property.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Your personal bandwidth:</strong> Decide how much you’re willing to communicate with guests and answer their questions. Guests expect you to answer their questions and be relatively quick to respond, so you need to be ready for that. Depending on your property, expectations may also be quite different. For instance, guests booking an air mattress for $10 per night more than likely have much lower expectations than guests booking a private villa for $800 per night.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Your lifestyle, including noise levels:</strong> If you’re hosting guests in the space where you live, consider how often you’ll be around and available for guests. Also consider how much noise you typically make in your home. Guests expect at a minimum that you won’t disturb their sleep, so if you plan on having friends over every weekend, you may need to reconsider.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >What if a guest gets hurt?</h2>\r\nIf you provide a well-maintained property, the likelihood of your guests getting hurt is low. Nevertheless, you want to make sure you have the proper insurance to protect you whether a guest suffers an injury or your property is damaged. Airbnb’s $1 million liability insurance policy protects you as the host in the event of any damages or any issues.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Don’t depend solely on Airbnb’s policy. Research Airbnb’s liability insurance policy and find out what it does and doesn’t cover. Speak with your local insurance agent and make sure you have all the protection you need for your specific situation.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab7\" >What is the difference between Couchsurfing and Airbnb?</h2>\r\nThe main difference between Airbnb and Couchsurfing is money. On Airbnb you’re charging money for your space while on the Couchsurfing platform, you aren’t charging money. The adage “you get what you pay for” accurately explains the difference between the two.\r\n\r\nBecause the guest isn’t paying for anything when using Couchsurfing, the guest can’t have any real expectations for the space the host has provided. The guest can’t expect the space will be clean. The guest can’t expect washed sheets or soap. Oftentimes, the host has those things, but nothing is guaranteed.\r\n\r\nThere’s also no guarantee that the host will message the guest back on Couchsurfing because the platform runs that way. Airbnb is completely the opposite. A guest on Airbnb is looking for more stability, more guarantees, and an overall more organized experience. This guest is open to paying money to get those additional benefits.\r\n\r\nCouchsurfing is for a specific type of host and guest. If you’re a host who doesn’t care about making money and wants the least amount of commitment while still meeting cool people, then Couchsurfing may work for you. If you’re a host who wants additional income and desires more organization with your planning, then Airbnb is a better option.","blurb":"","authors":[{"authorId":33356,"name":"James Svetec","slug":"james-svetec","description":" <p><b>Symon He, MBA,</b> and <b>James Svetec</b> are the experts behind LearnBNB.com. 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Your next best option to boost profits is to increase your booking revenue for your <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/airbnb-for-dummies-cheat-sheet-270019/\">Airbnb</a> listing. You can do that by increasing your occupancy rate, your average nightly rate, listing availability, or all the above. The following sections examine each in greater detail.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Boosting occupancy rate</h2>\r\nYou can boost revenue by increasing the number of days your listing is booked versus the number of days that your listing is available for booking. For example, if your listing is available 365 days a year, then increasing the number of days booked from say 182 days booked to 274 days booked would roughly increase your occupancy rate from about 50 to 75 percent. All things the same, boosting your occupancy rate will increase your booking revenue.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Raising average nightly rate (ANR)</h2>\r\nYou can also boost revenue by increasing the average price of each night booked. For example, if your listing currently books 200 days out of the year at an average nightly rate of $100 per night, then the gross booking revenue are 200 days booked times $100 per night equals $20,000. However, if you could increase your average nightly rate to $120 per night, even without increasing the number of days booked, your gross booking revenue would now become 200 days booked times $120 per night for $24,000. Raising your ANR will increase your booking revenue.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Expanding listing availability</h2>\r\nYou can increase revenue by having your listing available for booking for more days out of the year if it’s only available for a fraction of the calendar year. For example, if your listing is only available for booking during the summer months from June to August, then making it available for booking from September through November would double the number of days available for booking. Doing so may not double revenues or profits; more than likely it’ll mean more bookings. Expanding your listing availability will increase your booking revenue.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Doing all three: Yes or no?</h2>\r\nCouldn’t you just maximize your revenue potential by maximizing all three factors — your occupancy rate, your average nightly rate, and listing availability? Not so fast. Just because you want to increase each of these factors doesn’t mean you can just magically make that happen.\r\n\r\nYou may find that your local city regulations limit the number of days you can make your listing available for rent on a short-term basis and thus choose to only host during the busiest parts of the year to maximize earnings. In addition, you’ll often have to make a tradeoff between increasing your occupancy rate or your average nightly rate the two metrics an inversely correlated — when one goes up, the other goes down.\r\n\r\nThat’s because Airbnb travelers are price sensitive. All things equal, an increase in price for a listing will reduce the demand for the listing because some potential guests will become priced out and look to cheaper alternatives.\r\n\r\nThe following figure illustrates the inverse relationship between the occupancy rate and the average nightly rate. As you can see, the point at which profits are maximized is when neither the occupancy rate nor the average nightly rate is at its maximum values. The implication here is that these two metrics are inversely correlated — go higher on one and the other will fall. For either metrics, going to too high may lead to lower profits.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271308\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271308\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-occupany-rate-nightly-rate.jpg\" alt=\"occupancy rate and nightly rate\" width=\"556\" height=\"345\" /> The relationship between occupancy rate and average nightly rate[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe optimal point for your Airbnb listing will depend on how it’s positioned relative to its competition and the underlying Airbnb demand in the market. If local Airbnb demand is low and your listing is inferior to its competition, the optimal occupancy and average nightly rates will settle below the average rates in your market. If local Airbnb demand is high and your listing is superior to its competition, the optimal occupancy and average nightly rates will be higher.\r\n\r\nTo understand your listing’s performance and how it compares to that of its competition, you must obtain the following information:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>The average occupancy rate for similar listings in your market:</strong> Preferably over the prior 12-month period, by month.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>The average nightly rate for similar listings in your market:</strong> Preferably over the prior 12-month period, by month</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>The stabilized occupancy rate and average nightly rate for your listing: </strong>This must be at least three months after your ramp-up pricing period. But for best results, having a full 12 months of stabilized data will allow you to know with certainty how your listing is performing in your market versus competition.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">We recommend getting that data from a third-party market data provider like AirDNA, rather than attempting to gather the numbers on your own. At best, the data will be incomplete and quickly outdated. At worst, you’ll have inaccurate information from which to base your decisions.</p>\r\nAfter you have that data, you can compare your listing’s performance on occupancy rate and average nightly rate versus your market averages. If you don’t have monthly data, you can just use the full year figures. Having monthly data lets you to make this comparison on a month-to-month basis, allowing you to spot potential opportunities during different parts of the season.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Considering the four scenarios of Airbnb listing performance</h2>\r\nWhat you can discover with the data is that your listing’s performance versus its direct competition falls into one of these four scenarios (as shown) in terms of how your occupancy rate and average nightly rate compares to the market optimal point.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271304\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271304\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-listing-performance.jpg\" alt=\"Airbnb listing vs competition\" width=\"556\" height=\"330\" /> The four scenarios of Airbnb listing performance versus competition[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe following sections look at these four scenarios and how your listing’s occupancy rate and average nightly rate compare to those of its competition in the market. In addition, you find out how to adjust your pricing accordingly if you find that your listing falls into either of the two of the sneaky scenarios.\r\n<h3>Clearly underachieving listings</h3>\r\nThe clearly underachieving listings are in the lower left corner that have both their occupancy rates and their average nightly rates lower than what their market suggests they should be able to achieve. When a listing is underachieving in its market versus competition, it almost always has low hanging fruit.\r\n\r\nThese listings often have poorly executed and incomplete listing profiles, with poor quality photos, inadequate or difficult-to-read descriptions, poor pricing, and subpar amenities. And their hosts aren’t delivering consistently great guest experiences with one too many low star guest reviews on the profile. These Airbnb hosts likely began hosting before they, their property, or their listing profile were ready for guests. These listings are leaving the most money on the table and have the most opportunity to increase profits.\r\n<h3>Clearly overachieving listings</h3>\r\nThe clearly overachieving listings in the opposite quadrant command both above-market occupancy rates and above-market average nightly rates. Not only are these listings booking more nights, their guests are willing to pay a premium to book those listings. These listings will almost always have professionally executed listing profiles with perfect photos, catchy titles, detailed and easy-to-read descriptions, attractive amenities, and great guest reviews.\r\n\r\nThese listings have no opportunities for low hanging fruit. The hosts for these listings were ready from day one and have consistently delivered 5-star guest experiences and received 5-star guest reviews. These listings are leaving little to no money on the table.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">To increase profits, hosts for these listings must think creatively outside of direct bookings to increase their revenue and profits.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Price-dominated listings</h3>\r\nInexperienced hosts often fixate on an arbitrary minimum nightly rate for their listing that is well above the market average nightly rates, leading them to overprice their listings. These hosts may say to themselves, “I’d rather have my listing sit empty than to list it for lower than [insert arbitrary daily rate not based in reality].”\r\n\r\nThe result is that they will enjoy an arbitrarily high average nightly rate but suffer a much lower occupancy rate as potential guests opt for more reasonably priced alternatives in the same market. Hosts with these listings could end up leaving thousands in profits on the table by having their listing sit empty when they could easily fill it with guests at lower rates.\r\n\r\nThe following figure looks at a hypothetical price-dominated one-bedroom listing in downtown Los Angeles and how much money it’s leaving on the table by underachieving on occupancy due to its fixation on a high nightly rate.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271310\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271310\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-price-dominated-listing.jpg\" alt=\"The cost of a price-dominated listing.\" width=\"556\" height=\"223\" /> The cost of a price-dominated listing[/caption]\r\n\r\nBy overpricing the listing and thus achieving a much lower occupancy rate, the host left more than $500 of money on the table each month.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If you find yourself in the price-dominated listings quadrant, order a market report from a company like AirDNA and reset your pricing expectations for your listing. Choose a price for your listing that the market demand will accept, not just what feels good to ask for.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Occupancy-dominated listings</h3>\r\nThe final quadrant is the other sneaky scenario where the Airbnb listings have much higher occupancy rates than their competitive listings in the market, often in the 90 to 100 percent range. These listings are booked almost every day. However, most can only do so by undercharging guests.\r\n\r\nThis scenario is arguably the most problematic and the most difficult to diagnose because the high occupancy rates of these listings can give the hosts a false sense of performance.\r\n\r\n“I’m completely booked up. I must be doing great!”\r\n\r\nAnd if the listings are also profitable, the hosts may never have the impetus to find out how much money they are leaving on the table. Hosts of profitable and fully occupied listings often never realize that they’re leaving money on the table.\r\n\r\nThe following figure examines a hypothetical occupancy-dominated one-bedroom listing in downtown Los Angeles and how much money it’s leaving on the table by listing at below-market nightly rates to achieve above-market occupancy rates.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271307\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271307\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-occupancy-dominated-listing.jpg\" alt=\"The cost of an occupancy-dominated listing.\" width=\"556\" height=\"219\" /> The cost of an occupancy-dominated listing[/caption]\r\n\r\nNotice that the high occupancy rate comes at the expense of a lower average nightly rate. By undercharging the market to achieve a perfect occupancy rate, this host is leaving $488 on the table every month!\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Another incentive, besides increased profits, for raising prices when your occupancy rate is well above-market rates, is that you can achieve the same profits with fewer bookings.</p>\r\nIf, for example, you can make the same profits but go down from eight bookings to six bookings per month, those two fewer bookings mean two fewer cleanings, check-ins, and checkouts. Especially if you’re doing the turnovers, achieving the same revenue with fewer bookings can free up hours of your time without lowering your profits. Getting the same profit with less effort is always a good deal.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If you find yourself in this scenario, you’ll need to adjust your pricing to increase your profits. Remember that the point at which you maximize your profits won’t be at full occupancy. For high demand markets in or near urban cores, the ideal occupancy rate typically falls in the 70 to 90 percent range. In suburban or rural markets, it will be lower, and the range is wide.</p>\r\nBut the only way to know for certain is to obtain a market report from a third-party data provider to compare your listing’s performance to those of its most direct competition.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">When you’re ready to adjust your pricing, we recommend increasing your price up 5 percent every four weeks until you start to see your profits start to drop again. For example, if you’re at 100 percent occupancy charging $100 per night when the market is at 80 percent charging $150 per night, raise your prices by $5 until your occupancy falls to 80 percent.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >Charging a premium over competition</h2>\r\nUnless your listing has a rare offering that can justify a market premium over its competition, start at similar rates to those of the most similar listings in your market. You can justify charging a premium with these following reasons:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>Your listing is closer to desirable attractions (for instance, a minute walk to the beach).</li>\r\n \t<li>Your listing has rare and appealing amenities (such as indoor movie theater or an arcade).</li>\r\n \t<li>Your listing is a premium property with premium amenities catering to high-end travelers (such as a luxury condo in an exclusive luxury high rise).</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If your listing is charging well above the average market rates and you’re concerned about making a drastic price reduction, you can start slow. Adjust your pricing down 5 percent at a time every four weeks until your occupancy rate rises and you’re happy with the improved profits.</p>\r\nFor example, if you were charging $200 per night at a 50 percent occupancy when the market average is $150 per night at an 80 percent occupancy, then start by reducing your price by $10 every four weeks until profits drop again.\r\n\r\nDuring these price adjustments, your profit will go up as your occupancy rate moves toward the market rate. Stop the pricing adjustments or reverse the most recent change should you find that profits fell with the most recent price change. For example, if the change from $160 per night down to $150 per night didn’t improve occupancy or profits, revert to $160 per night and then monitor going forward.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab7\" >Using dynamic pricing to take out the guesswork</h2>\r\nThe previous pricing adjustment recommendations for the two sneaky scenarios assume you’re setting your pricing manually. However, we highly recommend that all hosts go with a third-party dynamic pricing provider to automatically set the proper pricing for their listing.\r\n\r\nOnly with a dynamic pricing tool that automatically adjusts the pricing of your listing in real time to account changes in the supply and demand of competitive spaces, including hotels, and their changing daily rates, can you truly maximize for your listing. It is impossible to do this manually.","description":"After you start to optimize your costs, you’ll quickly discover a limit to how much you can cut. Your next best option to boost profits is to increase your booking revenue for your <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/airbnb-for-dummies-cheat-sheet-270019/\">Airbnb</a> listing. You can do that by increasing your occupancy rate, your average nightly rate, listing availability, or all the above. The following sections examine each in greater detail.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Boosting occupancy rate</h2>\r\nYou can boost revenue by increasing the number of days your listing is booked versus the number of days that your listing is available for booking. For example, if your listing is available 365 days a year, then increasing the number of days booked from say 182 days booked to 274 days booked would roughly increase your occupancy rate from about 50 to 75 percent. All things the same, boosting your occupancy rate will increase your booking revenue.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Raising average nightly rate (ANR)</h2>\r\nYou can also boost revenue by increasing the average price of each night booked. For example, if your listing currently books 200 days out of the year at an average nightly rate of $100 per night, then the gross booking revenue are 200 days booked times $100 per night equals $20,000. However, if you could increase your average nightly rate to $120 per night, even without increasing the number of days booked, your gross booking revenue would now become 200 days booked times $120 per night for $24,000. Raising your ANR will increase your booking revenue.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Expanding listing availability</h2>\r\nYou can increase revenue by having your listing available for booking for more days out of the year if it’s only available for a fraction of the calendar year. For example, if your listing is only available for booking during the summer months from June to August, then making it available for booking from September through November would double the number of days available for booking. Doing so may not double revenues or profits; more than likely it’ll mean more bookings. Expanding your listing availability will increase your booking revenue.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Doing all three: Yes or no?</h2>\r\nCouldn’t you just maximize your revenue potential by maximizing all three factors — your occupancy rate, your average nightly rate, and listing availability? Not so fast. Just because you want to increase each of these factors doesn’t mean you can just magically make that happen.\r\n\r\nYou may find that your local city regulations limit the number of days you can make your listing available for rent on a short-term basis and thus choose to only host during the busiest parts of the year to maximize earnings. In addition, you’ll often have to make a tradeoff between increasing your occupancy rate or your average nightly rate the two metrics an inversely correlated — when one goes up, the other goes down.\r\n\r\nThat’s because Airbnb travelers are price sensitive. All things equal, an increase in price for a listing will reduce the demand for the listing because some potential guests will become priced out and look to cheaper alternatives.\r\n\r\nThe following figure illustrates the inverse relationship between the occupancy rate and the average nightly rate. As you can see, the point at which profits are maximized is when neither the occupancy rate nor the average nightly rate is at its maximum values. The implication here is that these two metrics are inversely correlated — go higher on one and the other will fall. For either metrics, going to too high may lead to lower profits.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271308\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271308\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-occupany-rate-nightly-rate.jpg\" alt=\"occupancy rate and nightly rate\" width=\"556\" height=\"345\" /> The relationship between occupancy rate and average nightly rate[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe optimal point for your Airbnb listing will depend on how it’s positioned relative to its competition and the underlying Airbnb demand in the market. If local Airbnb demand is low and your listing is inferior to its competition, the optimal occupancy and average nightly rates will settle below the average rates in your market. If local Airbnb demand is high and your listing is superior to its competition, the optimal occupancy and average nightly rates will be higher.\r\n\r\nTo understand your listing’s performance and how it compares to that of its competition, you must obtain the following information:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>The average occupancy rate for similar listings in your market:</strong> Preferably over the prior 12-month period, by month.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>The average nightly rate for similar listings in your market:</strong> Preferably over the prior 12-month period, by month</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>The stabilized occupancy rate and average nightly rate for your listing: </strong>This must be at least three months after your ramp-up pricing period. But for best results, having a full 12 months of stabilized data will allow you to know with certainty how your listing is performing in your market versus competition.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">We recommend getting that data from a third-party market data provider like AirDNA, rather than attempting to gather the numbers on your own. At best, the data will be incomplete and quickly outdated. At worst, you’ll have inaccurate information from which to base your decisions.</p>\r\nAfter you have that data, you can compare your listing’s performance on occupancy rate and average nightly rate versus your market averages. If you don’t have monthly data, you can just use the full year figures. Having monthly data lets you to make this comparison on a month-to-month basis, allowing you to spot potential opportunities during different parts of the season.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Considering the four scenarios of Airbnb listing performance</h2>\r\nWhat you can discover with the data is that your listing’s performance versus its direct competition falls into one of these four scenarios (as shown) in terms of how your occupancy rate and average nightly rate compares to the market optimal point.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271304\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271304\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-listing-performance.jpg\" alt=\"Airbnb listing vs competition\" width=\"556\" height=\"330\" /> The four scenarios of Airbnb listing performance versus competition[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe following sections look at these four scenarios and how your listing’s occupancy rate and average nightly rate compare to those of its competition in the market. In addition, you find out how to adjust your pricing accordingly if you find that your listing falls into either of the two of the sneaky scenarios.\r\n<h3>Clearly underachieving listings</h3>\r\nThe clearly underachieving listings are in the lower left corner that have both their occupancy rates and their average nightly rates lower than what their market suggests they should be able to achieve. When a listing is underachieving in its market versus competition, it almost always has low hanging fruit.\r\n\r\nThese listings often have poorly executed and incomplete listing profiles, with poor quality photos, inadequate or difficult-to-read descriptions, poor pricing, and subpar amenities. And their hosts aren’t delivering consistently great guest experiences with one too many low star guest reviews on the profile. These Airbnb hosts likely began hosting before they, their property, or their listing profile were ready for guests. These listings are leaving the most money on the table and have the most opportunity to increase profits.\r\n<h3>Clearly overachieving listings</h3>\r\nThe clearly overachieving listings in the opposite quadrant command both above-market occupancy rates and above-market average nightly rates. Not only are these listings booking more nights, their guests are willing to pay a premium to book those listings. These listings will almost always have professionally executed listing profiles with perfect photos, catchy titles, detailed and easy-to-read descriptions, attractive amenities, and great guest reviews.\r\n\r\nThese listings have no opportunities for low hanging fruit. The hosts for these listings were ready from day one and have consistently delivered 5-star guest experiences and received 5-star guest reviews. These listings are leaving little to no money on the table.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">To increase profits, hosts for these listings must think creatively outside of direct bookings to increase their revenue and profits.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Price-dominated listings</h3>\r\nInexperienced hosts often fixate on an arbitrary minimum nightly rate for their listing that is well above the market average nightly rates, leading them to overprice their listings. These hosts may say to themselves, “I’d rather have my listing sit empty than to list it for lower than [insert arbitrary daily rate not based in reality].”\r\n\r\nThe result is that they will enjoy an arbitrarily high average nightly rate but suffer a much lower occupancy rate as potential guests opt for more reasonably priced alternatives in the same market. Hosts with these listings could end up leaving thousands in profits on the table by having their listing sit empty when they could easily fill it with guests at lower rates.\r\n\r\nThe following figure looks at a hypothetical price-dominated one-bedroom listing in downtown Los Angeles and how much money it’s leaving on the table by underachieving on occupancy due to its fixation on a high nightly rate.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271310\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271310\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-price-dominated-listing.jpg\" alt=\"The cost of a price-dominated listing.\" width=\"556\" height=\"223\" /> The cost of a price-dominated listing[/caption]\r\n\r\nBy overpricing the listing and thus achieving a much lower occupancy rate, the host left more than $500 of money on the table each month.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If you find yourself in the price-dominated listings quadrant, order a market report from a company like AirDNA and reset your pricing expectations for your listing. Choose a price for your listing that the market demand will accept, not just what feels good to ask for.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Occupancy-dominated listings</h3>\r\nThe final quadrant is the other sneaky scenario where the Airbnb listings have much higher occupancy rates than their competitive listings in the market, often in the 90 to 100 percent range. These listings are booked almost every day. However, most can only do so by undercharging guests.\r\n\r\nThis scenario is arguably the most problematic and the most difficult to diagnose because the high occupancy rates of these listings can give the hosts a false sense of performance.\r\n\r\n“I’m completely booked up. I must be doing great!”\r\n\r\nAnd if the listings are also profitable, the hosts may never have the impetus to find out how much money they are leaving on the table. Hosts of profitable and fully occupied listings often never realize that they’re leaving money on the table.\r\n\r\nThe following figure examines a hypothetical occupancy-dominated one-bedroom listing in downtown Los Angeles and how much money it’s leaving on the table by listing at below-market nightly rates to achieve above-market occupancy rates.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271307\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271307\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-occupancy-dominated-listing.jpg\" alt=\"The cost of an occupancy-dominated listing.\" width=\"556\" height=\"219\" /> The cost of an occupancy-dominated listing[/caption]\r\n\r\nNotice that the high occupancy rate comes at the expense of a lower average nightly rate. By undercharging the market to achieve a perfect occupancy rate, this host is leaving $488 on the table every month!\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Another incentive, besides increased profits, for raising prices when your occupancy rate is well above-market rates, is that you can achieve the same profits with fewer bookings.</p>\r\nIf, for example, you can make the same profits but go down from eight bookings to six bookings per month, those two fewer bookings mean two fewer cleanings, check-ins, and checkouts. Especially if you’re doing the turnovers, achieving the same revenue with fewer bookings can free up hours of your time without lowering your profits. Getting the same profit with less effort is always a good deal.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If you find yourself in this scenario, you’ll need to adjust your pricing to increase your profits. Remember that the point at which you maximize your profits won’t be at full occupancy. For high demand markets in or near urban cores, the ideal occupancy rate typically falls in the 70 to 90 percent range. In suburban or rural markets, it will be lower, and the range is wide.</p>\r\nBut the only way to know for certain is to obtain a market report from a third-party data provider to compare your listing’s performance to those of its most direct competition.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">When you’re ready to adjust your pricing, we recommend increasing your price up 5 percent every four weeks until you start to see your profits start to drop again. For example, if you’re at 100 percent occupancy charging $100 per night when the market is at 80 percent charging $150 per night, raise your prices by $5 until your occupancy falls to 80 percent.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >Charging a premium over competition</h2>\r\nUnless your listing has a rare offering that can justify a market premium over its competition, start at similar rates to those of the most similar listings in your market. You can justify charging a premium with these following reasons:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>Your listing is closer to desirable attractions (for instance, a minute walk to the beach).</li>\r\n \t<li>Your listing has rare and appealing amenities (such as indoor movie theater or an arcade).</li>\r\n \t<li>Your listing is a premium property with premium amenities catering to high-end travelers (such as a luxury condo in an exclusive luxury high rise).</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">If your listing is charging well above the average market rates and you’re concerned about making a drastic price reduction, you can start slow. Adjust your pricing down 5 percent at a time every four weeks until your occupancy rate rises and you’re happy with the improved profits.</p>\r\nFor example, if you were charging $200 per night at a 50 percent occupancy when the market average is $150 per night at an 80 percent occupancy, then start by reducing your price by $10 every four weeks until profits drop again.\r\n\r\nDuring these price adjustments, your profit will go up as your occupancy rate moves toward the market rate. Stop the pricing adjustments or reverse the most recent change should you find that profits fell with the most recent price change. For example, if the change from $160 per night down to $150 per night didn’t improve occupancy or profits, revert to $160 per night and then monitor going forward.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab7\" >Using dynamic pricing to take out the guesswork</h2>\r\nThe previous pricing adjustment recommendations for the two sneaky scenarios assume you’re setting your pricing manually. However, we highly recommend that all hosts go with a third-party dynamic pricing provider to automatically set the proper pricing for their listing.\r\n\r\nOnly with a dynamic pricing tool that automatically adjusts the pricing of your listing in real time to account changes in the supply and demand of competitive spaces, including hotels, and their changing daily rates, can you truly maximize for your listing. It is impossible to do this manually.","blurb":"","authors":[{"authorId":33356,"name":"James Svetec","slug":"james-svetec","description":" <p><b>Symon He, MBA,</b> and <b>James Svetec</b> are the experts behind LearnBNB.com. Symon is also a real estate investing instructor with Linkedin Learning, and Udemy, and James is the founder of BNB Mastery Program, the No. 1 expert in rapidly scaling an Airbnb business. 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But how do you find out? You gather <em>performance statistics</em> — the occupancy rates and nightly rates—for existing listings in your market with which you’ll be competing.\r\n\r\nPicture yourself running a nice one-bedroom Airbnb listing in your city. After all the operating expenses that include supplies, utilities, and cleaning, say you’re able to pocket a tidy $1,000 per month in profits. Should you be happy with your performance? Are you doing well as a host?\r\n\r\nWhat if we told you that the other one-bedroom <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/airbnb-for-dummies-cheat-sheet-270019/\">Airbnb</a> listings in your market are making only $500 per month in profits on average? That would mean you’re earning twice as much as your competition! You should feel good about that because that means you’re executing well as an Airbnb host.\r\n\r\nBut what if, instead, your competition is earning $3,000 per month in profits on average? You wouldn’t be feeling too good about that information. If hosts with similar listings in the same market are earning three times as much as you are, you’re doing some things wrong as a host.\r\n\r\nIn the early years, you would have to gather and estimate these statistics manually, a painfully laborious and inaccurate exercise that took hours to complete only to be outdated immediately. However, the growth and maturation of short-term rental data providers in recent years have provided fast, accurate, and up-to-date statistics to aspiring hosts for a nominal starting at just $20 to access local market reports. Some providers offer free limited reports or free trials occasionally, so make sure to search the web for a recent offer before making a purchase.\r\n\r\nGet the free reports and trials to see which one you like and then get a one-month subscription for full access to the market data in your market. You can’t get the statistics on your own, and even if you tried, doing so would take you many painful hours to days to put together an inaccurate data set. Don’t waste your time! You can always cancel your subscription after the first month. However, we recommend ordering the reports at least once a year to keep a pulse on your market and to gauge how your listing is faring against your competition in the market.\r\n\r\nYou need to look beyond the published asking nightly rates of similar properties on Airbnb — just because a few listings ask for $250 per night doesn’t mean guests are paying that much, nor does it mean that these listings are able to fill their availabilities at this rate.\r\n\r\nAnd what the performance is like during one part of the calendar may look entirely different during other parts of the calendar. So, in addition to understanding the nightly rates, you need to look at other market metrics and considerations to access your profit potential accurately.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Finding the crucial market statistics</h2>\r\nRegardless of which data provider you ultimately go with, you want to pay attention to a few key statistics when assessing the viability of hosting your property in your market. Here are the statistics to get and why pay attention to each:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Daily rates: </strong>The best way to know what you’ll be able to charge is to find out what identical or similar listings in your market can currently charge guests. Although obtaining market averages is better than having nothing, getting a range of daily rates is more useful because a few very high performing or very low performing listings can artificially inflate or deflate the average figures in the market. For example, AirDNA market reports will also give you the 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentile figures. Most hosts should use the 50th percentile figure (median) for their initial estimate unless they have reason to place their listing as more or less attractive than competitors to use the 75th or 25th percentile figures instead.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_290011\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"wp-image-290011 size-full\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/monthly-rates-copy.jpg\" alt=\"Airbnb average monthly rates\" width=\"630\" height=\"228\" /> Average monthly rental revenue <br />Source: AirDNA.co[/caption]\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 40px;\">The chart above shows the average monthly rental revenue for one-bedroom listings in a select city in Los Angeles, shown at the 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles. For example, to achieve rental revenue rates at the 90th percentile line, your listing would need to be among the top 10 percent of listings in the market.</p>\r\n\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Occupancy rates: </strong><em>Occupancy rates</em> are the percentage of available nights that are booked. For example, an Airbnb listing that is made available for rental for 100 days out of the year and is booked 65 days has an occupancy rate of 65 percent (65 divided by 100). Just knowing the daily occupancy rate isn’t enough if you don’t know how many nights are being booked in the market. Similarly, obtaining a range of occupancy rates rather than just an average is more useful.\r\n\r\nTake an honest assessment of your listing compared to the existing listings on the platform that are your competitors. Compare your listing to this entire set of direct competitor listings, ideally at least ten. Is your listing in a more attractive location versus the others? Does your listing look newer, more modern, or luxurious? Does your listing have more appealing amenities? Where does your listing place among this set?\r\n\r\nFor an older property farther away from points of interest than competition, you may need to use the 25th percentile figure for your estimate because your listing will likely attract fewer guests. Alternatively, for an attractive new listing located immediately adjacent to the top performing listings in the market, you may use the 75th or 90th percentile figures instead because you can reasonably expect similar levels of performance to the top performers.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Rental revenue: </strong>The top data providers will calculate the rental revenue figures for you and often present them in the same way they’ve presented the daily rates and occupancy rates data. Again, looking at the range is more helpful than the simple average. Brace yourself when you look at these figures the first time because many prospective hosts often have mismatched expectations from reality. For example, a prospective host whose expectations are colored by the news articles covering the new breed of six figure Airbnb hosts might be sorely disappointed to discover he’ll likely earn far less than six figures in his market. Better to know the truth early even if disappointing than to find out later after investing significant time and resources.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Although getting annualized figures are useful to understanding where your average daily rates, occupancy rates, and annual rental revenues may fall, you’ll want to look at the monthly figures as well for the prior 12 months. Why? Some markets may have pronounced seasonality where the demand is much higher or lower during some months than others. Having this knowledge can better help you prepare for both the high and low travel seasons in your market.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Understanding the market deeper</h2>\r\nEach data provider will provide the three basic statistics for their users that we mention in the previous section. However, to stand out from their competition and to further entice their potential customers to choose them over others, the top listing data providers offer many additional statistics about the market.\r\n\r\nHere are some other useful things you may find:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Market mix: </strong>The <em>market mix</em> is basically a relative ratio of different types of Airbnb listings in a given market. For example, the market mix for Airbnb listings by a large lake may skew toward cabins whereas in a downtown urban market it may skew toward one- and two-bedroom apartments. This information lets you determine what the current composition of active Airbnb listings is, including whether more studio and one-bedroom units are being reserved compared to larger units with three or more bedrooms.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 40px;\">Knowing the respective performance of the different subsets of listings can tell you what the travelers to this market are demanding. For example, if the top performing listings are all private room and studio listings whereas the few large big house listings are mostly unoccupied, you may want to explore turning your five-bedroom house into multiple private room listings instead — you can’t rent what people don’t want.</p>\r\n\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Long-term trends: </strong>Understanding recent statistics tell you where the market is today, but those stats doesn’t tell you how the market got where it is. Is the market growing or shrinking? Only by looking at several years of data can you spot this trend. With Airbnb increasing in popularity, more listings are coming online in more markets. However, in some markets, the influx of supply without a complementary growth in demand means more hosts competing for the same number of guests, leading to higher competition, lower pricing and occupancy, and ultimately lower profits for hosts.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Amenities statistics:</strong> To understand how your property stacks up against your competition you need to know what your competition is offering. By looking at the amenities that everyone else provides and what only the top performing listings offer, you can determine exactly what amenities you need to compete and what you can aim to have to stand out.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Future statistics: </strong>Some data providers have a direct data feed of hundreds of thousands of listings that allow them to know future occupancy and rates of competing listings. With this information you can price your future available dates to remain competitive.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Top listings: </strong>Being able to see the performance of the top listings in your market based on actual performance data provides a target to aim your performance. With this information you can scrutinize every aspect of these top listings from their photos and title to their descriptions, pricing, and policies. You can’t emulate the best without first being able to identify the best.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Rating statistics:</strong> How guest ratings are distributed across property types and among your direct competitors can tell you how competitive your market is. The higher the ratings for existing hosts, the more competitive the market and the less margin for you to make hosting errors with your guests.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Granular seasonality:</strong> Even though monthly figures help you spot broad seasonality trends in your market during the calendar year, having access to market performance for each day can help you spot and prepare for unusual spikes in travel demand. For example, an annual conference that brings in thousands of travelers can lead to overbooking during those specific dates. Refer to the figure for an example to see the full year seasonality for a market.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271311\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271311\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-seasonality.jpg\" alt=\"market seasonality\" width=\"556\" height=\"405\" /> Source: AirDNA.co<br /><br />Seeing market seasonality.[/caption]\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 40px;\">In some markets, Airbnb travel demand is seasonal and varies significantly depending on the month of year. In addition, certain recurring special events can also create unusually high demand during specific days of the year. Knowing when they occur and how much impact they have on demand allows you, the host, to price your listings appropriately.</p>\r\n\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Traditional rental statistics:</strong> For investors who wish to purchase property for renting them on a short-term basis on Airbnb, comparing the traditional rental market statistics in that market to short-term rental statistics is crucial to making a sound investment decision.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Other statistics:</strong> If it’s an attribute you must decide on for your listing, chances are the data providers are tracking and sharing the results to their users. This information includes how others are handling minimum stays, security deposits, cleaning fee rates, cancellation policies, and more.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nFrom our experience and those of our readers and students, hosts in different cities and countries find different data providers to be more or less accurate for them individually, so it’s worth first exploring several options to see which will work best for you.","description":"The best way to estimate your <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/how-much-you-can-really-make-on-airbnb-271323/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">profit potential on Airbnb</a> is to find out what similar listings in your neighborhood are already earning on the platform. But how do you find out? You gather <em>performance statistics</em> — the occupancy rates and nightly rates—for existing listings in your market with which you’ll be competing.\r\n\r\nPicture yourself running a nice one-bedroom Airbnb listing in your city. After all the operating expenses that include supplies, utilities, and cleaning, say you’re able to pocket a tidy $1,000 per month in profits. Should you be happy with your performance? Are you doing well as a host?\r\n\r\nWhat if we told you that the other one-bedroom <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/airbnb-for-dummies-cheat-sheet-270019/\">Airbnb</a> listings in your market are making only $500 per month in profits on average? That would mean you’re earning twice as much as your competition! You should feel good about that because that means you’re executing well as an Airbnb host.\r\n\r\nBut what if, instead, your competition is earning $3,000 per month in profits on average? You wouldn’t be feeling too good about that information. If hosts with similar listings in the same market are earning three times as much as you are, you’re doing some things wrong as a host.\r\n\r\nIn the early years, you would have to gather and estimate these statistics manually, a painfully laborious and inaccurate exercise that took hours to complete only to be outdated immediately. However, the growth and maturation of short-term rental data providers in recent years have provided fast, accurate, and up-to-date statistics to aspiring hosts for a nominal starting at just $20 to access local market reports. Some providers offer free limited reports or free trials occasionally, so make sure to search the web for a recent offer before making a purchase.\r\n\r\nGet the free reports and trials to see which one you like and then get a one-month subscription for full access to the market data in your market. You can’t get the statistics on your own, and even if you tried, doing so would take you many painful hours to days to put together an inaccurate data set. Don’t waste your time! You can always cancel your subscription after the first month. However, we recommend ordering the reports at least once a year to keep a pulse on your market and to gauge how your listing is faring against your competition in the market.\r\n\r\nYou need to look beyond the published asking nightly rates of similar properties on Airbnb — just because a few listings ask for $250 per night doesn’t mean guests are paying that much, nor does it mean that these listings are able to fill their availabilities at this rate.\r\n\r\nAnd what the performance is like during one part of the calendar may look entirely different during other parts of the calendar. So, in addition to understanding the nightly rates, you need to look at other market metrics and considerations to access your profit potential accurately.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Finding the crucial market statistics</h2>\r\nRegardless of which data provider you ultimately go with, you want to pay attention to a few key statistics when assessing the viability of hosting your property in your market. Here are the statistics to get and why pay attention to each:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Daily rates: </strong>The best way to know what you’ll be able to charge is to find out what identical or similar listings in your market can currently charge guests. Although obtaining market averages is better than having nothing, getting a range of daily rates is more useful because a few very high performing or very low performing listings can artificially inflate or deflate the average figures in the market. For example, AirDNA market reports will also give you the 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentile figures. Most hosts should use the 50th percentile figure (median) for their initial estimate unless they have reason to place their listing as more or less attractive than competitors to use the 75th or 25th percentile figures instead.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_290011\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"wp-image-290011 size-full\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/monthly-rates-copy.jpg\" alt=\"Airbnb average monthly rates\" width=\"630\" height=\"228\" /> Average monthly rental revenue <br />Source: AirDNA.co[/caption]\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 40px;\">The chart above shows the average monthly rental revenue for one-bedroom listings in a select city in Los Angeles, shown at the 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles. For example, to achieve rental revenue rates at the 90th percentile line, your listing would need to be among the top 10 percent of listings in the market.</p>\r\n\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Occupancy rates: </strong><em>Occupancy rates</em> are the percentage of available nights that are booked. For example, an Airbnb listing that is made available for rental for 100 days out of the year and is booked 65 days has an occupancy rate of 65 percent (65 divided by 100). Just knowing the daily occupancy rate isn’t enough if you don’t know how many nights are being booked in the market. Similarly, obtaining a range of occupancy rates rather than just an average is more useful.\r\n\r\nTake an honest assessment of your listing compared to the existing listings on the platform that are your competitors. Compare your listing to this entire set of direct competitor listings, ideally at least ten. Is your listing in a more attractive location versus the others? Does your listing look newer, more modern, or luxurious? Does your listing have more appealing amenities? Where does your listing place among this set?\r\n\r\nFor an older property farther away from points of interest than competition, you may need to use the 25th percentile figure for your estimate because your listing will likely attract fewer guests. Alternatively, for an attractive new listing located immediately adjacent to the top performing listings in the market, you may use the 75th or 90th percentile figures instead because you can reasonably expect similar levels of performance to the top performers.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Rental revenue: </strong>The top data providers will calculate the rental revenue figures for you and often present them in the same way they’ve presented the daily rates and occupancy rates data. Again, looking at the range is more helpful than the simple average. Brace yourself when you look at these figures the first time because many prospective hosts often have mismatched expectations from reality. For example, a prospective host whose expectations are colored by the news articles covering the new breed of six figure Airbnb hosts might be sorely disappointed to discover he’ll likely earn far less than six figures in his market. Better to know the truth early even if disappointing than to find out later after investing significant time and resources.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Although getting annualized figures are useful to understanding where your average daily rates, occupancy rates, and annual rental revenues may fall, you’ll want to look at the monthly figures as well for the prior 12 months. Why? Some markets may have pronounced seasonality where the demand is much higher or lower during some months than others. Having this knowledge can better help you prepare for both the high and low travel seasons in your market.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Understanding the market deeper</h2>\r\nEach data provider will provide the three basic statistics for their users that we mention in the previous section. However, to stand out from their competition and to further entice their potential customers to choose them over others, the top listing data providers offer many additional statistics about the market.\r\n\r\nHere are some other useful things you may find:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Market mix: </strong>The <em>market mix</em> is basically a relative ratio of different types of Airbnb listings in a given market. For example, the market mix for Airbnb listings by a large lake may skew toward cabins whereas in a downtown urban market it may skew toward one- and two-bedroom apartments. This information lets you determine what the current composition of active Airbnb listings is, including whether more studio and one-bedroom units are being reserved compared to larger units with three or more bedrooms.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 40px;\">Knowing the respective performance of the different subsets of listings can tell you what the travelers to this market are demanding. For example, if the top performing listings are all private room and studio listings whereas the few large big house listings are mostly unoccupied, you may want to explore turning your five-bedroom house into multiple private room listings instead — you can’t rent what people don’t want.</p>\r\n\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Long-term trends: </strong>Understanding recent statistics tell you where the market is today, but those stats doesn’t tell you how the market got where it is. Is the market growing or shrinking? Only by looking at several years of data can you spot this trend. With Airbnb increasing in popularity, more listings are coming online in more markets. However, in some markets, the influx of supply without a complementary growth in demand means more hosts competing for the same number of guests, leading to higher competition, lower pricing and occupancy, and ultimately lower profits for hosts.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Amenities statistics:</strong> To understand how your property stacks up against your competition you need to know what your competition is offering. By looking at the amenities that everyone else provides and what only the top performing listings offer, you can determine exactly what amenities you need to compete and what you can aim to have to stand out.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Future statistics: </strong>Some data providers have a direct data feed of hundreds of thousands of listings that allow them to know future occupancy and rates of competing listings. With this information you can price your future available dates to remain competitive.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Top listings: </strong>Being able to see the performance of the top listings in your market based on actual performance data provides a target to aim your performance. With this information you can scrutinize every aspect of these top listings from their photos and title to their descriptions, pricing, and policies. You can’t emulate the best without first being able to identify the best.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Rating statistics:</strong> How guest ratings are distributed across property types and among your direct competitors can tell you how competitive your market is. The higher the ratings for existing hosts, the more competitive the market and the less margin for you to make hosting errors with your guests.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Granular seasonality:</strong> Even though monthly figures help you spot broad seasonality trends in your market during the calendar year, having access to market performance for each day can help you spot and prepare for unusual spikes in travel demand. For example, an annual conference that brings in thousands of travelers can lead to overbooking during those specific dates. Refer to the figure for an example to see the full year seasonality for a market.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271311\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271311\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-seasonality.jpg\" alt=\"market seasonality\" width=\"556\" height=\"405\" /> Source: AirDNA.co<br /><br />Seeing market seasonality.[/caption]\r\n<p style=\"padding-left: 40px;\">In some markets, Airbnb travel demand is seasonal and varies significantly depending on the month of year. In addition, certain recurring special events can also create unusually high demand during specific days of the year. Knowing when they occur and how much impact they have on demand allows you, the host, to price your listings appropriately.</p>\r\n\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Traditional rental statistics:</strong> For investors who wish to purchase property for renting them on a short-term basis on Airbnb, comparing the traditional rental market statistics in that market to short-term rental statistics is crucial to making a sound investment decision.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Other statistics:</strong> If it’s an attribute you must decide on for your listing, chances are the data providers are tracking and sharing the results to their users. 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Many people think nothing will change when switching from acting as the landlord of a long-term rental property to the host of a short-term <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/airbnb-for-dummies-cheat-sheet-270019/\">Airbnb</a> rental. You may think that the only changes will concern money and overall operations. However, when you decide to <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/common-questions-that-potential-airbnb-hosts-may-have-271282/\">host on Airbnb</a>, you’re signing up for a much different experience.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271302\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271302\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-host.jpg\" alt=\"an Airbnb host\" width=\"556\" height=\"371\" /> ©maroke/Shutterstock.com[/caption]\r\n\r\nAs an Airbnb host, you’re inviting someone into your home and space. You’re actually in the hospitality industry rather than the real estate industry. With this change comes a new way of thinking. After all, you’re opening your home and welcoming guests into it. Hosting family or friends is a more similar experience to what hosting on Airbnb entails rather than renting a space to someone for 6 or 12 months at a time.\r\n\r\nAs an Airbnb host, you need to set your expectations clearly on your Airbnb listing and then reliably deliver on those expectations. Most importantly, you need to maintain a guest-focused mindset. Your main focus should be on making your guests’ stay as great as possible. Ensure you have the following in place to effectively deliver on all those expectations.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Opening your heart and your home to guests</h2>\r\nIf you’re offering your personal space to guests, you’re letting people right into your life. You must be ready to welcome them into your home — and not just on the good days. Some days you may be stressed and not want to talk to people. Even though other things are going on in your life, as an Airbnb host you’re still welcoming people into your home whenever your calendar is open. You really have to be ready for that reality. You can’t let any of your day-to-day life impact your guests’ stay.\r\n\r\nOn the flip side, being a great host doesn’t mean you have to spend all your time with your guests. Be mindful of what sharing your space looks like and the extent to which you’re letting guests into your life. The most involved way to host is by offering your spare bedroom or living room in the place where you’re living. Doing so can be challenging at times but also rewarding because you can meet and get to know your guests and build relationships.\r\n\r\nHowever, pursuing that arrangement means going in with your eyes wide open because more than likely you won’t want to interact and help guests every day (or however many days you set your listing available). Essentially, be prepared to be there for your guests whether you want to or not.\r\n\r\nIf you have a vacation home that you’re welcoming people into and you’re not living there with them, you still need to remember the “mi casa es su casa” mentality. You want to avoid thinking “Hey, you’re in my home for this set amount of time.” Instead, you’re setting an expectation that “While you’re here, make yourself at home.” Be prepared for that type of hospitality. You want your guests to feel comfortable and be able to enjoy themselves. They shouldn’t be walking on eggshells worried about upsetting you or messing up your space.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">To avoid having your guests feel that way, consider putting away anything that carries extreme sentimental value to you that may risk being damaged by guests. Doing so can put you at ease with having guests in your space.</p>\r\nAlso be sure to clearly communicate anything that you’re particular about, such as how certain things get organized or put away. If you don’t communicate clearly, then you risk becoming frustrated with your guests, which is the opposite of what you want.\r\n\r\nYou have to be comfortable with your guests during their stay. Physically and mentally prepare yourself. Doing so can be tough. If you’re not ready to welcome people and have your home be their home, then being an Airbnb host may not be the best fit. Ultimately, as soon as you can fully welcome guests into your space, you’ll be able to offer the best experience.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Make known any concerns about your space so your guests can meet those expectations and enjoy a stress-free stay.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Establishing trust through transparency and dependability</h2>\r\nBecause you’re essentially operating in the hospitality industry as an Airbnb host, a high degree of customer service comes into play. Unmet expectations can frustrate your guests. As a result, you want to establish your guests’ trust by being transparent and dependable.\r\n\r\nKeeping an eye on the big picture and remembering that each individual guest stay adds up to create an overall level of guest satisfaction is important. No single guest can be looked at as being insignificant or unimportant. If you don’t consistently offer transparency and dependability, you’re going to lose trust and credibility in your reviews. When you aren’t meeting the expectations you set, your guests are going to let you know.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Clear and fast communication is a good example of what shows up in the reviews. People won’t trust you to get back to them when they have questions in the future if they see a high number of past guests complaining about the time it took you to respond to their messages. This applies to any expectation you’re setting for your listing as well as the baseline expectations for staying in any Airbnb accommodation. Essentially, ensure that you’re thinking in the long term and that you maintain trust by always meeting and exceeding guests’ expectations.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Keeping your place clean and well equipped</h2>\r\nFrom your own standpoint as the owner of your listing you may be perfectly content with some weeds in the front lawn or some dust on the baseboards. However, when you become a host, you need to consider these different elements from a different mindset. Keeping your place clean and well maintained is an important part of being a great host.\r\n\r\nSimilarly, you may not often cook for yourself and you may therefore have a relatively limited supply of cooking utensils. Though that amount may be entirely acceptable for you, as a host you have to consider things from your guests’ perspective. If there’s something that your guests would reasonably want or expect, then it’s in your best interest to equip your property with it.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Delivering on (rising) expectations</h2>\r\nAirbnb is continually raising the bar on the guest experience, and the bar is already set high. Airbnb started as a simple air bed and breakfast. Guests had the expectation that they would be staying on an air mattress on the floor of an apartment. Back then, it was closer to an upgraded version of couch surfing. Today, many guests view Airbnb as an alternative to a hotel, and the expectations are clearly higher.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">In addition to what you’ve promised as their host in your listing, your guests will have certain baseline expectations. Meeting those expectations is a great place to start. As Airbnb grows and expands as a company, these expectations continue to rise.</p>\r\nHere are some baseline expectations your guests will have:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>Your property is clean.</li>\r\n \t<li>Your Wi-Fi is reliable.</li>\r\n \t<li>Your property is safe and secure.</li>\r\n \t<li>Your property has adequate heating and cooling.</li>\r\n \t<li>You quickly and reliably communicate with your guests. If you take hours or even days to respond to them, you can expect unhappy guests and negative reviews.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nAs a new host or a host who wants to do better at hosting, you have to understand those expectations and be prepared to meet them. Even if you aren’t in an Airbnb Plus/Airbnb Lux space or aiming to reach Superhost status, you should still aim to offer the great customer service and unique experience Airbnb promises its guests.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Setting up systems so your guests have a unique stay</h2>\r\nMost hosts want to share their city with other people, and as a host that opportunity should excite you. If you set up systems to lighten your hosting load and delegate certain responsibilities, then you’re much more likely to enjoy the hosting experience.\r\n\r\nOne of the most common examples is hosts putting a system in place around cleaning. Most hosts don’t want another part-time job as a house cleaner, and needing to add that to your plate can be stressful. After you start hosting, you can set up systems around tasks like cleaning so you won’t get burnt out in the long term and can consistently deliver that personal touch as a host.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >Adding a touch of personal magic</h2>\r\nWhat sets Airbnb apart most, and the reason guests consistently choose Airbnb over hotels, is the experience of living like a local. Guests have already experienced the same corporate hotel experience in different places around the world. With Airbnb they’re getting the unique experience of living in a home or apartment.\r\n\r\nYour touch of personal magic is about making sure you have the bandwidth to enjoy hosting, and that shows up in small and big ways. You communicate with your guests and answer their questions, which demonstrates you’re excited about their arrival. This excitement can materialize both in person and through your messages.\r\n\r\nYou’re passionate about hosting and really love what you’re doing. Perhaps you give a small gift basket and are eager to hear how your guests are doing. You share tips about event and activities in the area with your guests. You may even leave something special for your guests during their stay. Compared to the burnt-out host who is just going through the motions about their guests being there, you’re excited and do what you can to make their stay memorable and relaxing.","description":"An Airbnb host and a landlord are two different positions. Many people think nothing will change when switching from acting as the landlord of a long-term rental property to the host of a short-term <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/airbnb-for-dummies-cheat-sheet-270019/\">Airbnb</a> rental. You may think that the only changes will concern money and overall operations. However, when you decide to <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/common-questions-that-potential-airbnb-hosts-may-have-271282/\">host on Airbnb</a>, you’re signing up for a much different experience.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271302\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271302\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-host.jpg\" alt=\"an Airbnb host\" width=\"556\" height=\"371\" /> ©maroke/Shutterstock.com[/caption]\r\n\r\nAs an Airbnb host, you’re inviting someone into your home and space. You’re actually in the hospitality industry rather than the real estate industry. With this change comes a new way of thinking. After all, you’re opening your home and welcoming guests into it. Hosting family or friends is a more similar experience to what hosting on Airbnb entails rather than renting a space to someone for 6 or 12 months at a time.\r\n\r\nAs an Airbnb host, you need to set your expectations clearly on your Airbnb listing and then reliably deliver on those expectations. Most importantly, you need to maintain a guest-focused mindset. Your main focus should be on making your guests’ stay as great as possible. Ensure you have the following in place to effectively deliver on all those expectations.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Opening your heart and your home to guests</h2>\r\nIf you’re offering your personal space to guests, you’re letting people right into your life. You must be ready to welcome them into your home — and not just on the good days. Some days you may be stressed and not want to talk to people. Even though other things are going on in your life, as an Airbnb host you’re still welcoming people into your home whenever your calendar is open. You really have to be ready for that reality. You can’t let any of your day-to-day life impact your guests’ stay.\r\n\r\nOn the flip side, being a great host doesn’t mean you have to spend all your time with your guests. Be mindful of what sharing your space looks like and the extent to which you’re letting guests into your life. The most involved way to host is by offering your spare bedroom or living room in the place where you’re living. Doing so can be challenging at times but also rewarding because you can meet and get to know your guests and build relationships.\r\n\r\nHowever, pursuing that arrangement means going in with your eyes wide open because more than likely you won’t want to interact and help guests every day (or however many days you set your listing available). Essentially, be prepared to be there for your guests whether you want to or not.\r\n\r\nIf you have a vacation home that you’re welcoming people into and you’re not living there with them, you still need to remember the “mi casa es su casa” mentality. You want to avoid thinking “Hey, you’re in my home for this set amount of time.” Instead, you’re setting an expectation that “While you’re here, make yourself at home.” Be prepared for that type of hospitality. You want your guests to feel comfortable and be able to enjoy themselves. They shouldn’t be walking on eggshells worried about upsetting you or messing up your space.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">To avoid having your guests feel that way, consider putting away anything that carries extreme sentimental value to you that may risk being damaged by guests. Doing so can put you at ease with having guests in your space.</p>\r\nAlso be sure to clearly communicate anything that you’re particular about, such as how certain things get organized or put away. If you don’t communicate clearly, then you risk becoming frustrated with your guests, which is the opposite of what you want.\r\n\r\nYou have to be comfortable with your guests during their stay. Physically and mentally prepare yourself. Doing so can be tough. If you’re not ready to welcome people and have your home be their home, then being an Airbnb host may not be the best fit. Ultimately, as soon as you can fully welcome guests into your space, you’ll be able to offer the best experience.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Make known any concerns about your space so your guests can meet those expectations and enjoy a stress-free stay.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Establishing trust through transparency and dependability</h2>\r\nBecause you’re essentially operating in the hospitality industry as an Airbnb host, a high degree of customer service comes into play. Unmet expectations can frustrate your guests. As a result, you want to establish your guests’ trust by being transparent and dependable.\r\n\r\nKeeping an eye on the big picture and remembering that each individual guest stay adds up to create an overall level of guest satisfaction is important. No single guest can be looked at as being insignificant or unimportant. If you don’t consistently offer transparency and dependability, you’re going to lose trust and credibility in your reviews. When you aren’t meeting the expectations you set, your guests are going to let you know.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Clear and fast communication is a good example of what shows up in the reviews. People won’t trust you to get back to them when they have questions in the future if they see a high number of past guests complaining about the time it took you to respond to their messages. This applies to any expectation you’re setting for your listing as well as the baseline expectations for staying in any Airbnb accommodation. Essentially, ensure that you’re thinking in the long term and that you maintain trust by always meeting and exceeding guests’ expectations.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Keeping your place clean and well equipped</h2>\r\nFrom your own standpoint as the owner of your listing you may be perfectly content with some weeds in the front lawn or some dust on the baseboards. However, when you become a host, you need to consider these different elements from a different mindset. Keeping your place clean and well maintained is an important part of being a great host.\r\n\r\nSimilarly, you may not often cook for yourself and you may therefore have a relatively limited supply of cooking utensils. Though that amount may be entirely acceptable for you, as a host you have to consider things from your guests’ perspective. If there’s something that your guests would reasonably want or expect, then it’s in your best interest to equip your property with it.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Delivering on (rising) expectations</h2>\r\nAirbnb is continually raising the bar on the guest experience, and the bar is already set high. Airbnb started as a simple air bed and breakfast. Guests had the expectation that they would be staying on an air mattress on the floor of an apartment. Back then, it was closer to an upgraded version of couch surfing. Today, many guests view Airbnb as an alternative to a hotel, and the expectations are clearly higher.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">In addition to what you’ve promised as their host in your listing, your guests will have certain baseline expectations. Meeting those expectations is a great place to start. As Airbnb grows and expands as a company, these expectations continue to rise.</p>\r\nHere are some baseline expectations your guests will have:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>Your property is clean.</li>\r\n \t<li>Your Wi-Fi is reliable.</li>\r\n \t<li>Your property is safe and secure.</li>\r\n \t<li>Your property has adequate heating and cooling.</li>\r\n \t<li>You quickly and reliably communicate with your guests. If you take hours or even days to respond to them, you can expect unhappy guests and negative reviews.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nAs a new host or a host who wants to do better at hosting, you have to understand those expectations and be prepared to meet them. Even if you aren’t in an Airbnb Plus/Airbnb Lux space or aiming to reach Superhost status, you should still aim to offer the great customer service and unique experience Airbnb promises its guests.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Setting up systems so your guests have a unique stay</h2>\r\nMost hosts want to share their city with other people, and as a host that opportunity should excite you. If you set up systems to lighten your hosting load and delegate certain responsibilities, then you’re much more likely to enjoy the hosting experience.\r\n\r\nOne of the most common examples is hosts putting a system in place around cleaning. Most hosts don’t want another part-time job as a house cleaner, and needing to add that to your plate can be stressful. After you start hosting, you can set up systems around tasks like cleaning so you won’t get burnt out in the long term and can consistently deliver that personal touch as a host.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >Adding a touch of personal magic</h2>\r\nWhat sets Airbnb apart most, and the reason guests consistently choose Airbnb over hotels, is the experience of living like a local. Guests have already experienced the same corporate hotel experience in different places around the world. With Airbnb they’re getting the unique experience of living in a home or apartment.\r\n\r\nYour touch of personal magic is about making sure you have the bandwidth to enjoy hosting, and that shows up in small and big ways. You communicate with your guests and answer their questions, which demonstrates you’re excited about their arrival. This excitement can materialize both in person and through your messages.\r\n\r\nYou’re passionate about hosting and really love what you’re doing. 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Why not get the most from your Airbnb hosting efforts?","noIndex":0,"noFollow":0},"content":"If you’re already putting in the time and energy to hosting on <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/airbnb-for-dummies-cheat-sheet-270019/\">Airbnb</a>, why not get the most from your hosting efforts? This list has ten strategies that have helped hosts to earn more while hosting.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Put your best listing forward</h2>\r\nMost new hosts who complain about not earning as much as they want have low hanging fruits with their property listing, which can include having photos taken from their phones from the wrong angles with poor lighting at the wrong time of day. Or they have poorly written descriptions and boring titles. Unless you have the best listing profile you can have for your property, you won’t come close to earning your full potential as a host.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Ask guests to leave reviews</h2>\r\nAlthough Airbnb will send an email to guests, reminding them to leave a review after their check-outs, hosts who reach out to guests with a friendly reminder will get more guest reviews. Having more reviews, especially from happy guests raving about their wonderful stays, will lead to more bookings and profits by making your Airbnb listing more appealing to future guests. However, asking for more reviews when you’re not meeting guest expectations consistently is just asking for trouble.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Tailor amenities to your audience</h2>\r\nUnderstanding who your guests are can help you better cater to their specific needs. For instance, business travelers have very different needs than families with young children. Pay attention to the type of guests who stay at your listing and look for ways to add relevant amenities. For example, having family-friendly games can help attract family travelers while having a dedicated work station can appeal to the business travelers. The more you can make your listing an easy decision for your target traveler audience, the more bookings you’ll get.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Offer add-on goods and services</h2>\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271284\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271284\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-breakfast-tray.jpg\" alt=\"breakfast tray\" width=\"556\" height=\"381\" /> ©Nitr/Shutterstock.com[/caption]\r\n\r\nAfter your guests book with you, you’ll have a captured audience during the length of their stay. Why do hotels offer minibars? Some guests want to drink. You can do the same by offering a menu of extras like alcohol or breakfast to earn extra income. Hosts can also provide services like pickup and drop-off, guided tours, home-cooked meals, or equipment rental to increase earning potential.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Use appropriate pricing</h2>\r\nCharge too much and you risk having more unoccupied nights. Charge too little and you miss out on profits you could have earned from guests who already chose your listing. Figuring out the right price to charge for your listing for any given night requires that you account for many factors that affect pricing, including your competitors’ pricing and availability, seasonality, and special events. Successful hosts understand they can’t do that manually and instead use a third-party pricing tool to set the ideal pricing for your listing automatically.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >Host more listings</h2>\r\nYou can earn only so much from a single listing. After you’ve reached maximum occupancy charging the highest rates your market can support, there is little you can do to increase your earnings from that listing. But add another listing or two, and you can quickly grow your earnings on Airbnb. One of the best ways to do that is to offer your hosting services to a property owner who doesn’t want to host themselves. Doing so creates a win-win — hands-off profits for the owners and more earnings for you as a host without having the risk of buying or leasing another property.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab7\" >List an Airbnb experience</h2>\r\nRenting a property is not the only way to earn money on Airbnb. A recent but fast-growing opportunity on the platform is for hosts to list an activity rather than a property. Hosting an Experience over a property has many benefits and can help you grow your earnings substantially on the platform.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab8\" >Think long term</h2>\r\nWould you take $10 more now to lose $100 later? Probably not. Yet many new hosts make a similar trade-off by taking small short-term gains for bigger long-term losses. Yes, providing an extra supply of incidentals will mean higher costs per stay as guests use more of those items, but this small investment now prevents negative guest reviews that later lead to long-term losses from lost bookings. Similarly, hosts in hot or cold areas where energy costs can be very high for extended air conditioning or heater usage, can earn more in the long term by investing in solar panels that cut energy costs to zero while potentially adding value to their property.\r\n\r\nAlthough Airbnb is by far the most prominent example of the growth of sharing economy, it isn’t the only model. If you find that your listing isn’t getting enough bookings on Airbnb, you can look at alternatives like VRBO, HomeAway, FlipKey, and Bookings.com to just name a few.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips warning\">Putting your listing on multiple platforms requires the use of vacation rental management tools to help you manage the multiple listings and calendars to avoid double bookings and scheduling confusion. These tools can be costly so the option isn’t ideal for properties in low demand markets.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab9\" >Rent something else</h2>\r\nIf you search online, you’ll quickly find Airbnb-like platforms targeting some other underutilized asset. Have a rarely used car you can rent? There’s an Airbnb for cars. A boat, backyard, garage, tools, gear, office, you name it. There’s an Airbnb for whatever <em>that </em>is. Some platforms could complement your hosting operation while others are an entirely separate operation.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab10\" >Avoid catastrophic losses</h2>\r\nGetting a huge fine from the city or having to make a costly replacement due to damage can wipe out an entire year’s worth of earnings. To avoid potential big losses, be sure to check and comply with local laws, keep all receipts and documentation if you need to make an insurance claim, and make timely repairs of all safety-related issues to limit liability risk. If you have assets greater than one million dollars, you should purchase additional insurance coverage on top of Airbnb’s insurance policy.","description":"If you’re already putting in the time and energy to hosting on <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/airbnb-for-dummies-cheat-sheet-270019/\">Airbnb</a>, why not get the most from your hosting efforts? This list has ten strategies that have helped hosts to earn more while hosting.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Put your best listing forward</h2>\r\nMost new hosts who complain about not earning as much as they want have low hanging fruits with their property listing, which can include having photos taken from their phones from the wrong angles with poor lighting at the wrong time of day. Or they have poorly written descriptions and boring titles. Unless you have the best listing profile you can have for your property, you won’t come close to earning your full potential as a host.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Ask guests to leave reviews</h2>\r\nAlthough Airbnb will send an email to guests, reminding them to leave a review after their check-outs, hosts who reach out to guests with a friendly reminder will get more guest reviews. Having more reviews, especially from happy guests raving about their wonderful stays, will lead to more bookings and profits by making your Airbnb listing more appealing to future guests. However, asking for more reviews when you’re not meeting guest expectations consistently is just asking for trouble.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Tailor amenities to your audience</h2>\r\nUnderstanding who your guests are can help you better cater to their specific needs. For instance, business travelers have very different needs than families with young children. Pay attention to the type of guests who stay at your listing and look for ways to add relevant amenities. For example, having family-friendly games can help attract family travelers while having a dedicated work station can appeal to the business travelers. The more you can make your listing an easy decision for your target traveler audience, the more bookings you’ll get.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Offer add-on goods and services</h2>\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271284\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271284\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-breakfast-tray.jpg\" alt=\"breakfast tray\" width=\"556\" height=\"381\" /> ©Nitr/Shutterstock.com[/caption]\r\n\r\nAfter your guests book with you, you’ll have a captured audience during the length of their stay. Why do hotels offer minibars? Some guests want to drink. You can do the same by offering a menu of extras like alcohol or breakfast to earn extra income. Hosts can also provide services like pickup and drop-off, guided tours, home-cooked meals, or equipment rental to increase earning potential.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Use appropriate pricing</h2>\r\nCharge too much and you risk having more unoccupied nights. Charge too little and you miss out on profits you could have earned from guests who already chose your listing. Figuring out the right price to charge for your listing for any given night requires that you account for many factors that affect pricing, including your competitors’ pricing and availability, seasonality, and special events. Successful hosts understand they can’t do that manually and instead use a third-party pricing tool to set the ideal pricing for your listing automatically.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab6\" >Host more listings</h2>\r\nYou can earn only so much from a single listing. After you’ve reached maximum occupancy charging the highest rates your market can support, there is little you can do to increase your earnings from that listing. But add another listing or two, and you can quickly grow your earnings on Airbnb. One of the best ways to do that is to offer your hosting services to a property owner who doesn’t want to host themselves. Doing so creates a win-win — hands-off profits for the owners and more earnings for you as a host without having the risk of buying or leasing another property.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab7\" >List an Airbnb experience</h2>\r\nRenting a property is not the only way to earn money on Airbnb. A recent but fast-growing opportunity on the platform is for hosts to list an activity rather than a property. Hosting an Experience over a property has many benefits and can help you grow your earnings substantially on the platform.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab8\" >Think long term</h2>\r\nWould you take $10 more now to lose $100 later? Probably not. Yet many new hosts make a similar trade-off by taking small short-term gains for bigger long-term losses. Yes, providing an extra supply of incidentals will mean higher costs per stay as guests use more of those items, but this small investment now prevents negative guest reviews that later lead to long-term losses from lost bookings. Similarly, hosts in hot or cold areas where energy costs can be very high for extended air conditioning or heater usage, can earn more in the long term by investing in solar panels that cut energy costs to zero while potentially adding value to their property.\r\n\r\nAlthough Airbnb is by far the most prominent example of the growth of sharing economy, it isn’t the only model. If you find that your listing isn’t getting enough bookings on Airbnb, you can look at alternatives like VRBO, HomeAway, FlipKey, and Bookings.com to just name a few.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips warning\">Putting your listing on multiple platforms requires the use of vacation rental management tools to help you manage the multiple listings and calendars to avoid double bookings and scheduling confusion. These tools can be costly so the option isn’t ideal for properties in low demand markets.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab9\" >Rent something else</h2>\r\nIf you search online, you’ll quickly find Airbnb-like platforms targeting some other underutilized asset. Have a rarely used car you can rent? There’s an Airbnb for cars. A boat, backyard, garage, tools, gear, office, you name it. There’s an Airbnb for whatever <em>that </em>is. Some platforms could complement your hosting operation while others are an entirely separate operation.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab10\" >Avoid catastrophic losses</h2>\r\nGetting a huge fine from the city or having to make a costly replacement due to damage can wipe out an entire year’s worth of earnings. To avoid potential big losses, be sure to check and comply with local laws, keep all receipts and documentation if you need to make an insurance claim, and make timely repairs of all safety-related issues to limit liability risk. If you have assets greater than one million dollars, you should purchase additional insurance coverage on top of Airbnb’s insurance policy.","blurb":"","authors":[{"authorId":33356,"name":"James Svetec","slug":"james-svetec","description":" <p><b>Symon He, MBA,</b> and <b>James Svetec</b> are the experts behind LearnBNB.com. Symon is also a real estate investing instructor with Linkedin Learning, and Udemy, and James is the founder of BNB Mastery Program, the No. 1 expert in rapidly scaling an Airbnb business. ","hasArticle":false,"_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/authors/33356"}},{"authorId":33357,"name":"Symon He","slug":"symon-he","description":" <p><b>Symon He, MBA,</b> and <b>James Svetec</b> are the experts behind LearnBNB.com. Symon is also a real estate investing instructor with Linkedin Learning, and Udemy, and James is the founder of BNB Mastery Program, the No. 1 expert in rapidly scaling an Airbnb business. 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Only then can you make the necessary preparations for a smooth and painless check-in for all of your guests.\r\n\r\nJust as you were responsive and timely in your communications with prospective guests before they made their bookings, you must communicate with your guests after they book and before they check in. In this section, we discuss the ins and outs of communicating check-in details with your guests.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Sending messages to guests before check-in</h2>\r\nA common mistake we see rookie hosts make is sending too much information too soon. No guest wants to read a whole essay in your booking confirmation message, especially if they’re weeks or months from their trip. Keep it on a need-to-know basis in the booking confirmation message.\r\n\r\nAside from responding to questions from guests before their arrival, here are the two messages that you must send to all guests and what to include in each:\r\n<h3>Welcome message</h3>\r\nSend a warm welcoming message to all your guests after they complete a booking with you to thank them and confirm their reservation with you. Because guests are often booking their trips weeks in advance, you don’t need to share too much information at this point.\r\n\r\nHere’s the formula for a solid welcome message:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Keep it casual. </strong>Start with a “Hi” or “Hey” instead of a cold and informal greeting like “To Whom It May Concern.” Guests choosing to book their stays on Airbnb instead of hotels are seeking a more relaxed and casual stay experience.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Thank them for choosing you.</strong> Show a little appreciation to your guests. They didn’t have to book with you. They could have chosen any of the other alternatives in your area.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Tell them what you’ll tell them:</strong> Even though Airbnb has many more repeat travelers, the platform is still adding many new travelers who are booking their first Airbnb stay and don’t know what to expect. With your welcome message, you can tell them. Let them know you’ll send important check-in instructions and other details when it’s closer to their arrival.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Welcome questions:</strong> By letting them know that they can reach out to you in the meantime if they have questions, you’ll help reduce potential anxiety, particularly if they’re new to Airbnb.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nThe following figure is a simple template for the welcome message you can send to all of your guests. Note that you don’t need to follow it verbatim. Adjust as necessary to fit your personality and tone. Just keep it short and simple.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271315\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271315\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-welcome-message.jpg\" alt=\"Welcome message template.\" width=\"556\" height=\"288\" /> Welcome message template[/caption]\r\n<h3>Check-in instructions message</h3>\r\nThe message you send with the check-in instructions is the most important message you send to your guests. Done correctly, it can prevent many headaches for you and your guests. Done poorly, it can create unnecessary stress for you and your guests.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Share check-in information prior to your guests departing for their travels — so, typically, the day before check-in. Some Airbnb hosts choose to send check-in information to guests the morning of check-in to avoid the rare scenario of having unwanted early arrivals while another guest is still in the unit. But sending check-in information the day of just causes unnecessary stress and anxiety for their guests. For example, international travelers may not have data access until arrival and thus will worry about checking in during their travels. Eliminate their stress by getting the information to them before their departures.</p>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">However, for hosts remotely resetting access codes for each guest using smart locks or those who change their lockbox combinations between each guest, they can and should send check-in information 48 hours before check-in. Doing so gives guests, especially international travelers, ample time to process the information and plan accordingly before their hectic travels.</p>\r\nHere are the minimum details to include in your check-in instructions message:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Confirmation of booking details: </strong>Your guests may have multiple future Airbnb reservations so reminding them of the date and address of their reservation is useful.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Check-in time:</strong> Include the time and a short message on why you can’t accommodate early check-ins if they’ve requested one.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Directions to your property:</strong> Include detailed instructions to your property from airports, train stations, or other transit stops. Include any special instructions for parts of the commute that could confuse most guests or their drivers.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Parking instructions:</strong> Even if you have obvious parking options on premises, lay out the instructions in your message. For anything else, be as specific as possible with location, payment, and restrictions if any.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Check-in instructions:</strong> Here, include all relevant details and steps guests needed to gain access to your property. Start from where they’ll park their car or get dropped off.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Wi-Fi details:</strong> Include them here and let your guests know they can access it outside if needed. Include network name and password that matches your Airbnb listing title. For example, instead of using generic network names that come with the router, such as “LinkSys1283,” you can have “Jane’s Downtown City Loft.”</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Your contact information:</strong> Include both an email address that you check frequently and a direct phone number that your guests can text.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Additional questions:</strong> We recommend asking guests for their flight number and their intended check-in time, especially for hosts doing in-person check-ins; this info allows you to check if their flight is delayed and to avoid finding yourself waiting for your guests to arrive while they’re stuck on a delayed flight unable to notify you.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nThe following figure is a check-in instructions message template you can use as a starting point for yours. WordStr sample information with yours and adjust as necessary.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271286\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"550\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271286\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-check-in-message.jpg\" alt=\"check-in message\" width=\"550\" height=\"600\" /> Check-in instructions message template[/caption]\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">As an added resource for our readers, we provide additional templates for other common messages you should prepare in advance. Go to our online resources page at <a href=\"//www.learnbnb.com/airbnbfordummies\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">learnbnb.com</a> to locate the message templates you can download and adjust to your needs.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Preventing potential issues before check-in</h2>\r\nTo best identify potential issues that may arise before your guests check in, ask yourself, “What hurdles can I eliminate or minimize to help my guest get from the airport (or from wherever they’re coming) to my door and into my unit?”\r\n\r\nThinking of everything possible can help you anticipate and mitigate potential issues for your guests. Here are some common issues that frequently frustrate Airbnb travelers before their check-in and what you can do as their host to help:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Going off the wrong address: </strong>Although rare, but it does happen. For hosts who manage multiple listings in the same area with similar addresses, they can easily mix things up in their communications with guests. Double-check the full address before sending it in any guest messages.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Navigation maps to wrong location: </strong>A bad way to start off with your guests is for them to arrive at the location on the map using the address you provided, only to discover they’re not at the right location. Many navigation tools rely on Google Maps, so ensuring that Google has correctly marked your property on its maps can prevent this problem for practically all guests. Search your address on Google Maps and check that the red map marker is in the right location. If the red marker is marking your property at a different location instead, find the “Report a problem on <em>[YOUR ADDRESS]</em>” option on the screen and report the issue to have it fixed.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Difficulty in finding the property:</strong> Guests can be frustrated thinking they can finally check in and relax after their long day of travel to find themselves lugging heavy bags around unable to find their Airbnb instead. If your property isn’t immediately visible upon parking or a taxi drop-off, provide detailed instructions for your guests.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Unclear building instructions:</strong> If your property is in a multi-floor building, provide specific details to avoid any confusion due to different floor conventions used around the world. For example, in North America, the ground floor is the first floor whereas in Europe, the ground floor is floor level zero. Provide information such as, “After entering the main door, go up two flights of stairs and then turn left.”</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Unexpected road closures:</strong> Whether because of weather, construction, or even a parade, road, or public transit closures near the property or anywhere that affects their commute to the property could cause stressful delays. If you know of any closures or delays in advance, be sure to notify your guests and recommend alternative routes or solutions in the check-in instructions message so they can plan accordingly.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Access code or keys not working:</strong> Even though we recommend that you use smart locks to simplify the check-in process, technology can malfunction. Having a backup solution is crucial in preventing an angry guest during check-in. Keep a spare manual key with a trusted neighbor or in a nearby lockbox that you can have the guest access. Along with the spare key, include a small token of apology for their inconvenience, such as a $10 Starbucks card.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Unable to reach the host:</strong> Having trouble checking in is frustrating enough. Not being able to reach the host on top of having trouble checking in is a recipe for an angry guest and a low rating. Be sure you don’t accidentally set your phone on silent that day, but especially in the three hours before and after their scheduled check-in when issues are most likely to arise.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nPutting in the extra effort to help your guests from the moment they arrive in your city or town until they get inside your property can help them avoid unnecessary headaches before they check-in. Frequent travelers will notice and appreciate your effort.","description":"To create a smooth and seamless check-in for your <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/airbnb-for-dummies-cheat-sheet-270019/\">Airbnb</a> guests, you must first understand what guests want and don’t want to experience during their check-ins. Only then can you make the necessary preparations for a smooth and painless check-in for all of your guests.\r\n\r\nJust as you were responsive and timely in your communications with prospective guests before they made their bookings, you must communicate with your guests after they book and before they check in. In this section, we discuss the ins and outs of communicating check-in details with your guests.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Sending messages to guests before check-in</h2>\r\nA common mistake we see rookie hosts make is sending too much information too soon. No guest wants to read a whole essay in your booking confirmation message, especially if they’re weeks or months from their trip. Keep it on a need-to-know basis in the booking confirmation message.\r\n\r\nAside from responding to questions from guests before their arrival, here are the two messages that you must send to all guests and what to include in each:\r\n<h3>Welcome message</h3>\r\nSend a warm welcoming message to all your guests after they complete a booking with you to thank them and confirm their reservation with you. Because guests are often booking their trips weeks in advance, you don’t need to share too much information at this point.\r\n\r\nHere’s the formula for a solid welcome message:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Keep it casual. </strong>Start with a “Hi” or “Hey” instead of a cold and informal greeting like “To Whom It May Concern.” Guests choosing to book their stays on Airbnb instead of hotels are seeking a more relaxed and casual stay experience.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Thank them for choosing you.</strong> Show a little appreciation to your guests. They didn’t have to book with you. They could have chosen any of the other alternatives in your area.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Tell them what you’ll tell them:</strong> Even though Airbnb has many more repeat travelers, the platform is still adding many new travelers who are booking their first Airbnb stay and don’t know what to expect. With your welcome message, you can tell them. Let them know you’ll send important check-in instructions and other details when it’s closer to their arrival.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Welcome questions:</strong> By letting them know that they can reach out to you in the meantime if they have questions, you’ll help reduce potential anxiety, particularly if they’re new to Airbnb.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nThe following figure is a simple template for the welcome message you can send to all of your guests. Note that you don’t need to follow it verbatim. Adjust as necessary to fit your personality and tone. Just keep it short and simple.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271315\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271315\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-welcome-message.jpg\" alt=\"Welcome message template.\" width=\"556\" height=\"288\" /> Welcome message template[/caption]\r\n<h3>Check-in instructions message</h3>\r\nThe message you send with the check-in instructions is the most important message you send to your guests. Done correctly, it can prevent many headaches for you and your guests. Done poorly, it can create unnecessary stress for you and your guests.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Share check-in information prior to your guests departing for their travels — so, typically, the day before check-in. Some Airbnb hosts choose to send check-in information to guests the morning of check-in to avoid the rare scenario of having unwanted early arrivals while another guest is still in the unit. But sending check-in information the day of just causes unnecessary stress and anxiety for their guests. For example, international travelers may not have data access until arrival and thus will worry about checking in during their travels. Eliminate their stress by getting the information to them before their departures.</p>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">However, for hosts remotely resetting access codes for each guest using smart locks or those who change their lockbox combinations between each guest, they can and should send check-in information 48 hours before check-in. Doing so gives guests, especially international travelers, ample time to process the information and plan accordingly before their hectic travels.</p>\r\nHere are the minimum details to include in your check-in instructions message:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Confirmation of booking details: </strong>Your guests may have multiple future Airbnb reservations so reminding them of the date and address of their reservation is useful.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Check-in time:</strong> Include the time and a short message on why you can’t accommodate early check-ins if they’ve requested one.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Directions to your property:</strong> Include detailed instructions to your property from airports, train stations, or other transit stops. Include any special instructions for parts of the commute that could confuse most guests or their drivers.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Parking instructions:</strong> Even if you have obvious parking options on premises, lay out the instructions in your message. For anything else, be as specific as possible with location, payment, and restrictions if any.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Check-in instructions:</strong> Here, include all relevant details and steps guests needed to gain access to your property. Start from where they’ll park their car or get dropped off.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Wi-Fi details:</strong> Include them here and let your guests know they can access it outside if needed. Include network name and password that matches your Airbnb listing title. For example, instead of using generic network names that come with the router, such as “LinkSys1283,” you can have “Jane’s Downtown City Loft.”</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Your contact information:</strong> Include both an email address that you check frequently and a direct phone number that your guests can text.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Additional questions:</strong> We recommend asking guests for their flight number and their intended check-in time, especially for hosts doing in-person check-ins; this info allows you to check if their flight is delayed and to avoid finding yourself waiting for your guests to arrive while they’re stuck on a delayed flight unable to notify you.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nThe following figure is a check-in instructions message template you can use as a starting point for yours. WordStr sample information with yours and adjust as necessary.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271286\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"550\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271286\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-check-in-message.jpg\" alt=\"check-in message\" width=\"550\" height=\"600\" /> Check-in instructions message template[/caption]\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">As an added resource for our readers, we provide additional templates for other common messages you should prepare in advance. Go to our online resources page at <a href=\"//www.learnbnb.com/airbnbfordummies\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">learnbnb.com</a> to locate the message templates you can download and adjust to your needs.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Preventing potential issues before check-in</h2>\r\nTo best identify potential issues that may arise before your guests check in, ask yourself, “What hurdles can I eliminate or minimize to help my guest get from the airport (or from wherever they’re coming) to my door and into my unit?”\r\n\r\nThinking of everything possible can help you anticipate and mitigate potential issues for your guests. Here are some common issues that frequently frustrate Airbnb travelers before their check-in and what you can do as their host to help:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Going off the wrong address: </strong>Although rare, but it does happen. For hosts who manage multiple listings in the same area with similar addresses, they can easily mix things up in their communications with guests. Double-check the full address before sending it in any guest messages.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Navigation maps to wrong location: </strong>A bad way to start off with your guests is for them to arrive at the location on the map using the address you provided, only to discover they’re not at the right location. Many navigation tools rely on Google Maps, so ensuring that Google has correctly marked your property on its maps can prevent this problem for practically all guests. Search your address on Google Maps and check that the red map marker is in the right location. If the red marker is marking your property at a different location instead, find the “Report a problem on <em>[YOUR ADDRESS]</em>” option on the screen and report the issue to have it fixed.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Difficulty in finding the property:</strong> Guests can be frustrated thinking they can finally check in and relax after their long day of travel to find themselves lugging heavy bags around unable to find their Airbnb instead. If your property isn’t immediately visible upon parking or a taxi drop-off, provide detailed instructions for your guests.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Unclear building instructions:</strong> If your property is in a multi-floor building, provide specific details to avoid any confusion due to different floor conventions used around the world. For example, in North America, the ground floor is the first floor whereas in Europe, the ground floor is floor level zero. Provide information such as, “After entering the main door, go up two flights of stairs and then turn left.”</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Unexpected road closures:</strong> Whether because of weather, construction, or even a parade, road, or public transit closures near the property or anywhere that affects their commute to the property could cause stressful delays. If you know of any closures or delays in advance, be sure to notify your guests and recommend alternative routes or solutions in the check-in instructions message so they can plan accordingly.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Access code or keys not working:</strong> Even though we recommend that you use smart locks to simplify the check-in process, technology can malfunction. Having a backup solution is crucial in preventing an angry guest during check-in. Keep a spare manual key with a trusted neighbor or in a nearby lockbox that you can have the guest access. Along with the spare key, include a small token of apology for their inconvenience, such as a $10 Starbucks card.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Unable to reach the host:</strong> Having trouble checking in is frustrating enough. Not being able to reach the host on top of having trouble checking in is a recipe for an angry guest and a low rating. Be sure you don’t accidentally set your phone on silent that day, but especially in the three hours before and after their scheduled check-in when issues are most likely to arise.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nPutting in the extra effort to help your guests from the moment they arrive in your city or town until they get inside your property can help them avoid unnecessary headaches before they check-in. Frequent travelers will notice and appreciate your effort.","blurb":"","authors":[{"authorId":33356,"name":"James Svetec","slug":"james-svetec","description":" <p><b>Symon He, MBA,</b> and <b>James Svetec</b> are the experts behind LearnBNB.com. 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The hours and days afterward are an opportunity for you to put the finishing touches to a successful reservation.\r\n\r\nAfter checkout is a great time to follow up with your guests and provide some incentives to encourage potential future bookings. You should also check the condition of your property, especially if you suspect any potential for damage or theft.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Assessing the state of your property</h2>\r\nWhether you’re doing the turnover yourself or hiring a cleaner to do it for you, make sure you or the cleaner accesses the state of your property after your guest checks out. A simple checklist to account for the both the presence and condition of all major appliances and furniture will do.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Filing a claim with Airbnb</h2>\r\nIf you find damage or missing items, take good photos for documentation and file a claim with Airbnb against the security deposit and/or Airbnb Host Guarantee right away. Include any written communications between you and the guest that corroborates or supports your claim, especially for any retaliatory damages.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">You have until your next guest check-in or up to 14 days to file a claim, whichever occurs sooner. In most cases, your window for filing a claim is just the few hours from the prior guest’s checkout to the next guest’s check-in, typically between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., making it a smart move for you to assess your property during each turnover. After your next guest checks in, you can’t make a successful claim because the damage or theft could now be due to the next guest.</p>\r\nFor minor claims that can be made on the security deposit, you can follow these steps:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li>Go to <a href=\"//www.airbnb.com/resolutions\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">www.airbnb.com/resolutions</a>.</li>\r\n \t<li>Click on “Request money.”</li>\r\n \t<li>Select the appropriate reservation to make your claim.</li>\r\n \t<li>From the “Select a reason” options, chose “Request compensation for damages.”</li>\r\n \t<li>Click on “Continue.”</li>\r\n \t<li>Type in details of specific damages or reasons for the claim and requested compensation amount.</li>\r\n \t<li>Submit to complete your request.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\nYour guest will have 72 hours to accept your request, which would then be paid out to you in approximately five to seven business days. However, if your guest doesn’t respond or refuses to accept within 72 hours, you can log back into your Airbnb account, go to the Resolution Center, and choose the “Involve Airbnb” option to bring Airbnb in to help resolve the claim. Airbnb may ask for additional information, such as receipts or proof of the condition of the damaged item prior to the reservation in question, which you must provide within 72 hours. According to Airbnb, most claims on security deposits are resolved within a week.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Following up with your guests</h2>\r\nWith guests receiving so many notifications from just about everywhere, many hosts are hesitant to add one more message to their guests’ inboxes. But sending a follow-up thank you note can make the all the difference for your performance.\r\n\r\nSend a thank you note within 12 to 24 hours after their checkout and include these three important items:\r\n<h3>Expressing sincere appreciation</h3>\r\nShare your sincere appreciation with your guests for choosing to stay with you. They could have chosen any other Airbnb listing in your area, but they chose to stay with you.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Thank them for being great guests if they left your property in good condition and were otherwise pleasant for you to host. Not only will this prime your guests to be in a better mood when reading your note, it may also encourage them to look back at their stay through a more positive lens.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Asking your guests for a review</h3>\r\nFrom our own survey of hosts, the percentage of their guests that leave reviews can range from as low as 30 percent to as high as 100 percent. Even though Airbnb now automatically sends emails to remind guests to leave reviews after checkout, these messages can get lost in their inboxes or guests may simply ignore them. Asking your guests to consider leaving you a review can drastically increase the percentage of your guests who end up leaving reviews.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Asking is especially crucial if your listing is new with little to no reviews. Notify your guests that you’re quite new to hosting and that every review helps tremendously. Guests who’ve otherwise enjoyed their stay with you are typically eager to oblige.</p>\r\nIn addition, Airbnb has many requirements when evaluating a host for Superhost status. One is that at least 50 percent of the guests who stay with the host end up leaving a review. By not asking your guests to leave a review, you risk falling below on this metric right from the start.\r\n<h3>Providing incentives for future stays</h3>\r\nA good way to end your thank you note to your guests is to offer them an incentive to book a future stay with you. Many hosts offer a discount of 5 to 15 percent to former guests and their family and friends.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271298\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271298\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-follow-up.jpg\" alt=\"Sample follow-up thank you note to guests.\" width=\"556\" height=\"352\" /> Sample follow-up thank you note to guests[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe sample note above hits on all three points: expressing sincere appreciation, asking for reviews, and offering value. Use the template to create your own.\r\n\r\nFor guests traveling to visit family for on an annual trip, they may well take you up on the offer. During low season periods, getting referrals can help you fill up some nights that otherwise would stay vacant.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Blocking out a day or two before and after reservations for preparation time</h2>\r\nIn rare situations, you may need to block a day or two in between reservations to have enough time to turn around and prepare the property for the next guests.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Consider blocking off a day or two before and after each reservation if your property needs extra time for a proper turnaround. For example, if you have a listing within a large building and many amenities on a vast property where you and your cleaners require more than four to five hours to properly clean and turn, add the extra day or two in between reservations.</p>\r\nIf you’re not seeking to maximize your profits and would prefer a more relaxed hosting experience, adding the extra day or two between reservations reduces the hectic chaos that could ensue for same-day turnarounds.\r\n\r\nHowever, adding this extra buffer means giving up those days of potential revenue because you’d be blocking those days off with each reservation that comes through. If your typical reservation lengths are short, say on average three days, then blocking off one day before and after takes your available days for booking down by 25 percent. The impact is less severe if your guests typically book long stays, such as losing a day or two for a three-week average stay length.\r\n\r\nTo block off one of two days between reservations, follow these steps:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li><strong> Log into your Airbnb account.</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Select “Availability settings” from your Calendar</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Select the dropdown menu under the “Preparation time” label with the coffee cup icon</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Select either “Block 1 night before and after each reservation” or “Block 2 nights before and after each reservation.”</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Select Save.</strong></li>\r\n</ol>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Choose the one-day option first to see if that’s enough time for you. You don’t need to block off more days than necessary unless you prefer the extra break between guests.</p>","description":"After your guest checks out, your work as their <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/airbnb-for-dummies-cheat-sheet-270019/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Airbnb</a> host still isn’t complete. The hours and days afterward are an opportunity for you to put the finishing touches to a successful reservation.\r\n\r\nAfter checkout is a great time to follow up with your guests and provide some incentives to encourage potential future bookings. You should also check the condition of your property, especially if you suspect any potential for damage or theft.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Assessing the state of your property</h2>\r\nWhether you’re doing the turnover yourself or hiring a cleaner to do it for you, make sure you or the cleaner accesses the state of your property after your guest checks out. A simple checklist to account for the both the presence and condition of all major appliances and furniture will do.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Filing a claim with Airbnb</h2>\r\nIf you find damage or missing items, take good photos for documentation and file a claim with Airbnb against the security deposit and/or Airbnb Host Guarantee right away. Include any written communications between you and the guest that corroborates or supports your claim, especially for any retaliatory damages.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">You have until your next guest check-in or up to 14 days to file a claim, whichever occurs sooner. In most cases, your window for filing a claim is just the few hours from the prior guest’s checkout to the next guest’s check-in, typically between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., making it a smart move for you to assess your property during each turnover. After your next guest checks in, you can’t make a successful claim because the damage or theft could now be due to the next guest.</p>\r\nFor minor claims that can be made on the security deposit, you can follow these steps:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li>Go to <a href=\"//www.airbnb.com/resolutions\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">www.airbnb.com/resolutions</a>.</li>\r\n \t<li>Click on “Request money.”</li>\r\n \t<li>Select the appropriate reservation to make your claim.</li>\r\n \t<li>From the “Select a reason” options, chose “Request compensation for damages.”</li>\r\n \t<li>Click on “Continue.”</li>\r\n \t<li>Type in details of specific damages or reasons for the claim and requested compensation amount.</li>\r\n \t<li>Submit to complete your request.</li>\r\n</ol>\r\nYour guest will have 72 hours to accept your request, which would then be paid out to you in approximately five to seven business days. However, if your guest doesn’t respond or refuses to accept within 72 hours, you can log back into your Airbnb account, go to the Resolution Center, and choose the “Involve Airbnb” option to bring Airbnb in to help resolve the claim. Airbnb may ask for additional information, such as receipts or proof of the condition of the damaged item prior to the reservation in question, which you must provide within 72 hours. According to Airbnb, most claims on security deposits are resolved within a week.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Following up with your guests</h2>\r\nWith guests receiving so many notifications from just about everywhere, many hosts are hesitant to add one more message to their guests’ inboxes. But sending a follow-up thank you note can make the all the difference for your performance.\r\n\r\nSend a thank you note within 12 to 24 hours after their checkout and include these three important items:\r\n<h3>Expressing sincere appreciation</h3>\r\nShare your sincere appreciation with your guests for choosing to stay with you. They could have chosen any other Airbnb listing in your area, but they chose to stay with you.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Thank them for being great guests if they left your property in good condition and were otherwise pleasant for you to host. Not only will this prime your guests to be in a better mood when reading your note, it may also encourage them to look back at their stay through a more positive lens.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Asking your guests for a review</h3>\r\nFrom our own survey of hosts, the percentage of their guests that leave reviews can range from as low as 30 percent to as high as 100 percent. Even though Airbnb now automatically sends emails to remind guests to leave reviews after checkout, these messages can get lost in their inboxes or guests may simply ignore them. Asking your guests to consider leaving you a review can drastically increase the percentage of your guests who end up leaving reviews.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Asking is especially crucial if your listing is new with little to no reviews. Notify your guests that you’re quite new to hosting and that every review helps tremendously. Guests who’ve otherwise enjoyed their stay with you are typically eager to oblige.</p>\r\nIn addition, Airbnb has many requirements when evaluating a host for Superhost status. One is that at least 50 percent of the guests who stay with the host end up leaving a review. By not asking your guests to leave a review, you risk falling below on this metric right from the start.\r\n<h3>Providing incentives for future stays</h3>\r\nA good way to end your thank you note to your guests is to offer them an incentive to book a future stay with you. Many hosts offer a discount of 5 to 15 percent to former guests and their family and friends.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271298\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271298\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-follow-up.jpg\" alt=\"Sample follow-up thank you note to guests.\" width=\"556\" height=\"352\" /> Sample follow-up thank you note to guests[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe sample note above hits on all three points: expressing sincere appreciation, asking for reviews, and offering value. Use the template to create your own.\r\n\r\nFor guests traveling to visit family for on an annual trip, they may well take you up on the offer. During low season periods, getting referrals can help you fill up some nights that otherwise would stay vacant.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Blocking out a day or two before and after reservations for preparation time</h2>\r\nIn rare situations, you may need to block a day or two in between reservations to have enough time to turn around and prepare the property for the next guests.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Consider blocking off a day or two before and after each reservation if your property needs extra time for a proper turnaround. For example, if you have a listing within a large building and many amenities on a vast property where you and your cleaners require more than four to five hours to properly clean and turn, add the extra day or two in between reservations.</p>\r\nIf you’re not seeking to maximize your profits and would prefer a more relaxed hosting experience, adding the extra day or two between reservations reduces the hectic chaos that could ensue for same-day turnarounds.\r\n\r\nHowever, adding this extra buffer means giving up those days of potential revenue because you’d be blocking those days off with each reservation that comes through. If your typical reservation lengths are short, say on average three days, then blocking off one day before and after takes your available days for booking down by 25 percent. The impact is less severe if your guests typically book long stays, such as losing a day or two for a three-week average stay length.\r\n\r\nTo block off one of two days between reservations, follow these steps:\r\n<ol>\r\n \t<li><strong> Log into your Airbnb account.</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Select “Availability settings” from your Calendar</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Select the dropdown menu under the “Preparation time” label with the coffee cup icon</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Select either “Block 1 night before and after each reservation” or “Block 2 nights before and after each reservation.”</strong></li>\r\n \t<li><strong> Select Save.</strong></li>\r\n</ol>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">Choose the one-day option first to see if that’s enough time for you. 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Set proper guest expectations and then exceed them during their actual stay. Yes, we realize the concept may be simple to understand but it’s sometimes challenging to execute with consistency.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Recognizing the factors that can affect guest satisfaction</h2>\r\nMany factors can help guests form their expectations of your property and you as the host — from the moment when your <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/airbnb-for-dummies-cheat-sheet-270019/\">Airbnb</a> listing catches their eye in the search results all the way to when they confirm and pay to secure the booking with you.\r\n\r\nThe following factors help set guest expectations:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Listing photos:</strong> By far the photos are the most important factor in setting guest expectations. Many guests often make a reservation based purely on what they see in your photos. Show what you can deliver consistently.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Listing description: </strong>Even though not all guests will read your entire description, let alone remember the details, guests will refer to it if they feel anything isn’t meeting their expectations. “Well, you mentioned air conditioning in your description when you only have a large fan” or “You didn’t disclose the fact that your building had no elevators to get to your unit on the 20th floor.” Upset guests will look for ammunition in your listing description to support refund requests or scathing reviews.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Initial guest communications: </strong>Although more and more guests are booking their reservations sending no inquiries to Airbnb hosts as listings increasingly turn on Instant Book, any early interactions will set the tone in how guests expect to communicate with you. Being courteous and responsive encourages guests to be the same.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Being realistic</h2>\r\nThere is a fine line between showcasing your listing in the best light and exaggerating — you want your photos, description, and communication to encourage bookings but not set you up for failure by setting unrealistic guest expectations. Your listing and your initial communications with guests will set expectations that will be too low, too high, or just right.\r\n\r\nAfter the guest makes a reservation, meeting or exceeding her expectations will require you to\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Provide a painless check-in process: </strong>Nothing gets a stay off to a bad start more quickly than a frustrating check-in process. Making the guests wait on you for in-person check-ins, sending confusing or incomplete information, or sending them check-in details too late can all add additional stress to what is typically already a stressful part of traveling — just getting to and settling in to their booked property.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Create a seamless guest stay: </strong>From well before their painless check-in to well after their painless checkout, everything you provide and do in between determines the quality of the stay for your guests and whether you meet or exceed their expectations.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nYou can set guest expectations too low, just right, or too high, and then the actual guest stay could fall short, meet, or exceed those expectations. The following figure shows the different scenarios between how you can set and meet guest expectations.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271300\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271300\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-guest-expectation.jpg\" alt=\"The guest expectation matrix.\" width=\"556\" height=\"242\" /> The guest expectation matrix[/caption]\r\n\r\nHere we look at the combinations and why there’s only one place you should aim to be — setting just right guest expectations and exceeding them.\r\n<h3>Sandbagging guest expectations — setting them too low</h3>\r\n“Underpromise and overdeliver!” This common advice given as a sure-fire way to obtain happy customers misses on one very important point — underpromising your offer will also undersell your offer.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips warning\">Taking this approach on Airbnb means not showcasing your listing in its best light. And with more listings coming online daily, your listing needs every advantage it must shine among the ever more intense competition. Underselling to sandbag guest expectations will result in fewer bookings for your listing than you deserve.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Overpromising guest expectations — setting them too high</h3>\r\nThe opposite of underselling is to overpromise, which can be just as bad but for a different reason. Taking this strategy could cause more initial bookings, but it raises guest expectations to levels that are unreasonable and unsustainable.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips warning\">The outcome is that you either underdeliver against these unrealistically high expectations, leading to poor guest ratings and thus poor long-term performance for your listing, or you’ll have to keep going above and beyond just trying to meet these expectations. Feeling overworked and underappreciated is a great way to achieve hosting burnout.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Getting into the Goldilocks zone — setting them just right</h3>\r\nTo neither handicap your listings ability to win bookings nor set yourself up for burnout, you must set realistic guest expectations by only promising what you can deliver for all guests for all bookings.\r\n\r\nMeeting guest expectations will be easy, but exceeding them will be possible and your efforts appreciated. Here you get the best outcome — receive glowing reviews from happy guests and all without unsustainable overworking on your part. Although setting unreasonably low or high guest expectations each has enticing incentives, both come with costs regardless of the actual guest stay you deliver. The best place to be is to set just right guest expectations and then exceed them.","description":"The secret to receiving consistent 5-star guest ratings from happy guests on Airbnb is simple. Set proper guest expectations and then exceed them during their actual stay. Yes, we realize the concept may be simple to understand but it’s sometimes challenging to execute with consistency.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Recognizing the factors that can affect guest satisfaction</h2>\r\nMany factors can help guests form their expectations of your property and you as the host — from the moment when your <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/home-auto-hobbies/travel/airbnb-for-dummies-cheat-sheet-270019/\">Airbnb</a> listing catches their eye in the search results all the way to when they confirm and pay to secure the booking with you.\r\n\r\nThe following factors help set guest expectations:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Listing photos:</strong> By far the photos are the most important factor in setting guest expectations. Many guests often make a reservation based purely on what they see in your photos. Show what you can deliver consistently.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Listing description: </strong>Even though not all guests will read your entire description, let alone remember the details, guests will refer to it if they feel anything isn’t meeting their expectations. “Well, you mentioned air conditioning in your description when you only have a large fan” or “You didn’t disclose the fact that your building had no elevators to get to your unit on the 20th floor.” Upset guests will look for ammunition in your listing description to support refund requests or scathing reviews.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Initial guest communications: </strong>Although more and more guests are booking their reservations sending no inquiries to Airbnb hosts as listings increasingly turn on Instant Book, any early interactions will set the tone in how guests expect to communicate with you. Being courteous and responsive encourages guests to be the same.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Being realistic</h2>\r\nThere is a fine line between showcasing your listing in the best light and exaggerating — you want your photos, description, and communication to encourage bookings but not set you up for failure by setting unrealistic guest expectations. Your listing and your initial communications with guests will set expectations that will be too low, too high, or just right.\r\n\r\nAfter the guest makes a reservation, meeting or exceeding her expectations will require you to\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Provide a painless check-in process: </strong>Nothing gets a stay off to a bad start more quickly than a frustrating check-in process. Making the guests wait on you for in-person check-ins, sending confusing or incomplete information, or sending them check-in details too late can all add additional stress to what is typically already a stressful part of traveling — just getting to and settling in to their booked property.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Create a seamless guest stay: </strong>From well before their painless check-in to well after their painless checkout, everything you provide and do in between determines the quality of the stay for your guests and whether you meet or exceed their expectations.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nYou can set guest expectations too low, just right, or too high, and then the actual guest stay could fall short, meet, or exceed those expectations. The following figure shows the different scenarios between how you can set and meet guest expectations.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_271300\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"556\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-271300\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/airbnb-guest-expectation.jpg\" alt=\"The guest expectation matrix.\" width=\"556\" height=\"242\" /> The guest expectation matrix[/caption]\r\n\r\nHere we look at the combinations and why there’s only one place you should aim to be — setting just right guest expectations and exceeding them.\r\n<h3>Sandbagging guest expectations — setting them too low</h3>\r\n“Underpromise and overdeliver!” This common advice given as a sure-fire way to obtain happy customers misses on one very important point — underpromising your offer will also undersell your offer.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips warning\">Taking this approach on Airbnb means not showcasing your listing in its best light. And with more listings coming online daily, your listing needs every advantage it must shine among the ever more intense competition. Underselling to sandbag guest expectations will result in fewer bookings for your listing than you deserve.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Overpromising guest expectations — setting them too high</h3>\r\nThe opposite of underselling is to overpromise, which can be just as bad but for a different reason. Taking this strategy could cause more initial bookings, but it raises guest expectations to levels that are unreasonable and unsustainable.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips warning\">The outcome is that you either underdeliver against these unrealistically high expectations, leading to poor guest ratings and thus poor long-term performance for your listing, or you’ll have to keep going above and beyond just trying to meet these expectations. 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