Great Dwellings is a property management company for short-term rental properties (think Airbnb). As the website declares, “we take the hassle out of hosting, helping busy vacation rental owners rent out rooms and apartments by optimizing pricing, screening guests, handling key drops, cleaning…” — you get the idea...
“This is, without a doubt, the busiest event for us,” said Karl Scarlett, owner of Great Dwellings, a District-based company that helps homeowners manage Airbnb rentals. “January in D.C. is usually brutal for this industry. But when there’s an inauguration, people are literally booking in the $1,000-a-night range.”
Karl Scarlett, owner of Great Dwellings, which manages Airbnb rentals for homeowners, said he had 90 cancellations for the roughly 100 properties he manages in D.C. in the 48 hours after the election.
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“We have no shortage of guests,” says Karl Scarlett, founder of Great Dwellings, noting that some properties they manage have guests staying 90 percent of the time. Scarlett notes that he’ll only work with clients who are legally renting out their space, such as owners and potentially renters who follow the proper channels. So that’s just one of many reasons to follow the rules when trying out Airbnb.