• These DC founders got accepted to Y Combinator for their new Airbnb enhancing app - Press Coverage

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    These DC founders got accepted to Y Combinator for their new Airbnb-enhancing app

    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...

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  • Airbnb bookings in D.C. are nearing an all time high for Trump’s inauguration - Press Coverage

    Washington Post

    Airbnb bookings in D.C. are nearing an all-time high for Trump’s inauguration

    “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.”

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  • Donald Trump’s Surprise Victory Blows Up Washington’s Airbnb Market - Press Coverage

    Huffington Post

    Donald Trump’s Surprise Victory Blows Up Washington’s Airbnb Market

    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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  • Want to put your apartment on Airbnb Here’s what you need to know first - Press Coverage

    Washington Post Express

    Want to put your apartment on Airbnb? Here’s what you need to know first.

    “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.

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