Are you considering getting started with Airbnb? Prioritize Quality Over Quantity
When you’re preparing to list your home on vacation rental sites like Airbnb and VRBO, you might wonder how you can ensure your guests have a good time and leave excellent reviews. While the location of your property is likely to play a big role in its popularity, it is the finishing touches that will delight your guests. Here are some tips to help you run a successful Airbnb (or any vacation rental site).
the best way to decorate your property to the high standard that many guests expect is to use a professional interior decorator.
-Karl Founder, Great Dwellings
Make It Homely
One of the best pieces of advice you’re likely to get regarding your vacation rental is to prepare it like you’re hosting your favorite family member. Guests who seek out places to stay on rental sites, rather than going to a major hotel chain, are often looking for a homely feel. An empty space with Ikea furniture won’t give them what they’re looking for. Instead, you need to give your property a cozy atmosphere. Provide furniture that is comfortable to relax on and hang pictures on the walls to make them seem less bare.
Many people think that when you’re just getting started with Airbnb it would be wise to let your property make some money before you spend money. However, that’s not the way to do it. Cutting costs during the decoration phase is not the way to run a successful Airbnb business, as it can lead to poor reviews and fewer bookings. Your first few reviews are important. You don’t want to get started on the wrong foot. Instead, the best way to decorate your property to the high standard that many guests expect is to use a professional interior decorator. A professional can ensure your design decisions fit together beautifully to create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. Don’t know any interior decorators? That’s no problem. We have some on our team we can recommend.
Hire an Experienced Property Manager
Once you have your home looking good, it’s time to hire an experienced property manager to take care of your place. The property managers at Great Dwellings can schedule turnovers on your behalf and communicate with your prospective and current guests. If you are ready to start listing your home on vacation rental sites like Airbnb and VRBO, it is time for you to apply to become a Great Dwelling member. Get in touch today to start your application process.