With the increase of Airbnb, more and more property owners are starting to see this as a lucrative way to make some extra money. In addition to having property you can legally rent out, you need to take care of a few other things as well to become an Airbnb host, especially if you want to do well and actually make money.
One of the first things you should do before you become an Airbnb host is to evaluate your home and see what in your home guests would not like or what you do not want them to have access to. If there are personal items you care about on your property or papers with sensitive information, you will need to put them somewhere else, like a storage unit or another property. You should also get rid of extra clutter and either donate, sell, store, or toss it. Remember that Airbnb guests want relaxation, which they cannot do that in an over-cluttered space, so decluttering your home is especially important!
Before you get too far along in becoming an Airbnb host, make sure that it makes financial sense to you. You can find multiple Airbnb calculators online designed to help you figure out about how much you could reasonably make from becoming a host. Do not forget to account for your costs, from utilities to extras you offer guests to a cleaning service.
When it comes to listing your Airbnb, the photos are what will make it stand out. The description is also important, but the photos are what will grab the attention of potential guests. Your photos need to make a good impression for your home. Show off the features that will make it truly appeal to guests so it stands out. Combine this with a detailed description that highlights what makes your place stand out from the others in your area. Try to use some keywords such as “Airbnb Austin, TX” to help it gain some traction in search results!
Ideally, you will take a good look around your space before you create the listing to ensure that you have everything guests would need. Make sure you have basics in your kitchen, linens, beach towels (if appropriate), hair dryers, toilet paper, and other essentials.
Before you host your first guests and between every guest, you need to make sure you thoroughly clean the place. This will have a significant impact on reviews. Cleanliness goes back to getting rid of clutter since it is harder to keep a place well-organized and clean if it is too full of stuff. Some Airbnb hosts choose to clean the place themselves between guests while others will hire a cleaning service to do so for them. Either is fine; you just need to evaluate how thoroughly you could clean it yourself or what that cleaning would be worth in terms of your time.
If you want to transform your property into a successful Airbnb there’s a lot you’ll need to consider and several steps you’ll need to take. Thankfully for you, Crampt is here to help make the process a little easier on you. With our on-demand storage services, you can easily organize, move, and store your belongings without ever stepping foot in a self storage unit. That’s because our team will come to you and move any item you need to our climate controlled storage facility so that you can have more room for your Airbnb. And if you ever need something from your storage space, we’ll deliver the items you want back at a time and place that’s convenient for you.
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For more tips on turning your home into a rental and how to make your Airbnb stand out, check out this blog post from the experts at Crampt.