Alright, if you’re super-into the idea of Airbnb hosting — don’t miss this next section.Here’s the culmination of a year’s worth of (hard-won) wisdom. Here are 10 lessons I’ve learned as an Airbnb Host.For example: Technically, Airbnb says that the host should provide enough consumables to get started for a week, and long-term guests should replenish supplies.When long-term guests ask for more laundry detergent or trash bags, I could theoretically point to that page on the Airbnb site, and say, But why act petty? It takes 10 minutes, it costs , and it results in a happier guest. Remember, you’re selling an experience, not just four walls and a roof.Traditional rentals are “commodities.” You’re leasing four walls and a roof, plus the most bare-bones level of service (urgent repairs). Your role is closer to that of a hotel concierge than a landlord.
”“This way, we won’t be taking the spot of another customer who would pay full-price. I could have said: can’t pay my rate, then my reply is helpful: it informs them about low-cost alternatives.
You’ll share a common kitchen and living area, but you’ll pay a fraction of the cost. Homes that are 15 to 20 minutes away will be much cheaper than a unit in the heart of Midtown.
A few safe, clean suburbs within a 20-minute drive include Marietta, Norcross, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Vinings; they’re all family-friendly neighborhoods with more affordable units.
I’ve now hosted 55 guests, which comes to a total of 110 hours.
An additional ,185.11 over the span of 110 hours equals .31 per hour.