7 Most Common Airbnb Problems And Tips On How To Solve Them
- June 28, 2022
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As it stands, the number of travellers choosing to stay in Airbnb properties is growing exponentially. There are many reasons why travellers opt for an Airbnb stay, including property size, amenities and proximity to attractions and events among others.
However, to receive any bookings, it is important for you as a host to create an Airbnb listing that stands out from the rest. Continue reading for a detailed guide on how to make your Airbnb listing stand out.
An Airbnb listing is considered to be a detailed profile of the rental property you wish to offer to travel guests via the Airbnb platform. The listing, which is published on the Airbnb site, contains all sorts of information about the property in question, including a description of the type of property, number of guests, policies as well as photos of various parts of the property.
Most hosts are required to pay 3 per cent Airbnb listing fees on the booking subtotal – this subtotal is calculated as the per night rate, cleaning fees and any other applicable guest fees.
1). Make Your Listing Description As Accurate As Possible
While it is important for you to try and sell your property by sprucing up the listing, it is recommended that you provide an accurate and informative description. If you use false advertising, your guests may end up being disappointed with what they find, and eventually, ask for refunds.
You can add information about nearby attractions and amenities that may have a positive impact on your guests’ stay as a way of sprucing up the listing.
2). Get Some High-Quality Photos
If you really want your listing to stand out from the rest, be sure to invest in high-quality photos for your listing. For starters, look for a great photographer who has prior listing photography experience. Before having the photos taken, make a list of the areas you would like to showcase to ensure that you don’t miss anything.
3). Update the Listing on a Regular Basis
It goes without saying that you should complete every part of your Airbnb listing. Potential guests will be more willing to make a booking when they have all the relevant information – i.e. they don’t need to keep researching for more.
Furthermore, to avoid any surprises on the side of your guests, be sure to update the listing on a regular basis, to ensure that it reflects the current situation – with regard to property or policy changes.
4). Add A Great Airbnb Host Profile
If you want to show guests that you are eager to host them, trustworthy, transparent and reliable, it is essential that you create a stand-out Airbnb host profile. An Airbnb profile plays an essential role in helping guests to get to know you better and connect with you.
Airbnb guests normally want to connect Airbnb hosts and their listings; as such, you should try your best to make a good first impression. Attach a professional photo to the profile accompanied by a brief description of yourself.
5). Identify Your Ideal Guest
One of the best ways for you to make your Airbnb listing stand out from other Airbnb listings is by having complete and accurate knowledge of your ideal guest. When you know who your ideal guest is, you can accurately anticipate their needs. With this knowledge you can find out more about local events and attractions that align with their interests; and with it, meet their exact needs.
6). Provide Prompt Responses To Potential Guests
You can make your guests, and potential guests, feel better about your listing by responding quickly to their messages. Regardless of whether managing the Airbnb is your full-time job or not, try your best to make time to respond to guests as soon as possible. This way, they will also be more willing to leave a positive review of your rental property.
7). Provide Family-Friendly Options
To open up your listing to all sorts of travellers including families, it is recommended that you provide family-friendly additions to your property. Consider adding things like child-proof fencing, extra bedding and even a baby’s high chair among others as a means of marketing your property to families. You can also put together an updated list of family-friendly events and parks close to the property.
8). Get Personal
Another way to make your listing stand out from other Airbnb listings is to get personal with your offers to guests. For instance, one of the personal touches you can add to your listing is to provide some form of welcoming gift. This can be anything from gifts to local delicacies and drinks among others – provided that they are welcoming in nature.
Alternatively, you can consider catering to special occasions and events – like a couples weekend with strawberries and wine included at an extra fee.
By following the above guide closely, you will have a higher chance of making your Airbnb stand out from the competition; and with it, achieve greater success when it comes to earning a return on your short-term rental property.
If you want to succeed as an Airbnb host, it’s not enough to just let Airbnb manage listings for you. BNB Booking specialises in helping short-term rental property owners market their properties better; thus earning higher returns. To kickstart your journey to success in the short-term rental property market please get in touch with the experts.
Please call us at BNB Booking today on 1300 421 029 or leave an enquiry and we will get back to you as soon as possible.