Top 5 Ways to Manage Your Airbnb Business Remotely
Travelling the world and managing multiple profitable Airbnb accounts isn’t a dream anymore. Money can flow to your bank account while you’re living the life of your dreams easily if you follow these five easy tips:
1. Be one the call 24/7. Unless you have a co-host who can help you manage your Airbnb listing, you are required to be available for guests 24/7. It means that you should ensure that places you travel to have reliable wireless local area network. Being on long haul flights is another situation where you can become unavailable for your guests. In general, managing your Airbnb listings remotely requires you to answer emails late and to be ready for calls in the middle of the night.
2. Have an experience check-in assistant. If you don’t want to answer calls in the middle of the night, then you need to have a friend, colleague or a property management company which can help you with check-ins. Whoever you chose, your appointee should have great communication skills and excellent command of the English language.
3. Arrange a keyless entrance. It’s a common practice among the experienced hosts to install locks that don't need keys. Such locks are usually activated by pin number or passwords. They allow guests not to be afraid about locking themselves up or losing the keys. You can install a key safe or a lockbox so that when your guests arrive, they enter a pin to open the box and get access to the keys upon arrival. This way, no one needs to be at the property when guests arrive. Smart, isn’t it?
4. Hire skilled cleaners. Lockboxes are useful not just for your guests but also for the cleaners who will help you to keep your properties tidy. When it comes to cleaners, you should make sure to check the quality of their work before you leave the country. Tidiness is one of the key principles of Airbnb success, so you need to be 100% sure that your cleaners are doing a perfect job in a timely manner.
5. Create an all-encompassing welcome guide. One of the reasons why travelers love Airbnb is that they get an opportunity to talk with the local people and get to know about the place they’re staying at directly from the hosts. Even if you’re not there when your guests arrive, you can still make their experience great by creating an all-encompassing welcome guide. You can email it to your guests before they come and leave a written copy on a kitchen table. These are the things that you need to cover:
• The easiest way to get to nearby attractions
• Several walking routes
• Emergency contact numbers
• Guides for electrical appliances
• Garbage disposal guide
• Access to spare towels and linen
• House Rules
No matter where your Airbnb is, you need to supply one copy of a welcome guide in English.
Some people find it challenging to be on the phone 24/7 and handle complaints while being far away. Especially those who want to enjoy every bit of their travels, but need to deal with problems related to their short-let business. If these things bother you, hiring a property management company like UnicoHost is a great way to make sure that your business runs smoothly while you’re living the life of your dream. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need professional help with your host management services.