If you're looking to make some extra income by renting out your home on Airbnb, there are a few steps that can ensure that your listing is always booked. In this two-part series, we'll give you some helpful tips on how to make your Airbnb property more attractive to guests, so you can maximize your earnings.
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1) Encourage Reviews
Encouraging reviews is one of the best ways to keep your Airbnb property booked. Reviews provide social proof that your listing is a great place to stay, and they can help convince potential guests to book with you.
Thank your Airbnb for choosing to stay at your property and go above and beyond to make sure their needs are met. At the end of their stay, send them a follow-up message asking if they enjoyed their stay and if there's anything you could've done to improve their experience.
2) Provide Premium Photos
Airbnb listing photos are the first things your potential guests will see when they come across your listing. If your photos are poor quality, they will reflect badly on your listing and could deter potential guests from booking with you.
Make sure your photos are high quality and show your Airbnb property in the best light possible. If you're not a professional photographer, you can hire one to take photos of your property. Consider light editing as well.
3) Update the Calendar Promptly
Every host's Airbnb calendar should be up to date at all times. If potential guests try to book a stay and your calendar is not updated, they may become frustrated and look elsewhere, which doesn't bode well when you want to get people to stay.
Make sure to update your calendar as soon as your schedule changes. Hosts can also set up an automatic response so potential guests know you received their message and you'll get back to them soon.
4) Offer the Right Price Tag
Price is a key fact as to whether or not people book rooms on Airbnb. When it comes to pricing your rental, make sure it's in line with what other hosts are charging. Look at similar properties in the area and see what they're charging.
There's also Airbnb's "Smart Pricing" tool, which can automatically adjust your prices based on demand. However, this means you won't have as much control over your pricing decisions. No host wants to charge too little and lose out on money or charge too much and have no guests, after all.
5) Enable Instant Booking
One of the best ways to encourage guests to book your rental is to enable instant booking. This means guests can book your rental without having to wait for you to approve their request. This is a great way to streamline the booking process and make it more convenient for guests. Plus, it encourages more booking, as guests won't have to wait for you to get back to them.
By following these simple tips, you can make sure your Airbnb property is always booked. Stay tuned for part two, where we'll give you more tips on how to become a better host, which will evidently make your property even more attractive to guests.
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