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Hosting tips | September 28, 2018
This is it! You’ve been hearing people bragging about Airbnb long enough and now you are ready to make the most out of your flat too? Or have you been on Airbnb for some time and still struggle to get more bookings? Check out our tips and tricks on how to build your perfect Airbnb profile!
The more responsive you are the better! It’s necessary to provide guests with the best contact details for you, you will need to be reachable 24/7 if necessary. You don’t need to worry about your personal contact details as Airbnb will keep them safe until you confirm the booking! It’s even more important to share your contact details if you’re away and cannot meet your guests in person! The City Relay team are on hand 24/7 to provide the best possible service to your guests so you won’t have to worry about a thing!
Above everything else, be open and honest about yourself in your description. Share a little bit about your interests, your background etc. There’s no need to share too much though as the guests could be driven away by an oversharer!
Can you speak an extra language? Great! It will turn out to be very handy when communicating with your guests. They will thank you later, you’ll see! Do you bake fantastic cupcakes or play the piano? Fantastic! These are things that should not be missing in your description! Share your passions, hobbies and dreams, your reasons for being an Airbnb host and basically everything that could make your Airbnb profile to stand out. The description is a friendly insight into who you are.
As much as it’s important to make a good impression, it’s also essential to make an honest one! It may be helpful to be careful with the language and grammar you use, as it should be a representation of who you are.
“Hi there, my name is Lukáš and I am an artist. As my name suggests, I come from the Czech Republic. My partner Wendy and I enjoy our lives living in the lively and colourful Notting Hill. We’re lucky enough to travel regularly with work as we both love experiencing all parts of the world. When at home, you can find us carrying out some DIY or spending time outdoors, hiking and cycling. We’re always happy to meet new people and we love socialising with our friends! I’m also a keen musician, often jamming with my best friends. Wendy is a talented cook, her blueberry cupcakes are our neighbours’ absolute favourites! 🙂 We’re here to welcome you into our cosy nest and make your stay as enjoyable as possible!”
It might seem to be just a small part of an Airbnb profile. In fact, it’s as important as the rest of your description!
In order to ensure that your profile photo has the right effect, use a clear image and don’t forget to smile as guests respond more often to a happy host! Additionally, consider including your family members or friends that help you manage your property. This small detail will help your guests to be familiar with everyone they could be in contact with during their stay.
Last but not least, don’t spend too much time looking for the perfect holiday selfie. When it comes to Airbnb profile picture, it pays off to keep it simple and clear as an overwhelming background might take away your guests’ attention.
Guest reviews are the lifeblood of all Airbnb hosts with regular bookings. If you’re at the beginning of your Airbnb hosting journey, it’s worth asking your landlord, business partner, your employer, but also friends and relatives for a brief reference before you have received the first reviews from your guests.
For a brand new Airbnb host, it’s absolutely essential to establish trust with your potential guests and the verified host/guest system is the best way to make your Airbnb profile as trustworthy as possible. You will become a verified host by providing Airbnb with a valid ID (passport, driving license, visa, national identity card). By verifying your profile, you ensure Airbnb and all your guests that you are not fraudulent and that your intentions are good.
And that’s it! Now you know everything you need to create the perfect Airbnb profile! But before you start working on it, you might want to check out some of our other handful tips to become a successful Airbnb host, especially how to make the best photoshoot and the best house manual. Otherwise, keep in mind we can help. Indeed, City Relay is the most trusted short letting company in London and we can help you get the most out of your property without the hassle. Becoming a host is quick and easy, simply click the button below and fill out your details to view your property’s earning potential!
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