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Best tips to create the perfect Airbnb profile

Written by City Relay

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 London home too? Or have you been on Airbnb for some time and still struggle to get more bookings with all the competition in London? Check out our tips and tricks on how to build your perfect Airbnb profile!

Share your contact details

The more responsive you are the better! It’s necessary to provide guests with the best contact details because you want to be reachable 24/7, if necessary. You don’t need to worry about your 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!

Captivate potential guests with your description

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, just enough to make guests believe that you are a trustworthy host.

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 – even your reasons for being an Airbnb host and everything that could make your Airbnb profile 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.

Here’s an example:

“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 life 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 doing DIY projects 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!”


Have an appropriate profile picture 

This is not just a small part of an Airbnb profile. It’s as important as the rest of your description!

To ensure 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! Consider including your family members or friends who 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 an Airbnb profile picture, it pays off to keep it simple and clear as an overwhelming background might take away your guests’ attention.

Ask for references

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, employer, friends and relatives for a brief reference before you receive the first reviews from your guests.

Provide a verified identification 

For a brand new Airbnb host, it’s 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 other 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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