I am trying to understand if I will be penalized for cancelling future guests - IF we sell our home. Currently, I have my calendar closed after June as I learn what to do. We may put our place on the market in early June. If we don't get a good offer, we will wait another year. I'd like to keep my calendar open just in case. Maybe close it for July but have it open August forward? That way, it will give guests time to find another place. What is the Airbnb policy on this? I'm thinking, after it sells, to stop hosting as some of the hosting stories involving Airbnb support has me very concerned. Any advice would be appreciated. @moderators
Hosts cancelling bookings is the kiss of death. *Never, ever cancel* unless the house has burnt down or something similar. You will otherwise be heavily penalised by Airbnb and the best you could hope for is to be at the bottom of search results for years to come.
I was in a similar situation planning to sell my previous Airbnb. I kept the calendar open only three months ahead, as that's about the length of time it takes to conduct a sale in the UK.