I reached out to learn how to sell and transfer future reservations to the new owner. I was completely shocked at the answer! I have over a 100 future reservations and am told I have to tell all the guests that I must cancel their res and then they have to rebook with new owner!
My Goodness, if I was a guest Is be upset and shocked that I have to jump threw a those hoops again. Can you imagine the anxiety that would cause people! Surely AirBnB can find an easier way to transfer a property into a new owners name and not involve the guests!!!
With all the brilliant IT Specialist available AirBnB is telling us they can't do something as simple as a few behind the scenes key strokes?
@Debbie930 Guests book based on the property and also the reviews. You, as the current host, earned those reviews. The next owner might not be a good, attentive host, or keep the property adequately maintained.
You can't just pass guests along as if they were part of the furnishings. They need to be given a choice as to whether they want to take their chances on a new host with no reviews. That's why you can't transfer listings and guests.
It's not really a good practice to continue to take bookings when you have your place on the market. It would have been prudent to research transfers of listings when deciding to sell, rather than after the fact.
@Debbie930 No intention to be either condescending nor rude, but if that is the way you read it, that's up to you.
Personally, I consider it rude to continue to take 100 reservations when a place has been put in the market for sale.
@Debbie930 if you cancel 100 reservations you will have to pay a penalty for each cancellation and I think it is 60-100˘$ each.
So, you and a new owner should talk and find a solution between the two of you. Either he could be your cohost and you can host together for a while.... or he can rent a place to you until the last of these 100 bookings ends.
If the calendar isn't still full, the new owner can open an account on Airbnb and create the new listing but open the calendar just for these, remained, available nights. Of course, you should block these available nights on your calendar.
My understanding referencing the sell is to avoid penalty I sent AirBnB the sales contract. I would be extremely upset to pay penalties that are more than the rent!
@Debbie930 when we parted ways with our previous property manager the existing reservations under her host account had to be canceled and rebooked on my new account. We could not transfer the reservations from her account to mine-- and that was not even a property sale. Airbnb policy on this is intentional; it's not that they could not technically support this, it's that they do not want to.
Did You sell Your place with the existing airbnb reservations? In other words, did the acquiring party pay $100,000 for the place plus $15,000 for the airbnb reservations, a total of $115,000?
I just took a lock at Your listing and I'm updating my post:
Did You sell Your place with the existing airbnb reservations? In other words, did the acquiring party pay $15,000 for the place plus $15,000 for the airbnb reservations, a total of $30,000?
Are You aware of the fact that the cabin needs a new roof?
No, there is no consideration for the future reservations. However, the entire property is income producing, so the buyer purchased for the income potential. As far as the roof, I've bern a real estate appraiser for 40 yrs and not much gets by me when it comes to property condition. The roof is intentionally aged and molded for the pre-civil war character of the area in which it is located. Under the aged look is a good roof.
You are running a business. It is your responsibility to do your do your diligence. Consider yourself lucky that experienced hosts are willing to give you free advice. IMO, this is the only site where you can get free professional advice that you can use to build your business. Personally, I think you should consider apologizing to @Sarah977 for your condescending comment. But that's just my opinion.
All the best For your future plans.