I have noticed a listing that says "this is a rare find" "this place is usually booked" with a lightbulb symbol. Is this something automatically triggered by airbnb? What is the criteria if this is the case?
I've noticed it pops up when inquiry/request is for a period that already has some bookings, even if the months after are still completely unbooked. Sales gimmick like other booking sites saying "4 others are interested in this".
me and my partner are hosting private rooms in the same appartment, 5 of the listings are on his names and 5 of them are on mine. when I search from different account listings on his name is always rare find and on mine never, even though we have 99% same.
I just started last year ( April ) and my apartments just got the rare find by them self. I do not know if you can do things to get it other than being booked most of the time.
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You achieve it by....being a rare fiind 🙂 Your place is mostly booked out.
No-one knows the critieria.
I have never had it but am booked up most of the time, so it's not really something I worry about.
Rare Find is applied to profiles that usually book out of available dates. Im somewhat new to Airbnb and only rent out my home on weekends. Every weekend that I open on my calender gets booked so it only took me 2 months to get the "rare find" badge. If you really want this status I would just make sure that any open dates you have get booked, maybe that means closing some dates or lowering your prices.
Agreed Chris, I'm seeing rare finds on so many new listings... how can a new listing, with no reviews and their calendar wide open (i.e. not a single booked period) say that it's usually booked! 😉
I've got the busiest listings in my city (based off of review count) and mine are constantly busy, yet I've never once noticed the rare find moniker on any of my listings during a period of vacancy. But I look at other listings in my city with 3x fewer reviews that have been around as long as me, and they have a "Rare Find".....someone needs to fix their algorithm.
Rare find can appear, disappear, and re-appear. I have seen my listings with Rare Find when it was booked most of time in the current month. It is also related to the booking requests in the next 30 days and number of views in last 30 days as well I believe. One of my listing has a long-term booking for three months. It does not have this but another listing was booked frequently in the next 30 days got this appeared.