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Hi everyone,

 

New Year, new start? Those familiar words can feel a bit difficult in the current climate, but we all do try our best to make the most of it, regardless. Whether it’s getting in shape, learning a new skill or quitting a bad habit, the majority of us try out a resolution for at least the first week of January! 

 

For Hosts there are different goals based on our previous learnings, experiences and successes - be they ratings, revenue or relationships.

 

What are your hosting goals for 2022? And how to plan to meet them?

 

If there’s one term we can use for Hosts, it’s highly adaptable. I look forward to hearing how you’re adapting your business to meet your goals!

 

Thanks,

 

Quincy

22 Replies

Re: What are your hosting goals for 2022?

in
Greenville, SC
Level 2

My goal is to find out the best pricing for my area and style of home.  I will spend this time to revamp my ad.  Good luck, all! 

Re: What are your hosting goals for 2022?

in
York, United Kingdom
Level 2

Oh my goodness, love the look!  I have a simple bungalow/cottage on Airbnb here in York, England but my own home is a Victorian detached which is craving a makeover.  I am constantly repairing, replacing, working on the cottage and my own home doesn't get a look in.   This year my goal is to concentrate on longer term lets of 1 month + so that I can free up some time.  I've been letting out my cottage for holidays for the past 5 years.

Re: What are your hosting goals for 2022?

in
London, United Kingdom
Level 10

@Alison880 

 

Long lets work for me. As I am hosting in my own home, there's still a lot of work involved as I have to tend to the guests' day to day needs + I have three guest rooms rented out on separate bookings.

 

However, if you are renting out a separate property, sure that should free up time. Just please be aware of UK tenancy rules. I don't have to worry about this too much as I rent in my own, primary residence, so that means my guests do not have tenants' rights. At most, they are lodgers/licensees, and the rules are very different.

 

Before you start doing one month + stays, do make sure you are thoroughly au fait and up-to-date with what right they may or may not have under the tenancy laws, what is involved if you need to evict them (Airbnb may well not help you) etc.

 

I don't want to scare you, but it's best to be fully informed.

 

On a happier note, best of luck with your renovations on your Victorian home. Would love to see before/after pictures and, if you have the time, do please post them here:

 

https://community.withairbnb.com/t5/Hosting/Before-and-after-pics/m-p/486728#M110692

 

Re: What are your hosting goals for 2022?

in
Merrimack, NH
Level 10

As older hosts, we have had our in-home listing inactive during the global Covid 19 pandemic. We have opened it back up for late winter and hope to be able to host guests again. Meanwhile, we already have a reservation for the fall, so here's hoping the pandemic is well behind us by then.  M.E. 

Re: What are your hosting goals for 2022?

in
Huskisson, Australia
Level 10

@Quincy my goals for 2022 is to get my tax spread sheet done ealier than last year.

Make new cushion covers for lounge and the outside furniture. try and stick to the blocking my before and after guest book in, so that I am not as rushed with change overers. 

Re: What are your hosting goals for 2022?

in
Shepherdstown, WV
Level 3

We usually close for January, and this year is no different. Most years we use this month for renovations at the Airbnb. This time we are remodeling our home, so we've moved over to our Airbnb. We are having a wonderful time. It really feels like we're on vacation!  

 

2021 ended up being our favorite year for hosting. People were so ready to travel. Most of our guests come from the DC metro area.  After a year of working from home in tiny apartments, people really appreciated getting out and stretching their legs.  The littles especially loved running around outside and playing in the stream.  We had to make some adjustments in booking due to covid, but we still had a really good year financially. 

 

Here's hoping for an even better 2022 everyone!

 

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Re: What are your hosting goals for 2022?

in
Allentown, PA
Level 2

What a lovely spot you have outside for your guests, @Ginger3 !  I have found the same thing with folks from big cities as we are an hour north of Philadelphia and 2 hours west of NYC.  We're not really in the most luscious vacation area (like YOU appear to be!!) but honestly, folks are so delighted to have a cottage, even in a busy area, that looks and feels fresh and clean and is just different from the same old, same old they have been stuck in for so long! 

 

I actually just booked a cottage on a farm for myself in February,  just 18 mins away!!   I'm getting my Staycation and I don't have to do laundry afterwards!!  LOL


Anyone else taken a Staycation nearby your own Airbnb just to get a weekend away? 🙂  

 

Anyway, cheers to all for a successful 2022 (we certainly deserve it, don't you think!?)  

Re: What are your hosting goals for 2022?

in
Brentwood, TN
Level 2

It sounds like some of the top things everyone has on their list is maintenance for the start of 2022. I'm right there with you.. Jan./Feb. in Nashville, I dedicate to upgrading my properties..new pots/pans, towels...in some cases furniture...and new paint.

That aside, my top 3 goals are: Repeat Guests,  A Set Goal on the number of 5 star Reviews, and some sort of CRM to manage information about all of my guests. 

-S

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