I know life can be really busy, and we often hear in the Community Center that you are having to juggle many things at the same time. This is often where having a handy hosting routine can be a great help!
We’ve had many great conversations about what you do to make hosting easier and more time efficient. I thought it would be great to bundle a few together, as there are some amazing tips: Here are a few highlights:
There are a variety of methods that can help you to host, including many time saving tools or devices. From setting up saved message templates to potentially spreading the load with a co-host or even hiring a cleaner. Different things work for different hosts.
Do any of these sound familiar to you? Have you managed to get into a good hosting routine and if so what methods have you found the most useful?
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
We are new to hosting, and love to see post like this. I am using the app TurnoverBnB to help with the cleaning schedule. My cleaner is synch'd up on her app and she is able to see my booking dates and check-out times. With each booking she is able to accept my cleaning which ensures me that it will be done. what is also nice is that you can also message through the app. Again, new to hosting, but this has saved a lot of time for us. @Stephanie
I clean and manage the property myself; it's a small house, so doesn't take much time.
I use template messages and I leave the cleaning material in the house; when I get out of the house, I go to the laundry, and while waiting for the close, I report the new guest to the foreigners services in the laptop, and send the information to the fiscality services.
Well, I agree with the point as it is very critical to clean all dust and dirt from the widow. Dirty window do not allow the proper flow of air in the premises.
While we haven't used it yet, I would recommend the Properly App. It's like a photo checklist for cleaners or someone who is getting the house prepared for you.
I second the Properly app. We used this with out last ABNB and found it great to be able to take pictures to visually show our cleaner how everything is to be set up. It was also helpful for myself making the list instead of just remembering how I like it, I could actually see it. Helped me not forget things to tell the cleaner. Loved my Lockstate smart lock too... it automatically sent a code to my guests that worked only for certain times. Made the check in process nice and smooth.
The first thing I do when a guest books is to send my location map and how to get from the airport to the apartment with enclosed info:
timetable busses and price for the bus ticket and where to get off the bus
affordable car rental companies at the airport
Taxi price towards my home
I ask them when they will be arriving at my place
at the end of the message I mention that I offer them assistance regarding their stay so they'll not hesitate to contact me.
As a guest I find the host place and location recommendations hugely helpful. Often I stay in cities I’m not familiar with and really value the advice of the hosts for bars, restaurants, event locations etc. I’ve come across a new app called Rollo (often downloaded from the App Store as ‘Rollo Places’ depending on where you live). Here you can post your place recommendations and anyone can find and follow you to see your posts and locate each on a map. I’d love it if every host used the app so I don’t have to keep reading long word docs and look each location up on a map!
My brother and I are new hosts . I live outside of the country where our property is. I am the co-host, mostly in charge of managing communications via Airbnb. I created a WhatsApp group for our first client. That way both my brother and I are aware of what our client needs and are always available to communicate via the group.