What technology do you use to help you host?

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Hi all!

 

As our world becomes more and more technology-focused, it would be great to see which systems or apps you find useful in your hosting. Maybe you use a great smart lock system or a lock box, or you've found an app that helps you stay on top of the tasks you need to do when hosting?

 

I discovered an app not too long ago that makes it really easy to divide bills between housemates/friends/partners - this might be really useful if you co-host or co-own a listing and you need to divide up your outgoings!

 

I'm looking forward to hearing what you use and your technology ideas 🙂

 

Kirstie

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Strathpeffer, United Kingdom
Level 10

To help me manage my listings and the requirements and wishes of each guest, breakfast requests and checkin/out times in our 2 rooms I use what is probably 19th century technology - a week to a page diary and a pencil!

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@Victoria57 

You can't go wrong with paper and a pencil can you? If it works why change it I guess! At least then there's no risk of their breakfast requests disappearing into the ether... 😉

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Zagreb, Croatia
Level 10

me too 🙂

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Miami, FL
Level 2

I found this template online and I has really help me track all of my revenue and expenses

 

 

https://drive.google.com/previewtemplate?id=1vLBfeav42qnFAssg3wzf0Lwgy-f9wNaHbKUeKjRXXpE&mode=public...

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Wow @Dario-and-Dalyla0 that's a pretty complex spreadsheet! I'm sure it really helps you keep on track with your finances though! Thanks for sharing.

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Split, Croatia
Level 10

I share with my guests google location of the best place to visit and see in my area.

https://community.airbnb.com/t5/Hosts/Eight-tip-for-great-guests-review-It-really-works/m-p/241944#M...

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Thanks for sharing the link @Blagoje0! It's seems like a good excuse to rediscover your own area for the benefit of your guests 🙂

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Daylesford, Australia
Level 10

A conventional paper diary which covers the financial year, can add all expenses, income, everything in one paper solution. I have year after year all kept, and absolutely nothing on computer because they fail more often than my diary.

I am probably a bit of a luddite as I don't even have a smartphone, just the most minimal of technology for a more stressfree life.

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I think that's perfectly reasonable @Sandra126! I do sometimes worry about how reliant we are on technology - it seems that if the internet crashes for a long period we would all be completley lost (apart from you)! 

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Singapore
Level 4

if the internet crashes, airbnb is gone.

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Chemainus, Canada
Level 7

Schlange camalot door lock -  no key and delete codes after guest leaves. very simple with very electronic moving parts, battery lasts a year. 3 months use no issues

 

nest smoke/carbon monoxide detector

- battery operated constant checks any issues come to your smart phone. 

 

Sinope thermostas- we have electric baseboards its the only thermostat i can see temp in each room and set a maximum valie for heat and turn down if needed via smartphone. 

 

Insteon lighting and door open monitor entry and am able turn lights on/off from anywhere as its a second home via smartphone

 

 

 

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You seem very tech-savvy @Gary-And-Rose0! I'm impressed. These sound like great bits of kit to make hosting life easier. Thanks for sharing!

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New South Wales, Australia
Level 2

They are pretty bad this handles really, and it destroyed your door compare to a retro fit door handle like the Locksis

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Australia
Level 5

I have a Windows phone but alas no Airbnb app, actually hardly any apps of any description,  but I can easily sync my calendar and contacts etc to my windows laptop so I have to do most of my Airbnb work on my laptop which is fine really.  I also have a keyless entry - I love that I can program codes which expire and give my guests a code so they can check in at any time!  Apart from that I have no other technology to help me with Airbnb.  I would buy a cleaning robot when they become affordable!

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