Hi @David1111 !
My name is Simone, I live in Italy and I manage my airbnb in Miami from here.
It has been a long journey starting with a Property Management company that did all, turned into a mixing scenario with a local girl managed online activities and another cleaning services company doing some else... Nowaday I manage all the online activities by myself and I pay a local girl who do the cleanings.
I had lucky: the local girl is fantastic. She does a perfect checkout test of everything. Report to me for every demage, check for batteries dying, has a look into A/C filters, test water filters into the fridge. Even restock all the consumables.
She has a husband that is running a handymen company. So, every time I'm in need for plumbing, fixing and so on, I know who may I call.
Now it's 3 years. I did have a lot of issues solved, many claims open to airbnb and a complete apartment repainting with no problems at all.
I can say that to start managing an airbnb remotely you absolutely need:
- a large dose of self-control
- a strong ability to delegate tasks
- a bit of luck
In return, you can be much more proud of your work and save a lot of money!