How to ask for listing critique on the Community Center

Stephanie
Community Manager
Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

How to ask for listing critique on the Community Center

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Hi everyone,

 

Welcome to the New to hosting board and I hope you’ve been finding lots of useful information, insights and advice from our community. One of the amazing things about this space is that those starting out on their Hosting journey can get a keen eye on their listing to work out those little niggles and considerations they may not have thought of just yet. We’re more than happy for you to share your listing for this purpose - here’s a guide on how you can do it in a way that makes it easier for your community to find and offer critique:

 

  • Name your topic “Critique my listing - (your name and where you’re from)” for example “Critique my listing - Stephanie in London, UK”.
  • Include your favourite listing picture in the post. This makes the topic stand out more, gives viewers a sense of the type of listing you offer and means your Community Management team can more easily highlight it to the rest of the community.
  • Share something about what your trouble might be at this point in your journey. This might be a lack of bookings, missing house rules, or even your custom URL.
  • Finally, post a link to your listing and add the tag on the thread “listing critique” and anything else you think is suitable, like the example below:

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You can always ask any of your Community Management team myself, Quincy, Nick and Liv if you need help. And you can share a link to your Critique my listing topic in the comments section below too!

 

What’s your biggest worry with your listing at this point in your journey that you want help with?

 

Thanks,

 

Stephanie


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Cameron-And-Nicola0
Level 2
Paradise Point, Australia

Hi Stephanie,, my biggest worry is getting more bookings especially for this month and I want to offer pet friendly for cats and every other pet possible but I don’t want to keep any dogs on the property and not sure how to advertise this without upsetting guests and not to come across racist by not wanting dogs to stay at our house. Also how much extra can you ask for in the pricing bracket so to speak when accomodating pets, I also wanted to make it clear that I have the space to look after furry friends ie cats rabbits hamsters Guinea pigs etc just solely for stays if other people in the community need there pets taken care for per day or few days or weekly if they are going on holiday like a kennel I suppose it would be referring like, are we allowed to offer something like this on our listing 

 

Cameron-And-Nicola0
Level 2
Paradise Point, Australia

My apologies to everyone here Cameron and I are very new to hosting and I just briefly came across for the first time to read more information so I can try and pick up useful tips etc from all other long existing hosts and I am sorry I did not read everything first correctly and just saw a post sayimg “ what’s our biggest worry with our journey so far” etc and I just sent a reply to that question to Stephanie so sorry to you all and I will try to read things first so I don’t annoy people by responding like I just did in the future.

Trude0
Level 10
Stockholm County, Sweden

@Stephanie : It looks like many are misunderstanding your instructions, and asking for critiquebin this thread, instead of starting their own thread. Gillian is doing a good job trying to help them. But maybe you could edit your post, to make it even more clear that every host wanting critique, should start their own thread?

Stacy363
Level 2
Little Rock, AR

I would love someone to critique my listing.  I think you do so by posting to this conversation. I’m new and also learning as I go.  https://abnb.me/m9LX34KLpub

Daniel969
Level 4
Columbus, OH

Just browsed your 'about this place' and it tells me about the area and nothing about the actual rental space aside from having 'everything you could need' which is very subjective and different for everyone. Get specific: Full kitchen? are bathrooms attached to bedrooms or are they all shared bathrooms? There are 34 photos that should supplement, not replace the descriptions.  Think of it as a resume where people may spend 15 seconds on the front page, then maybe browse photos, then maybe open the list of amenities. Just my opinion....

Stacy363
Level 2
Little Rock, AR

Thank you for your suggestions.  I will go through them and see what I can change!

 

Gillian166
Level 10
Hay Valley, Australia

@Stacy363  the post at the top literally tells you how to go about this. you want to start your own thread so that you get all the comments in one place, as this thread here will end up messy. 

Yadira65
Level 2
Chandler, AZ

How do you start your own thread? I attempted to start a topic but when it came to adding tags it didn't look like the example shared.

 

James3326
Level 2
Portland, OR

Hi,

I am new to hosting and was suggested to ask the community to review and provide comments on my listing.  I had one booking but nothing has come in.  Please help.  Thanks.

 

My listing is below for your review and comment.

https://airbnb.com/h/aplacearoundthecornerincentralbeaverton

Daniel969
Level 4
Columbus, OH

Beautiful home you are offering with bright, professional photos. The main link always highlights 5 photos, then the browser can open more photos if the first 5 grab their attention.  I'd reorganize the photos so the first five are the highlights; kitchen, common area, dining area, master suite.  Your description is super detailed and I found myself not wanting to read it all.  I'd reorganize the descriptions to note the most important areas of the home first. It's a large house, but I had sticker shock with your cleaning fee, wow.

Mandi298
Level 2
Charleston, SC

How much was the cleaning fee?  Is it $169?  Is that a lot?  I pay my cleaner $150 each time to clean a 2bed2bath, and that is basically what I charge guests.  How does anyone clean a whole house for less?!

Stacy363
Level 2
Little Rock, AR

I charge $160 for the entire house.  It is over 3,000 square feet with 3 bedrooms.  She washes the sheets and changes the beds, cleans out the refrigerator, dishwasher, etc.  I don't do any upcharge on the cleaning fee, it's just what she charges me.  I thought it was a reasonable fee.  No way someone is going to get their personal house cleaned for less than that, especially with all the extras they do.

Vivek69
Level 2
Louisville, KY

Critique my listing - Vivek in Louisville, Kentucky/Cayman Islands.  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3996192?guests=1&adults=1&s=67&unique_share_id=8ba39694-1527-4ae3-8017-...

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Joshua841
Level 2
Belgrade, MT

Hello Air B&B community.  This is my first month on this great journey. I've already had 4 guest stay, but would love some "Critique my place, Joshua Kronske, Bozeman, MT ". Thank you, in advance!

Gillian166
Level 10
Hay Valley, Australia

@Joshua841  it's usually better to start your own thread, so all the responses stay on topic and relevant to your listing. 

Leanne260
Level 2
England, United Kingdom

Hi I’m Leanne, please critique my listing3D32E5B5-BCEB-4ED6-BA4C-328116C90EE2.jpeg

 

https://airbnb.com/h/la-roseraie-gironde-1

 

I’m an Australian, living in England, hosting our place in France.

would appreciate any feedback…L

@critique my listing

Gillian166
Level 10
Hay Valley, Australia

@Leanne260  your place looks amazing, and would benefit from professional photography because gah! look at it, it's such a dreamy authentic rural French experience. 😍 I've bookmarked you for a time when we dare venture to Europe for a safe vacation. 

Gillian166
Level 10
Hay Valley, Australia

@Leanne260 it's usually better to start your own thread, so all the responses stay on topic and relevant to your listing.  🙂

Thanks a lot!

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