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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:
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!
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Hi I’m Virginia674
Please critique my listing. “Studio Apartment in Oyster Creek/ Freeport TX”. We are brand new to Air BnB. My property is a 12 unit apartment located very close to the chemical plants in Lake Jackson TX. Our target market is contractors in town on temporary work assignments for the plants. My minimum stay is 30 days. Any suggestions for that market would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Virginia Snowden
Hello. Critique my Listing, Andrei, Malaga - Spain
Please I need some help with my listing, I recently added my house on AirB&B and I would love to know what else I can do to attract more quests.
Oh! Silly me! I went ahead and "started a conversation" without realizing that you meant to ask for a listing critique here... I'm such a dork...
Is it ok if I link that conversation here?
Critique my listing Bethany Albuquerque NM. I have two listings. A tipi and a bell tent. I have not had bookings for the tipi yet. I have fiddled with pricing and discounts. I just moved to a higher simple pricing at 15% no guest fees.
Thank you for any feedback
Also: Ivtried to make a new thread but honestly don't know how and can't figure it out. I'm not experienced with message boards, so sorry in advance if this is the wrong place to post.
@Deepika11 We have found paying a bit for a Facebook Ad has boosted our business and helped us reach further from our local area. You can spend a minimal amount (you choose) and set your goals and spending limit quiet easily.
Also, we opened an Instagram account and shared our hashtag name with past guests and friends to tag us in their pictures around our Airbnb.
Hope this helps you a bit 🙂
Hi, My name is Deepika and we recently put our lake house in Northern California (Clearlake) on Airbnb. It has been two months and we have so far had a good experience hosting guests. We have a 5 star rating across all criteria and have so far received good reviews from our guests.
Now, with summer rush slowly coming down, we have not been getting as many bookings as we did earlier. I'd greatly appreciate if I could get helpful feedback about the listing and suggestions on we could improve to reach more guests. Thank you for your time!
Here's the link to the listing - https://airbnb.com/h/red-door-lake-house.
Critique my listing in Mykonos Island, Greece
I'm a total newbie to this living in beautiful Suffolk
hoping to meet some lovely people coming to stay.
How are you all finding this.
@Robin-and-Jacki0 I looked at your place....really nice - I think if you take time and look at some super host listings in different places you'll see examples that will assist you. Your description is really important, short, sweet and clear.
One thing that you might want to rethink is your so causally asking guests to wash the bedding/towels before they leave. Also, asking for $158 cleaning fee- Really? many will pass your listing after seeing that - or not seeing it and then what do you do, if you are expecting folks to do that. Many on vacation do not want to be doing laundry/esp. when they paid a cleaning fee - most of us consider the fee to have included the bedding/towels. I'd not stay there for that reason alone. And I'd venture to say, I'm not alone.
The biggest thing I don't think you've realized is many guests will stain your bedding (blood & body fluids/body gels etc. and sometimes wine/food stains) and I have found in 5 yrs. that unless you pretreat that bedding in a very special way depending on the stain those stains are permanent and you can not put stained bedding on your beds, no matter how clean you might think they are. Trust me on this one. Often guest will try to hide the stained bedding and if host are not vigilant that stain gets washed and the sheets are ruined forever...after the heat has hit the stain, its not coming out. Unless you own a bedding store/factory and plan on throwing out bedding often I'd rethink the wash bedding/towels before you leave.
Hope this is helpful...best of luck & happy hosting
The description is repetitive.
As a room host I am worried about security and- at the same time- how to be fair & welcoming to guests. I don't think I should give out keys as this is my home. Airbnb focusses on the protocols for those offering whole homes for guests. If I am offering a room in my own home, is it ok to insist on being be present when a guest needs to be in my home? Common sense says yes but I don't know how Airbnb stands on this and I want to know where I stand. Thanks!
@Louise1083 , I read your post and feels the need to reply to it. As you are offering a room in your house, it is going to be virtually impossible to be at home all the time to let the guest in. They are in and out for most of the day and may come home at night, when you're already sleeping. You don't really want to be doing that and the stress of it.
I am in the same situation as you, but I now have house keys from ULTION, which your guests cannot copy, except you. It is a bit expensive, but well worth it. I also let the guests know that they cannot copy it, and if it is lost, there will be a charge before replacement.
Hope this helps.
Good Luck @Louise 1083
“Critique My listing”
I am brand new to hosting; in fact today is our first day and would love your advice.
I would very much appreciate it if you would critique our listing, so we can improve anything early
Please Critique my Listing...new host and new listing. I'm looking for some feedback as we continually refine the place. We had huge interest when we first listed and we're getting views but not many inquiries in the last week... We appreciate any feedback.