Everything you need to inexpensively Furnish your Bedroom for Airbnb (for under $750)

Copy of End TableContrary to what other Airbnb gurus might tell you, it’s not necessary to spend a fortune setting up your Airbnb.  There are ways to cheaply furnish and set up an Airbnb bedroom, without skimping on quality and style! Continue reading “Everything you need to inexpensively Furnish your Bedroom for Airbnb (for under $750)”

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Why Every Airbnb Host Should Have a Guestbook

free tax todaySome Airbnb hosts wonder if a guestbook is worth the additional upfront investment and trouble.  First you have to buy the book, and then during turnovers you have to take time to ensure there are enough working pens, and that the previous guest didn’t write anything bad.

We have found that the guestbook is very much worth the trouble! While some guests do use it as more of a “suggestion” book, we just rip those sections out and it’s good to go.  Continue reading “Why Every Airbnb Host Should Have a Guestbook”

7 Cheap and Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Vacation Rental

michaeldale (1)They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression.  This is so important, and especially true of for your Airbnb guests. When they roll up to your property, what do they see? A dilapidated house with peeling paint and dead grass, or a cheerful, well-manicured lawn with bright pops of colorful flowers and greenery?

People are going to pay you more and book you more often if your house has strong curb appeal.  You don’t need to shell out thousands of dollars before you see the benefits, just a few low cost and strategically managed upgrades can help you dramatically increase your Airbnb revenue. Continue reading “7 Cheap and Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Vacation Rental”

Crowd sourced Airbnb hosting advice #1

Crowd Sourced Airbnb Hosting AdviceOne of the best things about being an Airbnb host is the hosting community that comes with it.  Once a month, I pose a question to my Airbnb Superhost Community.  This Superhost community has many years of experience, and between all of us we have seen hundreds of thousands of guests. Continue reading “Crowd sourced Airbnb hosting advice #1”

BEST Mattress for Airbnb hosts

BestYour guests deserve a good night’s sleep.  A well-rested guest is a happy guest, and happy guests leave 5 star ratings.  When we first started hosting, all of our mattresses were from Craigslist free.  And while I still recommend this route for newbie hosts, at some point you are going to have to upgrade.  This can be a big decision, especially if you have multiple beds.  How do you know the best mattress to buy for your Airbnb? An Airbnb host needs a mattress that is universally comfortable, long lasting, and affordable.

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