Category : Hosting Tips

Tips for Troubleshooting Issues with Guests

As a host, you deal with all sorts of people: young and old, seasoned travelers and newbies, cooperative and—not so cooperative. While most of your guests will hopefully be stand-up people, there will inevitably be a few who give you trouble. But don’t fear—we’ve compiled a list of tips for dealing with the issues that your guests might throw your way. Excessive complaints and requests Most of the requests from your guests will be reasonable, like dinner recommendations or a […]

How to Optimize Your Airbnb Listing

To get the maximum number of guests every month, you want to have engaging content and photos in your listing. Not only does this increase your likelihood of getting booked, it also adds to the total number of views on your listing, adding to the attractiveness of your property. We’ve come up with some tips below to make your listing the best it can be. Get a professional photographer We’re all visual people, and we’re more likely to spend money […]

Tips for First-Time Airbnb Hosts

The world of short-term rental can be intimidating for someone who has never hosted before. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you get started and make sure your transition into hosting goes smoothly. Don’t sweat the small stuff You might not be able to get everything perfect right when you start out, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Don’t panic if you can’t get exactly the bed linens you want or if your plates don’t all […]

2017 Brings Changes for Airbnb Renters

With the new year comes new responsibilities for short-term rental owners in the Denver area. Owners are now required to hold a short-term rental license, obtainable from the City and County of Denver website, in order to rent out their properties for stays shorter than 30 days. Not all American cities require a short-term license—state officials make the call on a case-by-case basis. Part of the licensing process involves proving that a property is an owner’s primary residence and posting […]

Is Your Property Guest-Ready?

The reason your guests are booking your property instead of a hotel is because they want to feel like they’re staying in a home. Make the most of your space and maximize your monthly income by fully stocking your space with everything your guests will need during their stay. We’ve compiled a list to get you started: KITCHEN Pots and pans with lids Cooking utensils: spatula, serving spoons, colander, cheese grater, etc. Plates/bowls/glasses/silverware/mugs for 150% maximum capacity (if your property […]

Want to Increase Your Earning Potential?

  Rental Type 15-May 15-Jun 15-Jul Total Long-Term Rental $2,200 $2,200 $2,200 $6,600 Short-Term Rental $4,556 $4,171 $5,158 $13,885 Effortless Rental Group Rental $7,062 $6,465 $7,995 $21,522 Did you know that you could increase your monthly revenue by up to 200% when you switch from a long-term to a short-term rental strategy for your investment property? These are actual numbers from a property in downtown Denver. The property owner was receiving $2,200 in monthly rent from a long-term tenant. Converting […]

6 Simple Items to Add to Your Home for Happy Guests

There are tons of homes and apartments listed on Airbnb, but not all of them have owners that go the extra mile for their guests. Guests can tell when an owner puts time and energy into designing a space that fits their needs. Check out our list below for 6 items that can make your space stand out from all the rest. Guidebook to your city Many of your guests will have never been to the city where you live, […]

Aurora Passed Short-term Rental Regulations

AURORA | City officials have agreed to allow residents to rent out their homes as vacation rentals using services like Air BnB, but  hosts of the increasingly popular short-term rentals must obtain business licenses and pay municipal lodger’s tax, ending a months-long logistical quagmire. On Friday, Nov. 6, the city issued its first vacation rental business license to Saurabh Chawlah, an active Airbnb host who was barred from renting out his home on East Dry Creek Place in April after a neighbor complained about the amount of people frequently […]