If you’re thinking about letting your property on Airbnb and are wondering whether you have the time to spare or are already letting your property but struggling to meet the commitment, Elite Property Management can help; we save you time and money, and here is how.
1. Dealing With Incoming Queries
From creating and managing property profiles to answering questions, dealing with requests and screening potential guests, there’s plenty to do before your guest’s check-in, and everything takes time. If managing your property listing yourself, you need to be on call to respond to incoming notifications, regardless of how busy you are or what time of day it is. Airbnb prioritises profiles with fast response rates in search results, so responding within 24 hours is worthwhile if you want potential guests to find your profile.
2. Guest Communication
Imagine how much time you could save if someone else managed all the communication for you, which is exactly what Airbnb property management companies, like us, do. You get your time and social life back as well as the peace of mind that comes from knowing all potential guests are well looked after.
3. Cleaning Your property and Preparing it For Guests
Cleaning may not be one of the most popular tasks, but it is one of the most time-consuming. And, it needs to be done to a professional standard between each and every guest – no one wants to stay in a dirty or messy property. This includes washing sheets and towels, making beds, taking an inventory and restocking to ensure guests have everything they need. You set your calendar, so guests only arrive when you want them to, which gives you the flexibility to have time away from cleaning, but it leaves your property empty. Property management can get your property guest ready for you. You get your time back yet still make money from Airbnb, and you know that your property always looks the part.
4. Check-ins and Check-outs
You’re in control of when guests can check-in and check-out of your property, but unless you have a key safe and are happy with a less personal approach, then someone needs to be there to meet them when they arrive, which is time out of your busy schedule. And, you need to factor in travel delays and guests arriving far later than expected – do you have the time and ability to be flexible? If you leave it to us, you don’t need to be. We can be there to meet and greet your guests when they arrive and to collect keys and check the property for damage once they leave. Everyone wins; you get your flexibility and schedule back, and your guests benefit from a personal welcome, which will likely boost your reviews!
5. Property Maintenance and Emergencies
With Airbnb, it is important to have a contingency plan – what will you do if something goes wrong? It is a good idea to have a list of trusted tradespeople you can call on should you need to. You can’t stop leaks from occurring or boilers from breaking, but you can control how quickly you solve the problem for guests, which again will impact your reviews and whether or not they recommend you or come back for a second visit. You may have already done your research to find your army of helpers, but if not we have our own tradespeople and can be on call for your guests 24/7, which saves you from taking panic calls in the middle of the night and having to scrabble around looking for someone to fix the problem.
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