How to Streamline Your Hosting Business

Running an Airbnb can be tiring at first. Things may feel tedious and overhwhelming at times, but once you get the hang of it and optimize your routine, you might find that you’ll have more time to focus on creating a memorable experience for your guests.

Optimize your cleaning routine

Finding an effective cleaning routine can help save time and streamline your efforts to minimize the effort required for guest turnover. Below are a few ways to help streamline the process:

-Consider hiring professionals and adding a cleaning fee to your listing. Using professionals that do this regularly can save you time and headache.

– Make sure you use the same color linens so that they can be washed at once. A massive piece of the turnover process that can be tedious and time-consuming is separating the sheets and making the beds. Using the same color linens will save time and prevent unnecessary sorting when it comes time to make the bed.

– Plan for regular deep cleans between stays if possible. Doing these detailed cleans regularly makes it easier to keep the house maintained and in order.

Simplifying your consumables

When hosting guests, it’s essential to provide basic amenities and make them as comfortable as possible. Below are a few tips to keep amenities in stock without as much of a headache:

-Buy items such as paper towels, cleaning supplies, and toiletries in bulk. You’ll always need them, so why not make life easier? Amazon or Costco are great places to find these items in bulk.

-Set up a recurring order of favorite products – that way, you never have the hassle of reordering or keeping track of when to order what.

Clear and effective communication

You don’t have to spend a lot of time responding to messages from guests on Airbnb. There are many ways you can make it quick and efficient.

-Download the app to be able to respond quickly from your phone

-Set up quick replies (formerly known as saved messages) to have a templated response to the most common questions. Rather than having to rethink your answer to the same question repeatedly, have a canned response that you can easily modify if necessary.

-Schedule automated messages. If a guest books your place, create a welcome message with important information that guests commonly inquire about, such as directions to get to your place or the wifi password.

Make check-in easy

Since the days of COVID-19, many guests like the idea of a simplified self-check-in process. Consider using smart locks such as the Schlage Encode to provide access to guests straight from your phone. You can provide different codes to cleaners and maintenance people, allowing you to keep track of who is coming in and out of your house.

Enlist the help of a management company

If you are looking to take a step back from being hands-on with the property, looking for a vacation rental property management company may be a good option. Most competent managers already have a streamlined process and can implement all of these things in your home right away, ultimately freeing you of the process. Hiring the right short-term rental property manager can save you an extreme amount of time when it comes to optimizing your Airbnb.

You might not need to spend as much time hosting your property if you tweak a few things. Optimizing your process can give you more freedom to do other things and make hosting a less tedious task.

 

Vanessa

A true local to South Florida, I was born and raised right here in Broward County. As an avid traveler, I have always loved staying in AirBNBs because it allowed me to have a more authentic experience of the city I was exploring. When presented with the opportunity to become a host in my hometown I was thrilled to bring that same experience to people visiting South Florida.

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