The Dos and Don’ts of Airbnb Management: Avoid These Mistakes

Starting out as an Airbnb host might not be as easy as it seems, especially in cities that have tons of tourists running around all year long, looking for accommodation. For those who have a piece of property they could rent and earn some money this way, it sure is a good idea to put to use, however, it is important to bear in mind that results don’t come overnight. You wanna make sure the impression people get out of your services are positive, and to do this, you’ll need to study the management dos and don’ts. These will help you establish a quality service that will result in more and more people wanting to stay at your property.

In this article, you’ll find a list of the most common dos and don’ts to have in mind.

1. Misleading people


In the beginning, you may think that making your rental sound better than it is in reality is a good idea to attract people. However, it comes with a price. Not being realistic and honest with potential clients may result in a bad score and even worse reviews. Misleading people means no business in the future. Instead, what you should do, is describe realistically, in detail what your rental contains, and back it up with some photos showing what you’ve described.

2. Getting lost in managing the rental

Let’s say you have a rental in a place packed with tourists, like Vegas. You end up with tons of inquiries about it, bookings you can’t handle, and even more trouble with maintaining the place. What you should really avoid is not hiring help. A good idea in cases like this is to hire a professional service to manage the whole thing, for instance, .

3. Failing to use the right keywords


Your profit will be influenced by the number of guests visiting your rental. For this reason, you want as many people to view it as possible. The visibility of the rental will be less if you choose these keywords randomly. It will increase significantly if you choose these according to the category it’s in, or amenities (for example, vineyards, private pool, etc.).

4. Bad photos

How you photograph the rental will mean a lot to those who potentially want to stay there. So, make sure the photos are of good quality, and when you decide to take them, work on arranging the rooms so people see them in their best light. Hiring a photographer for these purposes is a good idea.

5. Guest reviews


If the experience of your former guests is positive, and they are willing to write reviews, do not delay this. Use these reviews to make your rental more visible when people search for accommodation. After all, this platform is all about relying on other people’s experiences. Just ask nicely, every guest to write at least a short review of your rental.

The list of things that may help you build guests’ trust can continue, but these five will do just enough if you utilize them.

Radulovic Jovica
Radulovic Jovica

I started my career at following the completion of my studies in Agricultural Economics at the University of Belgrade. My fascination with this field arose from recognizing the pivotal role marketing plays in companies' business strategies.