With new properties popping up on Airbnb every day, getting that coveted five-star Airbnb host rating is more important than ever. Your host rating is an important factor that can make the difference between having your property viewed by five people or 500.
Here are three easy ways to earn a five-star Airbnb host rating – and a few extra bookings.
1. Spruce up your space.
The first thing that any potential guest is going to judge your property on is what it looks like. First and foremost, ensuring your space is cleaned thoroughly and regularly goes a long, long way.
Next, think styling. The way you style your short-stay property not only impacts on how many guests want to stay in your home, but the experience they have in it.
If you have an older property, don’t fret: making your space feel more inviting doesn’t require a Block-style reno – sometimes it’s just about dressing it up with new accessories. Think pillows, throws and artwork.
Providing a few luxurious amenities – such as a coffee machine, fresh linens and towels, as well as shampoo and body wash – can make guests feel like they’ve had a hotel-quality experience at a fraction of the price. Who doesn’t love that?
Also, consider the scent of your space: there ain’t much a Glasshouse candle can’t fix.
2. Get personal.
One of the draw cards of Airbnb is the fact that guests get to feel welcome in a new city.And as their host, that’s your job.
The best hosts are the most personable ones. Providing guests with a “Local’s Guide” full of recommendations of where to eat, drink, party goes a long way in terms of Airbnb host ratings.
Be sure to tailor your guide to your guests’ needs. If your guests are a family, base your recommendations on what would suit people travelling with kids, rather than a hit-list of local watering holes.
3. Hire a property manager.
Most of us know that little actions make a big impact during an Airbnb stay. However, most of us are also time poor, or don’t know how to realise potential of our spaces or craft an ideal guest experience. That’s where an expert can come in handy.
Hiring a property manager is an easy way to amp up the appeal of your Airbnb listing, as well as your host rating.
If your Airbnb property and listing is in need of a little TLC, drop us a line at Blackbird. We’d love to chat about getting you that five-star Airbnb host rating (and potentially boosting your bank balance, too.)