Airbnb paved the way for multiple individuals to be part of the vacation renting industry. Growth in this industry has driven the need for effective management and marketing in order to attract visitors to the accommodation on offer.
Managing your place and being a good host can be an overwhelming and time consuming task. Guests prefer fast responses to enquiries. Moreover, once your home has been booked, as the host you often have to answer numerous questions regarding the booking and provide other detailed information ranging from house rules to check in times. It is essential to ensure that when your guests send enquiries they will be answered in a timely manner.
Outsourcing the digital aspects of hosting allows you to focus on delivering suitable accommodation that is clean and welcoming to your guests.
Benefits of delegating hosting services
Appearing at the top of search results increases the chances of prospective guests clicking and viewing your profile. Listings that are regularly updated and show all relevant information, tend to attract more visitors. By outsourcing to a qualified team, your profile is enhanced, ultimately improving your listing ranking.
Professional marketing is essential to ensure that prospective guests click on your vacation home offer. A qualified team can create well-written ads that will lead to more clicks and in the long term, more bookings.
Great customer service
Airbnb expects hosts to respond to e-mails within a short timeframe. This leads to increased ranking in the search results based on Airbnb ranking algorithms. Great reviews also lead to increased traffic. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all guest communication throughout the booking process is efficient and accurate.
From a profitability point of view, increasing the number of guest bookings is critical. However, every so often hosts have to disapprove a prospective guest’s request to rent a space. A team that is highly experienced and knowledgeable can help ensure that all approved guests match your expectations and help to maintain your vacation rental space in a good state.
Tasks that you can outsource to Skilled Staff
- Guest communication
- Managing bookings
- Listing advertising
- Listing optimisation
- Vetting guests