The Home Stay Guide: Practical advice for Airbnb and homeshare hosts
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'THESE SUPERHOSTS UNDERSTAND HOMESHARING BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK FOR HOMESHARE HOSTS'
Chip Conley, Strategic Adviser for Hospitality and Leadership, Airbnb
Learn how to build a profitable, professional and sustainable homeshare business.
Home Stay, also known as Homeshare, is a global phenomenon whereby ordinary people share their homes with strangers. On Airbnb alone there are now three million hosts around the world, one million more than a year ago. This book offers frank, practical and hands-on advice for those who are considering or already offering their home, or investment property, as short-term accommodation. Written by self-taught hosts who are dedicated to providing the best possible guest experience, this book provides real-life insights into the day-today experience of running a homeshare, and the lessons the authors have learned along the way.
You'll find easy-to-follow instructions and advice on:
- Getting started - how to market your property by defining its unique characteristics, choosing the most -appropriate online sales platform, setting rates, how to manage sales and presenting your property to attract guests
- Managing the guest experience - how to ensure your guests have a wonderful experience from the moment of arrival to departure, managing transitions between guests effectively and consistently, and how to manage guest reviews
- The business of homeshare - financial management, reporting and how to drive your business further.