By now, you’ve probably heard stories from many people who are making tons of extra cash by being AirBnB hosts. Well, as a host, your primary job is obviously to provide your guests with a great place to stay. However, if you want to make sure your guests are happy and that you become one of those successful AirBnB hosts, you can go above and beyond to grow your reputation (and make even more money). Here are our top eight AirBnB host tips…
We love our community of hosts. With the recent rash of reported thefts in LA and here in NYC, um, more “x-rated” violations of trust, we want to help you be extra-careful with your hosting. We’ve pretty much seen it all. Here are a few all-too-common mistakes we’ve seen as well as tips to prevent theft, destruction, or, uh, your apartment becoming a dirty movie’s film set.
The most important tip:
Want to be a super host and get even better reviews? Give your guests a City CoPilot welcome basket. Hospitality = more stars = more guests. City CoPilot now offers hosts the option to include welcome packs in our other packages.
We’ve got options for a wide range of guests, from those who love jorts (ironically) and cheep beer to, let’s say, more refined palates.
The Hipster Pack: $14 SOLD OUT!
- Two Pabst Blue Ribbons Beers
- Pop Karma Gourmet Popcorn (popped right around the corner from City CoPilot on Orchard Street!)
The Refreshing Health Pack: $19 SOLD OUT!
- Seasonal fruits
- Assorted nuts
- Two bottles of SmartWater
The Refined Wine & Cheese Pack: $39 SOLD OUT!
- September Wines Weekly Bottle Selection (they got classy s**t)
- Local assortment of cheeses
“All my friends want to go in on a Hamptons rental this summer but I can’t afford it. Wait, I’ll post my apartment!” are sentences we’ve heard approximately 7,000 times. Before you do, take heed.
We’ve copiloted tons of hosts. We get feedback all the time from guests on their experience in New York. We’ve hosted ourselves. We know things. We’ve seen things. Good things. Bad things. Weird things.
If youse guys — sorry, you — want to be an host more than once, these are seven things you need to know: