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Airbnb service fee

Airbnb Service Fee: How Much Does Airbnb Charge Hosts?

How much does Airbnb charge for listing your property? How does an Airbnb service fee impacts hosts and guests? Does Airbnb refund service fees? Answering these and other questions. We will explain everything you need to know about the costs of using Airbnb.
Airbnb self-check-in

Airbnb Self-Check-In: No More Waiting for Your Guests’ Arrival

Providing your Airbnb guests with a great experience from start to finish is essential, so first of all, you should ensure a smooth check-in process. The best solution is to offer them self-check-in when guests can access your property using a key lockbox, smart lock, or keypad. Let's see how to set up the self-check-in process.
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How to Get More Airbnb Bookings During the Off-Season

The off-season can create nightmares for Airbnb hosts. In this article, we look at some strategies, tips, tricks, and real-life examples so you can fill the blanks in your calendar and avoid the wasted inventory that many Airbnb hosts suffer due to seasonal dips in demand.
how to make your airbnb stand out

How to Make Your Airbnb Stand Out

The vacation rental industry is becoming more competitive each day, and it's not easy to convince guests to stay with you. So how to make your Airbnb stand out among the sea of options available to travelers? Read this article for hands-on tips.
property management books

Property Management Books You Should Add to Your List

Reading property management books can help you learn about the best practices and master the intricacies of the perfect hosting and property management. If you are looking to expand your knowledge, we can help you make your search for a great book faster. We've made a list of the top books on property management and property investing.
wrap up 2022

Hospitable Wrap-Up: Enjoy the BIG Yearly Overview

2022 was one for the record books. Looking back at the twists and turns along our way, we couldn’t leave you without a Hospitable wrap-up – the overview of this year’s moments of joy! Let’s take a quick look at how we did this in 2022!
Airbnb Virtual Assistant

Airbnb Virtual Assistant: Should You Hire Them?

Are you overwhelmed with your current daily workload and feel you have no time to focus on growing your business? One of the possible solutions may be hiring an Airbnb virtual assistant to help manage your short-term rental property, and the other one is opting for vacation rental apps like Hospitable.
luxury travel on a budget

Luxury Travel on a Budget: Those Extra Details that Take your Property to the Next Level

In this article, we speak to Brian Seelos, owner of nine stunning vacation properties, who proves that luxury doesn’t have to mean expensive.
vegan tourism

Vegan Tourism: Why and How to Target this Niche Audience

Vegan tourism is on the rise, and as the industry reports show, it's a trend that's worth embracing. We spoke with Linsey Minnella, co-founder of the booking platform Vegvisits, “a website that revolutionizes the way vegetarians connect with like-minded people.”
Airbnb metrics

Airbnb Metrics Every Host Should Track

Understanding key Airbnb metrics is imperative to running a successful business. Don't know where to start? Read this guide to learn more about what metrics and KPIs you should monitor to ensure you are on the right path to achieving your short-term and long-term business goals.

How to Make Your Short-Term Rentals More Environmentally Friendly

Making your property more environmentally friendly allows you to future-proof your business. We spoke to Deborah Labi of The Green Path Podcast about a number of ways that you can make your short-term rental more eco-friendly.
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How To Create Amazing Videos for Your Vacation Rental Listing

To give you the insights you need to create quality videos for your short-term rentals yourself, we talked to Robin Christman, who got her start in short-term rental photography by shooting for the Airbnb Plus pilot program, capturing some of Airbnb’s premier properties.
how to evaluate rental property

How to Evaluate Rental Property: Top Metrics You Should Know

This article will help you determine how to evaluate vacation rental property to inform your buying decision. We'll also talk about evaluating ROI on a rental property and determining whether the rental is worth the investment.
marketing vacation rentals

Marketing Vacation Rentals: 101 Guide

Marketing vacation rentals is imperative to survive and thrive in this highly competitive market. In this post, we will discuss how to get your first direct booking guest, make them a repeat visitor, and make the best use of online travel agencies like Airbnb.
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Digital Nomads and STRs: Market Growth Since COVID-19 and How to Capitalize On It

In this post, we explore how the digital nomad market has grown since the pandemic, the benefits and tips for capturing digital nomads as reliable guests.
vacation rental organizations

Vacation Rental Organizations You Should Follow

Vacation rental organizations exist as support hubs and focus on simplifying legislation, communicating industry trends, and providing resources to their members. In this blog, you'll find a list of vacation rental organizations you should consider following.
flipping a property

How to Renovate a Property for a Short-Term Rental Business (with Expert Tips)

When you purchase a property to renovate and rent it out as a vacation home, you want to be sure you’re making the most of your investment. We spoke with Rick and Carly at Fresh Coast Flips to learn about the nuances of renovating homes for rental income.
sustainable STR

Sustainable Practices for Your STR: What’s the Business Value?

While it’s generally thought to be financially advantageous, investing in sustainable practices can be costly, and there’s no guaranteed return on investment, which can make implementing a sustainable strategy complex. See how making your STR more sustainable, environmentally conscious, and socially aware can impact your vacation rental business.

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