A Multi-Family Home

Airbnb Rental Tips for Your Vacation Rental Home

by Arnold Gomez

Renting out your home as a short term vacation rental through the Airbnb service makes it easy to advertise your property all around the world. However, with the help of a property management service, you can get a steady income from your own home. Here are some recommendations to help you make your short term vacation rental a success for you and your guests.

Hire a Property Manager

One of the first things you can do to make your rental a success is to hire a professional property manager. You don't want to hire any property manager but one that does their job well with bookkeeping, marketing, and customer service as they work with guests. 

If you are just starting out, hiring your own property manager will give you the help you need to cover the areas you may be unsure of. For example, if you do not have a good idea of how much to charge for daily or weekly rates, a good property manager will be able to give you some accurate rates for your area and specific to your rental unit. They should have a good idea about what you can charge along with a deposit for the unit. 

Consult About Improving Your Rental

After you have chosen a property manager, they can help you set up a successful rental with the amenities offered in the unit and other hospitality services. It can be difficult as a homeowner or property owner to start thinking like a hospitality specialist and gear your mindset toward your guests. Your property manager will help you provide these services and restock them for each new guest. 

Look for additional services they would find great value in and extra features you can install in the rental unit. For example, talk to your property manager about adding in a kitchen with appliances, equipment, and dishes they need to feel at home and comfortable while they stay there. 

Be sure you invest in some quality bedding, sheets, towels, washcloths, and kitchen linens that are going to make your property stand out from others that may be in the area. You may consider leaving bottled water in the fridge along with some basic condiments for them to use. Then, add in some premium hot cocoa mixes, coffee filters, and coffee along with some microwave popcorn if they want to relax and enjoy a movie in the evening. And don't forget to upgrade your internet speed so they can connect their smart device or laptop and also watch movies on your property's entertainment equipment.

If you need a property manager, contact a company like Superior Property Management of Wyoming in your area.