When it comes to hosting on Airbnb, it comes as no surprise that you are expected to leave behind an environment that not only welcomes your guests but leaves them impressed for the duration of their stay. It is important that you carefully prepare your home in advance in order to ensure that their expectations are met and you receive a first-class review. The better you prepare, the better chance there is of both you and your guests having a memorable and enjoyable experience.
5 Tips to Get Your Home Airbnb Ready:
Clean Your Home
It may seem like a fairly obvious tip, but keeping your home in good order for when your guests arrive should be of utmost importance. Get that fresh linen on the bed and that bathroom sparkling to ensure your guests are happy, and if you use a cleaning company be sure to check that they have cleaned thoroughly.
Fix Any Hazards
Ensure that your home has absolutely no obvious safety hazards such as exposed wires, a loose step or anything else that could cause an injury.
Safeguard your Valuables
It is never a bad idea to safeguard valuables when strangers move into your home, taking measures that go beyond checking profiles and references. To avoid losing anything you may hold dearly, rent an off-site self-storage space.
Equip your Space
To get the very best reviews, it is advisable that you pay attention to the finer details, such as clean towels and linens, extra blankets, basic seasonings like salt & pepper, a first aid kit, cleaning supplies and basic toiletries. Those that wish to take it one step further for a high rating can also offer Wifi, a selection of movies for rainy days, playing cards and board games, guide books and maps to the area and more.
Leave Detailed Instructions
The more instructions, the better. Write a list of detailed instructions and notes for your guests to make sure that they don’t call you every time they have a question. It is always advisable to leave notes that help guests work appliances and other electronic devices, as well as house rules that give clarity on things like smoking, parties and pets.
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