22nd November 2021
5 things to keep in mind when listing your Airbnb property on short-term rental platforms
There are so many things to keep in mind when you come to listing your Airbnb property on multiple websites. So what are some of the most important considerations when it comes to listing your property on short-term rental platforms?
1. Increase your visibility and bookings
As Syncbnb says, posting your Airbnb property on multiple sites has benefits such as increasing its visibility, which can lead to increased bookings.
Each website will have a different customer base, so it’s really useful to post your property on multiple platforms to reach different audiences. Yay, let’s make some extra income!
2. Different prices for different Airbnb platforms
As I’ve mentioned previously, each Airbnb platform has a different demographic, price range, and competition rate.
So you may need to change your price range on each Airbnb platform according to the Airbnb customer demographic of this platform.
3. Avoid double-bookings with channel manager functionality
Every Airbnb host’s nightmare (as well as having a terrible guest) is having to deal with a double booking for your property.
However, this issue has an easy fix. According to Learnbnb, to fix this problem, you could use vacation rental software with channel manager functionality.
Otherwise, you will have to manually cancel double-bookings, and this is frowned upon among the platforms and also the Airbnb community.
4. Using multiple websites is a Time-Consuming Process
Unsurprisingly, it takes a lot of time to upload your listing, property photos, write a fantastic description, and select your prices and amenities on multiple short-term rental platforms.
Plus, you have to manage communications with different guests on different platforms, which can be frustrating, to say the least!
This time could always be used to make improvements to your Airbnb property, listing, and your property’s marketing instead.
5. Which websites should you list on?
Another consideration when it comes to listing your Airbnb property on multiple short-term rental platforms is of course, which ones to list your property on?
Here is a list of short-term rental platforms you could list your property on to improve your chances of booking guests.
In conclusion, as an Airbnb host, it is a good idea to list your Airbnb properties on multiple short-term rental platforms as this can improve the visibility of your property and the bookability rates.
However, there are downsides to listing your Airbnb property on multiple short-term rental platforms, such as accidental double-bookings, and this practice takes up more of your time.
If you are an Auckland Airbnb host that wants a pain-free source of income, you could always consider Zodiak Management to manage your property for you. We look after all the time-consuming processes like listing your Airbnb property on short-term rental platforms and handling bookings, so you can just get to the fun part, watching your bank account grow!