How to Keep Your Airbnb Business Afloat During COVID-19

Let’s face it – COVID-19 has heavily impacted the tourism industry around the world, despite the optimism we all had at the beginning of the pandemic. Time to face the facts and become realists as we need to save our businesses. Here are some tips we have used at Zodiak Management to help prepare for, … Continued

Subletting a Room on Airbnb in New Zealand

There are a few situations in which subletting can be extremely convenient for tenants. Whether you are renting out a home with an unused room, going abroad for a few months or have a flatmate that is moving out, bring in a short-term guest can help you meet costs and even earn extra income. Airbnb … Continued

7 Tips for Renting Out a Room on Airbnb

Renting out a private room on Airbnb is a little different to renting out an entire home. As you will also be living on the property, you’ll most likely be interacting with your guests a lot more and as such, will need to be aware of a few things to ensure the stay goes off … Continued

How to Make Money from a Spare Room on Airbnb in Auckland

Supplementing your income through Airbnb hosting doesn’t mean you have to rent out an entire property. In fact, private rooms are extremely popular amongst travellers for their affordability and the chance to connect with locals on a personal level. Of Auckland’s available accommodation, 41% of the listings on the platform are for private rooms, presenting … Continued

Padlifter Recognises Zodiak Management in their List of the Top 100 Short-Term Rental Blogs

Zodiak Management strives to deliver authentic Airbnb advice to new and experienced New Zealand hosts on our blog every week, helping the hosting community provide better experiences to domestic and international guests. Recently, we’ve been recognised in Padlifter’s list of the top 100 short-term and vacation rental blogs on the internet, a group of those … Continued

Making Your Short-Term Rental Property Family-Friendly

Of all the demographics to choose to target in Airbnb guests, families aren’t always every hosts go-to first choice. While there is significantly more to think about when appealing to those with children, there is also a substantial amount of positives that come with these bookings. Family travel is a growing sector that Airbnb itself … Continued

What to Consider When Purchasing an Airbnb Investment Property

The role of a New Zealand landlord comes with many responsibilities and at times, stressful situations. Long-term traditional tenancies require a substantial commitment in time and money, with growing obligations in the market and narrowing profit margins. Many Kiwi landlords are exploring their options when it comes to renting out their property. With new systems … Continued

How to Take First-Rate Listing Photos with Your Phone

Capturing appealing shots of your property is a fundamental step in Airbnb hosting. As one of the only opportunities to stand out amongst the competition in search results, it’s vital for your photos to be attractive and encapsulate the experience booking with you offers.  For many, going with a professional photographer is the preferred method … Continued