5 Simple Ways to Get More Bookings on Airbnb

If you’re an Airbnb host, you are most likely experiencing a surge in booking rates as we come into Summer. As we draw closer and closer towards the end of the year, many people may find their property booked almost every night. A desirable outcome for all aspiring Airbnb hosts.   These high occupancy rates … Continued

How to Take an Efficient, Hands-Off Approach to Airbnb Hosting

While Airbnb undoubtedly offers a viable source of substantial income for property owners and potential investors, a barrier for many lies in the perceived time it will take to run a successful hosting business. Understandably, the time investment in Airbnb is a deterrent and if you are taking a manual approach to all aspects of … Continued

Guest Check-Ins: How to Handle Key Exchanges

The check-in process is a crucial part of all experiences on Airbnb. It is at this point that guests gain their first impression of their stay and you as a host. How you handle this part of the Airbnb hosting journey will set the tone and heavily influence how people perceive your property and skill. … Continued

4 Problems with Hotel Investments that can be Avoided with Airbnb

As Auckland property investments continue to thrive, avenues of exploring income earning opportunities are becoming increasingly appealing to those with the means to purchase property. While traditional methods such as long-term tenancies and property managed holiday homes have held strong in popularity for Kiwis, Airbnb has shaken up the game and offered a new way … Continued

Direct Comparison of my Apartment Before and After Airbnb

In this post, I will be taking you through my Airbnb property investment journey so far and we will assess how my Auckland CBD apartment performed with a regular tenancy and then as an Airbnb. Hopefully, I can answer a lot of your question about whether Airbnb is a viable investment strategy by showing you … Continued

How to Get Your Airbnb Summer Ready

With warmer weather fast approaching New Zealand and the summer rush following close behind, it’s now the perfect time to start preparing your Airbnb property for the holiday season. Summer is likely to be the busiest time for Airbnb hosts in Auckland and the rest of the country. It’s a great opportunity to capitalise on … Continued

How to Become an Airbnb Superhost in 2018

Achieving Airbnb Superhost status is an accomplishment reserved for the best hosts on the platform. That little badge, displayed on host profiles, tells everyone that this host is someone that knows what they’re doing, a host that can be trusted and a host that cares about the experience they offer their guests. Successful Airbnb hosts … Continued

7 Things Profitable Auckland Airbnbs Have in Common

Over the past few years, Airbnb has become extremely popular around the globe as a short-term accommodation option for travellers. The opportunity to periodically rent out an entire house or a single room has opened up doors for property owners to earn an income from the platform, and people have jumped at the chance. With … Continued

14 Things Airbnb Hosts Should Never Do

If you’re just starting out hosting on Airbnb or even if you have been hosting for a while, you’ll have certain expectations around your guest’s behaviour and treatment of your property. Staying in somebody’s home requires people to follow some sort of etiquette to assure a smooth experience for everyone. However, this goes both ways. … Continued

How to Deal with a Bad Airbnb Host Review

A bad review can be some hosts’ worst nightmare. Imagine investing hours of time and money into creating a great experience for your guests only to have them leave you negative feedback once their stay is over. For many, the natural response is to get defensive. To argue your point or to dismiss the guest … Continued