Approving your Airbnb Guests: Things to Consider

Each and every single person in this world has a different character, and it can be challenging to get to know them. As an Airbnb host, you need to deal with diverse people from different backgrounds, cultures, nationalities, and personalities. As a result, you might face a challenge when it comes to deciding on whether to approve the guests that have requested to book your property or to decline them. The truth is that you can never know your guests entirely. There are always risks to hosting an Airbnb, like property damage, stealing, and even violence. However, you can minimize the risks by considering some factors before approving Airbnb guests. Here are some of these factors:

  • Check your guests’ profiles.

  • Only use Airbnb’s transactions for payment.

  • Ask them a few general questions.

  • See if they have children or pets.

  • Check their age.

Check your guests’ profiles

In their profile, you can find a lot of helpful information. For example, if they have booked other properties before, the hosts might have left some reviews on their profiles. Reading these reviews will let you make a sounder decision on whether or not to approve your potential guests. Read them, and see what kind of individuals you are dealing with. Are they easygoing, or do they need everything to be absolutely perfect? Are they messy or neat? Have they done any property damage before? And yeah, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but it wouldn’t hurt to check your guests’ profile pictures. It will give you an idea of who you will be dealing with.

Only use Airbnb’s transactions for payment.

There are a lot of ways for you to be robbed! So, please be careful about hackers and thieves. For a safe deal, always avoid dealing in cash, check, PayPal, or anything similar to them. Instead, just use the transactions that are confirmed by Airbnb, when approving guests.

Ask them a few general questions.

You don’t want to seem too curious, but it is OK, and even necessary, to ask your potential guests some questions before approving them. For example, ask them why they are traveling, their nationality, and what they like to do. These small things can help you greatly, and you can decide whether to approve them.

See if they have children or pets.

Always ask them if they have little kids or pets. Then, you need to do a few things and provide some services to make your place child-friendly or suitable for pets. Do not approve these guests if you are not ready to be the perfect host for children and animals. Believe me, not approving is much better than not meeting their expectations and getting bad reviews.

Check their age.

young man holding a phone with Airbnb logo

It might sound strange, but it is actually important. People from different generations crave different kinds of fun and expect different things. Older people need peace and quiet; meanwhile, younger ones are looking for excitement. So the design of your place, your amenities, your stockings, and everything should match their age range to some extent. Ask them about their age and background before approving their requests on Airbnb, and you are good to go.

For offering the best service and for the sake of the safety of yourself and your property, be careful before approving your Airbnb guests, and do not be impulsive about it. Suitable guests can help you get excellent ratings and reviews and improve day by day.

Source GuestReady AirHost Academy
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  1. Rachel says

    I had one very bad experience with property damage about a year ago and I’ve been paranoid about my guests ever since ??‍♀️

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