How to have remote Airbnb income:
Every now and then, everyone has to take a few days off and go on vacation. Of course, you are no exception. Hosts also need to get away from it all sometimes. However, I’m sure you don’t want to lose the possible chance of renting out your place while on vacation. In order not to jeopardize your career by being away, you need to plan a professional way to have a remote Airbnb income. It might seem impossible but never say never. Here are some tips that will help you become a location-independent host.
Always be available.
As a remote Airbnb host, you need to be available and on-call if your guests have any problems or questions or need instructions. You have to answer your phone calls anytime and respond to text messages and emails as soon as possible. When you decide to go on a vacation, remember to choose a destination where you will have a phone signal and, if possible, access to the internet. If you feel like you cannot always be available, here is a better solution for you:
Have a Co-host.
A co-host is somebody you hire who handles some of your work and helps you with your Airbnb business. If you want to hire a co-host, select somebody that you fully trust, a family member or a friend, for instance. Since they have access to your property, it is important to know them well. In addition, you should make sure that they are responsible, committed to the job, and will do whatever they can to ensure the guests’ comfort. So, You can ask your co-host to handle the guests when you are away. But, even when choosing remote Airbnb management, it is always best to check on your co-host from time to time, to make sure everything is fine.
Since you are not there to let the guests in, you should be able to manage your Airbnb keys and arrange a kind of self-check-in. For example, you can use a smart lock or key lockbox. By using smart locks, the access will be by a password. Plus, it is much safer than regular locks. But if you have an old property and cannot change the lock, you can install a lockbox. Then give the guests the password, and they can get their key whenever they want. To run a remote Airbnb business, you need to provide easy access to your property.
Hire somebody for cleaning
If you hire a professional cleaner from a company, you can give them a cleaning schedule so that they come and do their job after the guests check out. You may need to let them in your house while you are away, so make sure to choose these people from reliable companies to avoid problems.
Write an understandable guestbook.
Provide a book and a set of rules for your guests that includes everything they need to know while staying at your property. Give them any instructions they need, recommend some places they can visit, add emergency contact numbers, Wi-Fi passwords, check-in, and check-out steps, and basically anything that comes to your mind. The more information you add to your book, the less likely the guests will be to contact you, and as a result, your remote Airbnb hosting will be much easier.
Pay attention to your stockings.
It might be challenging since you are not constantly checking if you are out of supplies. However, you can ask your co-host or the cleaners to let you know what’s missing. You can always order groceries, shampoos, toilet paper, food, and everything you need online, which would be the best option while hosting Airbnb remotely.
Being a host on Airbnb can be very profitable, especially when you become a professional. By learning how to host remotely, you will be able to work even when you are on vacation or anywhere else, and you can make money all the time, regardless of where you are.