When you make the decision to rent out your home to short-term guests, you want to make sure you’re prepared long before-hand. Before you put your home up for listing, you want to make sure your space is fully equipped to meet the needs of any guests you may have. Follow this checklist to go above and beyond to get great reviews!
Clean Your Home. Make sure all of the rooms are clean and neat- you would want your hotel room to be spotless, so make sure to provide the same courtesy to your guests. This includes tidying bathrooms, having clean sheets on the beds, and fixing any hazards (such as a loose step or exposed wiring) to make sure your space is hospitable.
Make it Guest Friendly. You want to make sure your guests have the most pleasant experience possible, but you don’t have to overthink it- it’s the little things that make all the difference. Providing little necessities such as extra towels, linens and blankets, toiletries, as well as luxuries like extra food in the refrigerator, movies, and games will make your guests feel comfortable and right at home.
Leave Detailed Instructions. If you’re going to have people in your living space, you’re going to want to set some boundaries. You’ll want to explain all of your house rules clearly, including things like whether smoking or pets are allowed, and if your guests are allowed to have parties. It’s also a good idea to leave a list of phone numbers and instructions on operating electronics. This will provide your guests with more clarity, making their lives (and yours) much easier.
Remove Personal Items. From jewelry to photo albums to important documents, there are a lot of things in your home that you don’t want on display while you have guests living there. The best way to keep your things safe is to lock them away- in a safe, in a mailbox, or even by renting a small storage facility if you have long-term guests.
Airbnb is a fun experience for both the host and the renters, so why not kick it up a notch? Following these guidelines as a first time Airbnb user will transform your space into a welcoming temporary home for your guests to have a memorable Airbnb experience!