How to Make Your Airbnb Listing Stand Out from All the Rest
There was a time when it would have been a mega-miscalculation to presume you were using Airbnb to rent out your spare room, but not anymore. With millions and millions of listings in over 190 countries, the odds have become heavily stacked in their favor. And if you aren’t Airbnb-ing then you need to be! So, as soon as you have finished reading this blog, you need to get yourself a profile and start making some more money, some new friends, and some incredible experiences.
What’s more, it is so much fun. That chance to get creative in your own home and make a space that stands out to those scrolling. And here is how to make your Airbnb listing stand out.
A lot of the time, people are using Airbnb to save money or to meet people, or just to get away from the humdrum existence of hotel-living. However, a lot of the time they are looking to get the most out of their stay by making it an entirely new experience. So why not go down that route and style your spare room (or rooms) in a certain theme. It could be that you decide to have a rainforest room, or Parisian space or an oriental wonderland. That is completely up to you and how creative you’d like to get. Just know that, whatever you do, make it stand out; make it draw people in and go with something that little bit quirky.
What makes Airbnb so much more hospitable than a hotel, motel or Holiday Inn is the friendliness. So put yourself in your guest’s shoes. What would you want after a possibly long journey and the arrival at a stranger’s home? Well, from our research, air-conditioning is a big win, so have a look at the services provided by HarsterHeating.com and build a good relationship. Offer them drinks, whether hot or cold. Show them to their room. Take a genuine interest in who they are. Tell them to make themselves at home and show them where everything is. The better the rapport the better the stay for both of you.
It’s All In The Detail
This is where you creative flair can make a huge difference. So why not make some hand-crafted bits for the wall, or go on Etsy and get some incredibly fun and gorgeous bits of art. Put some unique-looking board games out for them to play. Give them some entertainment options in the form of books and movies. The more personal you make it feel the better. Trust us. But it isn’t just about looks or small bits of entertainment, it is also about the area. As such, we recommend you pick up leaflets from the local tourist office and place them in the room so they can see what there is to do. Another great tip is to buy a lockbox. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it will let them relax that bit more when they leave the house.