Did you know...there used to be a host group on LTR's May 30, 2016 15:26:28 GMT
Post by High Priestess on May 30, 2016 15:26:28 GMT
Shannon shared Jan 2015
New to Hosting on AirBnb and first long term booking
I'm new to hosting and have my first short term guest staying with me right now, but I'm having a traveling nurse coming to stay with me for three months and found that most inquiries I received were for extended stays. I'm thinking this may be a good fit for me, providing that this goes well. I'm also okay with having short term guests in-between long term guests. Here's my situation, she will be here until the end of April and my nieces will be coming here from TN in June so I want to block out that time as well, but in May I'd like to have some short term guests. I don't want to have short term requests in July because I'll have to decline them until I secure the long term guests. Have any others dealt with something similar? I think many of you have multiple listings so it probably isn't as big of a problem, but I only have the one room to rent out.
Salviaa year ago
Hi Shannon, welcome to hosting. To balance out long-term vs. short term guests study and use the calender functions carefully. You can set it up to receive bookings (only) 3 or 6 months ahead. Furthermore you can play with the minimum stay option. Bemale in mind that you need a good number of reviews to secure good exposure in search rankings. To help this you might be inclined to take more short-term bookings at the beginning. Happy hosting! (And check-out also the "NEW Host" Forum!)
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Shannona year ago
Thanks for your feedback. Good advice to get more reviews with short term guests. I was also thinking I might have two listings one for long-term and one for short term, so that I could adjust the calendars accordingly. Appreciate the feedback.
Sharia year ago
Hi Shannon. Welcome to the group. This is exactly my situation--mostly long term with short term guests in between. Salvia is right--using the calendar carefully is the best way to juggle. I also keep one room as my short term room and I keep it open much of the time in case my daughters want to come home for a visit. I've found that while I like having mostly long term guests, having a few short term guests keeps things interesting both for me and for my other guests. Good luck! Shari
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