Post by High Priestess on Oct 19, 2016 15:28:40 GMT
I think that Memphis will probably do a little publicizing of the new STR rules in the local paper, but other than that, hosts will have to figure it out themselves and seek out the info.
THe number of listings in any given city is not easy to find these days -- and in fact, for whatever city you look for listings -- be it Memphis, or Chicago, or New York City -- you will be led to think there are only 300 listings in the whole city. That's because the way Airbnb presents information, they present only "300+" listings for any given search. I just did a search for places in New York City -- I didn't enter any dates when asked when I wanted to stay, and didn't check whether I wanted private room or entire place. I got only 300 results. Yet we know there are thousands of listings in NYC.
One way to get accurate information, for the number of listings in any given city, is to do several sequential searches, each for a narrow price range. If each of your searches is narrow enough, you'll get fewer than 300 results for a given price range -- this may not work in huge cities like New York City which could have 500 listings at the very same nightly price -- but it should work for MEmphis. Then, just add up the number of listings within each price range block, and you can find the total number of listings.
I just now did this for Memphis and this is what I get:
|Nightly Price||0 - $31||23 rentals|
|NIghtly price||$32- $39||13 rentals|
|Nightly Price||$40-$50||75 rentals|
|NIghtly price||$51 - $60||45 rentals|
|Nightly Price||$61 - 70||51 rentals|
|NIghtly price||$71 - $ 86||68 rentals|
|Nightly Price||$87 - 100||56 rentals|
|NIghtly price||$101 - 122 ||31 rentals|
|Nightly Price||$123 - $138 ||24 rentals|
|NIghtly price||$139- $158 ||38 rentals|
|Nightly Price||$159 - $180||21 rentals|
|NIghtly price||$181 - $201 ||11 rentals|
|Nightly Price||$202 - $233 ||3 rentals|
|NIghtly price||$235 - $504||46 rentals|
|Nightly Price||$505 - $672 ||4 rentals|
|NIghtly price||$672 - $1000+||2 rentals|
Total number of Memphis AIrbnb listings = 511
Just out of curiosity, I tried this for NYC, and right away got too many results -- there were more than 300 listings in the price range $32-39...and I couldn't narrow it down more than that because the sliders for the prices wouldn't move closer together.