Slow in November Oct 28, 2015 6:12:42 GMT
Post by High Priestess on Oct 28, 2015 6:12:42 GMT
Deanna shared Oct 27 2015
Anyone else really SLOW right now?
I've had a steady stream for the last few months, but now, after Nov. 1, no bookings.
Yes and I wanted to ask you after your remark in another post.
I was pretty well booked till October 22nd, even if there were a few days missing, but that was not bad, I was working a lot. I realized a slowing of requests mid October. I went on a trip the 24 and had opened the whole apartment for booking - one request, not booked but explained. Since then absolutely nothing and it was never that way, Paris has a lot of shows and business travelers in October November. For the bed only no request for November till a few days ago. Three short stays, nothing more. I tried a lot, add and delete text and photos, prices up and down.
Concerning the whole apartment, that will be the first time since 2011 that it's not booked in October/November. (In the meantime I decided to stay in Paris and blocked it for after my return).
Yes, it does not seem to be super price driven. I suppose it's just avoiding the predictably bad weather in our respective locations. Which is what I shall do soon, going down to our condo in Naples FL. I wish that it were possible to airbnb down there, it would be very lucrative. But there is a Homeowner's Association which would have an instant heart attack.
Not entirely that quiet here, but yeah -- last November was a big dropoff compared to the April-October rush.
agreed same here on this part of the world as well.
November is odd here, I rarely accept 1 or 2 night bookings less than 2 weeks in advance because they clog up the calendar for longer bookings - and I rarely get requests more than 2 weeks in advance anyway. In October however I got scores of one night booking requests for dates 4 or 5 weeks ahead... starting to wish I had taken those because ppl seem to behave differently this month. (mainland Europe college/party town)
Hi Jessa, I mostly have one or two night stays, with a few longer. I actually prefer the shorter stays even though I do laundry.
For the bed only, I accept 1 to 7 nights. I was wondering if that was too short. (could not stand some people longer)
guests being late or forgetting to check out is why I prefer the 4-5 nighters who come for conferences, plus the one nighters are usually couples looking for romance and partying
I get mostly parents of college students and business people looking for a convenient suburban location. Not very exciting, but not creepy or dirty/nasty, so I'm happy. Works perfect for an artist.
Not here. Now i am full until february. May and june also. I closed the calendar for the other months.
Travis & Emily
It depends where you host - if it's in a warm place or big city like NYC then bookings will be steady. I'm in Vancouver Canada and November is always a very quiet month. This year we're going to Europe for the host conference in Paris so we're making a long 3 week trip and renting out our place for that whole time (normally we just rent the guest room but we're Airbnb'ing our bedroom also this November). There are people who are looking for places to stay, you just have to put a little effort into finding them, connecting people who didn't know about Airbnb previously. I've search the "short term housing/temp rentals wanted" section on Craigslist and received about 5-6 bookings for October/November from that leg work. But, it's work!
That's a great idea, thank you!