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The Better Way to Book an Airbnb

While trying to book an Airbnb a couple weeks ago I had a revelation. Booking a good Airbnb is HARD!  There are so many choices these days.  You can spend hours browsing photos and reading reviews trying to find the perfect place.  Making things even more difficult is that Airbnb hosts adjust their nightly rate dramatically from day to day so knowing whether you are getting a good deal is next to impossible. After years of using data to empower Airbnb hosts, I decided to flip the script and cre... More

Airbnb Hosts Cash in on the Republican and Democratic National Conventions

The Republican and Democratic National Conventions are going to be held in held in Cleveland and Philadelphia in the coming weeks and although most residents aren't thrilled by the candidates, many of them are excited to make some extra income using Airbnb. Airdna has done a quick analysis of the two cities to see how supply of vacation rentals and the pricing of those units have been impacted by the conventions Airbnb in Cleveland The median asking price for an entire home Airbnb renta... More
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Is Airbnb Legal? The Best and Worst Cities For Short-Term Rentals

It’s never been easier to embark on a career as a vacation rental manager. You don’t need to create a website, set up a payment system, or pay for marketing. Platforms like Airbnb take care of these things for you. As the barriers to entry have come down, people from all walks of life have transformed their homes, second homes, and real estate investments into rental properties. In 2015, Airdna identified a total of 550,000 Airbnb listings in the Unites States that were listed on the site at ... More
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Exciting Announcements from the Airbnb Open

Airdna has rolled over to the Airbnb Open in Paris to report to our loyal readers what the future portends for Airbnb Hosts. The Airbnb Open is a gathering of 6,000 of the most dedicated hosts in the world (dedicated in that they footed the bill to go to Paris and attend!). With over 100 nationalities represented from diverse spots such as Uzbekistan, Mongolia and Greenland, there is certainly a lot of clapping and cheering love for Airbnb. The first day was opened by the Deputy Mayor of P... More
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Best Airbnb Property Management Services

New management companies are emerging to assist the more than 1,000,000 new Airbnb hosts looking to improve the performance of their short-term rentals. Traditional vacation property managers have struggled to keep pace with the rapidly evolving industry. Property managers once supported their high cost, often 30%-50% of total revenue, by flouting their marketing capabilities. But the rise of sites such as Airbnb have created a one-stop shopping platform that streamlines the entire search and bo... More
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3 Powerful Airbnb Calendar Settings That No one Uses

Airbnb recently released some long overdue calendar enhancements that very few hosts are taking advantage of. Did you know you can set different minimum night stays for peak seasons, or only receive reservation requests for days in the next 6 months? While providing consulting to some large Airbnb hosts over the past month I've been shocked that very few people are properly utilizing some of these new calendar options. Wouldn't it be nice to only receive reservation requests for a week or lon... More
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5 Tips on Acing Your Airbnb Guest Communications

It’s often said that communication is key. When your Airbnb guest first reaches out to you about renting your property, the method, tone and urgency in which communicate with them will determing whether they want to book with you or not. It’s a crucial time to show off your guest communications skills. Successful ‘rentalpreneurs’ must be and prompt, polite and people-oriented. In my life as an Airbnb rentalpreneur, I find a large portion of my day-to-day activity will be responding to incomin... More