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Pricing Copilot – Your Airbnb Pricing Partner

AirDNA is announcing the launch of Airbnb Pricing Copilot, a new approach to short-term rental pricing that puts the power back in the hands of property managers. Unlike other pricing tools that put your revenue management on autopilot, Pricing Copilot provides real time gauges and dashboards that allow anyone to price like a pro. How I used one simple dashboard to become the top earning Airbnb listing I wrote, "The Airbnb Expert's Playbook" two years ago and have been using the simple pricing... 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 ... More
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Are Hotels Marching into their World War 1?

The Airbnb Data Shows They Could Annihilate Hotels In July 1914, Europe basked in a glorious summer with a backdrop of the most prosperous, wealthiest time the continent had ever seen. A crown prince had been assassinated in Sarajevo, but all but the diplomatic services of Europe paid it little heed. As everyone knows, out of this cloudless sky came, what Arthur Conan Doyle called, “the most terrible August in the history of the world”. Is it July 1914 for the Hotel Industry? Every metric ... More
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What Effect has Airbnb Regulation had in Santa Monica?

“I don’t know who opened the first [Airbnb in Santa Monica], but he was a great man in his way. It was as though some imaginary trader had put into the Forth with a cargo of Glenlivet to discover that the Scots had never heard of whisky. There was a natural appetite, as you may say.” Flashman and the Dragon by George MacDonald Fraser. Almost. The hotel industry is finally feeling the affects of Airbnb. Our data shows that where Airbnb is ascendant, hotels are experiencing significantly dimini... More
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Hard Data on the Biggest Airbnb Cities in The World

The United States was estimated to make up over 50% of the total Airbnb listings as little as two years ago.  After tracking the rise of the Airbnb juggernaut in the United States for over a year, AirDNA realized that the most of the growth in Airbnb rentals was coming from outside the USA. We estimate that distribution of listings around the world has changed drastically and now as little as 20% of current Airbnb listings residing within the US. To show the full Airbnb story, we have added d... More
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The Best Places to Buy an Airbnb Investment Property in America

A huge number of folks write to us wanting to know the best places in the U.S. to invest in an Airbnb property. In this article, we do all the hard work for you. Analyzing data from millions of Airbnb rentals over the United States, we reveal what the numbers say: the best places to rent and buy real estate for Airbnb rental in America. First, we take a look at the best rental arbitrage opportunities. Rental arbitrage is the act of renting an apartment long-term and then re-renting it... More

The Top Performing Airbnb Properties in the USA

Customers frequently ask, "What cities is the best place to start a new Airbnb vacation rental." Every city has it's pro's and con's; regulation, seasonality, cost of ownership and so on. We thought we'd let the performance of the best properties speak for themselves. 4,500 of the nearly 300,000 active Airbnb listings in the United States made the list. The interactive map below shows where the top 1% of Airbnb properties in the USA are located. We filtered every single Airbnb listings to ide... More
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The 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 determine 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 incomi... More