Let’s get straight into it and get you on the fast-tracked path to becoming an Airbnb Super-Host
As Picasso himself said, “good artists copy, great artists steal”. Now.. don’t go stealing anything from your competitors’ homes literally but certainly, take your time to research the top listings and Airbnb super hosts in your area. Find what is different or unique about their listings compared to the masses and then get to work with replicating as many of the things as you possibly can.
Read through your top performing competitors reviews and find what people liked and didn’t enjoy about their stay, this research is going to be essential to becoming a super host fast.
If you want the possibility of immense ‘virality’, you have to get creative. Think of all the small creative ideas that have gone viral; fidget spinners, glitter bombs, etc. If you want the chance to captivate the market’s attention you’re going to have to add something creative to your homes that has the chance of going viral. Here’s a quick few ideas for you to get started, funny or interesting statues/water features, a weird house or home rule, themed décor and unique rooms like ‘games’ rooms. Also, don’t forget to decor your rentals for holidays, for example, decor rentals for Christmas and New Year.
Sometimes things go wrong. Try and take the empathetic approach and put yourself in your customer’s shoes. If they didn’t enjoy their stay or experienced another attributing negative experience, try to see what you can do to turn that around. Remember that reviews are crucial to becoming a super-host so you’ll need to make sure you’re consistently getting 5-star reviews.
Look at the work ethic of all the other super hosts in your area, you can tell immediately they pay attention to detail. All their photos are sized correctly, colour balanced correctly, they have an outstanding response time, their listings are always clean and tidy for when the guest arrives. You need to be thorough and take a perfectionists approach to your business. Treat your listings as if they are an integral part of your business, because well… they are.
Remember, we as humans tend to regard our own opinions very highly and sometimes neglect to take an analytical or objective approach to our work. Sit back, remove any emotion associated with your ‘business’ and run yourself through a detailed performance report. Ask yourself what would you change about your listings or experiences if you were a third-party member, looking in upon.
You can also grab a friend or professional to have a look for you as well as a second pair of eyes may catch those little details you may have missed. If you want to be an Airbnb super-host you need great Airbnb Management skills and you need to be objective.
It’s no doubt optimism was going to make this list. You need to be optimistic and have faith that what you’re doing is going to work. By being optimistic and in some ways envisioning the outcomes we want to achieve, it has been scientifically proven that we will have a better chance of success and achieving those desires.
Remember why you got into this business as a first place, think of the end goal and focus on staying positive! You will be an Airbnb super-host in no time at all.
Probably the most important point that can be made in direct relation to becoming an Airbnb super host. You need self-discipline and you need to be motivated and convicted when it comes to achieving your goals. You have to treat your listings as your business and make sure you strive for consistency and constant improvement.
“We are what we do repeatedly, excellence then is not a gift, but a habit”
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By following implementing these steps, you’ll be an Airbnb Super-host in no time!