When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A firefighter, a ballerina, the best -whatever- in the world!? Did you ever daydream about being a grown up in a kinda ok middle management job where you’re mildly successful? Probably not. Whatever you dreamt about, it was big, fancy, and you were the best at it. Now, not everyone can be the best astronaut or teacher in the world, and that middle management gig is probably a really great one to have, but little kid you had a point.
If you’re going to do something, why not be the very best? As an Airbnb entrepreneur, you should be trying to be the very best. And what’s the best thing to be when you’re an Airbnb manager? An Airbnb Superhost, of course! It’s time to pretend that you’re in school again- your next lesson is to reach for the stars and learn how to become an Airbnb Superhost.
What is an Airbnb Superhost?
An Airbnb Superhost is a badge given by Airbnb to hosts that show superior commitment to Airbnb and the Airbnb Community. In order to be a considered as an Airbnb Superhost, your profile needs to meet the following requirements.
Tips on how to become an Airbnb Superhost
Keep the numbers high:
The primary requirement to become an Airbnb Superhost is to have a minimum of 10 bookings a year. Trips are assessed every three months so getting your numbers high before the beginning of each quarter is important. Once you’ve hit that mark, it gets you closer to earn your badge. Check out Hosty’s other blogs to learn how to get the most bookings possible and how we can help you run your business at top efficiency when it all starts coming together.
Commitment is the Cornerstone of Any Relationship:
Now that you’re booking at least 10 guests a year, it’s time to bring your involvement to the next level. Once you do book a guest, it’s essential that you keep that reservation unless you absolutely have to cancel. The Superhost badge signifies trust in the Airbnb community so ensuring that Superhosts keep a very low cancellation rate is crucial to your success. Do this by keeping an up to date calendar of your bookings and making sure that you never double-book a property.
Superhost=Super Response Rate:
Another way to make sure that you stay in the hearts and minds of the Airbnb community is to ensure that you have a 100% response rate. Guests find it incredibly important to receive timely responses and property information when they request it. Furthermore, a low response rate can potentially mean missed opportunities for bookings, and you definitely don’t want that. Keeping a high Airbnb response rate is a commitment but don’t think that this means you’ll be glued to your phone 24/7 responding to messages. In order to keep your response rate high, even when you’re out of the office, enable Hosty’s Autoreply feature to keep your guests informed and that Superhost badge on your profile.
5 Star Reviews for the Win!: The last pillar of Superhost greatness is getting 5-star reviews for at least 80% of your reservations. Being a Superhost requires super hospitality. Your guests will always expect a 5-star stay. Reaching enough of top Airbnb reviews does take a while, but as long as you’re providing honest, transparent information about your property and do what you can to make your guests feel at home; you’ll be well on your way earning those A+ reviews. Using Airbnb property management software with AutoReview feature will help you manage your reviews on autopilot.
Do I receive benefits as an Airbnb Superhost?
Now that you know how to be one of the best, the big question becomes – what’s in it for me? Becoming an Airbnb Superhost does take some work and maintenance on your part, but when you’ve achieved that status, you can definitely benefit. Here are some of the ways that Airbnb makes your extra work worth while.
That Shiny Badge:
Once you become an Airbnb Superhost, you’ll get a badge on your profile, showing your status to the world. Potential guests love seeing a designation like this one because it signals to them that you are trustworthy and have something great to offer. Once you get your badge, expect higher bookings, more inquiries, and higher profits.
If you’re diligent enough to maintain your Superhost designation for a whole year, Airbnb will reward you with a $100 Vacation Credit. This way you can reward yourself for all your hard work and get away on a well-deserved vacation, at another Superhost’s property, of course.
Top Notch Support:
Scratch Airbnb’s back, they’ll scratch yours. Now that you’ve shown your commitment to the sharing community. A great benefit of being an Airbnb Superhost is the priority support that you’ll receive. Anytime that you need to call in, your questions are answered quicker and easier so you can get any issues resolved and back to being your super self.
Now that you know the requirements, benefits and some tips on how to become an Airbnb Superhost, take a moment to thank your childhood self for the motivation to be the best at whatever you do. Maybe your original plan was to be an Astronaut, but there’s nothing wrong with making some changes along the way. And don’t be so hard on yourself; the internet didn’t exist when you were a kid, so you wouldn’t have known what Airbnb was anyway.