So you're ready to be an Airbnb host, you've got a sweet space and you're ready to list. The first step on your Airbnb business plan: make your home Airbnb ready.
We know that hospitality and guest experiences are the best ways to get great guest reviews and rank better on Airbnb. But how do you make sure your house is ready for the best Airbnb guest experience?
There are some standards to follow to make your home Airbnb ready, but first you want to understand the key elements of creating a hospitable space. Ask yourself these questions:
One word: spotless.
This is how your space must be for each and every new guest. You are competing with hotels and luxury brands, even the worst hotels have this basic standard of service. You have to be sure this is done every time. Hiring a professional cleaner may be more your speed if you're not a fan of scrubbing.
Read my guide for how to clean your Airbnb space
First, you want to be sure you have removed all personal items that are not functional for your guests. These are items that are not things you would generally share with others. You'll want to store these in another place, or in a pantry you can lock.
Here's a list of important things to keep out of the line of guests to make your home Airbnb ready:
Here is a list of some things you may want to keep around to make your house Airbnb ready:
Sometimes it's not the glitz and glam that make a place, it's the convenience, amenities, and peace of mind that make you really enjoy your home away from home.
Even the poshest hotel can bomb terribly if there's a major inconvenience. Thinking back, the best experiences I've had were the hassle-free ones, ones that kept me focused on the objective of the trip and not the lack of hospitality. To make your guest experience stellar, you may want to invest a little dough into your space. A little goes a long way when a guest is happy.
Here is a list of things you may need to buy to make your Airbnb space guest-ready:
Nothing is worse than a terrible night's sleep. Especially when you're staying somewhere for more than a couple days. It can totally bomb a guest experience. Be sure not to overlook this major detail with some very minor solutions.
Here are some things you can do to make your home Airbnb ready for a night of zzz's:
If you want killer reviews, you're really going to need to put your best foot forward. Be proactive about the traveler's needs, how can you accommodate their every conflict? How can you “wow” them?
Here are a few things you can do to blow your guest's mind:
You've got everything you need to make your guest happy as can be. Now you just have to be proactive about making everything look nice. from your towel folds to your remote controls, everything should have a finished look and be in place.
Here are a few extras to make your home Airbnb ready and comfortable:
This is a bounty of information to get you started on transforming your Airbnb space into a welcoming home for your temporary guests. Please, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to use the comment section below. We love hearing from you.