When you’re just starting out on Airbnb, it makes sense to keep all of your listings under one account. But as you scale a short-term rental (STR) business, the risks of having a single profile start to outweigh the benefits. So, what is the best account setup for YOUR situation?
Anton Zilberberg is the Cofounder and CEO of QuickStay, a property management company out of Toronto, and Autohost, an STR software that performs Airbnb background checks and guest screening . Today, Anton joins me to discuss the pros and cons of the top four listing management systems and weigh in on which STR model works best for each.
Anton explains why he doesn’t recommend cohosting on an owner’s account and shares the operational advantages and risks associated with having all your STR listings under a single account. We also cover when to use clustered accounts and when it’s best to create one account per owner. Listen in to understand why building a brand may be less important than you think and learn which account setup is right for your STR business.
Why Anton isn’t a fan of cohosting on an owner’s account
The benefits of having all listings under one account
The disadvantages of having all listings under one account
When to use one account for all your listings
The benefits of using clustered accounts
The disadvantages of using clustered accounts
When to use clustered accounts
The benefits of having one account per owner
The disadvantages of having one account per owner
Anton’s advice on launching a new listing
Who might use one account per owner
Anton’s take on small operators trying to build a brand