If you have a small number of Airbnb listings, screening guests (and rejecting the bad ones) is not a problem once you know what to look for. But what if you want to grow your short-term rental business to 20, 50, or even 100 properties? What tools are available to STR rental managers to vet and monitor guests? How can you leverage effective screening to make more money AND acquire new listings?
Anton Zilberberg is an STR Legend and property manager out of Toronto. He operates a portfolio of 100-plus properties through his luxury STR company, QuickStay, and serves as the Founder and CEO of Autohost, an AI screening tool for Airbnb guests. Today, Anton is back on the podcast to offer his advice on guest screening to STR managers who are looking to scale.
Anton covers the risks property managers face, describing the scope of the fraud problem in the STR industry. He also weighs in on how effective screening increases STR revenue and gives property managers a competitive advantage. Listen in to understand Autohost’s multilayer verification process and learn how effective screening protects you, your business—and your neighbors!
The fraud risks that property managers face
The scope of the fraud problem in the hospitality industry
Autohost’s multilayer verification system for screening guests
Anton’s insight on security solutions for STR managers
How to identify and deal with fake IDs
Anton’s insight around complying with privacy laws
How effective screening increases STR revenue
How effective screening gives property managers a competitive advantage
How Airbnb screening compares to Autohost
Aton’s advice for growing STR managers
How much it costs to use Autohost
How screening prevents problems for STR hosts