We know that special events afford Airbnb hosts the opportunity to make extra money on the platform. But how do you decide how much to charge for your listing? When do guests start making reservations for events like the Super Bowl or SXSW? Are there ways you might earn additional revenue by offering add-on services?
Tyler Olson is the founder and CEO of Away Agents, a unique property management startup out of Minneapolis that specializes in short-term vacation rentals. Tyler’s team provides homeowners with the tools to optimize their listings and bring out the best in every property. Today, Tyler joins me to discuss the origin of the company and explain how he maximized profits during the Super Bowl to earn an impressive $50K!
Tyler addresses how he determines pricing for special events and shares the additional services he offered Super Bowl guests to bring in additional revenue. Listen in to understand Tyler’s process of finding landlords who allow short-term rentals and get advice around capitalizing on special events to maximize profit on Airbnb.
The origin of Away Agents
The additional services Tyler offered during the Super Bowl
How Tyler determined pricing for the Super Bowl
Minneapolis’ Super Bowl Airbnb stats
Tyler’s tips for creating a winning Super Bowl listing
How Tyler finds willing landlords
Tyler’s advice for new hosts looking to capitalize on special events
Tyler’s experience with the Turo car sharing site