August 19, 2021
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Ultimate Guide to Providing Broadband Internet in Your Airbnb Property

Airbnb has been a revolution for the hospitality industry. With regular homeowners able to list properties for temporary lets, the platform has been a boom with modern […]
August 4, 2021
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From Hectic Host to Millionaire Manager

Airbnb hosts pay attention...there's a brand new online event coming up called From Hectic Host to Millionaire Manager. This FREE event will take place on Thursday August […]
February 3, 2021

Work in Paradise: Airbnb Trends Towards Remote Workers in 2021

It's no secret that remote work has increased dramatically this year. This has caused one of the biggest Airbnb trends of the year – catering to […]
January 27, 2021

How To Setup Your Digital Airbnb Guidebook In 2021

Guests have more questions now than ever.  If you've traveled recently, you've probably had a few questions yourself. You're wondering if the Google hours at the […]
January 20, 2021

9 Lessons To Help You Grow Your Airbnb Business in 2021

2020 was a roller coaster ride for short-term rental hosts. So, what did Airbnb hosts that stuck it out learn in 2020? And how can we […]
January 6, 2021

Prevent House Parties at Your Airbnb: Tips for 2021

With all the social restrictions in place right now, people are itching for ways to let go.   If you’re an Airbnb host, a house full […]
December 30, 2020

How to Make Your Airbnb Pet Friendly and Increase Revenue up to 25%

Have you considered making your Airbnb pet friendly? Many people are traveling closer to home with new restrictions. This means they are bringing the whole family, […]
December 22, 2020

Airbnb Demand Drivers Every Host Should Know in 2021

Keep the same price on your short-term rental every day? Knowing these 3 Airbnb Demand Drivers could increase your revenue by 40% or more. Seriously.  Back […]
December 16, 2020

Cohosting on Airbnb: Lessons From a Legend

A lot of people ask me about how to get started cohosting on Airbnb.   So, on this week’s episode of Get Paid For Your Pad, […]
December 10, 2020

Investing in Short Term Rentals : Lessons From a Legend

I’ve been getting a ton of questions from you guys about investing in short term rentals,  and how to start growing your business.  So,  this month […]
November 15, 2020

7 Profitable Ways To Grow Your Direct Booking Website

Author: Keiran Griffiths | CMO Lifty Life Vacation Rentals Many short term rental operators are looking to improve their online visibility, rely less on the large […]
August 31, 2020

The New Traveler Persona: How to Stay Relevant to Your Target Market in 2020

The past few months mark an inflection point for the short-term rental industry. The world has changed, and so have traveler behaviors and expectations. There’s a new […]

Imagine having chemical sensitivities to the cleaning products used in most short-term rentals and knowing that every time you travel, you are likely to get sick.

Katrina Papé solves this problem with green cleaning. And in addition to attracting travelers with multiple chemical sensitivities, she feels good about minding the health of her guests, her cleaning staff and the environment.

Katrina is the founder and CEO of BnB Equity Group, an investor-focused professional vacation rental property management company based in Seattle, Washington. Katrina has 27 years of experience as an entrepreneur, and her background in business management, interior design and real estate investing give her a competitive advantage in the short-term rental space.

On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Katrina joins me to explain how her own sensitivities to chemicals following a health crisis inspired her shift to green cleaning—both at home and in her STR units.

She discusses the prevalence of multiple chemical sensitivities and describes how to know if a cleaning product is truly chemical-free.

Listen in for insight on targeting health-conscious guests and learn how to develop your own niche in green cleaning and chemical-free Airbnbs.

Topics Covered

How Katrina got started hosting on Airbnb

  • Went through divorce and health crisis
  • Listed own home to save it in 2014

What inspired Katrina’s shift to green cleaning

  • Health crisis led to chemical sensitivities
  • Extend green cleaning at home to STRs

The prevalence of multiple chemical sensitivities

  • 39% of Americans suffer from MCS
  • Difficult to travel and not be sick

How to know if a cleaning product is chemical-free

  • Get rating at ewg.org
  • Avoid anything with synthetic fragrance

Where to go for green cleaning products

  • Natural section of grocery store
  • Buy in bulk on Amazon or Thrive Market

The benefits of green cleaning your Airbnbs

  • Health of guests, cleaners and environment
  • Attract health-conscious travelers

How to target guests with chemical sensitivities

  • Add green cleaning, chemical-free to title
  • Include photos of products used

How to be pet-friendly and serve guests with allergies

  • Use Easy Air on rugs, furniture, carpets, etc.
  • Available through amazing-solutions.com

How STR Legends X helped Katrina build her business

  • Support in choosing tech stack
  • Systems in place to expand

Connect with Katrina

BnB Equity Group

Resources

Environmental Working Group

Thrive Market

Amazing Solutions

Easy Air Organic Allergy Relief Spray

Legends X 90-Day STR Accelerator

Email jasper@getpaidforyourpad.com

Sponsor

Hostfully [Discount Code PAD]

September 6, 2021
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Green Cleaning and Chemical-Free Airbnbs—with Katrina Papé (Ep405)

 Imagine having chemical sensitivities to the cleaning products used in most short-term rentals and knowing that every time you travel, you are likely to get sick. Katrina […]
August 30, 2021

How to Leverage Experiential Design to Stand Out on Airbnb—with Kate Shaw & Betsy Moyer (Ep403)

So, you’re an Airbnb host in a saturated market. The investment blogs said it would be easy to build a thriving short-term rental business in your […]
August 23, 2021

Tips for Hosting Families with Pets on Airbnb—with Rachel Gainsbrugh (Ep401)

Savvy short-term rental hosts have pivoted in the last 18 months, shifting their business model to provide family-friendly accommodations that welcome kids and pets for long-term […]
June 14, 2021
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Streamline Your Cleaning and Maintenance with Breezeway – with Jeremy Gall (387)

If you manage one or two properties on Airbnb, it’s fairly easy to keep track of your communications with cleaners and maintenance personnel. But as you […]
June 8, 2021

Automatically Collect Guest Emails with StayFi (Ep386)

There are two ways to get more direct bookings: You can either find new customers or get current customers to return. And when you try to […]
August 31, 2020
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How to Use Email Marketing to Personalize the Guest Experience (Ep. 350)

If your Airbnb listing is a treehouse or a castle, the property itself creates a unique guest experience. But what if your space is a typical, […]
February 12, 2018

EP227: Airbnb Tips from an Austin Superhost

Would you rather teach your Airbnb guests how to use the coffee maker OR have a cup of coffee with them? Connecting with the travelers sharing […]
July 3, 2017

EP167: How to Provide the Ultimate Sleeping Experience for Your Guests

A sleepless night or two can ruin a trip, and though it may be irrational, Airbnb guests often blame their hosts for the fact that they […]
January 30, 2017

EP123: Improve Your Guest Experience With YourWelcome

Jasper is joined by Henry Bennett, Co-founder and CEO of YourWelcome. YourWelcome’s product is a tablet system that hosts can use to provide important information to […]