If you’re a busy Airbnb host who needs a break from the daily grind of guest communication and check-ins, why not consider adding an Airbnb co-host to your listing?
What is an Airbnb co-host?
A co-host is someone who helps you take care of your Airbnb property and guests in return for a percentage of your rental income. They take the pressure off you and assist in making sure your Airbnb runs smoothly.
It’s completely up to you and your Airbnb co-host when it comes to deciding how to divide the responsibilities and profits. You’ll also need to agree on how the co-host will be reimbursed for expenses.
How to add up to three co-hosts per listing
To add a co-host:
- Go to Manage Listings on airbnb.com
- Select Manage Listing and Calendar on the listing you want to edit
- Hover on the left side of the page to open the menu and select Co-hosts
“If you’re a busy Airbnb host who needs a break from the daily grind of guest communication and check-ins, why not consider adding a co-host to your listing?”
How can co-hosts help?
Handling the listing
If you’re someone who is not computer savvy and would prefer to spend less time sitting in front of a screen managing your listing – you can ask your Airbnb co-host to handle the online side of the business. They can be the ones responsible for communicating with guests and sending check-in information to them ahead of their arrival.
Checking the space
A co-host can be a good way of double-checking things inside the property – whether it’s the cleanliness of the bathroom or whether more clean tea towels are needed in the kitchen. They can also help you create a house manual.
Some hosts work full-time jobs and do not have the flexibility to meet guests at various hours of the day to hand over the keys and welcome them to a property.
An Airbnb co-host can handle the meeting/greeting – letting you get on with your day job without interruptions. This can also include handling problems with the property during the stay and liaising with guests.
Impact on Guest Experience
A great co-host can significantly enhance the guest experience. Imagine your co-host warmly welcoming guests and offering local dining tips. This personal touch not only makes guests feel special but often leads to excellent reviews and higher guest satisfaction.
Who to choose?
A close friend or family member
In an ideal world you will have a close friend or family member who can help you with your Airbnb listing. The benefits of having a co-host who you know and trust are pretty obvious. The downsides could be that they lack experience using the Airbnb platform and might need to be taught how to assist you.
Someone from Airbnb’s host marketplace
If friends and family are not an option, you can opt for a neighbourhood co-host through the Airbnb website. Local co-hosts can help with your listing by using their own account and there’s the benefit of them already being familiar with the system. Find an Airbnb co-host.
A professional management company
GuestReady has many years of experience in assisting Airbnb hosts with the smooth running of their business.
Using a professional management company means you really don’t have to worry about anything. You will be able to have 100% peace of mind that your Airbnb is in good hands.
If you are new to Airbnb and don’t have family or friends who can help you out, why not contact us at GuestReady?
Whether you want a hand with arranging regular cleaners to attend your property, or with answering guest emails – our team has a huge amount of experience in the vacation rental industry which means we can meet all your Airbnb needs – as well as those of your guests.
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