The Home Stay Guide is a frank, practical and hands-on guide for homeshare or Airbnb hosts who want to build a profitable, professional and sustainable business. The book is a guide for those who are considering or already offering their home, or investment property, as short term accommodation. The home stay guide includes easy-to-follow guidelines and advice on everything hosts need to know, from how to choose an online travel agent, how to set rates, great marketing ideas, and how to ensure your business is making money. Written by experienced self-taught hosts who are dedicated to providing the best possible guest experience, this book provides real-life insights into the day-to-day experience of running a homeshare, and the lessons the authors have learned along the way.
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By Gabriela Domicelj and Derek Young
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“One of the best books on homeshare.” Chip Conley, former Head of Group Hospitality and Strategy, Airbnb
“Gabriela and Derek’s unique experience in management consulting, financial services and vacation rental operations shines in this definitive book on the best practices to perfect a short-term rental business.” Scott Shatford, CEO of AirDNA
The Home Stay Guide – Contents
Here’s what you can learn in The Home Stay Guide:
Learn how to convey the unique appeal of your property, target potential guests, build a brand for your homeshare, and select the right online travel agency.
Explore the three key elements of homeshare sales: setting market prices, persuading prospective guests and managing your online calendar.
3. Presentation of Your Property
First impressions count. Get to a great start through this step-by-step guide to creating an interior that will make your guests fall in love with your property.
4. The Guest Experience
Learn how to provide your guests with a warm welcome, a sense of being looked after during their stay and a friendly departure.
5. The Art of Transitions
A successful homeshare business relies on efficient transitions between guests. Learn how to transition in a consistent and cost effective way.
6. Guest Reviews
Guest reviews are important for your business – ignore them at your peril. Discover how to harness the power of reviews to benefit your business.
7. Financial Management
Financial Management is crucial to your homeshare business no matter the size. Learn how to keep a close eye on the numbers to create a profitable business.
Reporting the performance of your business reveals how healthy it is, providing key insights into how you can improve your business for the future.
9. Driving Business
Once you have regular management reports for your homeshare business, you need to analyse results and decide whether any changes are needed. Learn what key performance indicators you should monitor closely.