The benefits of using a property management company for your Airbnb listing
If you let out a property on the short-stay online marketplace Airbnb, you may not feel you need a property manager to take care of things for you and that you can handle everything yourself.
However, managing an Airbnb property can take up more time and energy than you may have realised. Indeed, if you’re trying to run multiple properties or don’t have that much experience as a short-term rental landlord, it can quite easily turn into a full-time job.
Here are just some of the things you can look forward to when you let someone else help take care of things, freeing you up to focus on other priorities:
1. They can manage listings for you
A property management company will market your property and find guests to stay there. They will be able to create high-quality images and descriptions to enhance your reputation via the various major booking portals. At the same time, they can advise on pricing so that you strike the right balance between consistent occupancy and maximising income.
Essentially, you’ll be in the hands of industry professionals who understand the local market and the best strategies for maximising a property’s potential revenue. You can typically expect to see much better results than you would when handling a listing yourself.
2. Communication with guests
Your property manager will handle all the pre-visit contacts, as well as all communication during a stay, fielding queries promptly on your behalf by phone and email. This significantly helps your guests to have the best possible experience before and during the time they are in your property
3. Property maintenance
Dealing with the various maintenance niggles which inevitably crop up with a short-term rental place can pose something of a headache. However, proper property management takes care of the scheduling of routine maintenance, regular inspections and the handling of repairs.
This can be particularly helpful if there is a language barrier in communicating with local staff, or if the rental property is not close to where you live.
4. Turnover days and cleaning
By definition, a holiday rental property has a high turnover of guests. Therefore, you’ll need frequent cleaning, while the place always needs to be made ready for the next guests. A property management service ensures this happens as and when it should.
5. Added security and peace of mind
With good property management, you won’t have to worry about property inspections, or being left with the bill for other people’s damage, since having that done for you is all part of the service.
You’ll have the reassurance of knowing that your property is safe and secure at all times, and of its consistently optimal occupancy, meaning you generate maximum profits.
6. The best property managers are Superhosts
If you’re not familiar with the term, an Airbnb Superhost is one proven to go the extra mile in performing their hosting duties. They’re identifiable via the badge displayed on their listing and profile. This ensures profitability and the best booking rates, while generating the five-star reviews which are crucial to Airbnb success.
Get in touch
At Short Term Lettings, we provide top-quality, 24/7 guest and booking management plus standout listings across multiple online channels. (Our partners include the likes of Trivago, booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com and others as well as Airbnb, for whom we are Superhosts.)
What’s more, we offer daily pricing optimisation, adjusted with smart tech and according to emergency maintenance programmes. Get in touch today to learn how we could transform your short-term letting business and boost your rental income.