The Complete Airbnb Host Checklist to You Need to Check Before Hosting Your First Guest

Did you just begin your Airbnb hosting journey and are getting for your first occupant? Review this Airbnb host checklist before renting out your property.

 

Hosting with Airbnb is one of the best ways to earn a passive income. 

Over the years, hotel services like Airbnb have become the preferred way to stay in places around the world. Offering competitive rates and unique services, Airbnb allows hosts to rent out their homes and earn money.

Before you can start hosting and earning an income, you'll need to review an Airbnb checklist that outlines several things to consider. Fortunately, we've put together a small list so that you don't have to keep researching.

Here's our Airbnb host checklist for anyone that would like to start renting out their homes. 

Renting a Room vs. an Entire Space

When it comes to renting out a space on Airbnb, you can choose between renting out a room and an entire space. When renting an entire space, you're offering a house/apartment instead of a single room. In this case, you won't be in the house.

Renting an entire space can bring you in a lot of money, but depending on where you are, you may make more by renting a room. In areas with high tourism, renting a room would be beneficial because you won't have to pay for a space to rent, and you can charge a lot due to the high demand.

Before you decide to offer a space, you'll need to decide which you'll do. Both options are profitable, but it essentially comes down to whether you have the money to buy a separate place to rent.

Take Care of The House

One of the most important Airbnb essentials is a quality bedroom. The bedroom is the main area where you're guest will be staying, especially if you're renting out a room. Because of this, you must ensure that the bedroom is clean, comfortable, and appealing.

You'll need to clean the bed after each guest leaves and rearrange everything to make it look nice. It's also best to vacuum the floor so that you can get rid of anything that could trigger the allergies of future guests. 

Some guests will bring blankets and pillows, but it's expected that you provide them. You shouldn't go out of your way and break the bank to get the best bedding, but it should be comfortable enough so that the guests don't get annoyed.

Keeping a few sets of bedding will let you bring in guests without delay because they can come in while you're washing a set from other guests. 

If you're renting out an entire space, you'll have to do a quick run-through of the entire house. This is something that many owners skip out on because they don't think much of it. However, you don't know what's been left on the surfaces, so it's best to clean them.

When you start earning a lot of money, you can hire cleaners to do this for you. Many owners work with agencies that will take care of the cleaning along with providing the guests with keys to enter. You can provide them with an Airbnb cleaning checklist of things to cover. 

Provide Guests with Amenities

In any Airbnb hosting guide, you'll see information regarding amenities. Amenities are things that you can offer a guest, such as home features, items, and activities.

If you're renting out a room that has a balcony, that's an amenity. Things like shampoo and conditioner are also considered amenities, though these may not be necessary because people tend to bring those.

Providing guests with amenities will increase the likelihood that they enjoy their stay. When a guest likes staying at your place, they'll rent again in the future and recommend you to others. 

When renting out a room, try to offer guests as much as possible. You can permit them to hang out in the living room and other areas of the house. Putting things in the room for them, such as a TV or computer, will also make them happier.

How to Behave Around Guests

As an Airbnb host, you must understand that communication matters. However, you typically won't be interacting with the guests too often unless you're renting out a room. Whenever you are interacting with them, you'll need to be cordial and willing to answer any questions.

Most people will mind their own business, but you'll sometimes get guests that want to keep talking to you.

Acting rude is a great way to get a negative comment on your profile, so try not to. If you run into any problems with a guest, you can bring it up to them and try to reach a solution. When all else fails, you can contact Airbnb and talk to them about the situation.

Keep in mind that you won't run into many problems unless you're being a problem. Listing an honest advertisement and providing guests with top-notch service will guarantee that you have a good experience.

Now You're Ready with This Airbnb Host Checklist

Hosting with Airbnb isn't difficult, nor does it take much of an investment, but you must remember that you're dealing with people. With Airbnb, you're providing a service that revolves around building relationships with guests. With this Airbnb host checklist, you can start reviewing what you'll need to do before hosting.

After going through the list and deciding whether you want to rent out a room or an entire space, you'll be ready to start hosting! 

Book a private strategy call now if you'd like to learn more about hosting and how you can maximize your profits!