How To Be an Airbnb Host: 14 Tips for Fast Success

Ever been curious about how to be an Airbnb host? How much extra income could you earn if you transitioned a property from a long-term to a short-term rental?

We tracked down several Airbnb experts to explain how to become a host for Airbnb with minimal fuss and maximum profits.

Real estate investing and property management aren't “rocket surgery,” as my ex-girlfriend used to say.

How To Be an Airbnb Host

“Before you become an Airbnb host, calculate whether the additional effort is worth the mone, compared to what you could earn if you rented out the same space on a long-term lease.”

Run the Number

Al Williamson, arguably the top expert on Airbnb rentals in the country, urges a counterintuitive approach to pricing.

Price Against Hotels, Not Other Rental

The hotel industry is no pushover. With billions of dollars on the line, they aren't just laying down and surrendering the loss in market share.

Know Your Local Law

Being a landlord is mainly hands-off, with occasional spurts of effort. That's what attracts most landlords in the first place — the promise of a passive income!

Approach Short-term Rentals as a Complete Hospitality Busine

When most people approach the task of furnishing their rental, their first thought is, “I guess I should go to the furniture store.”

Furnish Affordably (But Tastefully!)

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