Managing Check-ins For Your Airbnb Listing

Managing Check-ins For Your Airbnb Listing

One of the reasons why I love Airbnb is that it enables me to travel. I make money everyday, even if I’m lounging at a beach in the south of Brazil or jumping off a ski lift in the Swiss Alps.

But when I first transitioned from fixed-term rentals to Airbnb, I was a bit dumfounded as how I could manage my budding business while maintaining my nomadic lifestyle.

How could it be possible to manage the cleanings and check-ins remotely? Whenever I speak with wannabe hosts, this is the first concern that pops up in conversation.

After a brief period of trial and error, I engineered a beautiful system that enabled me to run my business while on the road. That system utilizes my cleaner as the check-in manager for my property. It turned out to be a wonderfully efficient use of resources.

Think about it like this: my cleaner has to come to my apartment in between guests to prepare it. So, I simply organized the cleanings so that they would conclude shortly before the arrival of my new guests. After the cleaning is done, she waits for the new guests to arrive. She then provides a brief tour of my apartment, explains how everything works, and hands over the keys. If any problems arise during the stay, she is always on standby. When my guests are ready to check out, they simply leave the keys inside of my apartment, lock the door from the outside, and go on their way. It is a completely automated system that has been running flawlessly for nearly two years. The best part about the deal is the cost. My cleaner charges me $85 per cleaning, which is an excellent rate considering the amount of value she provides.

My cleaner’s role in my Airbnb business is essential. If she forgets to show up at the apartment and she’s not reachable by phone, my listing will incur substantial damage to its reputation. In addition, I will potentially have to pay for alternative accommodation for my guests. As a result, I took great pains to select a top-notch cleaner that I could wholeheartedly rely on. I recommend that other nomadic Airbnb hosts select their check-in manager with the utmost care.

A good candidate should be:

• Socially calibrated • Always on standby in case of problems • Responsible, reliable, and punctual

• In close proximity to the apartment