Today's world is full of investment opportunities - your home being one of them. It’s more than just four walls, a roof,and other building materials. Real estate can be a very powerful and reliable investment tool. It can give you the freedom to spend more money on things that you enjoy, such as an exciting holiday, or give you the ability to expand your business even further.
You may argue that renting out your home is not that simple. We won't disagree - finding and dealing with tenants on a day to day basis can be really hard work. Many property owners find that Airbnb is an effective and reliable partner for renting out their properties, and for making a substantial profit. But in practice, it can take owners a considerable amount of time to keep up with the maintenance of their properties. In the majority of cases guests prefer a flexible check-in therefore, you need to be prepared to deliver the keys to your London-based property at any time of the day. You’ll also be required to prepare your home prior to each guest’s stay, in order to ensure that you can accommodate your guests appropriately.
Managing the property yourself gives you very little time to enjoy the profits. By partnering with Smarthost, you have the best of both worlds - we can create a bespoke platform listing for your rental property and manage all the day to day tasks so you don’t have to.
Smarthost is a team of professionals ready to help property owners earn more from their rental homes. We take over the management of your property and work seamlessly with all parties involved, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience from start to finish. Our service suits everyone - those who rent long term and those who rent short term.
By partnering with Smarthost, you have the opportunity to increase your monthly rental income by up to 30%. If you manage the rental property and any maintenance issues yourself, you’ll more than likely have to spend about 50% of your income to do this.
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You may be wondering…why do I need professional property management? Smarthost are experts at actively collaborating with popular real estate booking platforms such as Airbnb, Booking.com and more, giving you ample opportunity to earn a higher nightly rate. In addition, we carry out regular analytical research which helps us to always stay one step ahead of the game.
Since being founded in 2016, we've managed over 300,000 bookings across various London properties and helped over 250,000 clients earn a combined income of more than £111 million pounds. Your property is always valued.
The value of your rental property is increasing proportionally and annually. There’s never been a better time to earn an income from it.
Back at the start of our journey, we engaged in the management of only a handful of properties in London. It quickly became apparent that there was a significant demand for our service and since then, we have worked hard to develop a service that is highly-rated by many of our clients.
Our London-based office is home to our knowledgeable team of experts who are all trained in-house to a high standard and aim to provide high-quality hosting services for all your real estate needs.
Our clients are a top priority. We guarantee to take care of your property in a professional manner and aim to provide a seamless quality service for both clients and guests alike.
Advertising your property on multiple booking sites , finding tenants that you can trust and ensuring that you sustain a high occupancy rate all year round.
Cleaning your property after each guest departs so that it’s in perfect order for the next guests to arrive.
Carrying out thorough inspections of the entire property and ensuring that cleaning & housekeeping are kept to an optimum level. If appliances are not working or furniture is broken, we’ll take care of it.
Advising and supporting property owners on all matters related to their property, from pricing to legal aspects of the lease and more.
Many of our clients are long-standing partners therefore, we like to ensure that they are kept in the loop at all times. We’ll always make sure that the property owner's wishes are taken into account, especially when dealing with future tenants. We also carry out a thorough inventory on your property prior to advertising as this helps us to uncover the true value of your property in the rental market.
Renting out real estate is an attractive prospect - it’s an easy way to make an income, and if it’s done the right way, it can take very little time or effort.
As experts in property management , we can help hosts earn a lucrative income from their rentals and provide insightful recommendations to ensure it’s sustainable.
Consider vacation rentals and other types of short-term rentals
Short-term rentals generate significantly more income than long-term rentals. With Smarthost’s clever algorithm (used on all advertising platforms) every one of our clients is guaranteed to get the highest returns possible. The smart algorithm will automatically calculate the best nightly rate for your property based on a number of different factors such as time of year, level of demand, whether there are any high profile events taking place in the area and much more.
Grow your rental income year after year
The most successful landlords are those who continuously work to promote their homes - we can do this for you. Promotion of advertisements on popular platforms requires a lot of work, specialist knowledge and monetary investments. Our professional approach can do it for you in the best way possible.
Personal use of your property
We understand that even if you’re renting out your property over a long period, you may still want to use it yourself from time to time. We can advise you on how to do this without losing your income or without risking future profitability.
Keep property maintenance costs to a minimum
Eliminating small problems as soon as they arise will help to prevent large financial losses in the future. That's why we carry out a professional check-in inventory of appliances, furniture and other items on a regular basis. If necessary, we’ll handle any repairs or breakages, ensuring that everything is kept in great condition for each and every guest.
Advertising your property on Airbnb means that you’re automatically covered, by up to $3 million in property insurance, should a guest damage your property, or any of your belongings during an Airbnb stay. Smarthost will ask guests to pay a security deposit (at the time of booking) across all other advertising platforms so that you’re also covered if the booking was made elsewhere.. We also carry out a thorough vetting on all guests, prior to check-in, in order to ensure that they are genuine and trustworthy enough to stay in your property.
We’ll work with you to create a professional listing that stands out from the crowd. This includes taking quality professional photos of property, analyzing prices using our smart algorithm and regularly monitoring the listing to ensure it’s performing adequately and generating a high click-through rate.
Our service adheres to the standards of a five-star hotel. We meet with guests in person, communicate effectively with them, provide all the necessary supplies for a comfortable stay and conduct a thorough vetting guest check for extra security.
We take all the hassle out of keeping your property in perfect condition. Plus, If you need it, we can also take care of the insurance of the property.
Our hosting service is continuously adapting to the ever-changing needs of guests and landlords - from self check-in to 24/7 support, we’re always looking at ways to make our service more convenient and hassle-free.
Renting out a property can be daunting, especially if you have never done it before. Here’s some things you might want to consider in order to ensure it’s a successful venture.
Maintain a high occupancy
Having a high occupancy rate will help to sustain your property's rental status and ensure that profits are kept at a high level.
This is one of the most important parts of renting, and it’s always best to make sure it is done promptly, prior to guests staying at your property.
Keep your property in good condition
If you've done a good job of finding tenants who look after your property, you won’t need to dedicate much time to keeping it guest-ready in between stays.
Maintenance and repairs
Ensuring furniture, appliances, worktops, etc. are kept in great condition will help to enhance the guest experience.
Cleaning made easy
If you’re renting out your property for short periods at a time, cleaning will take up a lot of your time and energy. Paying someone else to do it may be more effective.
Short let rental properties should be legally compliant and have relevant contracts in place prior to guests staying in the property.