How to become
a successful host
With a plethora of properties available to clients interested in renting, having the ability to stand out amongst the rest is crucial in elevating your success. There are certain services and key factors that we carry out at SMARTHOST in order to prosper within the world of hosting. Therefore, we have created the primary points in which we have solidified our knowledge and are passing down our special tips and tricks to any future hosts.
Understanding your market
With a plethora of properties available to clients interested in renting, having the ability to stand out amongst the rest is crucial in elevating your success. There are certain services and key factors that we carry out at SMARTHOST in order to prosper within the world of hosting. Therefore, we have created the primary points in which we have solidified our knowledge and are passing down our special tips and tricks to any future hosts.
Communication and Check-ins
If a guest is wanting to book accommodation, swift confirmation and regular communication not only brings them ease but allows them to trust you as a host. Being prompt with replies to any questions is therefore critical, as well as the way in which you address guests who will be renting your property. In relation to Check-ins, at SMARTHOST we have curated and designed a specific instructions guide for guests wanting to check in, creating a hassle-free move in. It is also important to have knowledge of what time your guests will be checking in and out to avoid any problems.
Pricing strategies
At SMARTHOST, our experts within the field create bespoke pricing adjustments for each property. Based off of market conditions and fluctuations, unique features that make up your home and location. As a host, having a tailored pricing strategy is necessary, not only to attract guests, but to maximise your profits.
Checking guest’s identification
To avoid any concerns and difficulties, it is highly important that as a host you identify your guests. Here at SMARTHOST, we ensure each guest is verified on the platform they are booking through as well as checking if they have positive reviews.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Nobody wants to stay somewhere that is not clean or comfortable. Ensuring your property is spotless and maintained to a high condition is essential. At SMARTHOST we have an in-house housekeeping service that provides services based on specific needs of guests and landlords. In addition to having on-call property maintenance specialists that will deal with any repairs. If you choose to host yourself, prioritise having a reliable and high quality cleaning service available in order to boost your listings ranking.
Professional Photography
To showcase your property to future guests, having high quality photos will allow your listing to be distinctive and stand out. All properties listed with SMARTHOST have professional photography and have given our hosts an advantage against other competing listings.
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