Leaving your house and inviting strangers to use it might feel a little daunting the first time you use Airbnb. But Sandy Bruns says all of her guests have been very respectful and she attributes to the relationship she establishes with them from the initial booking enquiry. "I was so fearful that my house was going to be destroyed and it wasn't at all," Sandy … [Read more...] about My biggest fear with Airbnb hosting was never realised
Airbnb is a new brand partner for Balance. Together, we are interested in exploring the idea of how to become an Airbnb host and use the service. In this video we meet Sandy Bruns. Sandy is an Airbnb host with a Bronte property listing and we ask her what to expect as an Airbnb host. Sandy previously owned well known cafes Swell and Bronte Cucina. She is now travelling … [Read more...] about What to expect from hosting on Airbnb
Sandy Bruns explains how to get your house ready for Airbnb guests. One of the keys to Sandy's success has been the level of care and attention she gives her guests. Sandy suggests one of the first things to do is to create a lockable room and/or cupboard for your personal effects. Leaving your house for the first time In this next video, Sandy explains what it felt … [Read more...] about How do you get your house ready for Airbnb guests?
Sandy Bruns has been an Airbnb host for over a year and has 28, 5-star reviews. So what makes her listing so successful? Sandy explains to Deborah in this video how she became a successful Airbnb host by identifying her "niche" and making the visiting experience unique. Sandy's top 5 tips: Allowing guests to "feel at home" by arranging a "hands-off" key pick-up … [Read more...] about Sandy’s tips for being a successful Airbnb host
How do you manage an Airbnb property? Sandy Bruns has been using hosting with Airbnb for over a year (to find out more about Sandy click here). In this video, she explains to Deborah that she basically manages the entire thing from her phone. Sandy says she uses her own cleaner and family to help manage the property. Airbnb has the following advice for hosts: Start with the … [Read more...] about How do you manage your Airbnb property?