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Holiday Let & AirBnb Co-Hosting

What does a holiday let agent do?

 

A holiday letting agent's first role is to advertise your property. They’ll help you set an asking price, create a listing, and then promote the property to prospective guests.

 

They can also help with the booking process, managing the property’s schedule, check-in/check-out, and emergencies.

 

If you employ a letting agent to fully manage your property, they’ll also be able to help with:

 

  • property maintenance and upkeep

  • compliance such as gas safety checks

  • cleaning and laundry

  • guest support and welcome packs

Holiday rental owners spend an average of 9 hours per week marketing and managing bookings. This is often in addition to having a full-time job and a family. Running everything yourself means you’ll need to put in the hours during your evenings and weekends too.

The administration work involved in managing a holiday let is surprisingly time-consuming when you don’t have the benefit of an agency handling reservations for you.

There’s also the greeting of guests, dealing with their requests, cleaning, changeovers and ongoing maintenance – not to mention the handling of any other issues that may arise at any time of day (or night!).

Benefits of holiday letting agents

 

  • compliance and administration support – a professional agency can help keep your property up to date with legislation, as well as manage finances and bookings

  • proximity to the property – if you don’t live nearby, having a local letting agent on hand can give you peace of mind that someone can help quickly if there’s an emergency

  • full property management – if you want to take a hands-off approach to being a holiday let landlord, a professional agency can manage every aspect of your property from maintenance to changeovers'

  • marketing expertise and local knowledge – a holiday letting agency can advertise your property to the right audience and use their knowledge of the market to set the right price

If you decide you want to employ us as a holiday letting agent, you’ll need to decide on the level of management you need.

Owner-managed vs Agency-managed

An owner-managed package means the agent will help you find guests and manage bookings.

 

If you opt for an agency-managed package they’ll handle every aspect of your property from cleaning between guests to responding to enquiries during stays.

 

An agency-managed package will cost more, but you can be hands-off. (Average of 25% of bookings revenue)

 

An owner-managed package is better suited to landlords who want to meet their guests and have more control but still need help advertising the property. (Average of 10-15% of bookings revenue)

Please contact us down below for more information and prices to suit your needs.

​AirBnB Co-Hosts can help in many ways but really it's up to you how much we get involved. Some hosts like a personal touch, while others simply would like us to take care of every aspect, knowing that everything is taken care of and worry free. Handling the listing: If you’re someone who is not computer savvy and would prefer to spend less time sitting in front of a screen managing your listing – you can ask us as your Airbnb co-host to handle the online side of the business. We can be the ones responsible for communicating with guests and sending check-in information to them, ahead of their arrival. Not getting the bookings you expected? We offer a range of services to boost your listing and get more bookings, for example; New Photo's including Aerial Photography & Amenities Optimization. Update calendar and pricing: Keep a listing’s availability up to date and manage the listing’s price settings, including seasonal pricing and weekly discounts. Manage reservations: Accept or decline trip requests Message with guests: Get to know guests, answer questions, and coordinate arrival and departure on behalf of the listing owner. Need help with a reservation or guest issue? We can handle the communication and find a resolution. Get the space guest-ready: We help make sure that the home is set up to welcome guests, including outfitting it with all the amenities. Cleaning: We work with a professional cleaning service, clean the space ourselves, or sometimes both. For instance, we may wash towels and sheets while a cleaning service takes care of the living spaces, kitchen and bathrooms. We generally find guests like a contactless check in and can arrange a key safe or pin-coded door lock to be fitted to your property which will allow guests in, without worrying about keys. Alternatively we can greet guests, give them a tour of the space, and answer questions about the location. (This is a extra service chargeable per 'handover') Help guests during their stay: If guests have an issue during their stay, we can communicate with them and fix the problem. For example, a guest is locked out or the Internet is down. We can use our own Airbnb account to write guest reviews on behalf of the listing owner. We can arrange for maintenance and repairs.
AirBnB Co-Hosting: Services
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