Our Experience as AirBnB Hosts

Posted By Trav


When we travel, we rent a LOT of AirBnBs.

So we decided to give it a shot ourselves, but from the other side.

Today we want to share our experiences as AirBnB landlords, and some tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way.

We’ll discuss how to price your property, how to create a good listing, and the little touches that you can do to make it so that you can successfully rent out your place, even if you don’t live in a “hot” area.

Making money while you travel from renting out your place is one of the best things you can do!

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In This Episode

  • 06:00 We don’t live in a busy area, so we thought.
  • 13:00 Things we still want to improve on
  • 20:00 The question of pricing.
  • 23:25 Managing your AirBnB account & creating a standout profile.
  • 30:45 The joys of renting your place.
  • 37:50 AirBnB versus Long time rental properties
  • 39:00 The Paradise Pack!


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  1. Ashley says:

    I loved listening to this podcast as I live in Colorado and have been thinking about setting my place up for AirBnB as well. My main question is do you let people stay in your personal master bedroom, and if so do you remove most of your clothes,valuables/personal items? If you don’t, do you have some way of locking or preventing guests from going in that space?

    1. Trav says:

      @Ashley – For us, yes, people stay in our master bedroom. If you have enough rooms, you could close that off and just have them stay in the other parts of the house, but we have people stay in our master. We keep our clothes in the closet and clear out one dresser for them to use, and also have a rolling dresser (plastic one) that we put in there that they can use as well.

      As far as valuables, we remove anything super valuable (jewelry, purses, etc) and just lock them in a small lockbox. But almost everything else stays. We’ve found, so far, that everyone treats it with respect, and sometimes maybe even treat our house nicer because they know it is our primary home and we stay there, so there is a little more respect than a typical rental property.

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