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The Home Stay Guide: Practical advice for Airbnb and homeshare hosts

Gabriela Domicelj, Derek Young

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This book is for anyone wanting to particpate in the exponentially growing sharing economy. It helps property-owners unlock new income and makes the process of sharing your property with travellers fun.

Chip Conley, former Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, Airbnb

Learn how to build a profitable, professional and sustainable homeshare business.

Home Stay, also known as Homeshare, is a global phenomenon whereby ordinary people share their homes with strangers. On Airbnb alone there are now three million hosts around the world, one million more than a year ago. This book offers frank, practical and hands-on advice for those who are considering or already offering their home, or investment property, as short-term accommodation. Written by self-taught hosts who are dedicated to providing the best possible guest experience, this book provides real-life insights into the day-today experience of running a homeshare, and the lessons the authors have learned along the way.

You'll find easy-to-follow instructions and advice on:
Getting started - how to market your property by defining its unique characteristics, choosing the most appropriate online sales platform, setting rates, how to manage sales and presenting your property to attract guestsManaging the guest experience - how to ensure your guests have a wonderful experience from the moment of arrival to departure, managing transitions between guests effectively and consistently, and how to manage guest reviewsThe business of homeshare - financial management, reporting and how to drive your business further.

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