The invite showed up for me today to apply. The requirements are basically that everything the guest uses is very clean, in good condition, colour-coordinated and well-equipped. Honestly, I’m a bedroom-door lock, a Roku TV and matching teacups away from qualifying. The process is a bunch of checklists that you work through. Once you’ve checked all of the requirements, then you can pay to apply.
I’m lucky, in that I’m in a tight rental market with high demand. So, I can raise the price accordingly if I provide a higher quality offering. But, I like the guests I’m getting now. I don’t know if a guest who previously might have been pleased with my place will be harder to please if I have an Airbnb Plus designation. Since the suite I Airbnb is in my home, I’m considering this carefully.