There was a post here a while back saying that those of us with multiple listings will be shut down by Airbnb, since it’s not in keeping with their sharing economy ethos. Has anyone heard of this actually happening to anyone?
It was with certain cities like new York and areas of California.
I’ve been tracking multi-listing hosts in New York through a wishlist, and from the 18 on the list in December, 4 are left. The others have had their profiles deleted. Of course they could have deleted their listings/profiles on their own but I doubt it. Each host I tracked had at least three “entire place” listings, so I wasn’t paying attention to someone with three listings for separate rooms in one apartment where they lived.
If you have two- or three rooms you should be able to post as you wish, but then again this company think they are above everybody-. They certainly have no respect for hosts .
You do realize the company gets tremendous pressure from city like San Francisco, NYC, and housing activists who claim Airbnb exacerbated housing crisis situation in these cities.
You are always posting such negative posts about Airbnb, It’s getting a bit much to be honest. This is a positive forum where hosts meet to help others not continually bash Airbnb. If you don’t like the company then don’t list with them - its pretty simple.
I do. But I wanted to hear the facts – I hear a lot about the activism, but wanted to know exactly what was happening.
Hi Reeny, I was responding to Dave. A lot of California cities enacted laws to only allow hosts to list their own home (owner or tenant, permanent address), and asked Airbnb to comply with enforcement on ‘bad actors’ with multiple entire home listings. There was a proposition F, in its home turf to further restrict home sharing last year, got defeated in San Francisco.
Thanks for that info…appreciated!
We use a hosting agency in London, as we live over 200 miles away. It is a small two person management company, with a modest number of properties ~15. They have avoided the multiple property issue by retaining the identity of us the owners on AirBnB. I suspect that there are many management companies like this.
That said I just looked to book in a big US city and saw that many places were managed by the same people. Will be interesting to see if they have gone in a few months.
Can you elaborate?
What do you mean by “retaining the identity of us the owners on AirBnB”?
Thanks in advance (I’m a newbie trying to learn)
They manage a number of properties but the properties are marketed on AirBnB as if managed and let by their owners. Thus there is no way to connect them, or for them to fall foul of any interpretation of the multiple property regulations that Air have.
I think that just happened with New York hosts who were operating illegally: http://www.rented.com/vacation-rental-best-practices-blog/nyc-airbnb-hosts-banished
One crazy statistic that I’ve recently seen is that Airbnb is making most of their money from the larger full-time hosts: Full-time hosts represent 3.3% of hosts and generate 28.5% of revenue, and multiple-unit operators account for 40% of Airbnb revenue. http://skift.com/2016/01/20/airbnb-data-highlights-from-penn-states-year-long-host-study/
While Airbnb is doing a lot to show itself as a site for homeowners looking to rent out the extra room in their home or apartment, it really does look like they’d lose a TON of business should they decide to ban the professionals using the site.
Whoa. This is a forum for Airbnb hosts. Not a fansite.