So yesterday, I sat down with my AirBNB calendar staring at me realizing that the next few months have almost no bookings. The last time I heard the AirBNB chimes, there were leaves on the trees and the sun felt warm. To be specific, it was on November 1st, an inquiry that I accepted.
As I have mentioned before, below a certain price level doing AirBNB is simply not interesting to me. I will have to heat the space [three rooms, cold Boston], still make breakfasts, do endless loads of laundry, and arrange my professional work days around the comings and goings of guests. Though I have lowered my price a tad since the heady summer days, I still had some wiggle room with December prices, so I lowered weekdays by just a small amount.
Today, I have had an inquiry for a 2 1/2 week booking in January [but she wanted a discount above and beyond my lowered prices and weekly discount] and two bookings. None of the booked or inquired dates were days that I had lowered my prices yesterday, but my suspicion is, AirBNB gave my listing a bit of a boost for lowering prices yesterday.
Also of interest. I lowered the prices of specific days, noting the price tips but ignoring them. On these same days today, the price tips are much lower. Another interesting calculation being done on the AirBNB side.