Between myself and my parents we run three airbnb’s the properties range from cheap’n’cheerful through to a higher-end property. They are all priced very differently and accordingly, and attract very different guests.
We have however over the last 6-months had constant enquiries for the higher end property that go along the lines of “we love the look of your property it looks amazing…but we’d like to only pay $X for it…and pay cash to you directly not pay through airbnb”. Its annoying as our cheap property is often available for the same dates for the price they are wanting to pay.
Since when did airbnb become a haggling system…surely the same people wouldn’t call a motel and try this!!! Anyone noticed an increase in this happening?