Thanks for asking. I have a place in Las Vegas, and I frequently have friends and family who want to stay there. They usually text or email asking if they can stay for X dates. I then need to go check my calendar and get back to them on availability. If they want to stay, I need to block my calendar in Airbnb and tell the building that someone is coming. I then need to send my guest instructions for how to find the building, the wifi password, etc. Then, I need to email my housekeeping service to let them know to clean the unit. For while, I asked guests to simply pay the cleaning fee and at that time, I’d need to collect payment from them via PayPal or other.
My goal with what I’m building is to automate most of these processes. Rather than back and forth via text and email, I’ll simply send my friend a link where they can check availability and book. This link will most likely expire, so it can only be used once.
I’d like to understand other processes that hosts are dealing with to see what else this app might be able to automate. At this point, I know these services might not be worth paying for (at least for some hosts) and I’m not building this application to make money. Let me know if you’re interested in chatting.