Some of the regulars will know me by now. I am the admittedly disgruntled airbnb owner who is very unhappy with his property management company. I’ve taken the really frightening step of creating my own listing and sourcing for co-hosts and cleaning providers. I won’t be hosting immediately, likely when my contract with the company ends, which is in about 2 months time. I will also need a co-host as I will be out of state at least 50% of the time.
If an hosts are hosting remotely, appreciate any tips and advice particularly around workflow management. How do I organise cleaners and key exchange? I’m thinking of appointing a co-host / cleaner (2 in 1) who would get access to my calendar and self-organise the cleaning, linen, laundry and key exchange. Is this a sound working arrangement??
What about emergencies where the host has to be around physically? I don’t see this happening very often but if it does, I would need someone who can manage guests during emergencies. I don’t see the cleaners as being willing to step up to this role of course. At the same time, I need someone who’s willing to be deployed on call very irregularly - that’s going to be really difficult without sharing a big chunk of my booking revenue?
What do you guys think?