New to the Airbnb business. We’ll be setting up 5 properties next month in North Carolina and having an experienced V.A on board would do wonders. I just got done interviewing a couple of very suitable candidates but I was wondering how much you guys pay your V.As per month. From what I’ve gathered, it’s close to $1000/month which seems extremely excessive to me, especially for just 5 listings. $200/listing/month basically. A lot of them said they spend over 5 hours a day managing 5 listings, and if I calculate their per hour rate accordingly, it goes well over $1000/month. Some even claim to spend over 8 hours a day on 5 listings.
Would love to know how you guys are handling your V.A payments and if using apps like smartbnb/guesty instead would completely eliminate the need to have a V.A. $42 a month for 5 listings using smartbnb definitely sounds much better.