Hi, This is my 17th year. I started before Air b and b. I was so caring and thought everyone was decent.
I no longer rent to anyone without reviews.
I also get their name and town where they reside. I put them through Truth finders and if I get one red flag, I do not rent to them.
I do not do any last min bookings. Not worth it.
They are charge if they tell me 4 people and it is 6.
I have always let pet come to the properties, but this year has been a nightmare. No more pets.
The less the best. I have a house that I have been renting for 14. I brought it down to 8 and 2 or three with stay at the house. Its been great.
I do leave supplies for their stay. But, I do not leave anything out, I do not want to lose.
Most people are wonderful. But, check them out. It will cost you 20 a month…
I had someone offer me 6000 a month for Oct in Ct. I did the back round check and he was not an ok guy. He has many judgements, he was sued for punching someone in the face. He had 50 address and when I turned him down, he said, oh I would have let you stay at my penthouse in NYC.
If it doesn’t feel right. Truth you gut. It will not be right.
If they are a pain while doing the booking. Wait till they get in the place.
I send out arrival instructions and tell them they must text me to let me know when they are in and if everything is Ok. I ask them to text if they have any questions. I also ask them to text me to let me know when they are out. So, I can let the cleaner know and I ask about there stay.
Do not give up. This business changed my life and I will be forever grateful to be able to do this work.
But, follow these few things and make your life so much eaiser.