We’re a predictive analytics startup based out of San Francisco called Wheelhouse, and our specialty is helping hosts/owners maximize revenue on Airbnb & other channels. Here’s what we see going on in DC during Inauguration 2017:
What this means is that, as of today 11-29-16, the average listing in DC is raising their prices 743% above their normal rate, but not yet actually getting any bookings those rates!
The current sweet spot – based on our data – is raising your prices by ~292%, or about 3 times what you would normally charge.
We would expect this number to grow as the stay date approaches. So if you have the appropriate risk tolerance and can hold off, you’ll probably be able to get a booking for more than 3x your normal price as Jan 20 approaches.