@Zandra is absolutely correct. Nothing. I have spent hours searching listings and hotel prices and always tried to price accordingly - taking into account the basement apartment, outside of city center, etc. Also thinking I should be able to consider my reviews - which - hey hey!! I just got my 100th!! I’ve always tried to price competitively. I’ve not tried to play games.
Just as an example of pricing, the Homewood Suites, only 8 miles closer to town, is still listed at $609 for 4 guests in 1 room, 1 queen and 1 sofa bed_. Many hotels are in that range, many higher.
I’m currently at $352. Homewood has just three rooms left in the entire hotel. So, people are paying that kind of money.
Comparing myself to other airbnb listings - there are only about 26 listings at my price or lower that are located inside the beltway, equidistant or closer to town than me. Most are new with no reviews or few…
With IB on that number drops to 5.
Using the superhost filter only, IB off, it drops to 2.
I’ve played with my verbiage, added some better photos, jerked the price up and down - I really don’t know what else to do but to just let it go. I don’t think I’ll ever understand it, though.
So…I don’t think it’s my price. I don’t know what to think. When I can, I don’t think about it at all.
But, one thing I grapple with - I’ve already made $600 because of the cancellation. I told her I would refund most of it if I rebooked. She asked twice what was happening. I responded with lots of stats and prices - all from my research. I know that I’m perfectly in my rights to keep the dough, but I don’t like being paid for nothing.
Thanks for thinking of me!