When I started this little business back in June most inquiries translated into bookings.
Now, however, I’m running at about 50%.
I’m guessing A) people are planning farther ahead and there’s more to choose from and/or B) more people are getting into the business and there’s more to choose from or C) I sound to desperate in my responses, lol - can you let me know what your experience is? I know that new hosts are popping up like crazy right now. Wish I’d gotten into this business a year ago!
Here’s an example of my replies - I always strive to keep it upbeat and welcoming -
We’d love to have you come stay with us! Thanks for contacting us!
You and your girlfriend will have 1 private bedroom with a queen size airbed and a twin bed. There should be a full bathroom (it is under construction!) and there is a small kitchenette for you.
I make a nice continental breakfast with pastry, cheeses, and fruit every morning.
How will you be arriving? We can pick you up at the metro station if our schedule allows. If you are taking the bus from NYC, choose Bolt Bus to Greenbelt Station. Then you are only 1 Metro stop away from where we will pick you up.