Lol, no merde, Matlock. I don’t want to get in a pissing contest with you. I worded my statement nicely, succinctly and honestly. Let me add some context.
I’ve been doing this 5 years and have hosted about 700 guests. I’ve fielded about 1000 inquiries, bookings, message threads etc. I have over 550 reviews, 4.97 star rating. I’m currently running 86% booked on available days. I travel several times a year so have about 6 weeks a year where the room isn’t available. I’ve hosted 135 stays/174 nights on Airbnb this year alone and a few more that were direct bookings from previous guests. So I’m busy and I know what I’m doing. I know what I’m talking about, for my rental.
Anything is possible. But it’s really not looking like it at this point.
Again, different models for different hosts. I made a career of encouraging and supporting folks that someone else thought were worthless; I’m a retired teacher. It worked very well for 28 years there and it’s working well here.
You may also be a highly experienced and accomplished host, I don’t know. I know nothing about your rental or market. It is quite possible that you are not in a position to do things the way I do. Someone with 50 rentals of entire apartments has to run things differently than a host like myself. And I didn’t say one negative thing about how you run your business. I said the way you run your business helps hosts like me. Simple fact.
There will be winners and losers but they will be determined in the market, not on internet forums.