As someone who uses airbnb as a guest, often, I would say - what counts is your response to the bookings coming in from now on. It’s a nice number, but the important thing, do your best to be on top of them from now on. It’s very frustrating, as a guest, to contact a host and not hear anything for hours or a day. I’m working on that vacation in those few moments available. Not that they have to respond immediately, but those that respond promptly are going to be my first choice.
However, I’m not going to NOT inquire on a property because the response rate isn’t great.