The whole ‘red flag’ guest thing has been done to death and many hosts have different ideas on what it constitutes. I was wondering what things confirmed guests ask just prior to their arrival that make your eyebrows raise,
Here’s my latest: “Hi! Our plane lands at 5pm so we should be with you at around 5.30”.
I don’t care where you’re from or whether it’s a teeny tiny place that has an airport in the centre of town, unless my listing is actually situated in the terminal building itself right next to luggage reclaim… how on earth do you imagine you will arrive at my door in 30 minutes?
To me that’s the sign of someone who has no experience of travel and no concept of time. Alert is on to be extra thorough going through check-in.
And old one, but a favourite, is; “Oh I just saw you have a cat. Does it live on the property?”
I’m a live-in host. The cat is featured in photos, text, all relevant categories and he’s often mentioned in reviews.
I wanted to say “No, He’s just some wild feral cat in the neighbourhood that we decided to name. I think he lives in the bushes down the street. No need to worry, he only attacks at night and just the ankles”.