Do any of you search listings frequently? I shop a good bit - always dreaming of getting away, lol!!
It seems like it used to be ‘everyone’ got 5 stars, sometimes 4.5 Made my 5 stars feel unimportant. Now, however, it seems like 4 is more common. I assume people are catching on that they still want a good value for the money, and (hopefully) the cream is rising to the top? (I hope I’m ‘cream’, I try!!).
There was a new host near me, but her area is not very good, and her prices were cheap. At first she was 5 stars and got super host quickly. Now, however, she’s not a super host and her stars are down to 4, and the complaints are stacking up.
There is one host in the Shenandoah Valley - they have many properties, nicely priced, but not one property has 5 stars - all 4 or 4.5 So I’ve decided to not stay in one of their places. (Plus, in their listing the whine terribly about how they have no staff, work non stop, and never have a day off… well, they purchased at least 10 properties…)
Anyone else notice this change?
Oh, and yes, WAY MORE IB than there used to be, that is showing up - so using IB no longer distinguishes a property. Sad for me, since I use it (though rarely does anyone actually BOOK using IB).