What I enjoy…
I now have two ABB properties. I moved my second into STR from LTR based on my experience with the first (which was purchased and renovated specifically to ABB). The most rewarding element for me (outside of ROI) is the care and appearance of my investment properties that are STR. They stay well-maintained, clean, and in good repair. I get to inspect and repair my properties multiple times a week instead of once every 1-5 years… I’m much more attuned to the conditions and needs of my investments on a continuing basis, and that ensures little problems don’t become big problems.
I also am a natural host. I like to help people, I enjoy the challenges that are presented, and I enjoy paying close attention to details and the little things that facilitate what I consider my very successful foray into this industry.
I don’t try to avoid things, I successfully solve problems when they arise and adjust processes when prudent to minimize the opportunity for repeat failures/bad experiences. And those are probably different for everyone.
I’d say this, based in part on the comments that appear in this forum: if you’re a control freak, ABB is probably not for you. You can not control your guests. You can guide them, you can provide a list of rules a mile long, you can record their every movement… but you can’t control them. My challenge is to control the things under my purview while rolling with the punches for the things I cannot.