That is very interesting that some of you, hosts, are so critical of other hosts as guests! Actually, I am appalled. I would think it should be the opposite, I mean we do know how much work goes in this business, we all know how the rating system works, why would I be a bitch and give you a bad review and be ultra needy? I mean I hosted other hosts and they gave me 5 stars. I was a guests in so many homes and I always gave 5 stars, even if there were minor problems that other people for example, complained about at my house (ex the smart lock code didn’t work). But hey, why not be civil and help out your fellow hosts?
Also if people book my place because they relocate for work I am glad to help. I actually enjoy talking to them about the city/neighborhoods and so on. If I were in their shoes I’d really like someone to give me the info. It’s true that most of the people who relocate here are software engineers and so am I and that’s why I actually enjoy talking to them. I treat them as my coworkers. But in general I don’t like people who ask a gazillion of silly questions, stuff that it is already written in the listing or they clearly hit on me (can I cook for you? could you have coffee with me?)
I don’t rent more than a week in general, but I made exceptions sometimes.
Also I reject flat out cheap people, the one who begin their inquiry with “is the price negotiable?”