Guide to rent out your unused sofa/room/apartment on Airbnb!
What is Airbnb?
Airbnb is a website for people to list, find, and rent unused sofa, room in your apartment or the whole apartment on daily, weekly or monthly basis. The website does not charge any initial fee to list, but only a 3% commission for every successful booking made with Airbnb. Also, Airbnb manages the payment collection and booking process. Upon successful booking, payments will be credited to your UAE bank account (click here open a bank account) or contact us for assistance . It has over 1,500,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries. Airbnb also offers protection to hosts (home owners) by providing free insurance.
In UAE, at the time of writing, there are 693 listings at Dubai, 555 listings in Sharjah and 35 listings in Abu Dhabi.
How to earn extra income through Airbnb?
1. Click here and Sign up on Airbnb website (You can sign up using with Facebook/Twitter/Email.)
2. Make up your sofa, room or apartment and take fine photographs (we recommend atleast 6 photos)
3. Create your listing on Airbnb. Set your price on the listing calendar. (for all Airbnb related support, contact us)
Safety on Airbnb
Always check the tenant details before accepting a booking. Get some details of the background of the tenant before accepting the booking. Only accept verified Airbnb users. Set house rules for what is allowed and what is not allowed. Do not encourage payment outside of Airbnb as the Airbnb Host Insurance will not be applicable for those cases
Tips for Airbnb
Take good quality photos of the property with good lighting. Offer competitive rates, Airbnb also suggests rates for booking. Give preference to longer bookings. Be courteous to the tenants.
Help in setting up Airbnb
Listing properties on Airbnb is a 6-step process and non technical users find it difficult to complete the process themselves. We, AbuDhabi2.com have staff who can help users to create the Airbnb listings on behalf of the property owners. To get started, email us the details of the property that you wish to rent out along with some photos. We will help you with that.
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