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Hosting Airbnb: Is It a Good Investment

Around the House

June 27, 2020

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5 min

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If you’re looking for a way to make some extra money and have an open room in your home, consider becoming an Airbnb host. As many people have already found out, there are many benefits to being an Airbnb host. Interested in learning more? Read these 5 benefits below.

Is Hosting Airbnb Profitable?

Being an Airbnb host is a great way to make money off of a room or property you have. Since prices change based on the night a tenant is looking to rent, you may get more money off of weekends than you would weekdays. This method allows hosts to make significantly more money than they would with a traditional vacation rental contract.

The Benefits of Hosting Airbnb

  • More time: With this passive income, you may be able to spend less time working and more time enjoying your life. Whether you want to travel, get a hobby or just enjoy more downtime is completely up to you.
  • Meet new people: How interactive you want to be as a host is entirely up to you. Some hosts choose to meet their guests and get to know them, while some prefer to stay back. If you do want to interact with guests, you may end up meeting some interesting people!
  • Get to know your area better: It’s common for Airbnb hosts to leave a list of recommended must-see attraction, dinner spots and other highlights of the area. When you have to make recommendations for local must-see spots, you may end up getting to know your area better.
  • Greater flexibility: When you’re an Airbnb host, you’re in control of your listing. If you want to go away for a weekend and don’t want your place to be listed, you can block off the dates. This feature is also convenient if you have a friend of family member staying for a certain period of time or are planning on home renovations.
  • Control of your home: When you choose to rent out your home long-term to renters, you lose a certain amount of control of your home. You’re only able to enter their living area during certain times, which can make it difficult to check in on the upkeep of your home. Unfortunately, this leaves the potential for guests that didn’t maintain your home the way you would like. With an Airbnb renter, once a guest leaves you can check the general upkeep of your home and inspect for damage.

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