Jennifer Daechsel Sales Representative

Jennifer Daechsel Sales Representative

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Disabilities and real estate

Having a disability can add many complications to your life in way I never considered. Thinking about things like passive income in case I am no longer able to work and how to pick the right home that fits within my limitations, can be exhausting. I have a disease called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Type 3. I was diagnosed a couple of years ago and have been getting used to living within my limitations.

Airbnb: Setting up a unit

Setting up a unit can be a tricky thing to coordinate. There is so much to buy and so much to remember to purchase. Being organized is the best way to set up your unit efficiently. There are four places that I buy everything I need. They are the Dollar store, Walmart, Costco and Ikea. Here is the order in which I buy things.

Airbnb: Long term trips

Long term trips can be a host’s dream. Fewer cleanings, fewer guests to communicate with and fewer check in and check outs. Here are some things you should know about long term trips.

Hospitality. There is a fine line between being a good host and being annoying. I find the sweet spot is to message clients every week to two weeks. I like to check in, see if they need anything (i.e. more towels) or see if they would like the place tidied up a little bit.

Airbnb: Cancelling trips

Guests cancelling trips is an inevitable part of being a host. Unfortunately, life happens for both guests and hosts. There are very different consequences for a host and a guest. That is what I will be discussing below.

Airbnb: Purchasing everything

Purchasing everything needed for a property can be a daunting task. There is so much that needs to be bought in a small amount of time. There are two ways to go about it and it depends on how much time you have. If you are renting a property you will usually have less time than if you bought a place. With purchasing, closing periods are usually longer than with renting.

Airbnb: Organizational tips

Organization can take extra time when you are setting up your unit, but can save you tons of time in the long run. How? You won’t have to answer a million questions from guests as to where everything is in your property. Here are some tips I have come up with.

Airbnb: Cleaning tips

Cleaning is the most important part of the Airbnb experience for a guest. If a guest thinks your place is unclean it will not only ruin your reviews, but they might refuse to stay there. Here are some tips to get your place as clean as possible.

Airbnb: Guest gifts

One of the hardest categories to get good ratings is the “value” category. The best strategy with value with Airbnb is to start your prices very low and slowly raise them as you add amenities and extras. The tricky part is to balance how expensive your property is versus how much you add. The key is to put as many inexpensive treats as possible to make it feel like there is added value to the guest but not the host.

Airbnb: Check out procedure

Check out can be almost identical to check in. There are the same options with one additional consideration when deciding between the two. The two options are remote check out or personal check out. The remote option is having guests leave the key in the unit or lock box and then leaving. A personal check out is when you meet the client and take the keys from them. If I am honest, most of the time it doesn’t make a difference whether you have a remote check out or personal check out.

Airbnb: Check in procedure

Check in can be a very stressful time for some guests. They are coming to a strange city and have to follow a ton of instructions before being able to relax. It is a host’s job to alleviate as much of that stress as possible. There are two types of check in (I call them) personal and remote. A personal check in is when you meet the guests and check them in yourself. A remote check in is when you give the guests instructions to get the key and get into the apartment themselves.

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