How to Be a Better AirBnB Host When You Live States Away

How to manage an Airbnb remotelyl

Having an AirBnB property in Scottsdale or Phoenix, AZ is a great way to make a little extra money, no matter where you live. Of course, the realities of caring for that property and the guests who stay there can be different from what you pictured.

One major problem is that if you’re too far removed from the property, it’s easy to let problems slip through the cracks. While you’ve undoubtedly covered your major bases (e.g., keeping the property standing, the property listed, etc.), it’s critical to take care of all the other details. We’ll look at a few tips so you’re more connected to what’s happening.

Start with Communication

If you’re living in a different state, you need to be as upfront as possible with your guests about what they can expect when they’re there. In other words, if a plumbing emergency happens at 2 a.m., they should have some idea of who’s in charge of the problem.

This might be a plumber that you know, or a family member that’s in the area, or it could even be you managing the problem from afar. A property manager can handle a lot on this end, but you don’t want to ignore this step.

Think Through Different Scenarios

Owning a property is sometimes an exercise in the unthinkable. Mild-mannered guests with excellent reviews can wreck your living room after a party. Repairs that you spent a bundle on from the most recommended maintenance person can fail after a week. Storms can pop up out of nowhere and cause the type of damage that no one could have budgeted for.

If you haven’t considered what to do when different types of emergencies happen, then your property manager will be left to make all of the decisions on their own if they can’t get ahold of you.

Find Strong Property Management in Phoenix, AZ

There’s nothing like doing a job on your own, but in some cases, that’s just not a possibility. If you’re looking for people who can work with you no matter where you are and help you with the unexpected, Sojourn Properties LLC is a property management group serving the Scottsdale and Phoenix area.