The Realities of Airbnb Without Property Management

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Airbnb has revolutionized the world of property rentals. If you don’t already have an Airbnb rental, you’re properly tempted to list your property on this popular platform. While Airbnb is one of the best side income streams in the real estate niche, it’s not without its downside. If you’re trying to operate an Airbnb without property management, here are some realities that you’re likely facing right now.

Time Commitment

One of the most common reasons that Airbnb owners decide to hire Sojourn Properties for their Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ Airbnb property management is the sheer amount of time they spend on the rental. Owners are responsible for every detail, including creating and updating listings, managing bookings, communicating with guests, handling check-ins and check-outs and much more. For owners with family and job commitments, it can feel like a little too much to handle.

Maintenance and Upkeep

Just like any other property, Airbnbs need maintenance and upkeep. Filters have to be changed, problems need to be addressed, and even small issues like nicks, scrapes and other damage need to be fixed in between bookings. Either the owner has to do it, or a contractor who can be trusted and who will do the work in a timely manner has to be found.

Guest Interaction

Many guests feel better when they have a little hand-holding. Hosts need to communicate with guests, answer questions, resolve issues and often deal with awkward or challenging situations. If the host’s good reputation is to remain intact, all these interactions need to be diplomatic and handled with care. That’s not something that all property owners are prepared to do.

Cleaning and Turnover

Even the best guests can create messes. Towels get stained, glassware gets cracked, and toilets run over. Without a property manager, the owner’s responsibility is all the cleaning and turnover. Someone has to go to the store to replace broken dishes or to buy unclogging formulas, or buy fresh linens. Someone has to scrub the bathroom shower floor, squeegee the glass shower door, wipe the fingerprints off the light switches, etc.

As you can see, the realities of Airbnb without property management isn’t so glamorous as it’s often depicted. To get out from under the burden of taking care of your Airbnb rental, contact Sojourn Properties for Airbnb property management in Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding areas.