Airbnb and the Short-Term Rental Market Opportunity

According to Airbnb’s website, more than 160 million people have booked a stay on the website. The great thing about Airbnb is that they create customer interest. The challenge for you, the host, is to compete for that interest and secure bookings. No matter where you...

Airbnb’s Host Guarantee – Peace of Mind or False Promise?

Back in 2011, following a spate of high-profile incidents that resulted in damage to hosts’ property, Airbnb introduced their Host Guarantee. The original guarantee provided up to $50,000 compensation for damage caused by unruly guests. Reporters love the opportunity...

Never Mind the Discount. Double Check your State Farm policy if you’re Hosting on Airbnb

Most people are oblivious to the risk. They have a couple of spare bedrooms or a mother-in-law suite but the mother-in-law rarely visits (thankfully). Maybe they travel a lot and their home is left empty. The brilliance that is Airbnb is that it enables people to make...

Airbnb Insurance: A review of Proper Insurance for Airbnb hosts

Proper Insurance is a licensed insurance agency providing vacation home insurance that is backed by Lloyd’s of London, a specialist insurance market. The Virginia-based company operates in all 50 states through a network of insurance brokers. Proper Insurance has...

10 Safety Checks Every Airbnb Host Should Do To Prevent Damages and Lawsuits

The term moral hazard is defined as the lack of incentive to guard against risk where one is protected from its consequences, e.g., by insurance. Moral hazard is probably applicable to a large percentage of Airbnb hosts. When you host paying guests, your exposure to...

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How to Set-up Your Home for Success on Airbnb

Preparing Your Property This section is for new hosts, people who have not yet prepared their homes for short-term renting. Using this section, you will be able to properly prepare your home and set it up for the photos you (or your hired photographer) will be taking...

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Since the inception of Airbnb in 2008, unwanted guests, disruptive parties, and thefts have been a problem for hosts. Security cameras offer a potential solution. We provide recommendations on those best suited for Airbnb hosts.

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