So You Want to Rent Out Your Home: Here’s How to Present Your Home to Welcome Guests, Part 3 of 3

Renting out your house, cottage or apartment involves posting photos of the exterior and enough of the key interior rooms, a description, and prices on one of the many rental sites such as Airbnb, VRBO, or Homeaway. Sounds simple enough. But to attract renters on a regular basis and garner good reviews—which will help attract more renters—it’s important to take time and put in effort to make your home as presentable and welcoming as possible.

So You Want to Rent Out Your Home: A Baker’s Dozen of Reasons to Help You Decide and Be a Great Host, or Channeling the Inner Bob Newhart, Part 2 of 3

We continue with more about getting into this part of the sharing economy. Our focus points include: the niceties to have on hand such as fresh linens and towels, taking good photos of your home’s exterior and rooms to post to attract guests, filling out a questionnaire about your home in the same way you might fill out a statement about yourself for online dating, and deciding on your house rules—no red wine or pets, for example.

The Sharing Economy, part 1: What Homeowners Should Know about Renting their Home

Entrepreneur Brian Chesky’s concept may have started modestly when he charged overnight guests for an airbed and breakfast, hence his company moniker, Airbnb. But the business model gradually evolved into a billion-dollar operation as thousands of homeowners offered far more on the company platform—a room or their entire home—and comfortable beds.   And though some […]