Hosting your space
So, what’s it all about! Depending on your situation you will be either a Host who wants to entertain people in your own home which can be a very personal experience and hopefully a fun and rewarding one that you will want to do again and again but remember people are paying for a service so this is why the rules and description of what your selling must be made clear. Prevention is the most professional way to host, be ahead of the game here are some basic areas that are key!
CHECK EVERYTHING IS WORKING PROPERLY IN THE PROPERTY.
Electricity, water, lights, cooker, kettle, oven, shower, bath, tv, stereo, jacuzzi, heating, dishwasher. Any amenities you include in your space check them ready for the next guest.
PRESENTATION IS EVERYTHING.
Cleaning is a key element of Hosting a property or renting out a second home, it says a lot about the host and the standard of their business. Check all spaces are clean especially bathrooms and kitchens, corners of rooms, look out for cobwebs easily missed! Leave plenty of cleaning products around any descent guest will clean up after themselves. If your supplying sheets or bedding make sure it’s clean and smells fresh, we all like getting into a fresh bed.
CHOOSING YOUR GUEST
Now remember when hosting you’re the one in control of each booking this is why Smartbnb will try to get its members to be as specific as possible in their profiles. The more you know about your guest before you approve that booking the better and don’t forget the guest will hopefully leave a good review of their stay to encourage more business and attract people to your space. When you choose your guest be sure to ask them if they have any special needs just in case they have missed something on the amenities panel. And remember treat your guest as you would expect to be treated yourself and have fun.