Wanting to earn a passive income while you’re still waiting for your real estate properties to get sold? You’ve probably heard of Airbnb. As the hospitality and tourism industry continues to surge, more and more travelers are looking for accommodations. Gone are the days where people have to book an expensive hotel room for a night. The customers nowadays conduct a real estate tour to book real houses through Airbnb.
How can you take advantage of this new trend? It’s quite simple, really. Transform your property into an Airbnb accommodation and let your customers experience it first-hand! Not only do you get to make a passive income, but it also serves as a real estate tour marketing strategy. Here are the top tips to boost your Airbnb real estate tour sales.
List Your Airbnb Real Estate Tour All Year Long
If you still have real estate listings that are still sitting for God Knows how long, it’s the perfect time to transform them into Airbnb accommodations. And since it’s available all year long; we recommend you make your accommodation available to the customers all year long too. Most real estate agents commit a mistake of only listing their real estate property during the peak season.
What they don’t know is that they’re losing more money throughout the year too. That’s why we recommend you enlist your property to Airbnb all year long to have a steady source of income. Another benefit of this is that your customers get a free real estate tour during their stay. This can also give you potential leads to sell the property in no time.
Allow Instant Booking
Now that you’ve set your Airbnb property available all year long, it’s time to streamline the booking process. Don’t let your customers keep waiting for your approval before they can book. Or else you’re going to lose money in the process. Allow instant booking by letting your guests choose their preferred travel dates.
Then they can tick AGREE to house rules. After that, they can click the booking button and they'll be redirected to a payment portal. Instant booking not only increases your Airbnb sales, but it also increases your ranking. Studies show instant bookable real estate tour accommodations increase their search rankings.
Allow Long-term Bookings
Most Airbnb accommodations only allow short-stay bookings. While hotel bookings offer long-term booking, they can be pretty expensive in the long-run. You can outsmart these by offering an affordable long-term booking for your Airbnb property! You can set your booking to have minimal and maximum days of stay. Not only it gives you a more stable income, but it also offers convenience to customers who opt for a long stay.
Make Your Airbnb Children and Pet-Friendly
Most real estate agents don’t cater to families who bring children or pets with them. However, they also lose money in doing so. So as much as possible, we recommend you keep your property open to any kind of guests. Maybe you can charge higher rates for families bringing in their children or fur babies to cover maintenance costs. In this way, you’ll retain your customer leads and earn more money in the process!
Offer Local Experience In Your Community
Since you’ll be catering to foreign guests, this is the perfect time to give them a local real estate tour experience. Aside from their itinerary, you can opt to meet them and give them a local tour to our community. It might pique their interest to invest a property around the area if they’ll like the lifestyle and vibe there.
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