If you own an Airbnb property in Lisbon, there are some excellent management companies both locally and beyond that stand ready to help make it a success.
As a popular European tourist destination, it’s little surprise that Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital is home to a wide number of Airbnb properties. But being an Airbnb host isn’t a walk in the park – in fact, there is a huge amount of work that goes into running a successful short-let. That’s where property management companies become a godsend for many, ready and waiting to take all the hassle off your hands, and leave you free to enjoy the rewards of your investment. We’ve picked out three of the best Airbnb management companies currently operating in Lisbon.
Since the company’s creation in 2015, Houst have gone from managing a sprinkling of properties in London to thousands across the globe. Backed by professional housekeepers and 24/7 support teams, they utilise state-of-the-art technology to manage every aspect of a booking: from pricing and guest communication to cleaning, laundry, and more. Claiming an annual occupancy rate of 83.1%, they create attention-grabbing listings complete with professionally-shot photography to showcase each property’s unique features. They then optimise the listing by applying dynamic pricing strategies, maximising visibility and setting competitive rates. Additionally, targeted digital marketing campaigns, and search engine optimisation further enhance each property’s exposure.
Founded in 2016, GuestReady have swiftly become a well-established name in the Airbnb management sector, landing a number of prestigious awards along the way. Operating in several locations worldwide, including Lisbon, the company’s services include setting up property listings, professional photography of your home, optimised pricing based on deep data, meet-and-greets with guests, housekeeping, and maintenance. GuestReady also offer financial advice on how to make the most of being an Airbnb owner, as well as providing hosts with their own personalised dashboard where they can access real-time insights from their property, including a multi-channel booking calendar and revenue reports. The cost of their services is commission-based for each guest’s stay.
Feels Like Home
With seven years’ experience and a vast portfolio of properties, Feels Like Home are market leaders in Airbnb management in Portugal. A 100% Portuguese company, meaning they know the country like no other, they have a highly qualified team, fluent in several languages and available 24/7. They boast over 700 houses under exclusive management spread throughout Lisbon and several of Portugal’s other major cities, where they provide a complete management service, including house preparation, reservation management, guest check-in and check-out, cleaning, laundry, and maintenance. Add-on services include house renovation and décor, branded Feels Like Home bed linen and towels, and accounting. A simple and transparent commission model means that 30% of each guest stay goes to the owner