The job of running an Airbnb property can be more time-consuming than you think – and that’s where management companies step in.
The popularity of Airbnb continues unabated and many home-owners who spend large chunks of time out of town, or simply have a property sitting empty, have latched on to the financial potential of letting out their home on the platform. A knock-on effect of this is that there are now vast numbers of Airbnb management companies that promise to take all of the logistical concerns of hosting off your hands while maximising your income. If you’re thinking of becoming an Airbnb host in Manchester, or have already taken the plunge, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to and picked out three of the best management companies currently operating in the city.
Since the company’s creation in 2015, Houst have gone from managing a handful of properties in London to expanding out to other UK cities, including, Manchester and now across the globe. Backed by professional housekeepers and 24/7 support teams, they use state-of-the-art technology to manage every aspect of a booking: from pricing and guest communication to cleaning, laundry, and more. They create eye-catching listings with professional photography to shine a light on each property’s unique selling points. They then optimise the listing with 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 2013, HelloGuest swiftly gained a reputation for their short-let management and guest hosting services in cities across the UK. They provide a comprehensive and personalised management service curated around the specific demands and needs of each property owner, all geared towards reducing the amount of time their property sits empty and maximising the home’s potential as a revenue stream. Among the services they provide are guest meet and greets, property listings, booking management, and housekeeping. Dedicated managers are on hand to answer any questions and deal with any requests from the property owner. They also offer access to interior design experts who can help owners kit out their home in a way that will entice guests to book.
Established in 2016, GuestReady are dedicated to helping property owners transform their homes into income, making use of technology to give short-lettings a flavour of old-school 5-star hospitality. The company deals with everything from creating property listings to the logistics of check-ins to property maintenance, housekeeping and check-outs, delivering an experience akin to that of an upscale hotel but with the added charm of staying in someone’s private home. An online dashboard – automatically updated in real time – allows owners to keep an eye on everything from guest booking schedules to revenue earned.