The best Airbnb management companies in Manchester
by Paul Joseph | Published October 27, 2020
The popularity of Airbnb continues unabated and many home owners who spend large chunks of time out of town, or simply have properties in their portfolio sitting empty, have latched on to the financial potential of letting out their home on the platform. However, the job of managing the process of hosting guests can be more time consuming than you think. That’s where Airbnb management companies step in.
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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 Airbnb management companies currently operating in the city.
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 meets and greets with arriving guests; liaising with guests before, during and after their stay; listings and booking management; and housekeeping logistics. Dedicated managers are on hand to answer any questions and deal with any requests from the property owner. Other notable services include access to interior design experts who will help owners kit out their home in a way that will entice guests to book.
One of Europe’s most popular and successful Airbnb management companies, GuestReady have over 50-plus combined years of experience in the hospitality and finance sectors. The company is dedicated to helping property owners transform their homes into income, relying heavily on technology to give short-lettings a flavour of old school 5-star hospitality. The company deals with everything from creating property listing, 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 bookings to revenue earned.
Manchester’s First Airbnb Management Service, Airb 4 Me have gone from strength to strength since their creation in 2016, even developing their own guest-ready apartments and working with property developers to offer up some of the Manchester Property Boom to the Serviced Accommodation Market. The company offer flexible short-let management services with no yearly subscriptions or hidden fees and with the promise of unleashing your home’s potential in a way that could earn it double the amount than from a standard letting. Their services include professional photography of your home, creating your listing, in person key exchanges, complete account management, professional cleaning, 24/7 guest support, Calendar and pricing optimisation, repairs and general property maintenance, and the provision of luxury hotel quality linen. Airb 4 me are also a pioneer in their sector as they have created a direct booking website which has quickly become a big hit with guests as they don’t need to pay any hidden service fees to booking platforms.