In many ways, New York is the perfect city for staying in an Airbnb. With a plethora of distinctive townhouse and loft-style apartments on offer in districts across Manhattan, the choice of accommodation here rivals anywhere in the world in terms of architectural style and proximity to local attractions.
(Photo: Mack Male via Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)
The city’s vast selection of Airbnb properties has also given rise to a similarly large number of management companies offering hosts the chance to outsource all of the logistical and practical responsibilities of owning and operating a short term let.
If you’re considering becoming an Airbnb host in New York, or already have a home to let in the city, we’ve dug deep and picked out five of the best Airbnb management companies currently operating in the Big Apple.
Makomi is a leading name in short term property management across the United States. They aim to give you the opportunity and freedom to travel the world, work elsewhere – live in a home away from home – and make money while doing it. Makomi manages the entire cycle of the property rental, from creating and updating your profile to having the property cleaned out after a guest checks out. All bookings and reservations, coordination of cleanings, and emergency coverage is included in the process. Hosts, meanwhile, can sit back and relax, waiting for the money from bookings to arrive in their account, and return to a spotless home.
Hello My Host is a relative newcomer on the property management scene and currently manages around 35 properties. Nonetheless, they have quickly built a strong reputation for their reliable and cost-effective services which are available 24/7, giving hosts maximum peace of mind at all times of the day. There are two management packages available, Pack Gold (16% commission fee) and Pack Silver (25% commission fee), both offering varying degrees of servicing, ranging from simple key exchanges all the way through to full service management.
Cityami offers both full and remote services, depending on your requirements. The remote package is suited to those who already have a trusted core team of cleaning & emergency maintenance staff in place, with Cityami managing your listing remotely, marketing your listing, and coordinating cleaning, repairs, and check-in. The full service package caters primarily for hosts with multiple investment rentals and frequent travellers who don’t have the time to manage any aspect of the properties or guest stays themselves. Cityami claims that rentals tend to see 25-50% higher earnings when using its full service compared with hosts who self-manage their listing.