Sydney has a thriving short-let scene with a huge number of properties available on Airbnb – and several management companies standing ready to help with all the challenges of being a host.
One of the world’s most iconic cities, Sydney attracts huge numbers of visitors every year – despite the vast distances required to get here from most geographical points across the globe. Catering to its arrivals are a wide choice of accommodation options dotted across the city, including many Airbnb properties available for short-term rent. For Airbnb owners in the city, there are several management companies that promise to take all of the logistical concerns of hosting off your hands while maximising your income. We’ve picked out three of the best currently operating in the city.
Since their foundation 2015, Houst have gone from managing a handful of properties in London to expanding out across the globe – as far, indeed, as Australia. 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, L’Abode soon ascended to the pinnacle of Australia’s luxury accommodation providers, recognised for their curated collection of extraordinary residences. Their portfolio boasts over 250 carefully selected listings, with their Sydney properties situated in some of the city’s most prestigious neighbourhoods. At the heart of their success is an unwavering commitment to excellence, delivering personalised concierge services that craft unforgettable experiences for guests. Supported by dedicated local property managers, housekeepers, and round-the-clock support teams, they harness cutting-edge technology to oversee every aspect of reservations, including pricing, guest communications, housekeeping, and more. Boasting an annual average occupancy rate of 85%, their listings feature professionally captured photography and videography to showcase each property’s unique allure. Meanwhile, dynamic pricing strategies ensure optimal visibility and competitive rates, ultimately maximising returns for homeowners.
Cleary & Co
With close to 20,000 guests hosted, Sydney duo Krystina & Neil are Airbnb superhosts for a reason. Customer Experience is at the heart of their business, having worked with some of the Asia-Pacific’s largest property companies over the years, and they boast an unrivalled network of options for bespoke stays. Property for purpose is their ethos and they feature local artists, makers and suppliers throughout their spaces to ensure they’re supporting the local ecosystem in the greater Sydney region. In short, they’re focussed on giving guests the very best of local, so they walk away with forever memories. An interior designer, who has forged a successful five-year career designing Airbnb concepts throughout Australia, Krystina ensures that Cleary & Co adhere to a strict protocol, only representing cool spaces that they would stay in themselves. This disruptive duo with a combined corporate background in customer experience, design and logistics are ones to watch.