Smart Technology for Airbnb Hosts: Earn more for your space

Time away from the regular grind of daily life is nearly vital to anyone’s well-being. Today, we take time away on the weekends and on holidays, but sometimes this just isn’t enough.

Taking a vacation is the best way to shake off the day-to-day stresses of life, work, and everything in between. And, thanks to Airbnb hosts, we need not worry about expensive hotel stays or trying to get a room at the last minute during peak vacation times.

Perhaps you’re looking to make a few extra dollars off of your home when you’re away. Or, maybe you have a vacation property you’re considering making a better profit on. Thanks to Airbnb, you can list your property and earn money while you’re away from home as an Airbnb host.

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Airbnb’s have come a long way since they first popped up on the scene. Now, there are several technological tools for Airbnb hosts to use to help increase their earning potential.

Smart home tech

You might think that smart home technology refers to any “smart” devices which give you a greater convenience than traditional technology would. But, “smart’ is actually an acronym for “Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.

By Integrating simple smart technology like touch screen devices, smart TV’s or app-controlled devices, you can greatly enhance your earning potential as an Airbnb host.

In a recent study performed by August Home, 60 percent of respondents surveyed claimed that they would pay more for a vacation rental that offered smart features. This is great evidence to support upgrading your home to help increase your earning potential.

Such smart home features can include but aren’t limited to the following list:

  • Touch Screen Appliances
  • Smart TV’s
  • App-Controlled Lighting Systems
  • Integrated AI Home Systems
  • Camera-Equipped Door Monitors
  • Smart Surround Sound Media

The possibilities are only as limited as the technology that enables them. But these eye-catching features are sure to earn you more for your rental in the long run.

Streaming services

Entertainment is big business. And, since the rise of streaming channels and apps, the way we buy and view entertainment media has changed.

Now, most TVs today are built with integrated app technology. So, buying a smart TV for your Airbnb is not only sure to give you greater earning potential, but you’ll also certainly see a rise in your Airbnb statistics. Additionally, more and more streaming services are being offered than ever before, so you’ll also need to know what streaming services are the most popular for you to offer your guests.

  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Disney+
  • HBO Max
  • Apple TV
  • Prime (Amazon)

The shortlist above includes only the most popular streaming services available. And, all of these require a private account in order to use.

Opening your home streaming service accounts up to strangers is going to be a security choice you’ll have to make, but at the very least, enabling your guests to have access to the apps (while using their own private account) is a great feature to list on your Airbnb page.

Home security

Everyone wants to feel safe and secure in their own home. This is also true when traveling and on vacation. The people you invite into your home while you’re away want to feel just as safe and secure as you would if you were there.

The best way to enhance your home security and increase your earning potential is to add a smart home security system to help your guests rest easy while they vacation.

Smart home technology has produced numerous devices to help you in enhancing the security of your home. This technology includes things such as AI-controlled security, video-enabled doorbells, camera feeds for entrances viewable on a security app or in a control room, and 24/7 alert monitors.

At the end of the day, what you offer your guests helps create their guest experience. And, this experience is directly tied to the reviews these guests will leave after staying at your Airbnb.

The amenities that you offer are going to add to the overall value of your space, so the more attractive features you add, the more you’ll be able to charge for a guest to stay at your Airbnb.

Staying up on smart trends and purchasing items that your guests will love is sure to boost your stats and your bank account.

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Wahab Sheikh
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