Creating an Airbnb Listing

picture of a house listed on airbnb

Once you’ve got a property, sorted through the local regulations, done some final market research, and furnished, decorated, and equipped your property it’s time to list your property!

There are various different places you can list a short-term rental, and pros and cons for each, but I’ve chosen to stick with listing on Airbnb for now.

Setting up your listing is actually a very simple process. You start by answering super simple questions.

  • What is the address?
  • What kind of place will you host?
    • Apartment
    • House
    • Secondary unit
    • Unique space
  • Which of these best describes your space?
    • Home
    • Cabin
    • Villa
    • Townhouse
    • Cottage
  • What kind of space will guests have?
    • An entire place
    • A private room
    • A shared room
  • How many guests would you like to welcome?
    • Number of guests
    • Number of beds
    • Number of bedrooms
    • Number of bathrooms
  • Do you have any of these standout amenities?
    • Pool
    • Firepit
    • Exercise equipment
  • What about these guest favorites?
    • Wifi
    • TV
    • Kitchen
  • Have any of these safety items?
    • Smoke alarm
    • First aid kit

And then it gets a little harder.

You’re asked to upload at least 5 photos.

And create a title.

And a description.

And set a price. They’ll give you recommendations based on similar listings.

And do you have security cameras, weapons, or dangerous animals at your place?

And that’s it! Your listing is ready to be published!

I was contacted by five individuals interested in staying at the Church Street House within 24 hours of publishing my listing, only one of which has since been kicked off Airbnb for violating terms of service.

After publishing, there are a million more settings and listing details you can modify, but let’s save that for another day, shall we?

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