AirBnb Host Discussion

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

I'm going to be operating Airbnbs in downtown Vancouver. I have a few questions for some experienced hosts who take Airbnb seriously and use it as a significant source of income.

1 - Do you meet your guests or let make them pick up keys at key holding services?

2 - How do you deal with neighbors/security/property mangers, and how do you make your airbnb as discrete as possible?

3 - Do you offer your guests parking? New strange cars in the apartments parkade every couple days seems like a dead giveaway for those investigating possible Airbnbs in their building.

4 - Whats your strategy during the off seasons? Do the amount of bookings drastically drop, and how much do you lower prices?

5 - Have you been confronted about Airbnb by a property manager? How did that play out?

5 cont. - How long on average does it take for the managers to figure out that you're operating in their building? (Assuming you've been being discrete)

6 - What are some giveaways through early messaging that someone might not be a good guest?

7 - Got any horror stories?

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

interesting topic, bumping

likme
likme

my asian "guest" found a loophole to stay in my fucking house for 2 years.

fuck airbnb

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@likme
did he still pay daily?

DeathDog
DeathDog

@likme
FUCKING JIN YANG

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

I know a guy stayed for a week in this guys place in Philly. He's a "contractor". Dude copper mined the entire place and ripped off everything he could salvage and sell. Was gone 6 days later. Hacked account and stolen card number. Genius.

Bidwell
Bidwell

@likme

Dude, you have to give us some more details than that.

iluvmen
iluvmen

Is it legal to rent out the spare room in the flat I rent?

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@iluvmen
Pretty sure you are gonna feel heat from the airBnB police pretty quickly.

Sounds like your biggest fear would be the Jin Yangs and copper miners.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@iluvmen
Depends on your local laws, your rental contract, etc.

Basically no one can tell you without knowing your location and exact circumstances.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@iluvmen

Sub leasing is nit allowed in the majority of rental contracts

TreeEater
TreeEater

@CodeBuns

What happens if they find out? Do lots of people do this anyway?

Playboyize
Playboyize

@likme
damnit Jin Yang

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@CodeBuns
Looking at moving out here in September

Bidwell
Bidwell

Who is Jin Yang? Is there a story i don't know?

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@CodeBuns
I'm in montreal, I was thinking about buying a one-room condo and renting it out for airbnb

is it legal? do I have to pay a fuckton of taxes?

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

I work in the travel industry in vancouver.

That being said I've seen a huge increase in the number of air bnb rentals over the last year. Used to be 80% of travelers stayed in hotels with 20% staying with family or friends to over 50% of people now using air bnb.

It's getting so crazy that municipalities like Tofino on vancouver island are adding new regulations and taxes to try and curb this business.

Playboyize
Playboyize

@Playboyize
Erlich. Bachman. Is your refrigerator running?

Techpill
Techpill

@kizzmybutt

23
montreal
own two 8 apt rental properties

If youre down to meet up and discuss airbnb ventures leave contact info and il reach you.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Bidwell
Jin Yang
I am assuming it's the asian from Silicon Valley. He must have done something in the new season of the show related to airbnb.

FastChef
FastChef

@Techpill
hey man

email me at braaaty.101 [ARROBA] gmail.com, I'll give you my skype or something there

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Techpill
can u rent to me in sept? tia

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