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How We Background Check Our Guests

Posted on August 3, 2018

(Spoiler alert: We don’t.) A common question we get from homeowners, especially ones not yet fully immersed in the sharing economy, is “Do you background check all guests?” Often that question is[...]

Direct bookings vs. using OTAs (Airbnb, HomeAway and the like)

Posted on July 10, 2018

Once upon a time, a few guys (and gals, I assume) had a great idea: Let’s create a website that lets people list their homes/rooms so other people can pay to use them. Genius! The result[...]

How Much Does Airbnb Charge Guests Vs. Their Competition?

Posted on December 9, 2017

The easiest way to answer the question posed by the title of this post is with a chart. So let's take a look at one:

5 Simple Ways to Be a Better Host

Posted on November 4, 2017

We all want to be better hosts.

Booking.com: The New Guy in Town

Posted on November 3, 2017

Do you remember those booking dot yea commercials that used to make you laugh? With 21 years of age, booking.com is one of the oldest and most popular travel sites around. Before getting bought out[...]

Keeping it Legal: The Laws & Taxes For Short-Term Rentals

Posted on November 3, 2017

Note: This blog post focuses on entire apartments or houses as far as short-term rentals are concerned. Different regulations may apply for sharing only part of a home, especially if the host lives[...]