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How to List Your Spare Bedroom on Airbnb

By May 9, 2023 No Comments

A Free Guide for Australian Homeowners by Industry Experts.

The cost of living and the recent RBA interest rate increase in Australia has been a hot topic in recent weeks. With rising costs of utilities, housing, and other essentials, many Australians are struggling to make ends meet. The current rental crisis is also making it difficult for many people to find affordable housing, especially in major cities like Sydney and Melbourne. 

But hardship can create opportunity and as a result, more and more people are turning to alternative sources of income, such as renting out their spare rooms on Airbnb. Doing so could help you through the hike and even make a friend or two along the way.

Sound daunting? Have no fear!

As experts in the short-term rental industry, we break down a step-by-step guide on how to list your spare bedroom on Airbnb!

Step 1: Assess Your Space

Before you list your spare bedroom on Airbnb, it’s important to make sure that it’s in good condition and ready for guests. Competition and room standards have risen since Airbnb’s early days so make sure that the room is clean, tidy and has all the necessary amenities. You should also consider the size of the room and whether it’s suitable for a guest. If you’re not sure, take some photos and ask our friendly team for free feedback.

Step 2: Sign Up for Airbnb

Listing your spare bedroom on Airbnb is easy and straightforward, and you can do it on almost any device by visiting their website. Once you have created an account, you will need to verify your identity and provide some basic information about your home and the spare bedroom.

Step 3: Create Your Listing

When creating your listing, be sure to provide a detailed description of your spare bedroom, including its size, amenities and any unique features. You should also include clear and attractive photos that showcase the room and the surrounding area. Be honest and transparent about what guests can expect during their stay, and make sure to mention any rules or restrictions.

Step 4: Set Your Price

One of the most important aspects of listing your spare bedroom on Airbnb is setting your price. You should research other listings in your area to get an idea of what similar spaces are renting for. You should also consider the time of year and any local events or festivals that may affect demand. Remember to factor in any cleaning or service fees when setting your price.

Step 5: Manage Your Bookings

Once your listing is live, you will start receiving bookings from interested guests. It’s important to manage these bookings carefully and communicate clearly with your guests. Make sure to respond promptly to any messages or inquiries, and be flexible and accommodating when possible. You should also be prepared to handle any issues that may arise during a guest’s stay.

If you’re new to Airbnb or simply don’t have the time or expertise to manage your listing, it’s a good idea to seek out quality advice and even consider coaching services for shared accommodation. Air Design Australia’s team of experienced professionals can help you optimise your listing, with quality marketing and help you to ensure that your guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. With Air Design Australia on your side, you can make the most of your spare room!

Contact us today for complimentary advice or download this free cost breakdown PDF to know which path to take.

Air Design Australia is always on the hunt for more amazing properties throughout Australia so if you’re an owner looking to unlock the potential of your investment property. Contact us today!

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