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The Home Stay Guide

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472141545

Price: £12.99

ON SALE: 18th May 2018

Genre: Economics, Finance, Business & Management

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Chip Conley, Strategic Adviser for Hospitality and Leadership, Airbnb

Learn how to build a profitable, professional and sustainable homeshare business.

Home Stay, also known as Homeshare, is a global phenomenon whereby ordinary people share their homes with strangers. On Airbnb alone there are now three million hosts around the world, one million more than a year ago. This book offers frank, practical and hands-on advice for those who are considering or already offering their home, or investment property, as short-term accommodation. Written by self-taught hosts who are dedicated to providing the best possible guest experience, this book provides real-life insights into the day-today experience of running a homeshare, and the lessons the authors have learned along the way.

You’ll find easy-to-follow instructions and advice on:

– Getting started – how to market your property by defining its unique characteristics, choosing the most -appropriate online sales platform, setting rates, how to manage sales and presenting your property to attract guests

– Managing the guest experience – how to ensure your guests have a wonderful experience from the moment of arrival to departure, managing transitions between guests effectively and consistently, and how to manage guest reviews

– The business of homeshare – financial management, reporting and how to drive your business further.


Derek's and Gabriela's experience and competitor insights have helped me make decisions on how best to run my homeshare
Jeff Sandon, homeshare host
Inspirational! If there is just one word to describe Gabriela and Derek this is it: inspirational. If you get the chance to work together, you will discover two people that are passionate, committed and extremely professional. Blend this with a truly genuine sense of hospitality and you can't help but be motivated to be a part of their world
Geoff Turner, hotelier and educator, Anhong Consulting
This book has encouraged me to explore home sharing hospitality, a road map to becoming (and remaining) a Super Host. It has driven me to optimize the guest experience as well as our own, while off-setting part of my financial burden in a very expensive city. The structure of the book chapters is clear, full of illustrative examples from real-life hosts, as well as useful tables and charts, with a bulleted summary of each chapter. That the authors are expert business and financial consultants themselves in their day jobs, helps with the clarity and professionalism of the book. Great book, highly recommended to the millions of aspiring or seasoned home stay hosts around the world!
Romy S, homeshare host
These superhosts understand homesharing better than anyone else. I strongly recommend this book for homeshare host . . . It's perfect for both beginners and advanced hosts. Written by two business experts with eight years of homesharing experience, Airbnb superhosts Gabriela and Derek offer coaching to other hosts
Chip Conley, Strategic Adviser for Hospitality and Leadership, Airbnb and bestselling author