Why AirBNB Becomes an Option for Homeowners?

Airbnb is a crowdsourced accommodation platform that allows people to put up their places, spaces and spare rooms for other users to stay in.

In June the global company set up its first New Zealand office in Auckland to keep up with demand for the service.

There are now more than 7000 properties in New Zealand listed on Airbnb, up from 6000 just a month ago.

A growing number of travellers are taking advantage of a surge in the number of homeowners offering to rent out a place to sleep.

The benefits for homeowners to lease their spare room/entire house on Airbnb are countless. The rent for the property listed on Airbnb is usually on the same day rates or higher than the general market rents. It provides the owner with a good revenue stream and as a short term accommodation, it has high turnover rates so that the vacancy rates can be kept low.

The initial cost of jumping into Airbnb is also low. The things required for a brand new apartment would be a first aid kit, liner and beddings. The operational cost would be the cleaning fee for bedding and carpet.

Airbnb can be adjusted according to the owner’s requirements such as blocking days if the owner would like to stay in the house themselves for days or weeks. This gives homeowner more flexibility than the normal renting method.

At Metro NZ Property Management, we have started listing property on Airbnb in order to provide owners with various renting options.

We have received several reviews by the guest we had. Our Airbnb Specialist Sarah has provided them fantastic check-in service and satisfied the guest with seamless warm welcome.

See what our guests said:

‘Great apartment with amazing views over the harbour. Good condition and resources. Be aware that parking is not included and there is a charge and wifi is not free or always reliable. However would definitely try to stay there again if in Auckland as it was such a lovely location (building next to sky tower) and good apartment.’ -Nicola

‘Great apartment in a fab location. Sarah was great. Met us on arrival and was super helpful and welcoming. Apartment is clean and modern. The house handbook was comprehensive and useful too. Would certainly stay again!’- Amy

‘The apartment is even better in reality than on photos. Equipped with everything you just can imagine (SKY TV, Apple TV, Netflix access, gas BBQ etc.) with pool access and parking space available. The building itself was completed in 2015 so the facilities are very modern and brand new. Around 15-20 minutes walking distance to Queen Street. Communication with Sarah was seamless and check-in as agreed’ -Artem

‘Sarah was great. Super responsive and flexible. Great location. Very clean. Epic rooftop. Highly recommend.’ -Mark

Calling all investors and homeowners if you want a super professional Airbnb specialist to manage your property! Contact Sarah for more information through TXT EMAIL CALLS on 021809503 sarah@metronz.co.nz.

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