The Property Hosts have been using the Airbnb platform since 2014 both as guests and as hosts. Initially it was just a great way to travel and an easier and cheaper alternative to hotels and motels. We also discovered that staying in someone's home gave an amazing experience with a local person as opposed to a generic hotel, hosts are locals who have lots of local knowledge of the area and are helpful when finding things to do, places to eat and which local must-see attractio
As well as being passionate Airbnb hosts we are also frequent travellers ourselves. This month before the busy season hits in the Sunshine Coast we managed to get away for a couple of weeks to see some more of this incredible country we are blessed to call home. Uluru is an absolutely magical, spiritual and iconic destination for any traveller. It’s been on our bucketlist for a long time and we thought we would share our trip here on the Property Hosts blog. Getting to Uluru
The Noosa Shire Council has been intending to implement zones which restrict both short-term lets and make Noosa a "party free" zone for a few years now. It's not a new concept and the likelihood that the changes are passed are very probable in the near future. There are two sides to everything and whilst I do understand how a tourism levy could be fair to inject some more money into the Council, what are the impacts on the community? The local business's only thrive because
Airbnb is a foreword thinking and fast moving company and they like to know how they can best improve their hosts experience. The Global Airbnb Q & A is held twice annually and the last one was in October 2018. I only came across this recently when I couldn't find the answer to a question I had and actually found some even more interesting information.. read on to find out more! We've chosen some of the most relevant questions, we felt could help both ourselves and our client
What do you look for when you are purchasing anything new for the first time? You look for product reviews.. you want to know what other peoples experiences were with this product. It really doesn't matter what it is, could be a local plumbing service, an internet provider, a beauty product, or a hotel. Likewise, everyone wants to know what sort of experience previous guests have had at your property. So how are you going to ensure that everyone leaves you a five star review?
If you're new to the Airbnb platform then congratulations on your first listing! Once you're up and running there's a few simple strategies you can implement to boost your listing. Be sure to read through my previous blog posts so you are best set up to host your first guests and then try implementing the following strategies to boost your appeal on Airbnb. 1. Competitive pricing Airbnb has a function available to attract your first guests, they will show a special offer to t
All Airbnb properties should meet a basic standard of being clean and comfortable. One of the great aspects about Airbnb is that there really is a property to cater for everybody. Personally when I travel abroad I always mix up my stay with a blend of hotel and Airbnb properties. I love the luxuries, services and facilities that can only be found in a hotel or resort but then source Airbnb properties for a way to connect with the local culture or when I just want a place most
First impressions really are everything so here are the Property Hosts tips for the perfect listing! 1. Styling Once you have your perfect space, you need to create the best feel for the property. Styling doesn't have to be expensive but it does have to be done properly. If you can afford to then by all means employ a styling service. If your budget is tight then you can even have just a consult from a professional stylist who will come to your property and give you recommend
If you're familiar with some of my other blog posts then you'll know how much I love the Sunshine Coast and why I think it's such an evolving area with huge growth potential! When I say huge I should be more specific. The Sunshine Coast property market is certainly moving forward and it is becoming a highly desirable place for interstate buyers to move to. Historically speaking the growth experienced here, as much of the rest of Queensland, has been slow and steady and at a r
Looking for the next property hotspot? I think I may have found it. After whats been happening in the Property Markets of Sydney, Melbourne and to some extent Brisbane, in the past 12 months, it's easy to see why people are moving their cash to other areas. It seems to me that whilst Sydney and Melbourne experienced an unprecedented frenzy of buying and pushing prices to the point that they were no longer sustainable, the Sunshine Coast quietly plodded along (sounds about rig
Property Investment isn't exactly rocket science but there are some basic concepts you should understand before committing to purchase any property. One of them, is yield and the other is Capital Gains but for now we will look at yield. Yield is an easy one to calculate because its an accurate and for the most part more predictable outcome. I always like to err on the side of caution and calculate what I believe is the most likely amount (which is always the lesser amount) th
Property ownership is something many of us aspire to. It is one of the most straightforward ways to build wealth and if done correctly it does pay off quite nicely. Being genuinely interested, and developing my education in the property market from a young age, has certainly given me an invaluable insight, as well as advantage in my chosen industry. Rather an odd passion began when I was just 13 years old and I became quite obsessed over "The Property Press", my local Real Es
The Sunshine Coast for many Australians has always been a popular and much loved holiday destination and yet most of them never even considered living here.. until now. Every week I hear stories from new people we meet about how they came to be living here. Some took years to make the eventual move and each took their own individual path to arriving here but theres one thing they'll all tell you and thats HOW MUCH THEY LOVE IT here! The majority of interstate property buyers
Thats what we're here for right? Lets make moolah people! There's so much information out there about styling and furnishing so I don't want to state the obvious again. These days it's as simple as an IKEA or Kmart make over to make your property comfy and stylish, so lets talk about "other stuff" that people might not consider right away. I want to talk about enhancing Guest Experience. Airbnb in itself is a guest and holiday experience, so much so that they added an entire
New to the Airbnb world? Well, welcome! You'll be glad you discovered this incredible platform. Airbnb has so many benefits for both guests and hosts alike and it's really revolutionised the accomodation world and how we choose to travel. As an owner you can expect much higher than average returns on your investment property. In nearly all cases you will receive a much higher overall yield per year as opposed to a regular rental property which is leased to long term tenants.
These are five of our picks for Airbnb and holiday home investment in the Sunshine Coast.. Noosa Name a more iconic holiday spot.. (maybe Byron, maybe).. Such an icon, so highly desirable as a holdiday destination that it never really has a strong "off season". It's busy and buzzing year round and definitely "the place to be". You will always have strong investment returns here and when time comes to sell.. limited supply, tightly held and has fantastic annual growth. Moolool