Are you interested in trying your luck with real estate?
There are plenty of people who want to take advantage of the passive income that goes hand-in-hand with renting or selling properties.
The thing is, the vast majority don’t even know where to start…
But thanks to technology, platforms, such as Airbnb, make it easier than ever to test the waters of the real estate market without having to dive in headfirst and see if it’s something you really want to take to the next level.
Managing an Airbnb property rental service is a GREAT way to get a foot in the door.
If you’re serious about real estate, here are a few tips on how to stage your home or apartment to ensure that it’s distinguishable from the rest.
There are currently more than 5 million Airbnb listings worldwide and over 400 million travelers using the platform.
To say the least, it’s a popular rental service that’s accessible to virtually anyone.
If you’re new to real estate, Airbnb offers an effective way to bypass regulations that are typically involved.
But this ease of use is useless if you don’t have any customers interested in renting the property you’ve listed.
With that said, an easy way to combat this is to make the space your renting out appear more unique and inviting. In other words, push for the “wow factor”.
It only takes a few hundred dollars or so to dress your Airbnb listing up to the point where renters will be wanting return for another stay.
Make an effort to decorate the rooms with oversized art pieces, paint the walls in bold colors or put down some fluffy rugs to add a sense of comfort.
Another tip is to bring some life into the place, meaning fresh flowers and plants.
Remember, the people looking to rent your property are usually on vacation and looking for something different. They want to escape from the norm they’re accustomed to.
Another way to boost originality is to invest in hanging light fixtures and warm-colored lamps throughout the home.
You can even go a bit old-school and hit your local antique shop to spice up the atmosphere and give the place a rustic feel.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to create the ultimate rental home.
I could go on and on listing all the tiny alternations you could make to your Airbnb, but I think you get the general idea.
Simply following this advice is enough to get you started out on the right foot and determine if the real estate market is a field you want to explore more in-depth.
See how you fare with the rental process and afterwards decide for yourself if it’s something you want to take to the next level.