Marvelous Tools for Every Truly-Dedicated Airbnb Host

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As an Airbnb host who wants to make it in this industry, you have to really know all the ins and outs of the business. When you know what it takes to become the most efficient, reliable and welcoming host, you will know how to achieve this. As this industry grows and develops more and more with each year, so do the tools for managing it. And trust us, there are so many tools and apps that will make your life and the life of your guest much easier during their stay at your Airbnb.

We have come across several tools that will make hosting a lot easier for you, and your guest’s staying experience a lot more pleasant and safe. Stay tuned for the finest apps and tools that will take your Airbnb to the next level.

  • Lockitron

This is a device that enables your guest’s to check faster then ever before, plus it avoids the chaos you usually get when you or your guest lose the key, or don’t have a spare one in case of an emergency. Comes quite in handy if you’re unable to be at your Airbnb and welcome your guests personally.

How does it work? Since it’s a keyless entry device, it can be controlled through your mobile device. All your guest needs to do is send a text message or use the app to unlock the door to their unit.

  • WhatsApp

Everyone knows about this communication platform by now, but it’s definitely worth a mention. If your guest’s are travelling from a different country, and don’t have a usable SIM card, this is the perfect app to keep the communication channel open between the host and the guest at all times.

How does it work? Both you and the guest have to download the app for your mobile device. After exchanging the numbers and adding your guest to your contact list, you can easily contact them every time they are connected to a Wi-Fi.

  • Fibaro

We absolutely love this one, simply because it gives guests and hosts maximum security. It’s window/door sensor device that is perfect for preventing break-ins.

How does it work? The sensor detects when a certain door or window is open and sends a notification to the host himself. Another awesome feature is that it can be set up to work as temperature sensor.

  • Nest Thermostat

This is handy device that let’s you take control of the temperature in your home even when you’re away from home. It also saves energy for hosts, up to 20% each month, which isn’t bad at all if you’re all about being frugal.

How does it work?  This home product programs itself to set optimal temperatures of the space. You can control it even when you’re not in the Airbnb itself. Use this product to prevent your guests from being too cold or too hot in your Airbnb.

  • Netflix

This doesn’t require a special intro, but since we love it so much, we’ll give it the proper announcement. It’s the device that separates your Airbnb from the rest of them. It’s what will make your guests feel truly pampered. It allows guests to watch their favorite TV Shows and movies, without the torturing commercials that make them forget what they were watching in the first place.

How does it work? It comes coupled with a set-top box, and that enables your guests to enjoy movies. It also offers another handy feature, which is a built-in parental control, which is great for families staying at your Airbnb.

  • FlightTrack

This app is a live flight tracker that enables hosts to check on the flight status of their guests at all times. You are able to see when flights are cancelled, delayed and when the exact time of the arrival. With the help of FlightTrack, you don’t have to aimlessly wait around for your guests to arrive.

How does it work? Download the app for your mobile device and color-code your flights if you’re the guest, or find your guest’s flight and stay informed about everything that happens with the flight. There’s even an option to set up push notifications that let you know in advance when to head to the airport.

  • Ube

Want to control the usage of electronics in your Airbnb? This platform enables you to control everything from electrical to lighting outlets. Perfect for hosts who want to keep track of electricity usage.

How does it work? Once you actually decide to purchase it and set up the Ube platform, you can simply control all the outlets through a smart phone app. Whether you want to dim the lights, or turn them of completely, you can.

  • OpenTable

This just might be the most favorite app of guests all around. And we’re not exaggerating. Why? It helps you discover restaurants nearby, manage, and make reservations all through your phone. And it’s all for free.

How does it work? You simply download the app for your Android phone and start the search. You can locate a restaurant close-by, browse through the menu and make reservations.

 

Although at first, these tools might not seem that important, but they actually play a huge role when it comes to efficiently and securing managing a rental property. It’s what will set apart amateurs from professionals. It’s what makes your Airbnb a five star rental property, and not just a room that you rent out for extra cash. And there’s a major difference between the two, you have to admit.

Are there any tools and apps that you would recommend to your fellow Airbnb hosts? Feel free to comment down below!

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