How to run your Airbnb cleaning service like a boss:
The Game Has Changed
Remember back in the day, when you needed a room on the fly? It wasn’t nearly as easy as it is now. Things had to be scheduled, planned, sometimes days, weeks, or months in advance. If not, you were forced to walk into any hotel/motel you came across, and be subjected to whatever they wanted to charge you. Times have changed, people have options! Vacation rentals have completely altered the landscape, and competition is fierce out there. While this might be bad news for hotel chains, it’s great for consumers. The need for people to clean vacation rentals for sites like Airbnb, VRBO or Booking.com has increased significantly.
Where You Come In
The ease of booking on these sites, in addition to the creature comforts of home and competitive prices, are typically the reasons people choose to go the vacation rental route over a standard hotel. That being said, it can cause problems for some vacation rental owners if they haven’t thought through how to turn over their places fast. This is where you come in. Whether you have decided to go on your own, or work with a site that partners with owners like Turnoverbnb, or both.
How to Make It Work
Well, how much can you handle? Don’t be greedy and bite of more than you can chew. However, if you are dependable and able to squeeze things into your schedule at the last minute, vacation rental owners will find you a hot commodity. Vacation rental cleaners that are available on a moment’s notice and do a great job every time, will soon find their schedules full. Sound great? Not so fast. Make sure you can handle it. Don’t put yourself in the position of not being able to turnover your cleaning jobs quickly, that’s often the reason that Airbnb’s are profitable in the vacation rental game.
Choosing Your Customers
I know it sounds crazy, but like I mentioned before, if you are flexible and do a great job, you will have more than enough work. So that being said, often, you will have the choice of what cleaning jobs to take. Always chat with potential clients if you can, before you take any cleaning jobs, understand what they want and need from you to have a successful relationship. Can you deliver? Sometimes it takes a little reading between the lines and asking the right questions, like, how long have you been renting out your place on Airbnb? Have you used a Airbnb cleaner before or have you been doing it yourself? Asking the right questions in the beginning can save you and your potential clients a lot of hassle later on down the road.
Schedule Like a Pro
Once you are off and running, make sure you are organized. This means checking your Turnoverbnb app, keeping your cleaning supplies stocked, and knowing how to organize your cleaning jobs. Who is checking out first? Who is checking in next? Pay attention to these details! Plot out your day so you know where you are going and what you are doing well ahead of time. Organization is what is going to make you a highly sought after vacation rental cleaner.
Cleaning is easy, it’s the business aspect of this that can be challenging. Think like a boss, and before you know it, you will be your own.
About the Author: Lisa is a professional Airbnb cleaner located in Denver, Colorado. To view Lisa’s profile or to book Lisa for your next short term rental cleaning, visit her profile or find an Airbnb cleaner in your area.