6 Things to Consider When Buying Your First Airbnb Property!

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Buying your first Airbnb property can be daunting. It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make as an up and coming super host. This video will help guide you based on the lessons I’ve learned over the last 4 years as an Airbnb super host.


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  1. This is from another host **Extenuating Circumstances, Unreasonable refunds! Airbnb just continues to take our money!** I totally agree and have doubled my prices on AIRBNB compared to what I have them listed for with VRBO and VRBO only charges a flat rate of $499 for a year. I think AIRBNB promotes scamming.

  2. Expedia Inc. today announced that it has agreed to acquire the publicly traded vacation rental service HomeAway and its brands (including VRBO.com) for $3.9 billion in cash and Expedia common stock.
    The Austin, Texas-based HomeAway was founded back in 2005. The company raised a total of almost $505 million in five funding rounds before it went public in 2011.

  3. Expedia will buy each outstanding HomeAway share of common stock for $10.15 in cash and 0.2065 of a share of Expedia common stock. The transaction will likely close in the first quarter of 2016.
    HomeAway says it currently features more than a million paid vacation rental home listings in 190 countries on its site.

  4. Given Airbnb’s rapid growth, Expedia probably looked at building its own competing service but decided to use its war chest to acquire HomeAway instead.
    “We have long had our eyes on the fast growing ~$100 billion alternative accommodations space and have been building on our partnership with HomeAway, a global leader in vacation rentals, for two years,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of Expedia in today’s announcement.

  5. Yes I own a 4000 square foot house and I have had people walk off with stuff like a boom box, towels. I have even had people charge a cover charge and AIRBNB said unless I lawyered up they really didn't see how it effected them. AIRBNB IS HORRIBLE TO HOST FOR. I use VRBO and am treated much better. AIRBNB gets a lot of booking. Personally I hate working with them. They like I say they treat there host like Walmart treats their competitors. VRBO has a much more personal touch as a host speaking.

  6. I HATE AIRBNB I think they take side to whomever is going to make the most money for them. Remember AIRBNB is owned by EXPEDIA WHO HAS A LOT MORE I BELIEVE HAS A LOT MORE MONEY THEN VRBO. Because all EXPEDIA OR AIRBNB truly care about is the bottom line.

  7. Hello Str university, is it wiser to buy a luxury home first or a normal house at around 250k? I want to start the airbnb business with my sister. We are not sure whats the better route to start off

  8. Man your videos are amazingly beautiful and informative. I hope you Succeed in your future plan. Thank you so much

  9. Yep, rural or out of the way is very expensive and difficult to build/repair. We have experienced that and so have my neighbors.

  10. Keep up the videos! Love them all! Quick questions:

    Planning on buying a duplex in Orlando.10 miles away from Disney parks and downtown. I want to rent one part of the unit and Airbnb the other unit. What do you think about this strategy?

  11. Help and reply to my comment,can i talk to hotels and furnished apartments to get customers for them so i list their properties on airbnb and i add up the cost for a profit,so if someone books via bnb io book on the property website,can that workout.

  12. Hi, liked and subbed. We feel ya on the slow channel growth. We have been driving from California to Panama. We thought we would find property in Panama we loved, but didn't. We are on our way back towards California now. We will look this winter into properties in Baja, but once again if we don't fall in love we might just try to find a "good Airbnb" area…if we can afford something in a "good Airbnb area". I found your channel as I'm going to try to learn more for the next few months.

  13. Only a week in , My first guests have asked to double their stay from 5 days to 10 days. They love it so much! Its like you have read my mind with this video. Having so much fun, we are thinking about buying a second home already. (something on the same lake as our home, but directly across the water with a dock we could paddle to)

    I think we will hit 99% occupancy in our first month. We will have an easy time making 3X what a long term tenant might pay. Prices are slightly low, because we are still waiting for those 5 star reviews to roll in.

    Ps, Our dogs love the first guests, and i think the guests want to keep them (thats why they doubled their stay)

    I signed up for Beyond Pricing, however, its not available in my area? Whats with that?

  14. great video as usual…I got lucky because i wasn't paying attention to none of that,i just wanted a roof over my head. but i am close to all the tourist spots in the east of the island.

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