How Airbnb is exploding in Asia


Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, New York…..Airbnb is exploding around the world and has been doing so for a number of years. Posting exponential growth year on year is not an easy feat, but in the sharing economy anything can happen. With its origins in the San Francisco bay area, Airbnb has become overnight one of the biggest accommodation providers worldwide; all without owning or leasing a single property. Sharing has become a buzzword not just for convenience and comfort in the travel industry, but increasingly for its lucrative aspects.

However it has taken some time for Airbnb to achieve listing values outside of their home in liberal, connected San Francisco. How can Airbnb sell its idea of sharing to security-conscious homeowners in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and indeed throughout Asia?

Many new property management companies have sprung up to fill this gap. Don’t feel like leaving your keys to a stranger? Allow your door to be fitted with a lock box for the key or even better; an electronic code lock that only gives a guest access for their allotted time. Let someone else take care of the sheets, towels and trash collection for your home while you earn money. You can also make sure all guests are screened before they stay, a common prerequisite is to make sure their profile has at least 1-2 positive guest reviews by previous hosts.

In Hong Kong the number of listings on Airbnb have doubled in the course of 12 months. Earnings are up and with companies like Zens in Tokyo, AirHomeHK in Hong Kong and AfterYou in Singapore; its now easier than ever. Take the leap and be a part of the sharing revolution!


Is using Airbnb management worthwhile?

home-office-569153.jpgAs Airbnb continues to explode in popularity across the world, many people have found it as a great way to let out a room in their home, or their entire home itself. Millions of people searching for a unique rental experience have created a market that is scarcely being met by current supply, particularly in global hubs such as New York, London and Hong Kong. Give up that second job and let out your room or apartment for the weekend!

And while hosting is great and full of excitement, it can be hard work. Checking guests in and out, responding to their queries and online messages, changing linen and cleaning your home, all these tasks can add up. Not to mention the pressure of maintaining a professional listing with photos that don’t make your home look like a dimly-lit cave (harder than it seems) and also responding to guests online! Airbnb’s algorithm places hosts that respond quickly to questions higher in the search listings, meaning more attentive hosts earn more money. Ching Ching.

As hosts grapple with all these things, a new breed of property management has sprung up to take care of all these details. These startups take care of the listings, including taking professional photos, responding to guests and looking after the guests once they’ve landed. Most companies even brag that their service pays for itself, as your new optimised listing brings in 10%-30% more revenue than by doing it yourself, more than paying for their management fee.

Other services such as cleaning, linen and check ins are also possible, meaning you can peacefully leave your home and return to a clean place with a cheque waiting for you.

Check out the websites below for my list of top Airbnb management services in your city!


Let your guests enter your home remotely

A new generation of smart locks is allowing hosts to give their guests access to their home from anywhere in the world.

Lockitron have developed a smart lock that allows you to give temporary access to any guest with a smartphone, all they have to do is download an app. After check out time, they wont have access to the property, which is great for security conscious hosts.

In the event of a problem, you can even recall the time a guest entered or left the property, making hosting remotely possible for the first time. Airbnb is allowing  a new generation of homeowners the ultimate flexibility on letting their home!lockitron-mount



Make money on Airbnb without lifting a finger

hotel-787383Want to let out your HK home but don’t want the hassle of having to check in guests, look after them and maintain a host  Airbnb listing?

AirHomeHK is a new Airbnb management service launching soon in Hong Kong that takes the stress and hassle out of letting your home. Fresh linen, welcome baskets, key exchange and 24/7 customer support for your guests, all from 10% of your listing fee.

Maximise your income by using our analytics service to find the optimal price point for your listing. Know when to increase or decrease your listing rate to maximise occupancy, earning you 15-30% more income!

Let our professional cleaners take care of all your cleaning and linen needs. Fresh crisp sheets and towels. Spotlessly clean home. All without lifting a finger.

Good hosts make more money. Let us take care of all your hosting needs, from key exchanges with the guest to 24/7 multilingual support. A better feedback rate puts your listing nearer the top of the search results and means more guests for you at a higher nightly rate.

A service pays for itself, while you put your feet up. Using our analytics and customer  support service, you can guarantee a serviced listing that will earn you more with much less hassle.

Flexibility. Out of town one week a month? No problem, our flexibility means that your place is available for guests only when you’re not there. Listings can be available from as little as 5 days a month.Take that vacation you wanted to go on, and let your listing pay for it!

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