This week let’s meet Rachael😊
Rachael is originally from the UK, but she is living in Cannes, France. She currently rents one property in Cannes. She is a superhost and she lists her property on many channels.
Let’s hear her story! 🔊
So Rachael, tell us, how long have you been hosting for? How and why did you start? How many properties do you manage?
I’ve been hosting for almost 2 years. I started hosting to invest in a property and make some rental income. I manage just 1 property.
Are you an owner or a manager? Is this a part-time or full-time occupation for you?
I am the owner. This is a part-time occupation for me.
What is the best thing about hosting, and what are the biggest problems you face?
I enjoy meeting people from other countries and sharing the joys of Cannes. Covid and no travel was a huge problem. Now off-season is not going that well. I would also like more rentals.
What is one thing you wish you knew when you started hosting?
How to keep my apartment rented!
What is the most important advice/tip you would give someone interested in becoming a short-term rental host?
Make sure you sync your calendars! Get great photos and provide excellent service.
Besides Hosthub, are there any tools, devices, or software (eg. Remote keylocks, cameras, local guide apps, power meters, etc) you use? What is your experience with them?
I plan on getting a remote keylock soon.
Which channels do you list on? How much has your revenue increased since listing on multiple channels?
Airbnb, Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Agoda, misterbnb. Revenue increased because of seasonal rentals.
Besides listing on multiple channels, what other things can a host do to increase his/her bookings and revenue?
You can find out more about Rachael’s property here:
Here are some photos to give you a better vision of Rachael’s property (click for larger versions) 🧐