Airbnb Income: Why Hosting With Airbnb Makes Solid Financial Sense

With the latest round of interest rate rises negatively impacting property investors in the hip pocket, it is unsurprising many are now turning to Airbnb to increase their rental yield. In popular tourist areas such as the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula and major capital cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hobart, investors can realise the same income in two or three days with, for example, Melbourne Airbnb management, that they would normally expect to receive in a week with a long-term tenant. 

Unlike long-term tenancies, Airbnb offers hosts the transparency to personally vet guests. Airbnb also offers the security of $1 million insurance which covers a range of scenarios including injury, damage and theft.

Oasis Stay recognises the major investment hosts have in their homes and provides secure, reliable and professional Airbnb property management and housekeeping services so owners enjoy a ‘set and forget’ income.

Is my property suitable for Airbnb?

This is a question many property owners ask. Almost every type of property is suitable for Airbnb, as it aims to cater to the full spectrum of guest budgets. Airbnb stays must offer all the amenities one would expect in a home including access to clean, functioning kitchen and toilet facilities, and private, secure sleeping accommodation.

Many Airbnb hosts have a single room in a house or apartment to let for short-term stays. Naturally, whole homes and apartments are the more popular options for families and those seeking privacy.

At the other end of the scale, many Airbnb hosts are concerned that the significant investment they have made in their home may be at risk from rowdy or negligent guests. Airbnb has a feedback rating system to address these concerns and ensure that the host has the final approval of all guests who intend to stay at their property. Hosts can read through past reviews and ask potential guests questions about their intended stay prior to making a final decision.

Hosts have an option to include a one-off cleaning fee component in the pricing which can be costed to include property management and housekeeping charges. This can mean caretaking of the property becomes cost-neutral.

How to create a secure, comfortable retirement using Airbnb 

Let’s do some number crunching to compare the income generated through long-term rental as opposed to Airbnb in a popular location such as Broadbeach in Queensland. Using realestate.com.au as a guide, a long-term tenancy for a one-bedroom apartment can expect a rental yield of around $590 per week in this location. Annual expenses on this property will likely include exorbitant body corporate fees of upwards of $300 per week, making the rental yield comparatively small. 

Compare this to a similar property rented nightly through Airbnb which would attract a return of approximately $210 per night – bringing in more than the long-term rental in only three nights!

Furthermore, Airbnb’s calendar allows hosts to block out periods of time when they can use the property for a vacation or allow friends and family to stay – perfect.

Is managing an Airbnb property hard?

Cleaning and maintaining an Airbnb is demanding and time-consuming, as guests expect every level of property to be immaculate, regardless of their budget. Using a professional property management service like Oasis Stay takes the guesswork out of being an Airbnb host. Our local operators deliver full-service property management including maintenance and housekeeping. We can even assist with property styling and photography!

Contact the team at Oasis Stay today and let’s start the conversation that can lead you to a secure financial future through Airbnb hosting.

如何选择Airbnb民宿短租平台,各大平台特点分析

随着共享经济不断上涨的热潮,短租市场的需求近几年来呈现井喷式的增长。越来越多的房东把自己家的投资房投入短租市场,在期盼高收益的同时,你真的掌握了正确的方式方法了吗?选对平台才是关键。

没有经验的房东们往往在初试水的时候抱着巨大的激情与信心,然而结果偏偏不尽如人意,从而对短租的热情大受打击。这些房东的模式不外乎两种:要么不断上各种听过没听过的大大小小的平台,对平台了解不够透彻又缺乏多线管理的精力和经验,贪多嚼不烂,不仅没能达成理想中的“收益最大化”,还往往因为各种平台不兼容的操作模式和执行政策给自己惹了麻烦,累身累心;另一种情况恰恰相反,单独看中某一个或两个平台,“不求多而只做精”,却因无法动态平衡及填补空置率而订单量大大下降收益严重受损。除以上两点外,平台规则、不同首付款方式等,都是影响短租成败的关键因素。

为此,Oasis Stay 运用多年短租民宿运营经验,筛选出以下几个优质平台。

1. Airbnb

Airbnb作为行业领头羊,从2008年成立以来一直都在不断完善平台构架、监管机制以及第三方仲裁系统。平台受众最广、房东和客人互评、第三方支付系统以及房东赔偿计划等,都是Airbnb突出于市场的重要因素。但系统政策不够灵活、平台房东竞争过大,以及对于房东的约束严格于对客人的约束等问题,导致房东收益不均,利润下滑等状况。

2. Booking.com

作为老牌电子旅游商务公司,成立于1996年的Booking.com,相对于其他新型平台来说,拥有更成熟的平台构架和运营逻辑。资深的背景使其积累了庞大而稳定的用户群,在电子化转型过程中,手机App的应用以及相关手机用户折扣的叠加,激励了更多潜在客户群转向Booking.com平台的使用。对于住客来说更灵活方便的预定形式,也是促进住客使用Booking.com重要因素。

3. Expedia

Expedia也是资深电子商务企业之一,原位微软旗下子公司。在几次收购拆分后,于2005年正式进军旅游行业,是全球最大的在线旅游公司,其业务量约占全球在线旅游市场的三分之一。以美国市场、美国平台为最初的基础,拥有良好的运营构架,以及不容小觑的高曝光率,在民宿兴起后,这些因素都为房东带来不小的订单流量。

4. HomeAway

Why hotel when you can HomeAway(有了HomeAway,何须Hotel)是HA的品牌标语。公司成立于2004年,目前在全球145个国家拥有超过50万个假日租赁房源。
与Airbnb不同的是,Homeaway向游客提供免费服务,包括信息查询服务外,房源审查和游客利益保险等。对游客的多方面保障,使更多人愿意通过HA预定住宿。但与此同时,HA对房东也十分友善,当因特殊原因房东不得不取消预定, CarefreeRentalGuarantee会由HA平台在规定范围内补偿游客,而非由房东方补偿。

5. TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor是全球领先的旅游网站,主要提供来自全球旅行者的点评和建议,全面覆盖全球的酒店、景点、餐厅、航空公司,以及旅行规划和酒店、景点、餐厅预订功能。收录全球海量旅行信息,包括逾5.35亿条旅游点评及建议、100多万张用户照片、覆盖全球190多个国家超过700万处酒店、景点和餐厅。
由于产品线复杂多样,TA本身的曝光率非常高,在用户搜索目的地攻略时,相应的房源就会被推荐,提高房源预订率。TA作为一个以点评形式为主的平台,自然更注重于房源本身的状态质量与客人评价,评价越高,房源排名越往前,曝光率越高,收益就越高,反之收益则低。

6. Agoda

Agoda是一家在线酒店预订网站,酒店范围主要集中在中国、日本、韩国、东南亚、以及澳大利亚。创始人Michael Kenny于上世纪90年代初从美国移居泰国,并在普吉岛建立公司,开始了网站的发展。在亚太地区的影响力较大,平台订单流量高,但因为走的是低价优惠的路线,客人预定时往往会“货比三家”导致订单取消率较高。

靠谱、诚信、稳定、曝光率高,以及对客人的监管和房东保偿机制,永远是Oasis Stay在选择平台时首要考虑的重点因素。以上几个平台优势互补,在增加订单流量的同时,也不会过分依赖于单独某一两个平台,以防止当某平台出现问题时的尴尬情况。想了解更具体的多平台运营,或值得推的新兴平台,请联系我们获得更多信息。