Top 5 Advantages of Hiring Someone to Furnish your Airbnb
Thereare several advantages to hiring someone to furnish your Airbnbs. Lately, it feels like logging into your Airbnb app, there are hundreds of options out there in your designated area. In fact, there are over 150 million listings on Airbnb around the world. In order to become profitable, you have to make sure you stand out amongst the crowd. Hiring someone to furnish your Airbnbs can do just that! Here are the top five advantages of hiring someone to furnish your short term rental:
1. Time and Energy
Perhaps the most significant advantage to hiring someone comes from the time and energy the property owner will save. Most people furnish their homes over time, gathering items as they find them and taking their time to cultivate the certain style they are hoping to achieve. However, when furnishing a short term rental, there is often a shortened, significantly condensed time frame to be able to source all of the furnishings. This can take up a large portion of a property owner’s time that they may not be anticipating.
For instance, on our most recent project, it took almost 4 days just to find the furnishings we were planning to install. This time frame does not even include the amount of time it took to start actually placing pieces in the property. Often, that will take an additional 3-7 days depending on the size of the property. If an owner is busy managing other properties and/or businesses, they likely do not have the time or energy to think about furnishing an entire Airbnb. This can lead to lackluster designs, higher costs, and forgotten items. Check out our blog for more information on everything that should go into furnishing a short term rental.
2. Expert Design Skill
The second advantage to hiring someone to furnish your Airbnb is the level of skill and expertise they bring to the table. While anyone can furnish a property, there is a way to do so properly. Having a cohesive space that draws attention will provide for more bookings, higher ratings, and in turn, more revenue.
Another factor regarding expert design skill are those often-forgotten items. If you are a first time Airbnb host, one may not realize all of the extras required to furnish a short term rental. For instance, the amount of towels needed, the types of dishware that is most durable, the light bulbs needed for each lamp in the property. While these are small instances, they can add up to be major expenses over time.
3. Save Money
While it may feel counterintuitive, often time property owners actually save money by hiring a furnishing company. Of course, it is a service so you will pay a fee in order to utilize them fully, but the skills a short term rental furnishing company brings will definitely pay dividends over time.
Firstly, we often source from vendors that work only with design companies, which can allow for lower prices on more goods. While they may sell these products on the open market, typically designers are able to acquire them at wholesale prices.
Additionally, we have extensive experience in the short term rental furnishing space, so we have a better idea of what to expect for properties. We have tested over 30 types of towels, several mattress pads, plastic glassware, melamine dishsets, etc. We have determined, over time, what we believe to be the best products for short term rentals. This leads to higher durability, which leads to lower expenses over the life of the Airbnb property, due to lower replacement costs.
If a property owner is looking to furnish in the fastest manner possible, they may also avoid shopping around for items,and instead select the first choice they find. This greatly reduces the ability to look for bargains, and in turn, save you money!
4. The Wow Factor
When guests search for an Airbnb, there are several factors that come into play. The first is whether or not the host is considered a Superhost. Read more about qualities to becoming a Superhost here. As we mention in that post, there are over 150 million listings on Airbnb so it can be hard to stand out. They also look for properties that have fantastic features, such as a mural wall, a funky type of furniture, and an overall cohesive feel that makes them enjoy the space more.
By hiring an expert short term rental designer, you can cultivate that unique theme you are looking for, and ensure that people will be impressed with the quality of the listing. Property owners tend to purchase what is most popular now, not necessarily look for items that will stand the test of time. You want your space to be unique, but not outdated.
By creating a beautiful listing that makes people say “wow” – you are building your booking base, which in turn hopefully builds your rating base, and your revenue. After all, aren’t we all in it for the revenue??
5. Reduce Stress
The final benefit (at least that we will discuss here, the list goes on and on!) of hiring someone to furnish your Airbnb is to reduce stress. After finding your dream rental property, writing the contract, going through the closing process, and more, the last thing you want to deal with is furnishing the entire property. By hiring someone to furnish your Airbnb, you are ensuring the project will move over the finish line in no time!
One word of advice, make sure you are finding a short term rental furnisher who completes all necessary projects. The wifi sign, the guest book, pictures and titles of the listing are all details that you don’t want to be dealing with as you’re taking the listing live. Make sure you’re working with a professional who is not only great at design, but great at short term rentals as well.
We believe these are some of the main advantages of hiring someone to furnish your Airbnb. Of course, it is always possible that a property owner can complete the project themselves and be
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