Host Your Vacation Rental While on Vacation: Co-host with an Airbnb Management Company in Malaysia

Host Your Vacation Rental While on Vacation: Co-host with an Airbnb Management Company in Malaysia

Host Your Vacation Rental While on Vacation: Co-host with an Airbnb Management Services
How to manage your short-term rental property on Airbnb, Booking.com or Expedia anywhere in the world with Airbnb management services in Malaysia.

“Imagine a steady stream of income flowing into your bank account without all the work.”

More and more hosts renting out their vacation property for short-term guests on online booking sites like Airbnb, Booking.com and Expedia are saving time and energy as they co-host and work with Airbnb management services in Malaysia.

How to Manage Your Airbnb Remotely?

First, let’s take a look at the roles and responsibilities of a host:

  1. Interior Design and Renovation

Create a habitable home. While this is the first step for a first time host, maintaining your property is also the duty of a veteran host. This means renovating any malfunctioning fixtures and fittings and improving the interior design. The quality of the amenities and facilities are the basics that can make or break reviews. Check out our previous blog, 5 Simple Interior Design Tips on a Budget in Malaysia.

  1. Photography and Listing

Make your listing stand out from the competition and attract guests. This is easier said than done as it requires crafting your photos and descriptions to the point while ranking on Airbnb. You can read more on that from another one of our previous blogs, How to Rank at the Top of Airbnb in Malaysia for 2019.

  1. 24/7 Guest Concierge

Be available to assist your guests 24/7. Whether they are calling to check-in and check-out or to simply ask how to turn on the heater (it happens!), you need to be available to answer emails or calls. Today, vacation rentals are more sophisticated than ever, that some guests even call in to arrange for transportation, activities and tours, or food delivery! Guests are expecting personal yet professional quality of service.

  1. Housekeeping and Maintenance

Coordinate with cleaners and maintenance personnel to keep your place in tip top shape in time for the next guest. This includes checking and fixing any damages to your property and sorting out the laundry and linen. The housekeeping and maintenance team are in charge of making sure that you have a complete set of amenities and toiletries every single time.

  1. Administration and Paperwork

Account the costs and income and issue receipts. One of the money matters in the short-term rental industry is determining competitive rates and availing even more competitive housekeeping and maintenance service rates.

So back to the question: how do you manage your property remotely? Enlist the help of Airbnb management service providers!

Airbnb Management Services in Malaysia

Simply put, an Airbnb management company is your co-host. You can decide the level of involvement of your co-hosts – which can be as minimal as availing a bespoke assistance service to a complete support package.

Some Airbnb management services include:

  • 24/7 Guest Concierge
  • Repair & Maintenance
  • Professional Housekeeping
  • Administration and Paperwork
  • Interior Design and Renovation
  • Professional Photography and Listing Creation

Airbnb management companies can either charge a flat rate (a monthly rate disregarding the number of bookings) or a commission rate (ranging from 10 to 40% depending on the service and company).

A little bit of research will go a long way when it comes to determining the quality of the service and the most competitive rates when choosing your co-host. Working with a co-host that offers great transparency and insurance policy will help you achieve certified hassle-free hosting!

Short-term property management companies like Plush Services take pride in providing 100% transparency and offering bespoke insurance coverage to their property owners. The company issues monthly statements and real-time access to a database where you can track and block dates and guests, allowing you to host your property anywhere, anytime!

Get in touch with us and start your hassle-free hosting journey today!

5 Photography Tips for a Fab Airbnb Listing

How to rank at the top of Airbnb in Malaysia for 2019

 
You know that old saying- a picture is worth a thousand words? This is particularly true for your listing. After trial and error, we realised the switch off just the first picture will make-or-break your listing.
 
Here are some of our valuable tips for getting your guests to love what they see. Here at Plush Services, we offer a full range of Airbnb management services in Malaysia, including free advice on listing and photography.
 
Plush Services’ professional photography team uses years of experience to help you get a leg up. As can be seen by the photos featured below, we take pride in producing quality shots of all our properties.

Lighting, lighting, lighting

Airbnb Property Management Services Malaysia - Binjai - Plush Services
Binjai Residency – one of the top 10 Airbnb listings in 2018
It’s no secret that a photograph of a lovely, light-filled home will always sell better than that of a dreary, dark interior. Showcase your property by taking your photos in the day, with as much natural sunlight as possible.
 
Before shooting, switch on all the lights. Open all the windows and switch on all lamps. This creates an atmosphere that is bright, airy and appealing to potential guests. Our photographers always take pains to shoot either early in the morning or late in the afternoon, when the light is at its best for photographs.

Highlight your home’s best features 

Banyan Tree - Airbnb vacation rentals in KLCC, Bukit Bintang Banyan Tree apartment with KL Tower view
 
You may not have the biggest kitchen around – but you do have that stunning view of the KL skyline! Remember to focus on the best attributes of your home to showcase it in a positive light, and to help your listing stand out.
 
Do also ensure that your home is tidied up well, prior to shooting. Overlooked areas of messiness (such as an unmade bed or a leftover plate) could well be the make-or-break in a guest’s decision.

Be selective with your photo choices 

Don’t overwhelm viewers with 800 photos of the same old living room. Make it a point to highlight each of the rooms and key areas of interest within your property.
 
Always ensure that you include your “money shot”, i.e. a key photograph that defines your listing. Take this money shot of this beautiful Banyan Tree Residence unit under our portfolio. For example – our photo of choice is attention-grabbing and paints a clear picture of the luxurious amenities.
 
Banyan Tree - Airbnb management at its best at Bukit Bintang and KLCC
Banyan Tree – a luxurious Airbnb at Bukit Bintang and KLCC
 
In addition, it would also be helpful to include a photograph or two of your surrounding neighbourhood and any outdoor spaces, to give potential guests a sense of the environment around them.

Use props in your photos 

Binjai 8 Premium Soho - Airbnb management services
Binjai 8 Premium Soho – Airbnb vacation rentals in KLCC
 
A simple tip is to introduce some key props to help craft an impression of a homey space, or a place with a unique character.
 
As part of Plush Services’ professional set up, we make it a point to bring our handy bag of props with us to liven up the photos we take. Items such as cups of coffee, cooking books in the kitchen, or fresh flowers and fruit often work wonders to set the scene effectively.

Invest in a good camera 

M City - Airbnb management services in Ampang
M City – Airbnb management services in Ampang
 
There is a tonne of apps that can produce great photographs including Snapseed and Diptic. However, nothing beats a decent wide-angle DSLR camera like that used by us in our photos. If photography isn’t your thing, hire a professional photographer! Plush Services provides this service to all our clients.
 
Whatever your equipment of choice is, do make sure that your photos are of high resolution. Preferably, the photos should also be in landscape format. Airbnb’s software prefers these photos as they appear better on mobile. It also provides guests with a better visual and spatial sense of your property.
 
If you’re interested in getting the best out of your listing, call Plush Services at +603-2181 9399, or email us at [email protected] for assistance. You can also visit https://plush.services/homestay-services/ to find out more about our services!