Good things for agents to know about Airbnb

Insight that could help you incorporate Airbnb into your sales strategy
  • Airbnb is increasingly surfacing in conversations between agents and consumers, and agents can cast a listing's potential rent on Airbnb as one of its perks.
  • A recent report on short-term rental hosting sheds light on hosts' motivations, concerns and income, among other things.
  • Agents should consider familiarizing themselves with local rules governing short-term rentals, as they may represent the biggest risk of short-term rental hosting.

Short-term rental juggernaut Airbnb is increasingly popping up in conversations between real estate agents and their clients. How much would a for-sale listing rent for on Airbnb? Does a neighborhood have a lot of short-term rentals, and the constant flow of tourists that come with them?