Should You Hire a Virtual Assistant for Airbnb?
With running rental properties comes big responsibility. The vacation rental business is one of the most profitable at the moment, and if you have some listings with Airbnb maybe hiring an extra hand for support can be your greatest decision yet.
A virtual assistant for Airbnb can help you perform all the necessary tasks to keep your property running, your visitors satisfied and profits growing.
What is a Virtual Assistant for Airbnb?
Airbnb’s business model is based on the sharing economy, through an online marketplace, people who want to rent out homes are connected with homeowners willing to host them. Sounds like a great deal, right? With all the benefits this platform offers to its host, there are many considerations to take into account.
A virtual assistant for Airbnb helps you perform tasks that you might not have the time to do. Here we provide you with some tasks a VA can perform for you.
When your guest arrives at your property it’s important to follow up with them to guarantee a great stay. A VA can help you supervise your guest and make sure all their needs are met.
Having small but nice gestures with your guest will make you Superhost. A VA can send welcome messages and make her/himself available to your guest at all times during their stay.
Reminder: good reviews mean everything. A guest is more likely to choose your property if they see you have a great status on Airbnb.
All businesses are different but even if they operate in completely opposite markets or they are direct competitors, every functioning company has one thing in common, it needs accounting. Bookkeeping allows you to know where your company stands and makes accomplishing your financial obligations more simple.
When you list your home on Airbnb you have to organize your finances well to make this a profitable business. Taxes, legalities, and insurance are expenses to keep in mind. A virtual assistant for Airbnb can track and record financial transactions on a regular basis, this way you have access to reliable financial information to keep your business prosperous.
There might be 100 properties similar to yours in the same area competing with yours to get booked. You must write compelling content and use different marketing strategies to make our property stands out from the rest.
A virtual assistant for Airbnb can also manage social media accounts for your listings, having an online presence on different platforms is a good idea to bring in traffic to your Airbnb page and ultimately obtain more bookings.
Manage your Booking Calendar
Staying organized with your calendar is crucial when running an Airbnb business. Being aware of when your guests are arriving and leaving helps you be prepared to schedule room cleaning, maintenance, laundry services, etc.
Stop being overwhelmed by this recurrent workload, your VA can handle all of these responsibilities for you!
Benefits of Hiring a VA for Airbnb with There is Talent
One of the main benefits our clients find when hiring a VA with us is how affordable they are. Currency exchange between countries allows you to save up to 70% on expenses compared to hiring a VA based in the U.S. That is significant money you can save to invest in other aspects of your business.
Another benefit is the fact that our VAs are bilingual. Being able to work with someone that speaks several languages means you won’t have an issue when hosting foreign guests that don’t speak English.
Our virtual assistants are based in Colombia, they have a high English level, but are also fluent in Spanish, their native language.
Steps to Hire a Virtual Assistant for Airbnb?
The first step you need to take before hiring a virtual assistant is to decide which tasks to delegate. This way you can be clear about what the suitable candidate looks like.
Then, you have two options to begin your recruitment process. You can get a VA for Airbnb privately, that is, through freelance directory platforms like Fiverr and Upwork or through agencies such as There is Talent.
With a freelancer directory platform, you have to dedicate yourself to the selection of the ideal person for the position. One of the important and sometimes ignored details is that you can’t always find the expected quality of work.
The benefit of working with a VA agency is that you can be sure that even if the virtual assistant you hired does not meet all the requirements, he/she can be replaced.
At There is Talent we take this policy very seriously because we always want to provide you with the best Spanish-speaking VAs in the market that delivers impeccable work, but most importantly results.
Do you want to know more about our team and what they can do for your business?
Book a strategic call with our director Claudia and start enjoying the benefits of having the best Spanish-speaking VAs!