Hosting Hotline: Managing Guest Expectations for Airbnbs in Revitalized Neighborhoods (Episode 350)

How To Warn Your Airbnb Guests About Chatty Neighbors

Welcome back to the Hosting Hotline! This is an Ask Me Anything where each week we’ll answer your questions on Airbnb, STRs, real estate, and everything in between.

Bri asks:

How do I prepare guests for nuisance neighbors? I have a neighbor who lives two houses down and he is senile. He does get really chatty and he has doomsday stories.

The other day, my guest engaged in conversation with him, and the story is always the same about wanting to get rid of the drug dealers in the neighborhood, and the prostitution, and all of these sorts of things. It made my guest so uncomfortable that she sent me a message.

It used to be a rough neighborhood. Now, it’s an up-and-coming neighborhood, but it still looks rough around the edges. There’s nothing to be afraid of. I’m not sure how to relay that to my guests. Thanks for your wisdom.

(00:02:08) Dealing with Chatty Neighbors at Your Short-Term Rental

(00:04:05) Your Guest’s Experience is Most Important

(00:08:49) Impress Airbnb Guests with Transparency & Honesty

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