When to Outsource Your Airbnb Property Management

The decision to outsource your vacation rental property management is driven by the desire for more freedom.  But, with more freedom comes less control.  Will a professional firm be able to maintain the same meticulous level maintenance and quality? Every host understands that it only takes one miserable review to sink their fledgling Airbnb enterprise.  The control freak in us can make us hold onto managing the day to day operation of vacation rental long after the excitement of hosting fellow travelers subsides. Although the majority of Airbnb hosts have never worked in hospitality, they know what good service looks like.  Trusting that a third party service provider won’t drop the ball on their 5-star reputation isn’t easy.

 A local exploring the endless backyard of Big Sky on top of Beehive Basin

A local exploring the endless backyard of Big Sky on top of Beehive Basin

There is no doubt that the service quality expectations of Airbnb guests are on the rise too. The days of supplying a blowup mattress and a bowl of Cheerios and calling that hospitality is long gone. Most guests are now expecting a pleasant smile to meet them at the door, impeccably clean bathrooms, pressed linens, and something fresh to nibble on in the fridge. Achieving a consistent level of service around the year can be a difficult task for even the most dedicated host.

If the idea of making your short-term rental more passive is interesting to you, feel free to reach out and see if Headwaters Hosting is a good fit for you.  Big Sky is a mecca for the outdoors and having the time to enjoy them is one of our greatest priorities for our homeowners.    

 On Safari in the Hayden Valley of Yellowstone National Park

On Safari in the Hayden Valley of Yellowstone National Park