Category : Hosting Tips

Introducing the Indian Hills Estate—Colorado’s premier mountain wedding location

Effortless Rental Group is excited to announce that the stunning Indian Hills Estate will open as an exclusive event space November 2017. Panoramic views of the famous Colorado foothills and the highest standard of luxury throughout make this six-bedroom estate an unforgettable location for your wedding. The immaculate space includes a pavilion, a spacious deck, an equestrian center, and a paved outdoor area ideal for large parties. The estate sleeps 24, and the 75-acre lot accommodates up to 150 guests. With […]

Partnering with a Rental Company vs. Doing It Alone

With the rise in popularity of short-term rentals, many owners are turning their investment properties into a second source of income. Once the decision to rent out the property using a short-term strategy has been made, there are numerous other questions that the owner must ask himself or herself: how much should I charge? How do I decorate my home? What do I include in my listing? Should I post on Airbnb, VRBO, or both? There’s a lot to consider, […]

Space-Saving Design Ideas for Small Properties

Don’t waste the space under the stairs Take advantage of this valuable (and often forgotten) space and add a few shelves or a cozy reading nook. Whatever you choose to create, keep it minimal and uncluttered with horizontal lines and neutral accents. mochacasa.com houzz.com   Fold-down furniture is your friend There’s a good reason the Murphy bed, originally invented in the early 1900’s, is making a comeback. Fold-down furniture like the Murphy bed allows for multi-functional rooms and creates a […]

Sleep Like a Baby with 1 Simple Change to Your Beds

We all know that how much we enjoy our day has a lot to do with the amount—and the quality—of our sleep the night before. You’ve also probably heard that sleep is critical in staying healthy, managing pain, and forming new memories. But did you know that good pillows are the easiest way to ensure a good night’s sleep? And that changing out your pillows in your rental property is the quickest way to drastically change your guests’ experience for […]

How to Make Your Home Appealing to Business Travelers

Many of your guests will be traveling for pleasure, but you’ll get some who are in town for a meeting or convention. It’s important that your home accommodates business travelers with all of the amenities they’ll need during their stay. When you set up your home with special business features, along with having a solid review background, a speedy response rate, and several other specifications, Airbnb alerts potential guests who look at your listing that your property is “Business Travel […]

Tips for Troubleshooting Issues with Guests

As a host, you deal with all sorts of people: young and old, seasoned travelers and newbies, cooperative and—not so cooperative. While most of your guests will hopefully be stand-up people, there will inevitably be a few who give you trouble. But don’t fear—we’ve compiled a list of tips for dealing with the issues that your guests might throw your way. Excessive complaints and requests Most of the requests from your guests will be reasonable, like dinner recommendations or a […]

How to Optimize Your Airbnb Listing

To get the maximum number of guests every month, you want to have engaging content and photos in your listing. Not only does this increase your likelihood of getting booked, it also adds to the total number of views on your listing, adding to the attractiveness of your property. We’ve come up with some tips below to make your listing the best it can be. Get a professional photographer We’re all visual people, and we’re more likely to spend money […]

Tips for First-Time Airbnb Hosts

The world of short-term rental can be intimidating for someone who has never hosted before. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you get started and make sure your transition into hosting goes smoothly. Don’t sweat the small stuff You might not be able to get everything perfect right when you start out, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Don’t panic if you can’t get exactly the bed linens you want or if your plates don’t all […]

2017 Brings Changes for Airbnb Renters

With the new year comes new responsibilities for short-term rental owners in the Denver area. Owners are now required to hold a short-term rental license, obtainable from the City and County of Denver website, in order to rent out their properties for stays shorter than 30 days. Not all American cities require a short-term license—state officials make the call on a case-by-case basis. Part of the licensing process involves proving that a property is an owner’s primary residence and posting […]

Is Your Property Guest-Ready?

The reason your guests are booking your property instead of a hotel is because they want to feel like they’re staying in a home. Make the most of your space and maximize your monthly income by fully stocking your space with everything your guests will need during their stay. We’ve compiled a list to get you started: KITCHEN Pots and pans with lids Cooking utensils: spatula, serving spoons, colander, cheese grater, etc. Plates/bowls/glasses/silverware/mugs for 150% maximum capacity (if your property […]