Author(s): Mary Christensen
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Online booking sites have made it easy to find short-term visitors to rent your spare space, inspiring millions of homeowners like you to start a vacation rental business. But the market is extremely competitive, and many hazards await unsuspecting hosts: from a lackluster listing to problem guests, getting on the wrong side of neighbors and regulators, and the biggest bookings killer-bad reviews. Hosting can take a toll on both your property and your sanity. So before you dive into it headlong, let this compelling, real-world guide prime you for success with the tips, techniques, and tricks employed by the highest-earning home hosts. Home-based business expert Mary Christensen now earns more than $50,000 a year from two spare bedrooms in her home. In this entertaining book she shares candid revelations about the flip side of sharing your home with strangers, and gives you invaluable guidelines for making top dollar from your space-and enjoying the experience. You'll learn how to: Prepare your space for paying guests, Price it right, Choose the right hosting sites, Make your listing pop, Create a welcoming experience, Keep even the most demanding guests happy, Land five-star reviews, Protect your privacy and your property, Stay on top of legal, tax, and business matters, Avoid the traps inexperienced hosts often fall into, And more! Hosting can be frustrating and disruptive ... or lucrative and fun. This book will help you minimize the headaches and maximize your rewards. Book jacket.