Co-hosting is a service offered by Daylesford bnb where a property owner can hire us as a trusted professional to help with managing their Airbnb listing. We love to work together with a busy Airbnb host to manage the property, increase the number of bookings and revenue and making improvements to the overall management of the property and guests. In our co-hosting service we help you select and set up a property management system that will increase occupancy and revenue while reducing complexity and effort. We help with the heavy lifting and bulk of the effort, provide advice and options based on your situation and support you to be a great host - Our primary Co-host service uses Guesty software but we can also help you get set up on any PMS or channel manager that might suit you better.
To add a co-host on your Airbnb Account, go to your Airbnb account and click on "Manage Listings". Select the listing you would like to manage and click on "Co-Hosts" in the left menu. From there, you can invite someone to become a co-host by entering their email address or inviting them through Facebook. When you choose us as a co-host you do not need to add us as a co-host, we will work with you to set up a property management tool where your listing will be connected and synchronised with other platforms, You will retain full access and control of all of your listings including your Airbnb Account.
The responsibilities of an Airbnb co-host is determined by the listing owner - You can ask a co-host to do as many or as little as you may need. Generally co-hosts help with tasks like communicating with guests, managing reservations, dealing with Airbnb support, coordinating check-ins and check-outs, scheduling cleaning service, processing guest payments on behalf of the host, and to message guests when they have a question or need information about their booking.
If you enter into an Airbnb co-host agreement the cost may vary depending on the size of the property and the responsibilities involved. Generally Co hosts charge between 15 and 30% of your net revenue, which is often around 10-15% of the accommodation fee. We believe hosts and co-hosts need to negotiate a co-host agreement that suits their partnership best. It is best to discuss the details and fees with the potential co-host before making a final decision. We offer a co-host agreement with the primary host on a fix term basis for our "Best ever co host" service, however we also have commission arrangements with some owners where that is what suits them best.
Yes, a co-host hired for an Airbnb property can help with managing the rental business outside of Airbnb, such as listing on other platforms or managing direct reservations. However, it is important to specify the scope of their responsibilities in the agreement with the primary host. Our Co-hosts help Airbnb listing owners get listed on other channels and reduce complexity with an easy to use property management system
When hiring a co-host, look for someone who has experience with Airbnb or property management, has good communication skills, is reliable, and shares your values and goals for the property. You should also check their references and reviews from previous clients. You can view our reviews on our home page.
Hosts and co-hosts work together to manage the listing and ensure a positive guest experience. The "primary host" or account holder is ultimately responsible for the listing, setting the price, and making the final decisions while the co-host helps implement the strategy and procedures in line with the owners wishes. The airbnb website has a Co-Host additional terms of service that the primary host should be aware of, Our professional co-host services run through a property management system that ensures all your listings calendars, pricing and guest communication is synchronised and adjusted appropriately for each platform, while ensuring visibility over all the areas of their business that they need. As a professional management company we are available to airbnb home owners via phone 7am to 7pm 7 days.
It is important to have a written agreement with your co-host that outlines their responsibilities, compensation, and other terms of the relationship. You should also include clauses related to confidentiality, liability, and termination of the agreement. There are many co-host agreement templates available on the internet - If you are going to take on a co-host and enter into a contract you should seek legal advice - however you can find template agreements at The contract company and also via Lodgify Airbnb Co-Host Agreement: Free Template for Vacation Rental Owners
It depends on the laws and regulations of your state and jurisdiction, and also how your listings are set up. In some cases, you may need to provide taxpayer information for your co-host if they are classified as an independent contractor or if you are paying them for their services. Where a property owner have requested, we collect guest fees on their behalf, we retain the portion for our management or cohost fee and pay-out the difference, in this scenario we provide an invoice for our services and statement that breaks downs the funds held paid out and retained. Where a short-term rental owner collects the guests fees and payouts directly, we send an invoice for payment with our ABN and collect fees via direct debit or credit card.
Yes, co-hosts can help with managing the arrival and departure of guests, such as arranging key exchanges and providing directions to the property.
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