As the fastest growing short-term rental selling marketplace, our knowledge of the best attributes that make an Airbnb sell fast is one thing we have a ton of experience in. Investors tend to want active vacation rentals due to the less risk associated with buying an active STR than starting one fresh. The benefits to investors are huge including having financial history, reviews, and most importantly future listings. VRBO makes it easy to transfer a property to a new owner keeping the listing active, while Airbnb will have to have a new listing created and communicate to future guests to rebook with the new listing.
The one big problem is making the Airbnb information easy for people to see, most real estate agents don’t know to get all this information, and listing websites like Zillow and Realtor.com don’t showcase the documents that get attached to the listing which is the only place most Agents put financial documents. This causes many issues including potential investors having to spend extra time trying to get the documents they need to run their financial numbers.
Very few Airbnbs being sold have the above information within their property listing and therefore deal with never-ending back and forth between many buyers who aren’t engaged fully in the property. A buyer who sees all the above information and reaches out to you is a far better lead than someone who sees “Airbnb rental machine” in the listings and texts asking for the gross income. If you’re a real estate agent that’s selling an Airbnb short-term rental, you need to create a public shared drive with this information for investors to see easily.