Pros and Cons of Making Your Property a Rental through Airbnb

Owning a rental property can be a privilege because it can allow you to have the cash flow you want. However, it is not always possible for everyone to own a rental property. Here, Airbnb provides such homeowners with the option to turn a portion of their homes into rental. Of course it is not an all-beneficial package but it provides homeowners with an opportunity to get a cash flow which they need in order to get started with a career in real estate.

Having that said, a few pros and cons of renting out the portion of your property through Airbnb are worth mentioning in this article.

The benefits

  • The number one benefit of Airbnb is that it allows you to meet different people from different places. If you are traveler and you like to meet different kinds of people, this way of renting out your property can help you get the guests who would have different stories to tell. They can be long term as well as short term guests. Either way, you will have a lot to learn.
  • Paying guests are typically the people who are nice and respectful. It is something which can go in your favor because you would want to have guests who would be nice to you and your property. However, you might get an annoying guest among many good ones but it’s something you need to expect from your tenants.
  • When you rent out your property, you actually award ownership of that property to the tenants on contract basis. With Airbnb, you can have the cash flow while you will be living in the property where you will have guests or tenants.

Pitfalls

  • The same thing which can be called a benefit can turn out to be a disadvantage if you are not quite fond of sharing your living space but you are bound to do so just because you need a cash flow. If you have nice guests, you may not be bothered much. But if you do not like the guests, you will still have to share the living space.
  • When you have Airbnb guests, you have to make sure that you keep the place clean. Cleaning the personal living space is surely something you need to be used to but doing the same in order to facilitate the guests will make you do a little extra when it comes to cleaning.
  • There is a review system introduced by Airbnb. This system allows the guests to rate their hosts. If, due to any reason, you are unable to entertain your guests in the way they expect you, you might end up getting negative review.