You might make a great first impression, but can you say the same for your home? If you’re worried about what your Airbnb guests might think of you (or your residence), there may just be a solution to put your mind at ease. Meet GuestReady, a new company that seeks to help Airbnb hosts get their homes, well, ready for their guests.
The London-based company launched this week in six cities: London, Paris, Amsterdam, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong. Think of it as a for-hire service that treats your home like the hotel that it is — GuestReady will take care of cleaning, laundry, and even check-in and check-out services.
Promising to help hosts “make up to 100 percent more money” by optimizing an Airbnb listing, pricing, and occupancy, GuestReady promises that their “local experts will take good care of your property, screen the guests, and welcome them personally.” You can either select for stand-alone services, or spring for Airbnb Management, in which case GuestReady takes care of absolutely everything.
“As the short-term rental industry is maturing, there is a natural need for more efficiency, professionalism, and standardization,” said GuestReady CEO Alexander Limpert. “Especially with business travelers, the property and any service related to a stay need to be of immaculate quality. For non-professional hosts, this is hard to achieve, which is where we step in.”
After all, even if you didn’t get a degree in hospitality, you still want to put up your guests in an uber-hospitable environment, right? “Sometimes it is the small things, like waiting for someone to let you in or an apartment that isn’t really that clean” that can make or break an experience, Limpert told TechCrunch. But GuestReady can ensure that both you and your guests are always making the most out of short-term rentals.
“Living and work patterns are becoming ever more mobile and the 12-month rental agreement or a room in a hotel is often not an adequate solution anymore for today’s business travelers, digital nomads or city hoppers,” said Romano Brandenberg, venture partner at Swiss Founders Fund, which has invested in GuestReady.
“Short-term rentals offer a great alternative for these audiences,” he continued, and GuestReady can make these alternatives all the more desirable.
So if you’re looking for a way to turn your property into an almost-hotel, GuestReady is at the ready to help.