Why You Should Hire a Professional Cleaning Company for Your Airbnb

Every short-term rental host knows that maintaining a clean property is key to ensuring happy guests and those all-important 5-star reviews. But with so much to do, from keeping your listing up-to-date and communicating with guests to property management, finding the time to clean in between bookings can be challenging. 

That’s where hiring a professional cleaning company (like us!) can make all the difference. In case you haven’t taken the plunge and worked with the pros yet, here are just a few reasons why you should.

1. Time is Money

As an Airbnb host, your most valuable resource is time. Every minute you spend scrubbing floors, changing sheets, or sanitizing bathrooms is a minute you could be using to grow your STR business.

Whether it’s refining your listing, reaching out to potential guests, or investing in updates for your property, time saved on cleaning can be reinvested into things that generate revenue. Don’t forget: if you hope to turn a profit, you need to treat your property like a business. That involves spending your time very wisely.

2. Consistent Quality

As is the case for any type of business, consistency is key. Your guests will expect a certain level of cleanliness and comfort every time they book a stay. When you work with a professional cleaning company, you can rest easy knowing that your property will meet these expectations every time.

Professional cleaners have the expertise and tools to deliver top-notch results consistently — your guests will be itching to book their next vacation at your property.

3. Turnover is Easier

Managing an Airbnb can be hectic, especially during high season. As a host, you likely have a ton on your mind and cleaning is the last thing you want to worry about. That’s just one more reason why outsourcing your cleaning tasks to the pros can be so helpful.

They’ll take care of the bulk of what’s required for guest turnover so that you can focus on the other aspects of your business. When you take having to worry about the cleanliness of your property out of the picture, you’ll have more mental space to manage key exchanges and the like.

4. Attention to Detail

There’s nothing worse than spending hours cleaning your short-term rental property only to realize you missed a spot. It happens to the best of us, but with a professional cleaning company, you won’t have to worry about overlooked corners or hidden dust bunnies under the bed. 

Trained cleaning professionals are just that: trained. They pay attention to detail so that every inch of your property is clean and guest-ready — even those hard-to-reach baseboards and ceiling fans.

5. Streamlined Operations

Short-term rental hosts wear many hats. You need to be able to switch between marketer to customer service rep and everything in between. In other words, your plate is full! By outsourcing cleaning tasks to the pros, you can streamline your operations and focus on what you do best: running your STR business.

Leave the cleaning to the experts so you can focus more on growth.

6. Scalability and Growth

One of the greatest benefits of hiring a professional cleaning company is the scalability it offers. With the cleaning aspect taken care of, you can devote more of your attention to growing your business — looking into new properties, optimizing your existing listings, and implementing strategies to increase revenue.

When you invest in professional cleaning services, you ultimately invest in the future growth (and success) of your STR business.

7. Guest Satisfaction

Because that’s what it’s all about, right?

First impressions matter, and cleanliness is likely the first thing your guests will notice when they arrive at your property. Remember that your guests will have specific expectations when they book your property. If you’re able to meet those expectations there’s a better chance of garnering positive reviews — which can lead to more bookings and higher revenue. 

When you hire a professional cleaning company you can save time, ensure consistent quality, and provide a welcoming environment for your guests. With streamlined operations and a bigger focus on growth, outsourcing short-term rental cleaning is an investment into your business. 

Delegate wherever you can and you’ll set yourself up for success!

This content originally appeared in our twice-monthly Guest Book newsletter.

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