Airbnb Superhost - Why You Should Be One?

Why Do I Need The Airbnb Superhost Status? Are you just starting your journey as a new Airbnb host or are you already on your way to becoming an Airbnb expert? Wherever you are on your journey of being a successful Airbnb host, you've most likely...

by Sonam Patni

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18 Jun 2018

Why Do I Need The Airbnb Superhost Status?

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Are you just starting your journey as a new Airbnb host or are you already on your way to becoming an Airbnb expert? Wherever you are on your journey of being a successful Airbnb host, you've most likely heard about Airbnb’s “Superhost Status”. You probably already know a few things you need to do to achieve this much-hyped status, but if you don't, check out our previous post on how you can be a Superhost.

Did you know that being a Superhost has many more perks than just attracting new guest and increasing bookings? Yes, Airbnb likes to reward their special hosts who like to go above and beyond for their guests. Last week, we discussed things you need to do to achieve the Superhost Status. Now, let's have a look at how you could benefit from acquiring this “Superhost Status”.

Priority Placement - You can get access to more guests than your competitors, as this perk allows you to get featured at the top throughout Airbnb's platform.

Superhost Filter - This dedicated feature allows you to attract more guests, as you will be featured in the Superhost section. As a result, guests who are specifically looking for Superhosts can find you easily, and you don't have to worry about being lost in the crowd.

Profile Badge - A badge that gives you a trusted symbol of hospitality. This is featured to guests across the site.

Extra Referral Bonus - Have you ever referred Airbnb to others and earned through Airbnb's host referral program? As a Superhost, you can earn an additional 20% bonus on top Airbnb’s standard host referral bonus.

Priority Support - Ever felt stuck in a queue when calling Airbnb for some query or issue? Superhosts receive priority support when calling Airbnb or tweeting @AirbnbHelp.

Early Access to New Features - You will be invited to try out new programs and test features from Airbnb before they are launched to the broader Airbnb host community.

Event Invites - Do you like to attend seminars and events that give you chance to learn and network? Superhost Status allows you to go to Airbnb events and product launches in your area.

Tax Services -You receive special Superhost discounts and resources from Airbnb tax partners.

Superhost Bonuses - If all the above benefits don't excite you enough, this sure will. Who doesn't like to get rewarded with coupons or bonuses? If you manage to maintain your Superhost Status year after year, you could choose between a $100 travel coupon or one free professional photo session, annually.

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What Do I Need To Do To Become A Superhost?

Well, it's not that complicated to get this status if you are doing things the right way. There are specific criteria you must fulfill to achieve Superhost status. Airbnb reviews Superhosts four times a year, basically once every 3 months.

Here's a quick summary of important points on how to become a Superhost. Read our full blog here.

  1. You must host at least 10 guests
  2. Respond to at least 90% inquiries over a certain time period
  3. Receive a 5-star review from at least 80% of the guests
  4. Carry out all the reservations without cancelling.

Sounds a little too complicated to reach all the above criteria? If you are thinking of giving it a try but are worried that it will be a big commitment achieving the Superhost Status, don't fret, check out how a short-let management company could help you. Pass your worries to Pass the Keys, an Airbnb co-host and the UK’s leading short let management company. Pass the Keys handles all the responsibilities, from bookings to maintaining your listings to keeping your Airbnb property maintained to a 5-star level, so that you never miss out on any opportunity in your path to achieving Superhost Status.

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