If you’re struggling to manage your own Melbourne property as an Airbnb, it can be worth considering hiring professional help and assistance.
There are many companies provide such services for property owners and investors, though the difference between hiring a good one and a dud can be very large when it comes to trusting your most important asset in the hands of strangers, as well as the potential earnings you’ll receive in the form of bookings of from guests.
In this article, we’ve put together a list of the top four Airbnb management services for property owners in Melbourne, Victoria.
Airbnb Genius rating: 5 stars
We recommend MadeComfy as the top Airbnb management company to choose for property investors seeking a Melbourne based company, as they are an official Airbnb partner, and have demonstrated strong customer reviews of their service.
They provide a complete management service that is more than just cleaning and have an in-house team that manages the entire listing including dynamic pricing, professional photography and a dedicated local account manager. MadeComfy list all their properties under management within their own brand’s Airbnb profile, and from our assessment of customer reviews of their properties in Brisbane, they do an excellent job.
The company has raised over $6 million in capital to develop the sophistication of their operations and are backed by global investment group Investec. This means they have been able to develop strong capabilities in scaling their operations efficiently and building technology tools such as their owner dashboard (the MadeComfy Dashboard) so property owners can easily track their earnings and bookings calendar.
The company was founded in 2015 and also has operations in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. They offer a free instant calculator to work out the estimated returns of your property based on its address, which you can try for free using the link below.
Like many other Airbnb management companies, they offer a standard cleaning and restocking service, which includes replacement of guest amenities such as:
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Body Wash
- Bar of Soap
- Toilet Paper
- Dishwashing Liquid
- Garbage Bags
Where they do differ though is that they offer a shared or fixed return model, which would be reflective of the management commission earnings they are trying to acheive. airSAVOY are based in Blackburn, Victoria.
The key services they advertise online are:
- Property listing, price and search optimisation by experts
- Professional cleaning, hotel quality linens
- Guest communications, bookings and verification checks
- Account management and performance improvement
3. Short Stay Property Management (SSPM)
With a multi-national team, SSPM manage multiple properties across inner-city Melbourne.
They provide a co-hosting service to manage your property’s listing on your behalf as a solution for homeowners while they are away and their property is vacant. This can be a useful service property owners looking for a company to manage their home for a short-period of time, instead of doing short-term rental as a permanent option.
We included SSPM on this list because they will also provide personalised welcome messages, house slippers and chocolates for guests.
This Airbnb manager promised a ‘fast set up’ making them a recommended choice for property owners seeking to rent out their own home for a short period, say a few weeks or a month or two while they are away.
Given the quick set up time for their property to get listed, this might mean your property will have less time to get properly equipped to maximise your earnings and provide an excellent guest experience, but Quickstay could be a suitable service if you don’t plan on renting your property on Airbnb for a long period, and are seeking only a few bookings.