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7 Top Tips for Listing Your French Property on Airbnb

Updated: May 9

Are you considering letting your French property on Airbnb? It can be an excellent way to generate extra income while you’re not using it, but it can also be daunting if you are not familiar with the process. In this post, the UpperKey team shares their top tips to help you get started.


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Learn the top tips for profitable Airbnb hosting in France.

Understand Local Laws and Regulations

Before you begin listing a property on Airbnb, it’s crucial to get a good understanding of the local laws and regulations. In Paris, for example, you need to register the property with the city council and obtain a registration number. Failure to comply with the regulations can result in significant fines, so be sure to do your research before starting.


If you’re not sure where to start, UpperKey can help you navigate the local laws and regulations for Air B and B Paris, France, and Airbnb South of France. Our team of experts can guide you through the process and answer the question of “can I Airbnb my apartment?’, by ensuring that your Airbnb apt France is compliant with all relevant regulations.


Set a Competitive Price

Whether you want to run an Airbnb Paris Latin Quarter or are considering renting out your property in the South of France, one of the most crucial factors when it comes to attracting guests to your property is to set a competitive price. Take a look at other similar properties in your area to see what they are charging. Then, use this information to set a price that is competitive while still allowing you to make a profit.


As an Airbnb management company, UpperKey can help you set a competitive price for your Airbnb property. If you’re not sure where to start with pricing, let us provide you with insights into the local market to help you set a price that attracts guests while maximising your rental income.


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Invest in High Quality Photos

When it comes to attracting guests to book your French Airbnb property, getting the right photos is essential. Be sure to invest in high-quality photos that showcase the best features of your property. Hire a professional photographer if you are not confident in your photography skills, or, if you do take the photos yourself, use natural light and highlight the unique aspects of your property that will make it stand out to potential guests.


Provide a Welcoming Experience

Guests who feel welcomed, at home, and comfortable in your Airbnb property are more likely to leave you a positive review and recommend your property to others, helping you grow your reputation as a host and boost your rental income. There are various ways that you can provide a welcoming experience, including the basics of providing clean, comfortable and safe accommodation and communicating clearly and promptly with your guests. You can also go the extra mile to make the experience even more enjoyable and unforgettable for your guests. Do this by putting together a welcome pack or thinking of extras that your guests might need like spare phone chargers or toothbrushes.


If you’re pressed for time but want to ensure that your guests have an amazing stay, UpperKey can help. From cleaning and key management to 24/7 guest support, we’ll make sure that your guests have a stress-free, comfortable stay where they feel right at home in your property.


Respond to Guest Enquiries Quickly

Guests who use the Airbnb platform expect to get a prompt response when they ask a question or make a request regarding a property. Being available and communicative, responding as quickly as possible to any enquiries you receive regarding your property can help you to secure bookings and build a positive reputation on Airbnb. Remember that for every minute you leave your guests waiting for a response, that’s a minute they might be spending looking for somewhere else to stay.


If you’re not always available to respond to potential guests, the good news is that there are plenty of solutions you can make use of. Chatbots can be ideal for answering frequently asked questions and providing guests with an instant response when you are not there to reply.


Alternatively, consider hiring a property management company, like UpperKey, with a team of customer service advisors who you can trust to look after your guests and get back to them straight away.


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Quick and responsive communication is key to Airbnb success.

Be Informative and Descriptive in Your Listing

Your listing description is your best chance to showcase your property, highlight its best features and selling points, and attract potential guests. Using descriptive and informative language will help you highlight the unique features of the property and the surrounding area.


Plus, using language that helps covey to guests how they will feel when they’re staying in your property can make it easier for them to imagine themselves staying there and compel them to make a booking. For example, what sounds better:


The property offers a comfortable sofa and wide-screen TV with Netflix.”

Or:

Sink into the plush, comfortable sofa and feel your worries melt away. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ultimate cinema experience in your pyjamas thanks to the Ultra-HD, 65” TV and your own Netflix account.”


Keep Your Property Clean and Well-Maintained

It goes without saying that Airbnb guests expect a clean, well-maintained property to stay in. Anything less, and you’re risking negative reviews. Make sure that your property is kept in excellent condition by carrying out any necessary maintenance and cleaning it thoroughly in between guests.


Maintaining and cleaning an Airbnb property can be one of the most time-consuming aspects of hosting, so it’s worth working with a professional cleaning and maintenance company who can take care of all the hard work on your behalf. Or you can hand it over to UpperKey, with professional cleaning and maintenance teams who know what it takes to provide a faultless Airbnb experience to guests.


If you’re considering renting your French property on Airbnb for some extra income or as a full-time business, let UpperKey help you succeed. With a range of Airbnb management services from key management to listing optimisation, cleaning and maintenance to check-in and check-out, we know what it takes to give your guests an experience they’ll never forget.


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