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AirBnB Research before Moving Forward.

Chris Worsley
Posted Mar 2 2024, 16:24

Is there a way to look up how an AirBnB would do in my small town. I'm thinking of putting up a small log cabin on my land to start out?

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Replied Mar 3 2024, 10:57

Yes AirDNA is one source. Another is to simply look up log cabins in your town and the towns around you and see what are they being leased for. You look at the calendar to see if it's booked up or long periods of vacancy.

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Replied Mar 3 2024, 11:20

Use AirDNA, or Rabbu.com. AirDNA is not free, but I don't use them much anymore so I am unsure of their current pricing structure. 

Another thing you can do is ask a local Property Manager what they expect it to do. Often times they will have properties in the same town/area and can give you much better revenue estimates than those online. 

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Replied Mar 4 2024, 17:58
Quote from @Melanie P.:

Yes AirDNA is one source. Another is to simply look up log cabins in your town and the towns around you and see what are they being leased for. You look at the calendar to see if it's booked up or long periods of vacancy.


 Thank you Melanie

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Replied Mar 4 2024, 17:59
Quote from @Brett Deas:

Use AirDNA, or Rabbu.com. AirDNA is not free, but I don't use them much anymore so I am unsure of their current pricing structure. 

Another thing you can do is ask a local Property Manager what they expect it to do. Often times they will have properties in the same town/area and can give you much better revenue estimates than those online. 

Thank you Brett

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Replied Mar 4 2024, 18:02

Totally get where you're coming from. Before you dive into the Airbnb game, I'd recommend doing some local research. Check out similar listings in your area, see how they're doing, read reviews, and snoop around the pricing. It's like undercover spy work but for cabins. 

Also, chat up any neighbors who might've tried it; real-life experiences beat stats. Small-town vibes can be gold for Airbnb, but make sure there's demand. Best of luck with the log cabin venture!

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Replied Mar 9 2024, 13:23
Quote from @Chris Worsley:

Is there a way to look up how an AirBnB would do in my small town. I'm thinking of putting up a small log cabin on my land to start out?


 I have been doing some research and would like to find a mentor I could learn from. I am new to the area and do not know anyone at this point. Is there a way to look up investors willing to mentor in your area?