Airbnb Dallas Management Company and Success

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There does not seem to be a lot of short-term rental options on Airbnb in the Dallas area, specifically in the Park Cities, Knox-Henderson, Turtle Creek, Katy Trial areas. Anyone know why? As importantly, is anyone having success renting their place full-time on Airbnb? I have a Dallas condo that I am considering turning into an Airbnb full-time. I live in Los Angeles so I will be using a management company. Any suggestions on short-term management companies? 

Thanks for answering all or some of my questions. :)

Thanks Lucas Carl for your input. Do you manage from a distance? Did you find an excellent house cleaner? Does that same person check to make sure there are not damages? Lock outs and maintenance would be easier but I wonder about the cleaning and checking to make sure all is intact. 

Hahahaha! Okay, I’m sold @Lucas Carl. :)  Curious to know if you’ve ran into some unfavorable situations and, if so, what was the outcome? 

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How are your rentals doing? Does your calendar stay full and are your guest reviews mainly 5 stars? My concern is that the cleaners will not do a meticulous job which causes the Airbnb rating to go down which then impacts bookings and ultimately earnings.

@Melody Rault for the most part everything is on autopilot. Sometimes I get more interaction from my LTR tenants than my vacationers. Sometimes I won’t hear from a tenant for 6 months and my vacationers are driving me crazy. But I don’t mind being driven crazy for 5 minutes from anywhere in the world when the crazies are paying for my trip.  Bottom line is just jump in. If you can make $5 on your first one you’ll make $500 on your second. And add a profile pic ;) 

Originally posted by @Lucas Carl:

@Melody Rault manage it yourself it can easily be done from anywhere in the world

 Thats Cool :)

Wondering how you manage cleaning & turn over remotely? Using some property management company?

Originally posted by @Deep Sharma :
Originally posted by @Lucas Carl:

@Melody Rault manage it yourself it can easily be done from anywhere in the world

 Thats Cool :)

Wondering how you manage cleaning & turn over remotely? Using some property management company?

 You are the manager! 

Originally posted by @Lucas Carl:
Originally posted by @Deep Sharma:
Originally posted by @Lucas Carl:

@Melody Rault manage it yourself it can easily be done from anywhere in the world

 Thats Cool :)

Wondering how you manage cleaning & turn over remotely? Using some property management company?

 You are the manager! 

Please elaborate a bit. Starting new on this...

Hey guys! 

Interesting discussion!  I would love to chat more with you @Lucas Carl.  

I self manage 18 airbnbs in my area, and have 6 more than I use a manager for in Dallas.  I am in the process of exploring other options for Dallas, including self managing those.  I do need a really good cleaning and Ops person on the ground.

Originally posted by @Melody Rault :

There does not seem to be a lot of short-term rental options on Airbnb in the Dallas area, specifically in the Park Cities, Knox-Henderson, Turtle Creek, Katy Trial areas. Anyone know why? As importantly, is anyone having success renting their place full-time on Airbnb? I have a Dallas condo that I am considering turning into an Airbnb full-time. I live in Los Angeles so I will be using a management company. Any suggestions on short-term management companies? 

Thanks for answering all or some of my questions. :)

 Do the park cities even allow Air B&B?  I really don't know.  

Most of the condos near the Katy Trail do not allow Air B&B's.