What factors determine how my property listing appears in search results?

The factors that determine how your property listing appears in search results depend on the search engine used, or the unique algorithms used by different recognised sharing economy platforms. In the case of Airbnb, they provide a guide to the factors that determine how a listing appears in Airbnb search results. These factors include: listing…

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Can I include the cost of ShareCover in my property listing price?

  While we require you to purchase ShareCover yourself, our policies don’t stipulate that you are not allowed to pass on the per-night cost of ShareCover to your guest by including it in the nightly rate of your property listing. Including the cost of ShareCover in your property listing price, is ultimately up to you.…

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How to make a property listing accessible for business travellers?

  Making a property listing accessible to business travellers may expand the scope of potential guests. Business travellers may need specific amenities, including for instance Wifi, basic kitchen facilities including tea and coffee, an iron and ironing board, simple check-ins and check-outs, a printer, or accessible parking. They may require the property to have specific…

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How to make a property listing accessible for families and children?

  Making a property listing accessible to families, including children, may expand the scope of potential guests. Families may need specific amenities (for instance, a kitchen, washer and dryer, parking space, extra bedrooms for the kids to sleep in, or a pet-friendly space) and safety features, which may guide their searches on sharing economy platforms.…

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How can I let my guests know that I have insurance with ShareCover?

  We encourage hosts who take out cover with ShareCover to inform their guests of this fact! As a host, ShareCover can give you peace of mind that you're insured when you rent your property on sharing economy platforms likeAirbnb, Stayz, and TripAdvisor. Sharing this peace of mind with your guests can allow them to be…

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How do I minimise risk of damage to my property during a guest stay?

Some recognised sharing economy platforms do offer guidance around property safety, and how to minimise risks as a host. For example, Airbnb provides a help article on how hosts can require guests to be verified before booking. Airbnb also explains how to share “House Rules” with your guests - which are a set of expectations around…

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