How to be a Great Host for Your Guests
Our team of experts have put together some easy steps every owners can follow to prevent hosting from becoming more of a chore than a reward.
“Some of our most enthusiastic hosts are so dedicated to their guests having an exceptional stay that they’re challenged to find their own time and resources for themselves,” says our experts. “They’re givers and sometimes givers swing too far into that giving activity.”
Determine your goals
Are you hosting primarily to earn money? For companionship? To create more art or share the meals you enjoy preparing? Then it’s important to recognize and feel good about how hosting aligns with and supports these goals.
Surround yourself with resources
And by resources, we means those you can “call in a pinch” when, for instance, “you need to get keys to someone at 2 p.m. when you’re working in an office across town.” This includes well trained staff, like-minded neighbours, a cleaning service, or a few people who are willing to work part time or flexibly to meet your service needs when you are unable to do it yourself.