5 Tips for Renting From AirBnB

With the rising costs of airfare and accommodations, travelers have to use every resource they can to cut travel costs. An effective way to avoid pricy hotels, thereby reducing the cost of accommodations, is to rent through jimgcoachingclub.com. The website offers a platform for owners in 192 countries to list a range of properties - everything from a typical flat to a treehouse - or a portion of their properties for rent.

Here are 5 tips to help you navigate through AirBnB's listings:

1) Location, location, location: Choose a location that interests you and that provides a convenient base from which to explore your destination. For select locations, AirBnB now gives you the option to explore available rentals by neighborhood. Neighborhoods in Berlin, for example, are categorized by factors such as trendiness, local appeal, and areas that boast great dining options.

2) Pay attention to pictures and reviews: Unless you don't mind staying in a dump, don't downplay the importance of pictures and reviews. If a rental that you're interested in doesn't have sufficient, quality pictures, then immediately count it out as a possibility. Also, if a listing doesn't have reviews, if it has negative reviews, or if it has decent reviews but not enough reviews, it's a no-brainer to cross it off of your list of prospects.

3) Cancellation policy: Be sure to pay close attention to the owner's cancellation policy which can range from being very lenient to being very strict. Awhile back, my husband and I booked an apartment in Copenhagen and ended up having to cancel the trip. Because we hadn't carefully reviewed the cancellation policy prior to booking, we were only refunded 50% of the total rental cost. We could've been given a full refund if we'd booked an accommodation with a more lenient cancellation policy.

4) Avoid the red tape: My husband and I recently considered booking a rental for a trip we're planning to Italy. Although the apartment was gorgeous and the reviews were all positive, many of the reviewers mentioned that upon meeting the owner to pick up the keys, the owner handed them a rental agreement to sign which was drafted in Italian. We changed our minds about that particular listing because we didn't want to sign an agreement for such a short time and because we don't read (or speak) Italian! Similarly, you should avoid renting if you're uncomfortable with any of the rental terms and conditions or if the owner tries to make you jump through any unforeseen hoops.

5) Parking: If you plan on renting a car, make sure that the cost of your rental includes the use of a parking space, or ensure that there's affordable parking nearby.

These are just a few rental arbitrage airbnb tips, but in general, use your common sense, follow your gut, and you won't go wrong!

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