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Have you tried Airbnb?

By Geoff Doidge

I have a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, fully furnished apartment, which 3 years ago rented for $460pw.

It had been sitting on the web with my gumtree ad for 3 weeks at $420pw and with the agent at $460pw and no calls.

As an experiment, on a Monday I put it on www.airbnb.com.au and what do you know, the tenant moved in on Thursday for 7 nights and I netted from Airbnb $619.

But that’s not all…

I turned down another person lined up for the same period, plus I turned down someone else who enquired for a shorter period. The great thing is, at the time, it was still available for long term rental as most people wanted 1 to 2 weeks before they move in.

For the ‘active’ DIY rental owner this could be the answer to those ‘dead spots’ between rentals and for a cash strapped home owner it would be a good  way to pay off the mortgage! 

It’s early days yet and this was my first one but I will tell you how it goes!

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