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In general, I'm a big fan of Symon He's work - his Udemy Real Estate courses as well as his Linked In Learning classes. Symon has a real ability to breakdown complex subjects into simple, easy to understand structured components. He's a great addition as a Dummy writer
This book shares one thing in common with all of the courses I've taken with Symon - Lots of examples! I'm the type of learner who really benefits from going through examples and different scenarios.
His advice in this book is also data driven, not just opinions or hearsay from others.
I think this can be a great resource for both Airbnb hosts as well as those interested in investing in Airbnb rentals.
I've been thinking about becoming a host for a while but it just seemed like there was so much to know. Some of my friends have done well and others have completely flopped. From my first skim of the book, I think I'll have everything I need to decide if Airbnb hosting is right for me. I do like how the authors seem to cover all of the downsides and headaches that could come from hosting, and are not just promoting atypical and impressive results.
Especially in the first 3/4ths of the book they say the same (often obvious) things over and over AND OVER. There is definitely valuable information. But it very easily could have been given in 1/10th as many words.
I was a airbnb host for 10 months about 8 years ago. Boy, did I make a lot of mistakes! Now that I want to take it more seriously especially in light of the new economic conditions, I needed a book like this. I really liked how the author is so comprehensive about all the facets of being a host and renting out short term rentals. I read too much vague advice on the internet. This book came with so many concrete examples that I can draw from. Great book.