Our approach to Seattle short term rental property management is analytical, hospitality driven, and owner friendly. Guestable’s short-term rental managers will ensure you and your property are in good hands.
For the last decade, the city of Seattle has been one of the most developing and popular cities in the country. Whether you are looking to enjoy the peace and calm of Bainbridge and Vashon Islands, the hustle and bustle of the cities of Tacoma, or Pike Place Market and the attractions downtown, Seattle has something for everybody to appreciate. That means Seattle has great opportunities for vacation homeowners and for guests too. Guestable assists you boost the rental yield of your property through short-term rental by giving you big tips on how to increase your nightly rates, the average occupancy rate and your profits!
Considering the size of Seattle, there is strong demand for high quality furnished rentals throughout the many neighborhoods of the city. During the furnishing phase, Hosts who make the effort to ensure everything is perfect for guests are rewarded with glowing reviews resulting in increasing nightly rates on popular platforms like Airbnb and VRBO. Seattle is one of the bigger cities in the world for business travel and it’s important to keep this in mind when setting up your place. Ensuring your home has workspace and a full suite of amenities will further increase the likelihood of being booked by corporate tenants who tend to have higher budgets.
Seattle is among the less seasonal short term rental markets in the country due to its year round weather conditions and continuous business travel demand. However, during the summer months there is an increase in leisure travel demand both domestically and internationally. Seattle is a unique market due to the high demand for both short term rentals and monthly rentals. Many hosts have found success in alternating between these rentals between the busy summer months and slower winter months. The goal of many hosts is to optimize income for each season without compromising guest screening standards and property maintenance.
If you operate short term rentals in Seattle, you must have a Business License Tax Certificate and a Regulatory License for STRs. A Rental Operator License costs $75 per unit and will be valid for one year. Rental Operator licenses should be renewed every 12 months from the date they are issued. For any questions about the Seattle vacation rental license you can visit the city’s website, or contact us.
Guestable has enabled Stephanie to rent out her home on Airbnb and other short term rental platforms without having to worry about day to day management.
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