Thousands of out-of-towners will travel to Atlanta this February as the city’s marvelous Mercedes Benz Stadium will make its very first Super Bowl hosting debut.
You too can be a host during this annual gathering of worldwide football fans and make a pretty penny by renting out your property. Lucky for Atlanta locals, many travelers are turning to short-term rental properties competing with inflated hotel prices. If you’re a local Atlantan looking to capitalize on this, Jamison & Co. is here to help! Here are seven tips for renting your property for Super Bowl LIII.
1. Pick a rental platform
There are several vacation rental listing sites to choose from online. Whether you opt for AirBnb, VRBO, FlipKey or something similar, each platform has a variety of guidelines and commission fees to consider.
Most of these sites have an Instant Booking feature that allows guests to rent a property instantaneously. As a host, only you know exactly what you’re looking for and what matters most to you in this process. Choose wisely!
2. Set your price
Once you’ve confirmed the value of short-term renting your humble abode, it’s time to set a daily price. Don’t downsize the chances of your space getting rented by setting the price too high, but also be sure not to sell yourself (and your property) short.
Compare prices with other local listings and remember to consider the Super Bowl when setting your daily rate. Bookings that surround large, high-occupancy events can often facilitate 2-5x typical daily rates.
Ask Jamison & Co. to assist you in deciding on an appropriate daily rental rate for your property. Our goal is to help you make the most of this exciting experience! For those renting through Airbnb, Wheelhouse is also a great resource for strategizing a price.
3. Play by the rules
There may be short-term rental restrictions if you live in a condo or townhouse, so checking with your Homeowners Association is always important. Depending on where your unit is located, the city of Atlanta has many local laws and licensing requirements that individuals must follow if they want to rent their homes to the public. When renting your Atlanta property for Super Bowl LIII, be sure to take note of these and abide by the rules so that you don’t run into any problems.
If you don’t have home ownership, it’s also necessary to consult with your landlord about renting your space as some leases do not allow it. Jamison & Co. loves helping with these nitty gritty details, so never hesitate to reach out to us in this regard.
4. Choose your dates
In effort to show off the burgeoning, vibrant city of Atlanta to the rest of the world, there will be several Super Bowl LIII related events during the weeks leading up to the big game.
To check off all the boxes on their to-do lists, travelers may want to come and stay awhile. It’s wise to keep your unit’s availability open for at least a week leading up to the game and maybe even a day or two afterwards. Give your guests time to explore (while you make more money from your short-term rental listing).
5. Take great photos
At Jamison & Co, we know a picture tells a thousand words. If done right (alongside an inviting listing description), your photos can sell your property. Take photos of your unit that really showcase all the parts that make it special. Do you have a stellar view of the Atlanta skyline? Show it off with a great photo! Highlight your unique amenities to make your short-term listing stand out amongst the rest. For more tips and tricks to capturing intriguing photos, read here.
6. Highlight the attractions
You may have the coziest apartment in the city, but people aren’t traveling to Atlanta to sink into your comfy sectional couch. They’re likely diehard football fans visiting to explore all that the city has to offer. Make sure to highlight whatever attractions your apartment is nearby. Perhaps your guests will want to check out the Atlanta food scene while visiting—so why not list out the most popular restaurants within walking distance?
Do you live near Piedmont Park or the BeltLine? Your next guest could be interested in exploring these popular Atlanta attractions. Consider what made you choose to live in your neighborhood and don’t be afraid to brag a little. Bonus points go to hosts that leave a local travel guide or binder in the apartment so that guests don’t have to rely on a Google search.
7. Stock up on supplies
Last, but certainly not least is the need to provide a well-stocked property. While toilet paper, clean bedding and towels seem like a given—hosts often forget such simple “must-have” items.
Having certain items available in your apartment could be the difference between a very happy and very unsatisfied guest. Everything from properly functioning Wi-Fi to a coffee maker should be considered when staging your apartment for visitors. Simply think about your personal travel expectations and what would make you happy when traveling to a new place, especially during an exciting event like Super Bowl LIII. Check out this list of Airbnb listing essentials.
Super Bowl LIII at the Mercedes Benz Stadium is sure to be a huge milestone in Atlanta history. Many people will be coming to our home city for their first time and we’re excited to show them what it’s all about. Jamison & Co. will be here to help you decide on a daily rate when you make the decision to show off your own home with short-term renting.
Are you considering short-term renting your Atlanta property for this highly celebrated event? Comment in the section below!