Name: Ryan Tyler
Location: Queens, NY
Airbnb Listing URL: airbnb.com/rooms/1581579
Ryan has been an Airbnb host for over 2 years now and currently has one listing on both Airbnb and HomeAway. He plans on establishing four more listings in the near future, he’s currently in the process of renovating a property, which he hopes to complete within the coming months. Ryan designed his current listing on his own, but hired a designer from Homepolish to help him with the interior design for his upcoming listings. He’s excited to take on the challenges and rewards that come along with managing multiple listings and is confident that Coral will help simplify the entire hosting process.
Ryan currently has a corporate job, working in financial sales, and uses his listing’s revenue to travel on his free time, he went to the Airbnb Open in Paris last year and plans on attending this year’s event in L.A. Ryan is a 5 star host on Airbnb with over 100 positive reviews, we recently sat down with Ryan to hear more about his success as a short term property manager, you can read our full interview below.
Why do you host?
I started hosting to help pay my massive mortgage in Queens NY, it would have been very difficult to afford it otherwise. I really enjoy bringing tourists into my neighborhood, it’s not an area that is serviced by hotels but it is often considered the best neighborhood in Queens and one of the best in all of NYC. It’s great to help put it on the map. I give my guests many good options of things to see and do in the neighborhood.
If you had a time machine, what advice would you give yourself when you started hosting?
Get toilets that cannot overflow, ones that are either extremely powerful or ones that have overflow holes similar to the ones in a bathroom sink. People on vacation flood toilets, not sure why but they do and it can cause a lot of damage.
What is the most memorable moment in your hosting experience so far?
I have a group of guys who will be coming for their 3rd year in a row for the US Open(Tennis), they come from Ohio and love the place. I usually grab a beer or two with them when they are here and they always give great reviews as well.
Here is their review from the first stay : “This apartment far exceeded our expectations! Great neighborhood and location. In town with 2 buddies for us open tennis! 5 min cab ride from airport 15 min subway ride to flushing meadows where tennis is Apartment very clean and owners pay attention to details! Bottle of wine for guests, that we didn’t even have time to open! Bowl with cracker jacks, granola bars, Hershey kisses, fruit snacks, etc. Also playing cards, map of Astoria and things to do! Bathroom was stocked with toiletries! very comfortable beds Nice park 5 blocks away and many places to eat within walking distance. All the homes in this area are very well maintained Ryan was very accommodating with luggage drop off and pick up I would highly recommend this apartment but I want to rent here again next year! and I don’t want folks to know how nice it is! thanks Ryan”
What do your guests love about staying with you? What do you differently from other hosts?
I have the apartment decorated with a lot of NYC and local Astoria maps, pictures, etc. I leave them with a basket full of snacks and a bottle of wine. I always keep an NYC travel book and tons of local magazines and restaurant guides, especially for the immediate neighborhood of Astoria. I like people to know that there is a ton to do right by the apartment.
What $100 or less purchase has made the biggest impact on your hosting experience?
Quite honestly it’s the bottle of wine that I put in the apartment for each reservation, people love kicking back and relaxing after a long flight. I know you wanted one item but the other thing that I would say is spend the extra money to get a $20 -$40 industrial plunger, you’ll thank me later.