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Want to make some extra cash? Rent your car out, Airbnb-style | KSAT

Want to make some extra cash? Rent your car out, Airbnb-style | KSAT

Ever wished someone else would help contribute to your car payment? In true 21st century form, you can now rent out your car by the day to make a little (or a lot of) extra dough. The Airbnb-like car company Turo helps you to do just that. It also allows people to bypass dealing with car rental agencies […]

Airbnb promises more transparency on prices, conditions | The Brussels Times

Airbnb promises more transparency on prices, conditions | The Brussels Times

The online platform Airbnb plans to improve the way it presents rental prices for the rooms and homes it advertises,as well as their conditions of use, in keeping with European consumer laws, the European Commission said. The Commission, which had already rapped the U.S. business on its fingers in July, said Airbnb had until the […]

Seven Tips To Pricing Rental Property For Maximum Exposure And Consistent Income | Forbes

Seven Tips To Pricing Rental Property For Maximum Exposure And Consistent Income | Forbes

Whether you are converting your home into a rental property or investing in real estate for the benefit of passive income, you need to price your rent effectively in order to ensure minimal vacancy loss and maximum exposure to renters when you list for rent. The history of asking rent prices in the U.S. shows a steady […]

Learning Market Dynamics for Optimal Pricing – Airbnb Engineering & Data Science | Medium

Learning Market Dynamics for Optimal Pricing – Airbnb Engineering & Data Science | Medium

In this post, we describe a framework used to model lead time dynamics in order to help hosts price their homes more competitively and improve their earnings potential. We embrace both machine learning (ML) and structural modeling to achieve improved predictive performance and model interpretability. A Primer on Lead Time Dynamics The lead time for a […]

Getaround, the Airbnb for cars, comes to Philly | The Inquierer

Getaround, the Airbnb for cars, comes to Philly | The Inquierer

Users can rent cars on an hourly basis for as low as $5, though prices vary depending on the make, model, and year of the car and the time of day. The price includes 24/7 roadside assistance and insurance coverage of up to $1 million. A 2010 Mazda 5 in South Philly was available to […]

Would You Rent Your Car To A Stranger? GM’s Maven Hopes So | Forbes

Would You Rent Your Car To A Stranger? GM’s Maven Hopes So | Forbes

The concept is not new. San Francisco-based Turo offers peer-to-peer car sharing in 5,500 cities worldwide and has about seven million members and 258,000 cars up for rent. “To have a big player like GM invest in the space, gives validation to the work we are doing,” said Steve Webb, Turo’s senior director of communications. […]

Airbnb treads carefully as regulator demands transparency | PitchBook

Airbnb treads carefully as regulator demands transparency | PitchBook

After facing off with the likes of Uber and Google, the European Commission has done it again. The Commission and EU consumer authorities have given Airbnb seven weeks to revise its terms and conditions after announcing they do not comply with current rules. The announcement includes the assertion that the second most valuable startup in […]

With Startups And Big Data, Airbnb Hosts Take The Human Out Of Pricing | Crunchbase News

With Startups And Big Data, Airbnb Hosts Take The Human Out Of Pricing | Crunchbase News

Airbnb’s Own Pricing Tool Airbnb started to develop its own intelligent pricing algorithm in 2012. The service is currently offered to hosts free of charge. When hosts turn the Smart Pricing option on, their listing prices will be updated automatically. According to Airbnb’s website, Smart Pricing bases their algorithm on over 70 factors. Higher prices […]

Airbnb commits to more transparent pricing | The Budapest Business Journal

Airbnb commits to more transparent pricing | The Budapest Business Journal

The GVH launched a procedure against Airbnb in October 2016 on suspicion that information on pricing it provided to consumers was misleading. Airbnb has committed to display on its Hungarian website the total price of lodging, including cleaning fees and fees for additional guests, once customers enter the dates of their planned stay, national news […]

Rookie mistakes to avoid when you start an Airbnb rental | courier journal

Rookie mistakes to avoid when you start an Airbnb rental | courier journal

Letting Airbnb set your price Here’s the thing. Airbnb takes a cut of every stay, from both the host and the guest. I’m no mathlete, but if they book two million rooms a night (that’s their norm) at $100 apiece, they make more money than if they book a million at $250 (prices are just […]