If you are a real estate investor, or just a person with a house that you don't use at 100% capacity, you may have about Airbnb and it's many uses
We sometimes installed real estate posts for the rental market, and not just realtors. Rental companies and property management companies use us to put up there "for rent/lease" signs in Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Toronto, and Calgary
A few of these companies have transitioned into renting via Airbnb. While working with them, this is what we learned about Airbnb fees
To help cover the costs of processing guest payments, Airbnb charges us hosts a 3% service fee every time we have a reservation that is completed. The amount of this service fee is calculated from the reservation subtotal (before fees and taxes).
To help cover the costs of running Airbnb, will also charge my guests a service fee every time a reservation is confirmed. The amount of this service fee varies and is based on a percentage of the reservation subtotal (before fees and taxes).
The exact amount of the service fee is displayed before guests confirm a booking. Guest service fees are typically 6-12% but can be higher or lower depending on the specifics of the reservation. The higher the subtotal, the lower the percentage so you can save money when booking large reservations.
Now you will ask yourself, why does Airbnb charge the host less then the guest? ( when visa does the opposite and charges the merchant a fee but not the customer)
Airbnb does this to keep the incentive high for hosts to list their places, to ensure a high supply of units is available. A high supply of units will drive down the price for guest anyways, and ultimately make the TCO ( total cost of ownership) lowest for the guest in the long run