Fence Considerations for AirBNB Hosts: Protect Your Property and Guests

If you’re an Airbnb host, it’s important to make sure that your property is safe and secure for guests. Installing a fence is a great way to do this, but there are some things you need to consider before you make a purchase. In this blog post, we’ll talk about the benefits of having a fence and how it can help protect your property and guests!

The Benefits of Fencing your Airbnb Property

If you own a property that you rent out through one of the popular online marketplaces for lodging/vacation rentals (such as Airbnb, VRBO, etc.), you may want to consider installing a fence. A fence can provide a number of benefits for both you and your guests, which we will discuss below.

Deter Criminals

One of the most important benefits of fencing your Airbnb property is that it can help deter criminals. Most often, rental properties listed on sites such as Airbnb and VRBO are secondary properties that owners rent out to earn extra income. Potential criminals can actually see your property’s vacancy calendar on these sites, making them a target on days they are left unoccupied.

If potential criminals see that your property is well-protected with a fence, they are less likely to attempt a break-in. This is especially true if you have a security system in place as well.

In addition, having a fence can also help protect your guests from crime. If your guests feel safe and secure on your property, they are more likely to have a positive experience and leave positive reviews. This can help you attract more guests in the future!

Keep Children and Pets Safe

As mentioned earlier, one of the benefits of fencing your Airbnb property is that it can help keep your guests safe. In addition to preventing criminal activity, a fence can provide relief for families who have young children or pets.

Did you know that 37% of families travel with their pets? And half of all pet owners plan on taking their pets away with them on vacation this year. A fence may actually be a requirement for some travelers with pets and children. In addition, if you live in an area with wild animals (such as coyotes), a fence can help keep them away from your guests and their pets.

If one of the perks at your rental property is having a pool, a fence is also important for safety reasons. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages one to four years old. Installing a fence around your pool can help prevent accidents and keep your guests safe. You may even want to consider having a gate with a lock to ensure that only guests with permission can access the pool area.

Provide Privacy

Another benefit of fencing your Airbnb property is that it can provide privacy for your guests. If you live in an urban area or a neighborhood with a lot of traffic, a fence can help reduce noise and create a more private setting for your guests. This can help them relax and enjoy their stay more.

In addition, if you have an outdoor entertaining area (such as a patio or deck), a fence can provide privacy for your guests while they are enjoying the outdoors. This is especially important if you live in close proximity to your neighbors.

Keep Your Neighbors Happy

If you live in a neighborhood in close proximity to your neighbors, it’s important to keep them happy. One way to do this is by installing a fence that will help reduce noise and keep your guests out of sight. This can help prevent any complaints from your neighbors and help you avoid any potential conflict.

Installing a fence can also help reduce the amount of noise your guests make. This is especially important if you live in a quiet neighborhood or your property is located near other homes. By reducing the noise, you are more likely to keep your neighbors happy and avoid any complaints.

As you can see, there are many benefits of fencing your Airbnb property. From deterring criminals to providing privacy and safety for your guests, a fence can be a great addition to any rental property.

A Real Life Story from an Airbnb Host

How TJ Landed on Fence Builders, Inc. For His Rental Property’s Fence

Here’s a real-life story of a local Airbnb host:

TJ bought a historic home outside of Winston-Salem within sight of Pilot Mountain, a state park in Surry and Yadkin Counties. Pilot Mountain and the surrounding state park is a popular tourist destination that invites outdoor enthusiasts for hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, camping, and more.

TJ bought the home which was built in 1849 by a Judge. The historic home house was originally the local magistrate’s office for part of Stokes county. With the purchase of the home and surrounding property came a little cottage that sat unused near TJ’s new home. TJ thought it would be an excellent opportunity to make use of the space and attract visitors far and wide who wanted to visit Pilot Mountain and needed a place to stay/or those who were looking for a unique stay in the area with a fun historical background.

The Airbnb property quickly became a success, which was great news! However, a neighbor of the property complained about the sudden influx of unknown guests walking around the property and therefore close to their own property line. They were especially concerned because they had a four-year-old daughter. The neighbor essentially demanded TJ put up a fence or threatened to get the city involved, potentially putting an end to the use of the rental property everyone had grown to love.

TJ called multiple fence contractors in the region in order to request a quote. Surprisingly, Fence Builders Inc. was the only fence contractor to actually answer the phone with a human being! The receptionist asked several questions, took down his contact information, and confirmed they would pass along the information to a salesperson. Sure enough, TJ got a call the next day from the salesperson who arranged to drive out to the house and discuss fencing options with TJ.

Thanks to Fence Builders Inc, TJ was able to install a fence to protect his guests and keep the neighbors happy. The Airbnb is able to continue to be rented out so that visitors can enjoy the property’s close proximity to Pilot Mountain and TJ can continue earning passive income and enjoy hosting guests on what would otherwise be an unused portion of his property.

Fence Builders Inc: Fencing for Airbnb Rental Properties and More

TJ’s story is a great reminder that installing a fence can be a great way to protect your guests and your property while keeping neighbor relations strong. If you’re an Airbnb host, or if you’re considering renting out your property, be sure to give Fence Builders Inc. a call. We can help you choose the right fence for your needs and install it quickly and efficiently. Contact us today to get started!

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