What You Need To Know About Renting Your Home For Super Bowl 2020
As Miami readies for the highly anticipated Super Bowl 2020, more than 65,000 sports fans are gearing up to fly south for the action. That means they need to find places to stay, preferably nearby to Hard Rock Stadium, where the game is taking place. Locals, that’s where you come in.
Through home-hosting sites such as Airbnb, Vrbo and Luxury Retreats, you can offer up your living space during Super Bowl weekend –– and make some serious cash. Here’s everything you need to know about renting your home for Super Bowl 2020.
Prepare yourself in advance.
When deciding whether or not to rent your home, especially during the Super Bowl, it’s important to understand what exactly you’re signing up for. Regardless of what online site or service you choose to list your property on, you’ll be expected to designate a space in your home – either the entire property or a specific room – for hosting.
You’ll name your price and get paid quickly once a guest checks in. (That’s a plus!) However, before your first guest arrives, you’ll want to establish rules for your space, which gives you the ability to cancel a reservation without penalty if a guest doesn’t oblige. Keep in mind, you’ll need a place to stay during the Super Bowl, if you choose to rent out your entire home.
Understand the laws in your city.
Every city has their own unique laws when it comes to home-hosting services, ranging from the need for a business license, to homeowner association rules and regulations, and tourist taxes. It’s best to read up as much as possible to ensure you’re in compliance with your city and county’s laws in regard to home-hosting. Remember, if you have questions, it may be a good idea to contact your city’s planning and zoning department, or even consult a local lawyer or tax professional.
Be a good host.
There’s more to hosting than simply listing your space and supplying a set of keys. Make your guests’ stay memorable by adding a distinct feel to your home or apartment. Offer fresh towels and sheets, and maybe even Miami- or Super Bowl-inspired decor to set the tone for their stay. This will encourage your guests to leave positive reviews on your home-hosting profile, which will help build credibility if you choose to continue to host beyond the Super Bowl.
Discuss transportation to and from the game.
Though transportation is not your responsibility as a host, offer your guests some helpful information and tips when it comes to arriving and departing Hard Rock Stadium for the Super Bowl. While rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft will be available, consider other avenues such as Rally, which organizes high-end busses to and from the game, and or ride public transport busses and trains.