Ladies and gentlemen, one of the craziest things I have ever done (other than using Airbnb as a verb in the title).
I just rented an apartment in Manhattan for the express purpose of listing it on Airbnb.
As some of you know, I work in real estate in New York, so I’m privy to rentals and have seen a lot of spilled ink on the whole Airbnb debate. It’s a very hot topic in the city right now.
I heard of an apartment in the East Village that was sitting there, easy approval, beautiful block, door was open if I wanted to go check it out.
A few people in my office have Airbnb apartments and seeing their calendars full of green (which means days booked) got me thinking.
So when I walked into that apartment, I quickly ran some numbers and just like that, decided to go for it.