Steps to Launch a new AirBNB with Kim Fitzpatrick! the easy way to increase bookings

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Every once in a while, you meet people who just stand out in a crowd, those you are naturally drawn to because of their energy and insights. During my recent visits to Banff and Boise, Idaho, I had the pleasure of spending time with one such individuaL; Kim Fitzpatrick from Launched Host. Our conversation was enriching and filled with actionable insights that I thought you all could benefit from. I knew I had to get her on the show as soon as possible. This week’s episode is a must-listen, as Kim shares invaluable advice for anyone involved in setting up new accommodations. This will even be useful if you are thinking of updating your property.


In our discussion, Kim delves into the complexities of preparing and launching new properties. She offers a wealth of information that goes into the intricacies of property setup, from choosing the right design and furnishings to ensuring everything is guest-ready. What struck me most was the significant amount of effort and detailed planning required, which is often underappreciated until one is deeply immersed in the process.


Kim’s expertise highlights how professional help can drastically reduce the time and stress involved in setting up a property. She outlines a structured approach that not only expedites the process but ensures that every detail is meticulously handled. For those of us in the hospitality industry, understanding these steps is crucial because they have a direct impact on guest satisfaction and our success.


What you will learn from this episode:

The extensive effort required in setting up a new property 🛠️
Key initial steps for efficient property preparation 🏡
In-depth guide to property setup processes 🔧
The role of technology in modern property setups 📱
Financial implications of setup delays and inefficiencies 💸
The importance of relationship management during setups 🤝
Essential products for a smooth and efficient setup 🛏️

Kim Fitzpatrick, a seasoned Airbnb Superhost for 7 years, owns multiple properties across the US and brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Her passion lies in helping newcomers by overseeing the physical setup of their properties. Her background as a PE teacher, two-sport college athlete, and coach has perfectly prepared her to handle the dynamic challenges of setting up new investment properties efficiently and within budget. Kim’s commitment to excellence is not just about launching properties; it’s about empowering property owners to succeed.


This episode is packed with practical tips that will help you streamline your setup process, ensuring your property not only meets but exceeds guest expectations. From discussing the pitfalls to avoid to highlighting the tools that can make a significant difference, Kim provides a comprehensive roadmap that is invaluable for anyone looking to make their mark in short-term rentals.


Moreover, we delve into the softer skills required in property setup, such as managing the stress and relationships involved in such high-stakes projects. Kim’s approach is not only strategic but also empathetic, recognisng the human element in all we do in hospitality.


Make sure to tune in and apply these insights to elevate your property setup process. The value this episode brings could be the difference between a good and an outstanding accommodation offering.


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