As Airbnb, the $30 billion private accommodation renting portal, continues to mature and very slowly inch its way to an IPO, it is adding more ways to bring in more properties and hosts to its platform.
TechCrunch has learned that Airbnb is working on a new service under the name Experienced Hosts, where it connects would-be hosts those who have homes or space in their homes to post on Airbnb with Superhosts to help manage those properties.
Superhost is Airbnb s equivalent of a verified badge that is based on your response time, guest approval and other factors.
We re always looking for ways to give our hosts and guests around the world an even better experience, Airbnb spokesperson Christopher Nulty said in response to questions about the service.
Experienced Hosts essentially outsources the whole process of listing and renting out homes on Airbnb to a third party.
For now, it looks like the only market where it s trialling the experienced host service is in Tokyo, where there are currently 92 hosts willing to help you list and let your property.