The London and Edinburgh-based Airbnb management service that also optimises your listing for maximum earnings
Founder: James Jenkins-Yates
Founded: February 2015
A number of start-ups have sprung up in recent years in response to the growing popularity of Airbnb, to help time-poor hosts manage their homes – the latest (and one of two similar services on the list) is Shoreditch-based AirSorted.
After two years experiencing the hassles of managing an Airbnb property first hand, former financial analyst James Jenkins-Yates knew he could use his experience and coding skills to save fellow hosts all the headaches. AirSorted arranges cleaners, does the laundry, manages 24 hour check-ins and even optimises the listing to ensure maximum earnings – charging the host a fee for every booking.
Claiming to be cheaper than the competition and with a focus on cleaning to the highest standard, AirSorted has secured 250 clients just over a year after launch. Funded by European property accelerator Pi Labs, the London and Edinburgh-based business plans to expand to cover more of the UK after consolidating its reputation in London, with a target of working with 2,000 hosts by the end of 2016. It may have competition, but with a distinct approach, a talented young entrepreneur at the helm and a fast-growing team of 22, AirSorted has every chance of being a big player in the Airbnb management services sector.