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Sounds too me like the city of New Orleans is trying to double dip on licensing fees, not surprised at all...
Perhaps but my concern for the moment is getting rid of that one nearly complete listing on Airbnb. I can't complete the listing and then delete it because I have to register with the city of New Orleans before I can complete the listing. Kinda stuck in a loop here.
 

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Perhaps but my concern for the moment is getting rid of that one nearly complete listing on Airbnb. I can't complete the listing and then delete it because I have to register with the city of New Orleans before I can complete the listing. Kinda stuck in a loop here.
I don't think there is a way too delete a pending listing before you publish it. The best option here is too never publish the listing...
 

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I don't think there is a way too delete a pending listing before you publish it. The best option here is too never publish the listing...
Kind of an odd thing not to be able to do. I'm not the first one to start a listing and not finish it, for whatever reason.
 

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I’ve got two Maui weeks at Westin Kaanapali North listed on Redweek at low prices compared to everyone else and no one has even inquired. I am thinking maybe I should try AirBnB. Can anyone recommend how I can get AirBnB to help me set up the listings? Or is there an easy way to set it up myself?
 

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I’ve got two Maui weeks at Westin Kaanapali North listed on Redweek at low prices compared to everyone else and no one has even inquired. I am thinking maybe I should try AirBnB. Can anyone recommend how I can get AirBnB to help me set up the listings? Or is there an easy way to set it up myself?
First listing is a bear. There's no easy way I know of to get started with Airbnb if you're doing it yourself. Maybe one of the Ambassadors can help
 

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First listing is a bear. There's no easy way I know of to get started with Airbnb if you're doing it yourself. Maybe one of the Ambassadors can help
How do you find an Ambassador? What is an Ambassador?
 

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Just wanted to make sure I understand this correctly, the Ambassador will help you set up your first ad and there is no fee beyond the 3%. If they assist with any additional ads, the fee goes up to 10%. Is that correct?
 

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Just wanted to make sure I understand this correctly, the Ambassador will help you set up your first ad and there is no fee beyond the 3%. If they assist with any additional ads, the fee goes up to 10%. Is that correct?
The "ambassadors" are harvesting airbnb referral bonuses. Thats why the fee goes up for 2nd ads.
 

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The "ambassadors" are harvesting airbnb referral bonuses. Thats why the fee goes up for 2nd ads.
That makes sense. I have a couple weeks that don't do well on Redweek, so might have to give it a try.
 

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Perhaps but my concern for the moment is getting rid of that one nearly complete listing on Airbnb. I can't complete the listing and then delete it because I have to register with the city of New Orleans before I can complete the listing. Kinda stuck in a loop here.
Can’t you put an overly high rental price so it won’t get rented and add in notes or title that it’s not act for rent?
 

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Can’t you put an overly high rental price so it won’t get rented and add in notes or title that it’s not act for rent?
No, I can't do that. I can't list it. From what @Jesse6283 says, there is no way to delete pending listings. I guess it will be there forever. Even longer!! For all of eternity!
 

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No, I can't do that. I can't list it. From what @Jesse6283 says, there is no way to delete pending listings. I guess it will be there forever. Even longer!! For all of eternity!
Try this number for Airbnb support 415 800-5959
 

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My listing still doesn't show up, when i search Cancun for Dec 26 to Jan 2. Frustrating experience with the platform so far
Did you wait 24 hours until you searched for it ? It usually takes a bit of time until it goes live...
 

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First Rental checked in yesterday. I will report back on how long it took to get funds into my bank account. They have pending payment still as of as today. I will keep you posted.

I did pre-register my account and they have done a testing transfer of $0.01 so I know they link to the right account. So we shall see.
 

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Funds are now showing Pending in my Bank Account.

So Timeline:
Sat Renter checked in, Day 0
Sun showing Pending in AirBNB, Day 1
Mon showing Posted in AirBNB, Day 2
Tues showing Pending in my Bank. Day 3

wonder if it was not a weekend checkin day if the process would drop a day, or it will always be 3 days post check-in.
 

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One thing to be careful about. Airbnb acts as if every place is a "house" and that dates can be altered.

I received an inquiry that was one day off from what my reservation was but I didn't notice it. It's at National Harbor and adding a day at the end would have cost ~$300.

I was considering canceling but would have brought down the wrath of Airbnb -- fines, bad marks, fire and brimstone, etc. Fortunately, the guy said July 17-24 was as good as 18-25. Better believe I'll read the email next time!
 

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One thing to be careful about. Airbnb acts as if every place is a "house" and that dates can be altered.

I received an inquiry that was one day off from what my reservation was but I didn't notice it. It's at National Harbor and adding a day at the end would have cost ~$300.

I was considering canceling but would have brought down the wrath of Airbnb -- fines, bad marks, fire and brimstone, etc. Fortunately, the guy said July 17-24 was as good as 18-25. Better believe I'll read the email next time!
I kept having the same problems, I was getting confirmation for an extra day I didn’t have
 

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I think you can block the calendar in a way that it's only possible to reserve the exact dates you have available.
 

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checkout day should NOT be an available day.
 

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I think you can block the calendar in a way that it's only possible to reserve the exact dates you have available.
True, but didn’t work on three occasions
 
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