You can connect your Airbnb listing in the My Properties section of MarketMinder using your Airbnb listing link and iCal link to verify the listing is yours. (At this time, AirDNA only supports Airbnb listings.)
Your Airbnb listing link should look something like this: https://www.airbnb.com/manage-your-space/50475290/details
Once you have input this into the My Properties page, you will be asked to verify the listing with your iCal link, which you can find under your listing details page on Airbnb.
How to Find Your iCal Link
When a booking is made on a short-term rental (STR) platform like Airbnb or VRBO, the reservation is logged in the listing’s iCalendar or iCal. It is necessary to import this information into AirDNA for us to be able to give Smart Rate recommendations based on the previous booking performance and optimize your STR’s pricing strategy.
You can find your iCal link from the Listings Details page in AirBNB:
- Go to Pricing and Availability and
- Scroll down to Calendar Sync
- Click on Export Calendar and copy the iCal
- Paste this link into My Properties in AirDNA
After completing these steps you should see your listing on the My Properties page:
There are multiple benefits of onboarding your Airbnb listing to your AirDNA account, such as building a custom comp set to compare your property’s performance against your competitors and using our Smart Rates feature to get dynamic pricing suggestions.
If you're experiencing any issues with connecting your listing please get in touch with our Customer Success team.
Why Can’t I Verify my Property in MarketMinder?
In order to connect your listing to MarketMinder, your listing needs to be active on Airbnb. An active listing is one that is available to take bookings on the platform. (At this time, you can only add Airbnb listings to AirDNA.)
If you are getting an error message when adding your property to MarketMinder, it could be that your listing is not active on Airbnb.
To activate your listing on Airbnb:
- Go to your Listings in Airbnb and select the listing you want to make active
- Go to Listing status and click Edit
- Change the Listing status to Listed and click Save
Once you change your status to Listed, it can take up to an hour for this update to be reflected in search results.
Once you have added your listing to MarketMinder, you can use our pricing tools, Smart Rates, competitor (comp) sets, and more to assist your short-term rental pricing strategy.