While the Corona-crisis in the case of Airbnb, allows for a slump in bookings of accommodation, increase the number of users on real estate sites such as Immoscout24.ch to the top. The reason is that With the Lockdown tourists and business were travelers away. Therefore, housing providers are now trying to rent their Apartments to Swiss. Also classical hotel rooms are inserted.
in fact, the number of ads in the area of furnished apartments in the last month multiplied: Were inserted at the end of April 2020 24 of such objects on Immoscout, it was the end of may, more than 700 ads – that's around 30 times more.
On to the tenant portal Homegate there are currently well over 1700 objects. "Some of the vendors realize that they need to resort to other target groups," explains Stefan Locher (31) of Scout24 Switzerland, among other things, the sharp increase in.monthly rents are greatly reduced
Among the advertisements, also the suites of the Boutique hotel Thessoni are to be found in Regensdorf, ZH. Hotelier Roger Gloor (63) has announced his hotel rooms already at the beginning of March on various real estate portals. To find "in order to really guests, we had to reduce the prices but strong," says Gloor to VIEW.
Specifically, this means: Gloor had to the prices of monthly rents to Adjust to 50 to 70 percent down. "Stranded, WG-refugees or students have a significantly smaller Budget than our classic long-stay guests," says Gloor. A profitable business that is not: Gloor can pay at the Moment just the fixed costs.Big deal in Basel, Zurich and Geneva
"most of The furnished Apartments in major cities such as Basel, Zurich and Geneva offered," says Locher of Scout24 Switzerland. But also in the Grisons and the Valais are increasingly furnished rooms and apartments are advertised. These are also the regions with the largest range of Airbnbs.
The Boom in furnished rental properties will show the User Numbers on the platform Scout24: These are, according to Locher is currently even higher than last year. Quite different is the looks on Airbnb: the monthly sales have plummeted in April.
The strongest there is, where the range of Airbnbs greatest: In Zurich, the sales fell to 47 percent, in Geneva, to 59 percent, and in Bern, to 66 percent. In the Valais, the booking numbers declined by 14 per cent. This is a new evaluation of the Valais school of Economics HES shows-SO.demand for furnished apartments,
is How to develop the demand for furnished rental properties, is difficult to say, as Locher. "Furnished properties are now times mainly to business travelers, foreign employees in companies, tourists or students," says Locher. To imagine tenants who are looking for family reasons, a temporary place to stay but.Airbnb: mass dismissal instead of IPO
The crisis comes for Airbnb at a worse time: The company planned for this year, the IPO. It was the largest technology IPO of the year. Now this is on the Brink. Because the Postings are massive broke, announces the company is now just under 2000 employees. Co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky (38) assumes that the pandemic will change his business after the Lockdown. He informed employees in a Memo about the cuts. And added that the revenue forecast for this year spent less than half of last year's sales. Every fourth Airbnb employees affected by the job cuts. (dvo)Updated Date: 12 June 2020, 08:47