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I also feel that it's perhaps too complex, and perhaps a turn-off, for the guests. I take the risk and do not request for a security deposit. (If Payments by Booking.com would also handle deposits for me, then I might go with that approach). If I needed more security, I would be more interested in an insurance (which would perhaps cause me to raise my prices).
I was not willing to get involved in working with a credit card processor. This was a limitation for me working with Booking.com. I am now using the "Payments by Booking.com" to receive all guest payments. I'm a big fan of this approach for the sheer simplicity. I also don't need to make any separate invoice payment, as I simply receive the net income transferred to my bank account from Booking.com.
I did not originally mention parking, as I could not guarantee that it would always be free. However, the demand for parking was still there. Even if it was not offered, a number of guests requested it anyway.
I simply keep track of the various options for parking. They have different prices and different levels of complexity. I prefer to allow the guest to use what option makes the most sense for them. In the worst case, that's a parking garage a few blocks down the street.
I follow the RateIntelligence prices (from BookingSuite) to see how competitive my prices are, relative so similar-ish properties in the area.
I also send a message after checkout, to thank the guests, and end on a positive note.
I don't generally directly ask for a review, but now that you mention it, I might try that out.
I am usually not present. I leave a hand-written note. It seems to be popular, as I also get many hand-written replies from guests. I put the WiFi access code in prominent place near the entrance. I always send a message around an hour after the arrival time, just to welcome them and encourage them to feel at home.
If I am present, I give them a quick tour of the apartment and re-iterate some tips from the online guide to the apartment. I also offer them coffee or tea.
When I get a new booking, I quickly reply to guests, to thank them for the booing, and start to establish a rapport.