Where do you host?
Cityami currently offers Full Service Management in New York City, Miami, and Jersey City. For more information, please consult our list of serviced neighborhoods. Our remote service is available throughout the United states and Europe.
Can you help me find a property to rent as short term?
Absolutely. We've been in this space long enough to know what works as an investment property. Consulting services start at $250. For more information, feel free to contact us directly.
Which services do you work with?
Our preferred service is Airbnb, but should you wish to cross-post your listing, we work with all services.
What's included in your 24/7 guest care?
Cityami acts as your guest's go-to concierge and emergency contact so you can rest assured without worrying about their well-being.
For Full Service clients, we have partnered with www.keycafe.com to offer 24/7 lockout service. Additionally, each and every booking includes up to 2 hours of emergency maintenance management should the need arise. This includes working with your building super, preferred contractor, or locksmith.
For Remote Service clients, we're still available by phone 24/7 and will work with your core care team to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
What are your hours? (Full Service)
Airbnb guests arrive at all times of day. With a remote check-in process, we can greet your guests over the phone at any time of day. However, we need access to your home between the hours of 10am and 4pm to set up and clean (if applicable). We also need access between the hours of 10am and 4pm to conduct a check-out review. If your guest needs to arrive earlier or depart later than these hours, we ask you allow us access the day before for check-in or after for check-out. For emergency maintenance management, our team is available to assist in person from 9am - 7pm, and remains on call 24/7 to send specialized contractors (such as a plumber or locksmith) as needed.
Can you greet my guests in person?
The industry has changed, and greeting guests in person is a thing of the past. It also introduces a lot of room for problems. Our remote check-in process has been in use for over 6 years, and we stand firmly behind it. We do not offer (or recommend) in-person check-in.
How far in advance do I need to get started?
The sooner the better in every case. We typically ask for at least 1 week's lead time in order to get started, but in a crunch can have your listing up and booked in 24-48 hours.
What happens if my guest cancels at the last minute?
We typically recommend all listings mandate a "strict" cancellation policy. This means guests don't receive more than a 50% refund if they cancel last minute. We'll work with you and your guests to mediate any last minute cancellations.
How do I give you my keys? (Full Service)
On your first booking with us, we will meet you in person to go over your home together. At this time, we will be able to pick up 3 copies of your keys (two for your guest and one as a backup in case of emergency). If you would like, you are welcome to leave a copy of your keys with us permanently for later bookings. Additional key pickups are available for $35.
HOW DO I get my keys back? (Full SErvice)
We always recommend leaving at least 1 set of keys with our team for future bookings. That said, if you know you will need your keys back at the end, simply let us know before your last guest's check-in. Typically we're able to simply leave the keys in the apartment for you.
How do I pay you?
We bill on a weekly basis for all reservations completed the week prior. Payment can be made via credit card or ACH. If you have questions or need help with booking, please contact us.
CAN CITYAMI MANAGE my BOOKING requests FOR ME?
Absolutely! To get started, simply set up a time for a phone consultation here.
How do I give you information about my home's setup?
After you book for the first time, we will reach out to you in order to set up a time to review your home together. This time together allows us to learn the layout of your home, any quirks (such as tricky locks), and review any special items you'd like us to ensure are still in place after your guest's departure.
Will you check my home after my guests have checked out?
One of the greatest benefits to having Cityami caring for your rental and guest is knowing we're looking out for your home while you're away.
For our Full Service customers, Cityami photo documents your home before your guest's arrival, and inspects for any incidental damage between guest stays. We inspect your major appliances (Television, air conditioning, sound system, etc.) and furnishings, and try to keep an eye out for major damage to your home. If you're returning from travels, we ask you to please inspect your space and let us know of any problems that need reporting.
For our Remote Service customers, we'll work with your core care team to check in on your home.
If there is anything special you would like us to keep an eye on, just ask! We aren't able to closely monitor every nook and cranny of your home, but we do try to keep an eye out for clear damage.
How soon after my guests check out will you review my home?
We generally review your home within 24 hours of your guest's checkout. If you plan to return the same day they are checking out, let us know so we are sure to have everything completed before you arrive.
HOW DO YOU SCREEN YOUR team members?
Everyone on our team goes through a thorough interview process as well as a background check.
IS CITYAMI INSURED IN CASE OF ACCIDENT?
Of course! Cityami maintains a $1 Million insurance policy.