• Zissis Hadijs

Research: Airbnb titles and financial performance

In the Research series, we highlight recent LIWC-based academic research that has implications for many of the use cases that our clients are focused on.

With so much selection to choose from, Airbnb hosts need to make sure they are doing everything possible in order to attract a steady flow of guests.

In this article, the authors sought to investigate the relationship between a listing's title and its impact on the property's financial performance. The researchers used LIWC to examine the linguistic styles of 110,167 property titles in seven Asian countries - and found that each country has very different linguistic styles that maximize financial performance.

In conclusion, the authors suggest that consumers' expectation on listing titles varies significantly by country - and that meeting those expectations is linked to increased financial performance.

To learn more about this study, click here.