The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00235

Submission Number:
00235
Commenter:
joanne gorby
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Regarding the benefit of Airbnb.com: As a host for many years on another vacation rental site, Airbnb, offers a thorough screening process on the host as well as prospective renters. This helps reduce numerous problems which can occur as no other online rental sites offer. In addition to this wonderful benefit, renting properties offer renters a discounted price from high price hotels as well as helps the host pay their mortgage. After all aren't there enough homes owned by the bank today? Lastly, if you want privacy to be with friends and loved ones, a private home is far superior than any hotel.