The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00274

Submission Number:
00274
Commenter:
Michael Allen
State:
Maine
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Being able to offer my home as an alternative lodging option has been amazing. This is my first season but the summer is booked. This allows me to pay my mortgage,taxes and insurance in a summer season. Airbnb's process of screening guests eases the stress of vetting every guest myself. It brings revenue to an area that has clearly grown from it. My neighborhood has become among the most desirable in the state. It's not a fancy place but it's nice.