The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00512

Submission Number:
00512
Commenter:
Jennifer Downs
State:
Maryland
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
As a host in a big city near a large hospital I have found airbnb to be a wonderful avenue to finding reliable guests. Mostly I have medical students who are here for 1-4 months for rotations at the hospital. As an RN I enjoy the young motivated medical students for conversations about medicine in the modern times. I find them without exception to be respectful and considerate. The income helps me pay for utilities and make better use of my large home. I appreciate how professional Airbnb is in running their business-both in vetting hosts and guests and in clarity of payments including statements relevant for tax purposes. This is a wonderful way to make better use of my home as an asset and met and get to know wonderful people.