The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00696

Submission Number:
00696
Commenter:
Rudolf Isch
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
AIRBNB has rapidly gained market share in the local community short-term rental market. Without companies like AIRBNB, advertising a second home (effectively) would be near impossible. By doing so, we have been able to keep our home through the most recent economic downturn. Additionally, the revenue generated sustains many of the costs associated w/ the annual upkeep/maintenance.....along w/ some capital improvements!