While we walked through the house and gardens, I talked about the ongoing communication that hosts are having with City officials to ensure that regulations are fair and reasonable. I also talked about the joys of being an Airbnb host - how it is not transactional, but transformational.
Hoping to have made my point: it's about relationships. Short-term rentals are here to stay - but as hosts, we need to help educate people (neighbors and city officials alike) about the many benefits that come with this new sharing model.
We are ambassadors.