Emily is a true connector of people. Long before home sharing became a disruptive new technology, Emily Benkert was sharing her home and welcoming in travelers from all across the globe. What was once was a great way to keep her home occupied while traveling with her kids, turned into a passion and business. As she watched the boundaries of neighborhood and community continue to expand with each new traveler she welcomed, her excitement grew. Her increasing passion and commitment to community coupled with the growing practice and acceptance of home sharing, sparked the idea which became Guesthop.
With her business management background and extraordinary people skills she has created a unique and highly sought after short-term rental property management company that allows homeowners peace of mind as they open their home to travelers from all over the world resulting in a rewarding experience for both host and guest.
Frequently quoted in the press, Emily has spoken many times at city and community gatherings focused on home sharing, and is a member of the Home Sharers of San Francisco Democratic Club. “There is nothing quite like seeing a new city while staying in a local neighborhood and feeling like you are home.” And that indeed is Emily’s gift – the ability to create a home no matter where your travels take you.