Importance of Quality Photos on Vacation Rentals Booking Rate
These are the first images a prospective guest will use to determine if to choose or not to choose your property. This could be as little more than the beds and beddings. If you make sure that you display the best features your property has to offer in images with no blemishes on any of the surfaces, then after viewing these pictures they would definitely book yours!
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Tidy up before the photoshoot
In as much as photos gets you bookings, it is important to regularly update them to portray the present condition of the property.
Also, tidy up before you take the photos. If you have a photo with litters all over, your guests can definitely choose not to respect your property by not cleaning up after themselves. After all, the owner litters the house too.
Get rid of food on tables or rough beddings! And when we say clean up, make sure that your personal business items are kept out for privacy reasons because they will be photographed every time there is activity around those things. Finally – remember about clutter: leave some space behind where books and magazines would normally sit. Not forgetting emptying out the trash bin, arranging the utensils properly without leaving a dirty dish lying around. (Also important to keep in mind any household waste can become litter).
Identify Additional Services shown in the Photos
Finally, if your photos show some amenities that are not offered for free, you have to point them out in your description as additional services at a fee. This will avoid misleading or making the guest feel trapped with non-existing or expensive enticements. If possible please use an image of what’s on offer but try always avoiding images with promotional titles such “free” – this is usually unnecessary anyway, since the visitor will read the description. It is much easier to write: “There are no WiFi access points and we only provide one water filtration system” in the description area than on the image.
For instance, if you have uploaded a photo of the gym, the spa and sauna facilities, and none of this has free access, please state it clearly in the description with sentences like: “The property features a well equipped gym for paid members only. Entrance fee to be paid at the entrance of the gym for non-members”.
Now, it is time to get your photoshoots started, should you need assistance with this, we surely are happy to help at a token. Happy vacation renting.
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