What's vacation rental staging? Think of it as a hook in a story. It hooks them to keep on reading, and staging does the same thing: it keeps people interested in your listing. Of course, staging revolves around ensuring your property looks amazing for photos, giving you a higher chance of filling those reserve slots to allow you to enjoy plenty of returns.
That said, if you are interested in staging your vacation rental, here are some tips to help you do so perfectly:
1. Clean It Up
It may have been a while since you have last cleaned your vacation rental, but it is time to do so. You should ideally let your property be professionally cleaned before listing it, but you can still make it look amazing if you don't have the time or if you want to get the job done yourself.
There are a variety of cleaning products that can help you do so, but you should make sure to use the ones that are safe to use in a home setting. As a rule of thumb, any product made for household use is safe. Again, though, if possible, you should opt for professional cleaning.
2. Store Any Belongings
If you have belongings inside the property, make sure to put them in storage. They can only be a distraction and make the listing less appealing. The best thing to do is to store them in a storage unit.
3. Remove Any Unnecessary Items
If there are too many decorative accessories inside your property, it tends to make it look less appealing. You should, therefore, remove any unnecessary items and focus on cleaning up first. You can always bring them back in once you have snapped the photos.
4. Get Rid Of Any Old Furniture
It is true that there are some great ways to use older furniture. You can paint it, for example, or add some new upholstery. However, if the furniture has seen better days, it is usually a better idea to replace it.
You can opt to place the old furniture in storage until you are planning on bringing out your own furniture. In the interim, you can use some blankets to make the seating on the property look less bare.
5. Rearrange The Furniture
Usually, the furniture in a vacation rental is always arranged in a particular manner. This can get boring after a while, so you should always change the arrangement to keep it looking new.
You can also avoid having to move furniture out of the property by removing a few pieces so that you can always fix the furniture arrangement the way you want to when you are about to snap the photos.
6. Fix Any Broken Pieces Of Furniture
Of course, if there is a broken piece of furniture, you should fix it as soon as possible. Simply give it a touch-up using wood filler or a similar product. It doesn't really need much, but it can make all the difference.
You can certainly use vacation rental staging to increase the number of people that book your property. As we have discussed in the article, there are a number of tips that you should follow to make your property look amazing. Just make sure to hire a professional cleaning company to do the job for you if it is not you who will do it. They can ensure your rental is staged professionally and maximize your chances of success!
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