Managing an Airbnb is no easy feat, especially if it's your first rodeo. There are so many variables to consider when trying to please guests, such as publicity, cleanliness, and comfort.
Of course, all of these variables are critical to your success, but before guests can come over, they must first be enticed by your Airbnb's listing. Looking at your listing now, are the photos shining a positive light on your property while staying close to the truth? If not, then you might have a problem on your hands.
Here are a few reminders you might want to consider when making listings for your Airbnb properties.
1. Take Note of the Photo Requirements on Airbnb
When looking at your Airbnb listing, you may or may not notice a message at the top of the page that indicates the number of photos you need to add to your listing.
On Airbnb, the website states, "Excellent listings have at least ten photos, with a variety of photos showcasing the common areas, bedrooms, and bathrooms."
Airbnb's photo requirements have not changed much, but the site does tend to alter them from time to time, so it's essential to make sure you're checking your inbox frequently for any changes.
2. Work with a Professional Photographer
When posting a new listing on Airbnb, you want to stand out in a sea of choices. If you don't have much experience taking photos, you should definitely consider working with a professional photographer.
Professional photographers have the skills and knowledge needed to take excellent shots of your new listing on Airbnb.
In addition, a professional photographer will know how to capture the best angles or even know how to use special lighting techniques to showcase a room just the way you want.
3. Showcase Important Features of Your Property
While there's nothing wrong with having a few photos of the beautiful scenery surrounding your property, you still need to make sure you're highlighting the best features of your Airbnb.
If you're proud of your property's kitchen, bathroom, or living area, make sure you're showcasing them.
After all, photos are the only way your potential guests can visualize what it would be like to stay in your Airbnb.
4. Display the Most Attractive Photo First
Now, you might be wondering which photo you should showcase first. To make it easy, you want to showcase the most attractive photo of your new listing on Airbnb. This photo should be an attention grabber so that potential guests will be intrigued and want to see more.
There are two reasons for this. First, you want to make sure that your listing stands out from all of the other listings on Airbnb. If your listing's most attractive photo is at the top, it's more likely that it will catch a guest's eye.
Second, you want to give your guest a good indication of what to expect from your listing. If the first photo isn't the most attractive photo, it can leave your guest wondering what they're getting into.
Creating a stellar Airbnb listing is definitely a challenge. If you want to ensure that you're booking your best guests and making the most money from your listing, you want to make sure you're keeping within Airbnb's photo requirements and highlighting all of the best features of your property.
When it comes to photos, your listing will be judged first by the most attractive photo, so make sure you're putting your best foot forward with a quality photo that's going to catch guests' eyes.
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