A bad photo can bring a bad impression to a listing. In order to achieve reservations and a nightly rate your beautiful space deserves, you need to be able to showcase it well. Guests only have a few things to “book” the listing from. The enticing title, and the photos you have chosen. If you have bad photos, no matter how great you think your listing is, no one is going to click any further! Read below for a few tips and tricks that Nestaide uses to help reserve listings and get the best guests!
TIP 1: HIRE A PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICE IF YOU DON'T A HAVE HIGH RESOLUTION CAM
Invest in a professional photographer as this will ensure really nice, HD quality photos that catch the eyes of people looking for a nice place to stay. A photo that describes the house just by looking at it, invites the possibility of bookings! TIP: Airbnb supplies photography at great rates once your listing qualifies- definitely check this service out!
TIP 2: OPEN CURTAINS AND TURN ON ALL LIGHTS
The more light the better. Open ALL curtains, turn on ALL lights and make sure all blinds are pulled open. The amount of light has a direct impact on how inviting your listing will be perceived.
TIP 3: INCLUDE ALL CORNERS
When you take a shot include all the four corners of the room. To do this, stand in one corner where you can include all the areas eg., living room. Always shoot in the horizontal plane, never vertical!
TIP 4: HIGHLIGHT THE BEST FEATURES
Include all features that can attract more guests, like how many rooms and beds. Showcase unique showers, bathtub and handy toiletries if available. Take photos of your full packed kitchen with all the appliances and tools any home chef may need. Also, make sure to always take great photos of the living space. If there is a fireplace in the listing, make sure to put it ON so that potential guests can imagine staying there and relaxing by the fire.
TIP 5: OUTDOOR AND PATIO
Make sure to include the outdoors and what it offers to guest while relaxing. Have a nice and clean outdoor space to welcome the guest and include plants/BBQs/hot tubs/patio furniture in the photo.