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You know you should have a website for your vacation rental. What that means, however, is a little vague. What kind of content do you actually need to pull your website together?

Your website is, in most cases, your first and only chance to make a good impression. It’s also a critical way to communicate essential information to both potential guests and those who’ve already made reservations.

Try to get inside your guests’ heads and anticipate what they will want to know by considering the following content checklists. It will likely take at least a few hours to pull this information together, but ultimately this investment of effort is worth it; if you don’t make it easy to find essential information through your website, travelers will turn to a competitor who does.

There are three main areas people will have questions about:

  • Your vacation rental property,
  • The community they’re visiting, and
  • The business details of the vacation rental.

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Writing Property DescriptionsIn this do-it-yourself world of how-to articles and handy YouTube clips, when and why should you consider spending part of your limited budget to get hands-on help with your vacation rental marketing?

You have an Internet full of options when it comes to marketing solutions:

  • Do it all on your own,
  • Use guided DIY solutions like MyVR,
  • Hire someone to do everything for you, or
  • Hire pros to do some things while doing others on your own.

Whatever your budget and personal marketing talents, there are three main types of work you’ll need to consider as you get started: photography, writing and design. Continue Reading…

The easiest way to get amazing photos of your vacation rental is to hire a professional photographer. But, for whatever reason (cost, time, budding photography skills, etc.) you may still decide to do it yourself. Since I did not get the expert photog gene, I decided to gather up the best tips from around the web to help you get the most out of your next photo session.

Travelers Do Judge a Book by It’s Cover

Quote MarkYou have just about 30 seconds to nab the attention of a traveler trying to find the perfect place for their upcoming trip.  So it’s incredibly important you choose a photo of your property that stands out in a crowd.

Source: Tripping

PanaViz Professionally Staged Photo

PanaViz professionally staged photo

Stage Your Rental

Quote MarkVacation homes are an alternative to hotels, and hotels usually have fabulous photos that are immaculately styled and photographed. Vacation owners can do the same, endeavoring to keep the images real. Hotels may have restrictions on props and amount of staging, but rentals are homes. People will lounge in them, cook in them; take leisurely baths and more. Stage the rentals to reflect these homely comforts. We suggest that you style your homes with items that come with the rental such as the tableware, adding extras such as a small flower arrangement and fresh fruit.

Source: PanaViz

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