It’s no secret that online listings with multiple photos drive more traffic to your property. So it’s important to have an attractive photo of the front of your vacation rental. With so many listings competing for attention on popular sites like Airbnb and VRBO, potential guests are often drawn to the properties with the best visual appeal. That’s why we’ve put together this free guide on how to create a professional-looking image for your vacation rental.
So how can you make sure your property stands out from the rest? Here are some tips for taking great photos of your vacation rental that will help it shine:
1. Get rid of any clutter. Before you start taking photos, make sure your rental property is clean and free of any personal belongings or clutter. This will help potential guests imagine themselves enjoying the space. Make sure the space looks clean and inviting. First impressions are everything, so you want potential guests to see your rental as a welcoming and comfortable place to stay.
2. Let in some natural light. Nothing makes a space look more inviting than bright, natural light. So open up those curtains and turn on all the lights before you start snapping away. Avoid using flash. If possible, try to avoid using flash when taking photos of your rental property. Natural light always looks best!
3. Play up the unique features of your property. What makes your rental special? Whether it’s a cozy fireplace, a private outdoor hot tub, or stunning views of the Berkshire mountains, make sure to showcase these key features in your photos. Highlight the property’s best features. What makes your rental unique? Be sure to showcase this in your photos!
4. Use a wide-angle lens. A wide-angle lens will help capture the entire space in your photos, giving potential guests a better sense of what your rental has to offer. We shoot all our properties with a 18MM lens, this focal length is wide enough to see the entire space and make it feel big but not so wide that it distorted the image.
By following these tips, you can be sure that your Berkshire vacation rental property will stand out from the rest online. With great photos, you’ll be one step closer to increasing your chances of getting booked solid all season long!
At Berkshires Vacation Rental – we use our in-house photographer Gretchen, she has been doing photography for years and went to school for photography. She knows exactly how to photograph vacation rentals and this is an essential part of running an optimized rental property. As the supply of vacation rentals in the Berkshires increases it is important to make sure your property sticks out from the rest. This will insure you will always get bookings. If you want to talk with us more about how to optimize your rental give us a call!