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Get your holiday rental photo-ready

 [su_divider top=”no” style=”dotted” divider_color=”#fa692b” size=”2″] By vacation rental marketing expert, Karen Spencer Holiday Rental Business[su_divider top=”no” style=”dotted” divider_color=”#fa692b” size=”2″] Get you holiday rental photo-ready 1 Clean everything The camera never lies and that dust under the sofa will show up! 2 Dont mislead What guests see in the photo needs to be for their use. For example it’s unfair and misleading to show a flat screen tv in the shot,...
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Tinder for Vacation Rentals

By Kevin Riedel View image | gettyimages.com Love at first sight – A vacation rental love story. Have you heard of Tinder? If you haven’t, it’s a dating app with over 50 million monthly active monthly users and an estimated $1.3 billion (USD) valuation. Here’s how it works: you create a Tinder profile based on your Facebook profile. Tinder then finds suitable matches (based on age, geography, interests, etc.) and...
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Vacation Rental Marketing Tips | Smile Please

By Alan Egan In a world of multi-media and social media it helps to be media savvy and sociable. The big players within the vacation rental listing sites are now offering space to upload more and more images. So, here’s todays tip,  add a smiling photo of yourself / yourselves, preferably outside your holiday home. The two photos above right come from wonderfulland.com one of the best bed and breakfast...
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Vacation Rental Photography Tips | Adding A Few Bedroom Props

Here we have highlighted what has been added during this simple makeover. We have just added a variety of small items that add a touch of warmth, detail and, more importantly, show the room to look almost occupied. As you can see these add foreground and form as well as colour… Adding a few well placed props can have a huge impact on booking rates. Try it and see. It’s the...
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Vacation Rental Photography Tips | Pimp Your Poolside Photos

By Alan Egan Poolside again this week… Someone has to do it. Here is a super easy pro tip that turns your outdoor photos into eye catching, competition killer, bookings winners. Top tips A towel on a lounger here, a couple of drinks there and your images send a much more powerful “VACATION ” message. Micro stage your poolside shots to look as if someone was lounging by the pool and...
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Vacation Rental Photography Tips | Shimmering Pools

By Alan Egan Here is a super easy pro tip that turns your pool  photos into eye catching, competition killer, bookings winners. The photograph shown top right is a common enough shot. House and pool – you see photos like this all over the web. There is nothing particularly wrong with this photo. The camera is tripod mounted, level, low down to accentuate the pool and the sun is overhead...
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Vacation Rental Photography Tips | An Open And Shut Case

This is the single , most important vacation rental photo tip of all time. So many owners fail on this level. Even professional photographers miss the psychology involved here. It’s simple to fix though. Closed doors and windows are not inviting or welcoming, they send the wrong message.   Web visitors that come across photos that show closed doors and windows, will skim over these images in favour of properties shown...
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Vacation Rental Photography Tips | Outdoor Dining

Adding content, colour and an occupied feel to terrace table photos increases bookings. The photograph of this terrace table shown, top right, was the clients own and was used in the listings online before this photo makeover. It’s a pretty poor photo. The photo bottom right shows the same table but from a new angle. Now you can see the outstanding view, trees, golf course and the ocean beyond. Quite...
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Vacation Rental Photography Tips | A Quick Bedroom Makeover

Here we have highlighted what has been added during this simple makeover. As you can see we’ve added a lot of colour and more coziness compared to the owners original marketing photo (below top right). This makeover took less than a day to complete and that included painting the back wall. The overall cost was LESS THAN $50, for one small can of paint and two new cushions (the orange cushion came...
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Vacation Rental Photography Tips | Bedroom Letterboxing

A little cropping here and there can really improve your bedroom images. Photographs posted to the listing pages need to all be taken in landscape format and retain their original aspect ratio. But if you have your own online website / gallery / slideshow (and you should) then your bedroom photo’s could well benefit from letter-boxing. Style magazines do this all the time. Here’s how, just save a copy of...
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