July 21, 2017

How to Photograph Your House for Airbnb

By Nicolás García (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

So you’ve taken the leap and decided to offer your home as a cozy place to stay for weary travelers, tourists, and vacationers. You can list your house on Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, or one of a handful of other vacation rental sites, but you want to make sure that listing looks as inviting as possible to attract customers. That means taking professional, good-looking photos.

“Just say no to cell phones,” said Peggy Farren, a professional photographer . Your phone can take incredible shots , sure, but it’s still no replacement for a professional camera, which you can rent for relatively cheap. Farren also happens to be an Airbnb Superhost, so she knows a few things about making your home look pretty for potential guests. Highlight Your Home’s Uniqueness

“What I have found in my Airbnb career, is that the more unique the decorating, the easier it is to rent the room,” Farren said. “I have three rooms and the largest room with a private entrance wasn’t renting as well until I added some quirkiness to it. It was very nice before, but kind of normal.”

Guests like to stay in something a little different (isn’t novelty half the fun of travel?) […]

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