The winter holiday season is on and you don't have a full calendar? Find out how you can improve your situation and what you should keep in mind when creating and publishing your offers. Good photos or developing your offer with additional amenities can be crucial. We recommend tips from IdoBooking' partner - Airbnb.
A significant factor in your success in the short-term rental market is to constantly update your offer. Keep highlighting the attractive amenities of your properties, communicating changes and encouraging new guests to book. Not sure where to start? Check out tips from Airbnb, a global reservation service with which IdoBooking has an integration.
The most significant element of an offer are the photos. As a rule, visitors do not read descriptions in detail, they often start their search by looking at photos and assessing several factors. What counts? If your property has recently undergone renovations, new amenities or decorations, brag about it and invest in new photos. This will definitely get your guests' attention. And what should the photos be like? What exactly should you keep in mind? Check out some specific tips:
Your listing description should always be detailed, accurate, and up-to-date. According to Airbnb - for example, if you no longer offer your guest free entry to a public pool, remove any information about that from the listing.
Make use of your guests' comments and feedback. Didn't have a hairdryer in your property? Or was there no electric kettle? Make use of these comments and complete your home's amenities. Remember to update the list of amenities in your property description later. Here's a list of some of the most requested amenities according to Airbnb:
Keep track of what's happening in the market and keep your prices competitive. If you are a new host, compare prices from your competitors and start by offering special offers and a rate at an attractive level. Later, after receiving positive reviews, you may want to consider re-setting your price.
Over 100 factors in Airbnb determine which listing is displayed higher in search results. For example, to improve your position, Airbnb encourages you to turn on the instant booking option, to accept more bookings, to respond quickly to messages. Of course, positive reviews are important.
Both good and bad - guest reviews are a valuable source of knowledge about your business. As Airbnb points out - if guests liked your terrace, use that knowledge and show it in photos. You may also find, for example, that guests were expecting easier access from the airport. If you can add a detailed description of the journey or put them in touch with local drivers who can drive them safely, there's a better chance they'll get exactly what they expected before they arrived.
Take advantage of the wealth of knowledge you have through comments and reviews and improve your place. It's a simple way to gain more bookings, positive reviews and a happy stay.
This text was written in partnership with Airbnb.