Pictures Really Are Worth 1,000 Words

8/25/2010 - By Nikki Kirst

Looking to catch the attention of travelers? When travelers visit and begin their search for a vacation rental, the first thing they see is a photo of your property. The biggest mistake I see time again is a lead in property photo that misrepresents the vacation rental. If you have a magnificent oceanfront condo, make sure the first photo tells the traveler just that.

It is so important that you include high quality photographs on your property listing. Photos are considered one of the leading reasons why a traveler inquires about your rental. Travelers want to see where they will be sleeping, eating dinner, and relaxing. Be sure to include photos of living areas, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, outdoor area, entertainment pieces, and any other aspects of the rental. Often time’s travelers will navigate away from your property page if there is a lack of quality photographs representing your property. makes it easy for our members to showcase their property photos. With a photo slideshow found at the top of every listing page, travelers can enjoy a photo tour of the rental property. Further down our listing pages you will find a photos tab, that when opened allows travelers to view every single photo and caption, with the option to enlarge the photos. With the ability to add unlimited photos, our members have the opportunity to really show off their vacation rental.

  • Prepare your rental for the photo shoot
  • Take a wide shot of the exterior of the vacation rental
  • Take a step back, and photograph the entire room
  • Zoom in on highlights of a room (entertainment area, Jacuzzi bathtub, etc…)
  • Take a number of photos and pick the ones that best represent the vacation rental
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