Despite the global pandemic and ongoing travel restrictions, people are still going places and booking flats and houses for their getaways. Thus, the competition is fiercer than ever, so let’s check some steps that you need to take in order to have sky high rankings!
Get Busy Redecorating
While you are quite experienced in welcoming your regular guests, giving a warm welcome to guests who are renting is something completely different.
Firstly, make sure they have an easy access to the keys or code if you are not there to greet them. Making the place sparkly clean is one of the first and biggest impressions a place can make. Let’s remember that cleanliness is always commented on in reviews. However, nothing can help your place restore its shine if the floors look shabby. A quick fix would be using wooden floor Varnish. You can even do it on your own.
Next, you will need a few obvious signs of a warm welcome. That can be a small note on the coffee table, along with candies or snacks. Nothing says home like the WiFii password on a special piece of paper.
Bigger is always better, and this goes for everything. Ensure that the kitchen area has essential electric appliances such as an electric kettle or a toaster. Coffee, cereals, rice, pasta, milk, jam, a couple of chocolate bars — such small things can go a long way. Everybody loves a well-furnished kitchen and a stacked fridge.
Finally, the linens. There should always be extra towels, pillows, slippers, and blankets. Moreover, don’t be stingy when it comes to the quality of the bed linen. The difference shows, especially if one of your guests has sensitive skin. A good night’s sleep is what most guests have been desiring for quite some time.
What to Do When Going Online
Now that your place is all set up in reality, it’s high time you did so in the virtual world. Whether it’s Airbnb, Booking, or some other popular booking website, certain things are always the same. Once you’ve completed the basic form about the number of guests, your address, available times and so on, it’s picture taking time. Making them Instagram worthy is one thing, but what about renting websites?
First of all, make shots from various angles. Experienced travelers know only too well they have to check out a bunch of images to really get the idea of the space. Not everything is measured in square meters. The right furniture arrangement can make or break a deal.
Naturally, all personal details such as family photos, clothes, used towels, etc. will not be shown. Bedcovers are super tight and pillows extra fluffy. If possible, take photos showing how your property is filled with natural light during the day. Moreover, the view from the window or balcony is priceless in some cases.
The pictures have to be accompanied with suitable descriptions. Not only that, but you had better consult an Airbnb SEO and Booking SEO expert about constructing those. Nowadays, even if your property is the most beautiful one in the world, it won’t pop up without some optimized written content, especially since it’s brand new on the booking market.
Finally, be clear about the price or prices, whether there are certain conditions under which the renting fee is higher or lower (e.g., the period that is off season). This is extremely important.
Hopefully, we got you completely covered with the above simple, yet efficient tips. Do put them into practice, and let us know how it worked out for you!