Vacation Rentals 101: How to Make Your Listing Stand Out

July 16, 2012

Your rental property is someone else's perfect vacation and it's your listing's job to virtually transport travelers to their new paradise. Your listing is the main line of communication between you and potential renters. So, not only should it communicate critical location and logistical info, but it should also include warm and fuzzy details about your property's surrounding neighbourhood, landscape, atmosphere, and available activities so travelers have a clear picture of the value they receive when renting your property. Take these tips into consideration and you'll be well on your way to building an A+ listing!

The #1 Golden Rule: Make your listing picture perfect. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Capture your cottage as clean, fresh, bright and clutter-free so potential renters can imagine living there themselves.

Add features that will put you above the rest. Renters want an authentic experience and will look for a place that has amenities that will provide ways to have fun and relax. Anything can increase value from internet access, a satellite TV, a hot tub/sauna to fun water activities like a canoe, a paddle boat or water skis.

Make your listing interesting. Do you allow pets? Do you have eco-friendly appliances? Are you close to a local waterfall or attraction? List anything that could attract a renter and add value to your rental.

Overall, putting time and effort into updating and maintaining your listing is well-worth it!

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