Tips to Enhance your Vacation Rental Business Online

One of the largest and most common sources of fetching business for property or homeowners in the various travel cities of the world. That is because, what newspapers were in the past, the Internet is today – the most convenient way of looking up essential information and advertisements. People, usually first time visitors, look up to online vacation rental sites to check photos and reviews about properties, houses and villas. Therefore, a powerful online listing is invariably necessary for all landlords to maintain if they want to appeal to tourists who pre-book for their holidays.

tips to enhance vacation rental business online

As an inquisitive land owner you may try your best to create online listings on to generate more revenue and show your property in the best light, but what are the nuances that make web ads work the way you had intended them to?

4 Great Tips That Will Help You To Enhance Your Vacation Rental Business Online

1. Catchy Content

The first few seconds of a web site visitor’s stay on your page decide what opinion they form of your page, and subsequently of your offering. Keeping headlines bland and regular, or embedding too many graphics that make the page slow to download and drive away potential clients. So when you are trying to pique viewer interest, think out of the box, and keep things easily viewable and understandable.

2. High Quality Pictures

Content and ratings are good to get people interested, but to make them truly want to stay in the property, you got to give them a glimpse of the rooms, exteriors, art, party halls, or whatever you feel is your USP. Good pictures showcasing well groomed property are the essence of successful rental property listings on the Internet. But avoid putting pictures that are too old or don’t look the same as your property in its current state, as it can make you appear fake and adversely affect business in the long run.

3. Have your Own Website

Apart from getting listed in reputed property listing websites, it is also essential to have a professional website. Highlight important facts, location and pictures of your property in your website.

4. Include Some City Literature on Your Web Site

Many times, people won’t navigate to your page with the intention of finding holiday rentals on the web. Instead, they would be looking for tourist attractions in the city or upcoming events that may interest them. To get attention of these potential visitors, include a description about the city, insinuating in it a line or two how staying in your rental apartment or villa can help them enjoy the place better, central location or overlooking scenic beauty, for instance.

The web listings tool cannot be underestimated; use it to your advantage by thinking of extraordinarily creative ways to attract clients. Consider getting your work outsourced to a web designer or online marketing expert if you need to.

Posted in Property Owners, Vacation Rentals


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  • Useful tips of course, but you may wish to add in that owners can advertise in an Auction format for a Pay as you go model that is very cost effective. It’s Free to advertise for up to 1 rolling year on the week that you wish to rent. If you get a Rental, then there is a cost of £2, but only if you get a customer rental.

    In an Auction format, there is always the chance of pitting a few potential buyers against each other, and getting more than you’d expected from the rental. Other Benefits:

    You are protected secretly with your Reserve Price
    You can have Bidders, Buy it Nows’ and Make Me an Offers all at the same time.
    As a Seller, you can cancel your listing at any time with no other charges.
    You can add as many weeks as you want.
    Use of Templates make listing easy, as you only need to add dates each time
    Seller Feedback System included
    Seller Profiles to help give buyers more knowledge on who you are
    The site offers Free Holiday Requests, that you can target directly with your Listing if there is a match

    I just think when you’re giving advice and tips, it would be worth adding value to your tips to include this information. Holiday Auctions is also useful for 3rd party sales and leads as well, and can allow Timeshare, Holiday Products and Property Owner sales as well. The model is the same, but its only £25 if you sell ownership of anything, but again, only if a Sale is made on the site. Holiday Auctions doesn’t sell anything itself and is independent of any Company, so true Independence can give Sellers and Buyers added peace of mind.

    Hope that is useful for you.

  • Thanks Robert for your suggestion, we will definitely explore it.

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