Your new-look listing gives you room for bigger photos, so you can really show off your home and clinch fast bookings from impressed guests.
We’ve resized all images where possible so that they fit the new design. But if any of your photos look a bit grainy or are simply much smaller than they should be, you can upload larger ones with a higher resolution to make the best use of the space available.
Take a quick look at your ad on the site. If any of your pictures don’t look quite right, you can simply delete them and replace if necessary.
A massive 79% of guests tell us it’s the photos that make them click to find out more and book. So we’re introducing a new service where many holiday home owners can get a free professional photo shoot of their properties to help generate more bookings.
Do I qualify for the free photo shoot?
If we’ve got a photographer in your area you’ll receive an email about the free photo shoot over the coming months – so keep an eye on your inbox. Next, we’ll put you in touch with the photographer directly so you can arrange a convenient time.
Draw holidaymakers to your advert and boost bookings with these simple tips:
- Pick great pictures. Your first photo should be the best as it appears next to your home summary text in the search results page – this picture has the power to draw holidaymakers to your advert. Pictures of unique selling points such as a pool, roof terrace or sea view work well, but keep it relevant to your home: those sea views will look much more appealing if your garden is also in shot.
Great photos work wonders for attracting more guests to your property (see our tips on taking great photos for more on this). But once you’ve got your selection of great shots, shuffling your photos so they’re in best order will make a huge improvement to your listing.
Here are our four top tips on how to order your photos and selecting the ‘killer’ from the ‘filler’.
Tip 1: Your first photo should be one of your best
We’re betting that one of the first things you look at when booking a holiday is the photos. 79% of holidaymakers would agree with you as they told us in a survey that photos are ‘essential’ in helping them make their decision. So, what kind of photos should you include in your gallery to make your home seem like the obvious choice?
- The ‘wow’ factor. Make a list of everything that sets your home apart, such as a swimming pool, log fire, barbecue, Jacuzzi, trampoline or beautiful gardens. Take plenty of photos and then choose the best ones to include in your advert.
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