August 19, 2021

Ultimate Guide to Providing Broadband Internet in Your Airbnb Property

Airbnb has been a revolution for the hospitality industry. With regular homeowners able to list properties for temporary lets, the platform has been a boom with modern […]
August 4, 2021

From Hectic Host to Millionaire Manager

Airbnb hosts pay attention...there's a brand new online event coming up called From Hectic Host to Millionaire Manager. This FREE event will take place on Thursday August […]
February 3, 2021

Work in Paradise: Airbnb Trends Towards Remote Workers in 2021

It's no secret that remote work has increased dramatically this year. This has caused one of the biggest Airbnb trends of the year – catering to […]
January 27, 2021

How To Setup Your Digital Airbnb Guidebook In 2021

Guests have more questions now than ever.  If you've traveled recently, you've probably had a few questions yourself. You're wondering if the Google hours at the […]
January 20, 2021

9 Lessons To Help You Grow Your Airbnb Business in 2021

2020 was a roller coaster ride for short-term rental hosts. So, what did Airbnb hosts that stuck it out learn in 2020? And how can we […]
January 6, 2021

Prevent House Parties at Your Airbnb: Tips for 2021

With all the social restrictions in place right now, people are itching for ways to let go.   If you’re an Airbnb host, a house full […]
December 30, 2020

How to Make Your Airbnb Pet Friendly and Increase Revenue up to 25%

Have you considered making your Airbnb pet friendly? Many people are traveling closer to home with new restrictions. This means they are bringing the whole family, […]
December 22, 2020

Airbnb Demand Drivers Every Host Should Know in 2021

Keep the same price on your short-term rental every day? Knowing these 3 Airbnb Demand Drivers could increase your revenue by 40% or more. Seriously.  Back […]
December 16, 2020

Cohosting on Airbnb: Lessons From a Legend

A lot of people ask me about how to get started cohosting on Airbnb.   So, on this week’s episode of Get Paid For Your Pad, […]
December 10, 2020

Investing in Short Term Rentals : Lessons From a Legend

I’ve been getting a ton of questions from you guys about investing in short term rentals,  and how to start growing your business.  So,  this month […]
November 15, 2020

7 Profitable Ways To Grow Your Direct Booking Website

Author: Keiran Griffiths | CMO Lifty Life Vacation Rentals Many short term rental operators are looking to improve their online visibility, rely less on the large […]
August 31, 2020

The New Traveler Persona: How to Stay Relevant to Your Target Market in 2020

The past few months mark an inflection point for the short-term rental industry. The world has changed, and so have traveler behaviors and expectations. There’s a new […]

As short-term rental hosts, we ALL want to build a listing that stands out from the competition. And we know that having the right photos is crucial in getting prospective guests to book.

But what if you’re not a professional photographer, and you don’t have the money to hire one? Can you still take gorgeous listing photos if it’s just you and your smartphone?

Kati and Brian Greene are the Cofounders of Overlooked 2 Overbooked, a service that helps hosts optimize their listings to attract their ideal guests at optimal prices.

On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Kati and Brian join me to share their top tips for taking photos of your property and describe how to choose the best ‘magnet photo’ for your listing.

Kati explains the optimal way to order photos in an Airbnb listing and Brian discusses how to take your listing to the next level by including experience shots.

Listen in for insight on using guest reviews to improve your listing and learn how Kati and Brian can help you build a listing that beats the competition!

Topics Covered

Overlooked 2 Overbooked’s virtual photo shoot

  • Teach host how to operate smartphone camera
  • Guide through taking photos for listing on video chat

Kati’s top tips for taking photos for your listing

  • Lower camera to waist level and lift gaze
  • Point camera parallel to floor (not down at furniture)
  • Use rule of thirds for exterior shots

How to choose the best magnet photo for your listing

  • Review thumbnail photos of listings ranked above you
  • Choose image that stands out from competition

How to appeal to your prospective guest’s lizard brain

  • Use contrasting colors, include fun in photos
  • Make guest trust you and feel safe in space

The optimum way to order your photos in an Airbnb listing

  • Start with 5 best or most interesting features
  • Follow up with room-by-room tour of property
  • Wide angle shot of room first, then detail shots

Brian’s advice on serving as an ambassador of your town

  • Ask why people visit and what’s cool about area
  • Become concierge or expert re: local activities

How to use guest reviews to improve your listing

  • Use guest comments for insight on what to feature
  • Caption photos with quotes from reviews

How to take your listing photos to the next level

  • Set up vignettes of experience guest might have
  • Example—people enjoying s’mores in fire pit

Connect with Kati & Brian

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October 18, 2021

Building an Airbnb Listing That Beats the Competition—with Kati & Brian Greene (Ep416)

  As short-term rental hosts, we ALL want to build a listing that stands out from the competition. And we know that having the right photos is […]