Do you want to book more reservations for your Hudson Valley Airbnb? Then it’s time to get seasonal photos of your home done before the busy season starts! Maxwell Alexander, an expert photographer from the area and Marketing Director at Alluvion Vacations, shares why getting seasonal photos done before the busy season begins can be so vital to your success as an Airbnb host… and how you can do it in just 3 easy steps!
Why Timely Seasonal Photos are so Important for the Success of Your Airbnb Listing – Presented by ALLUVION MEDIA – Airbnb Photography in Hudson Valley, Catskills, NYC, and Hamptons
Before you get started
The Alluvion Media team wants to take some time to tell you a little bit about the importance of timely seasonal photos in your Hudson Valley Airbnb listing. The first step is to simply update your current season’s photo so that travelers can get a feel for what they’re looking forward to this fall and winter. Next, we recommend updating your summary with any extra information related to what makes your listing uniquely special during this particular season. You may also want to edit your description with additional facts about nearby attractions, like apple picking or ice skating. Finally, be sure to re-take some exterior shots so people know what your property looks like during the fall or winter season!
Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall
Hudson Valley is an idyllic vacation rental paradise just minutes away from NYC. And, as the seasons change in the Hudson Valley, so do our Airbnb listings! Alluvion Media has perfected seasonal Airbnb marketing by incorporating beautiful photos of every season into our online galleries. As winter comes to a close and spring begins, Hudson Valley looks its very best in these photos.
Take notes and keep up with trends
When Alluvion Media first started developing their Airbnb marketing strategy, they found that lots of people wanted to keep their listings available year-round, meaning there was no way to offer seasonal packages. After doing some research and following trends in the lodging industry, we concluded that clients should promote themselves as being open all year round and use monthly promotions with seasonal photos to celebrate seasonal milestones. This new strategy led to a 200% increase in revenue for one of our listings during the winter months alone!
Check out other hosts in your area for seasonal ideas
Take a stroll through Airbnb and take note of listings that appeal to you. What is it about their pictures that appeal to you? Is there a specific layout, color palette, or prop? Follow these basic guidelines and your home will be able to catch the eye of guests in your area during their search for a place to stay. Create seasonally appropriate Airbnb marketing images with seasonal props like pumpkins and corn stalks at Halloween time. Show off how good your porch looks on a beautiful fall day by taking advantage of the changing leaves as they come down from the trees in autumn. Capture wintertime beauty with snowmen and twinkling lights adorning evergreens near Christmas time. Read the Fall Decorating Ideas article by Dino Alexander to learn more ways to refresh your listing on a budget.
The do’s and don’ts of taking seasonally themed vacation rental pictures
Planning on improving booking rates for your vacation rental property in Hudson Valley? No doubt you want to advertise your space. But before you do, there’s something you should know: To avoid ending up on one of these embarrassing holiday-related Pinterest fails, take these five steps when photographing your space.
And now – without further ado – here are our top tips for dressing your Airbnb listing… Get into the seasonal spirit with your photos! Although taking great pictures may seem hard to do, there are a few simple tricks to keep in mind that will help you capture your house’s personality and appeal. If you’re lucky enough to live in a Hudson Valley Airbnb rental home, first make sure you have the perfect seasonally themed backdrop (we love apple picking!) Then set up your best pieces of furniture around it and get creative with props like pumpkins or pinecones.
Don’t be fooled: these seemingly small touches can go a long way toward transforming an otherwise lackluster holiday scene into an enticing fall wonderland. After following these easy instructions, you’ll be able to show off your stylish new vacation rental in style this October.
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