Playing the Field

Uncategorized Jul 23, 2019

Some of us dated more than 2 or 3 people before we found the right person. We learned things along the way. What clothes looked good on us, what topics of conversation we could wax poetic on, which cafe to go to where everybody knew our name. Of course, we mixed it up - we didn’t wear the same outfit to the same cafe and break out the same, winning conversation starter.  

But here, I’m not talking about dating, but playing around with your listing. 

For some reason, Airbnb, Vrbo, and FlipKey REALLY like it when you play around with your listing. 

Weird, but true. 

So, change the order of your photos or add new ones, change up your description, or change your listing title. It’s good for you, too, because you can tell what people respond to. It’s a great idea to do it weekly - or even a few times a week but never go longer than monthly - to change things around on ALL of your listings.

Here, in no particular order, are minor things you can change:

  • Switch kitchen photos
  • Reword a sentence in a paragraph
  • Update 2 captions
  • Add an event
  • Add a tour
  • Switch bedroom photos
  • If you need to have work done on your short-term rental or are going to visit, block off the nights
  • Respond to all unresponded reviews
  • Look at your listing title - is there a better word you can use to replace one?
  • Add detail photo of decor
  • Change paragraphs around (only if it makes sense)
  • Edit 2 sentences
  • Add photos - if you’ve already fully covered your home, start adding photos of local attractions. Write the distance in the captions. 

Our team has created a helpful calendar (with Vocab Cheat section) for you to use every month to reach higher in the listing sites.



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