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Showcasing vacation properties can be done best when taking advantage of the Airbnb Photographer Service.

Making Use of the Airbnb Photographer Service

For those that are in the vacation rental business, they’ll already know how important the photos that will be used to showcase their property are. Airbnb recognizes the importance of good photography for the property and offers a dedicated photographic service.

Owners that are using the Airbnb website know that they must take the time to upload good looking pictures. Sometimes they will take the photos themselves to advertise their space, while others will hire photographers to do this for them.

It is very important for an owner to be able to support their property description with accurate photos that represent the property well. It doesn’t mean that an owner has to hire a professional to take the photos that they need for their listings. While there are photographers that do specialize in this, there may be other alternatives that people can use to get the photos that they need.

What is the Airbnb Photographer Service?

For owners who want to list their property on the site, they will need to have at least one good photo to add to their Airbnb advert. However, it is highly recommended that more than one photo be used to see multiple viewpoints. Airbnb knows that this can be a challenge for some. To help with this, they will try and arrange a photographer service to come and do a photo shoot for eligible hosts. Though there is no guarantee regarding the photos. Also, this service may not be available to everyone. It is contingent on there being a photographer in the specified area that has the time available to take the pictures.

If this is something that you are interested in, you will need to check the list of available photographers. This list is created by Airbnb based on the address of the property.

How much does it cost?

The cost of Airbnb’s professional photography service varies based on your property’s size and geographic location. You won’t need to pay anything upfront since the cost of your photoshoot will be deducted from your next rental payout. If the amount of your next payout is less than the cost of the shooting, the remaining amount will be subtracted from your future payouts until it fully paid. If for any reason, you decide to cancel before the shoot, you won’t have to pay anything. In any case, you will receive no charge until the photos are live on your property’s listing.

Time Factor

After completing the shooting, the photographer will edit your photos and send them to Airbnb editor’s team, that will make sure they comply with the website guidelines. As stated by Airbnb, the whole process normally takes around 2 weeks, when you will have the pictures ready for use. That doesn’t mean that you can’t go ahead and list your property while waiting. You may even want to take some pictures of your own and use these in the meantime.

Airbnb offers some great information to assist you in your own property rental photo taking. You can easily take your own photos by just choosing a nice bright sunny day to take them. You want your images to depict the natural light of your property rental as this is appealing for guests.

No matter what you decide on, do keep in mind that the visual aspect of creating your ad is very important. This is where you get the chance to really showcase your rental property and you want it to be exceptionally well presented.

As a first-time host on Airbnb, you may want to check out some of the existing property listings to see how the pictures are being used. This will help you with creating your own. You will see that some are presented better than others. If you really want to make the best use of Airbnb, then taking the time to implement good photography measures will help you do this. Guests really do want to see an as-accurate-as-possible version of what they may be getting if they decide to book your property. The more that you can show them about the property, the better it is. At the same time, the photos must be of high quality, otherwise, it detracts away from what the property may have to offer.

The good thing is that once you have taken the time to create good photos for your Airbnb listing, you only have to do this once. If you have several property listings, you will need distinct photos for each of them.