Professional Photos are a MUST
If you manage or own a short-term rental property (think AirBNB or VRBO), you understand that your property's photographs are the first impression that propsective renters have of your property. The human brain processes images faster than it processes words, which is why a visually appealing property automatically gets more interest and bookings than a property with less appealing images - even at a higher rental rate.
Don't just hire a Real Estate Photographer
While hiring a professional real estate photographer may sound like a great fit, the reality is that short term vacation rentals are diffferent in two specific and immportant ways.
1. Short-term rentals need to showcase a different set of features than a real estate listing. That luggage rack? The fancy toiletries? The high-end coffee maker? The SmartTV? These types of amenities are extremely important when marketing a short-term vacation rental, but would be excluded from a typical real estate shoot. While these detail shots do require more time on site, they can often be the deciding factor for prospective renters. When hiring a photographer for the short-term rental, it is important to hire a photographer with experience in this specific type of photography.
2. Short-term rental photograpnhs are a long-term investment. Unlike real estate listing photos, short-term rental photos will be used long-term, securing guests (and income) for the property for years. These images should be held to a higher standard, and be licensed for extended long-term use.
Why choose bhamtours?
We know how to capture short-term rental photographs that showcase the property's strengths and individual features. We also have the ability to provide additional resources for your rental, including floor plans, aerial photography, and Matterport virtual tours. More information is available on these services:
Aerial Photography for Short-Term Rentals
We have been producing Aerial Photography for Real Estate in Birmingham for years, and we are excited about the use of these photos for the Short Term Rental market.
We can add-on Aerial Photography to your project, allowing you to fully market your rental's unique location easily and affordably. Your rental's proximity to major industries and businesses in the surronding areas can be a key decision-making component for potential renters. Let us help your rental stand apart from the crowd with an aerial view.
Why Add a Floor Plan?
Floor plans are a great additional feature used to help potential renters understand whether a property layout will work for them. Renters can easily determine how rooms are situated in relation to each other, as well as understand the flow of the property. Floor plans also show the approximate sizes of rooms, which can be crucial to deciding how well a specific property will fit a renter's needs.
bhamtours can produce a floor plan of your listing at the same appointment time as the rest of your photography order. We strive to be a turn-key service provider, granting Birmimgham short-term rentals owners and managers access to a full range of services at competitive rates.
Why a Matterport Virtual Tour?
Matterport Virtual Tours are "digital twins" of real property, and offer the user unparalleled access to the character, feel, and orientation of a property. The Matterport system allows the user to look at the areas they want to see, and walk through the property virtually. Using a mouse (or finger on a mobile device), the user can easily look up at the cathedral of coffered ceilings, or down at the tile or hardwood floors, and move from room to room, getting a true feel of a property's layout.
bhamtours is Birmingham’s most experienced 360° Virtual Tour Provider, and is excited to offer Matterport Virtual Tours - the best technology in the business. Since 1999, We have provided the highest quality Virtual Tours for the Birmingham market. We have the experience and the knowlegebase to get your virtual showings right - making sure that your immersive imaging is a benefit to your property’s marketing.