Make Sure You Take Great Photos of Your Listing: Here’s Why

Make Sure You Take Great Photos of Your Listing: Here’s Why

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but when it comes to posting your listing for shore house rentals in Long Beach Island, and all along the Jersey Shore, pictures can be worth thousands of dollars.

That’s because there is a direct correlation between the quality of a listing’s images and the success and final price of a rental rate you can collect. Professional-quality photography can help with every step of the renting-out process:

Your Listing Will Attract More Views.

Across all price tiers, listings with photos taken by experienced photographers “receive an average of 61% more views than their peers.”1

You Can Post a Higher Asking Price.

With professional photographs, you can showcase your listing to its best advantage and ask top-dollar prices. Listings with professional-quality photographs “have a 47% higher asking price per square foot.”2

You’ll Have a Higher Likelihood of a High-Price Sale.

Selling or renting out a home priced above $300,000 can be a challenge, but with professional-quality photographs, you’ll impress potential buyers and renters who are in the market and willing to pay your price.

Find a Renter Faster.

With more views and more interested renters, it’s common sense that professional-quality photos will help you reach a deal more quickly. These listings “secure thousands of dollars more in rental income” than those with photos taken by the owners themselves.4

Hire Someone to Take Your Photos For You.

People are often tempted to take their own photos. They ask the dangerous question, “how hard could it be?”, and figure it’s cheaper to take their own. Then, they find out that taking professional-quality photos is a job for someone with experience. It’s an investment that will pay off.

That doesn’t mean you have to hire an ultra-expensive professional. Even amateurs, as long as they have experience in marketing and interior shooting, can achieve a quality that will make a difference for your listing, especially when these images are enhanced by staging. Staging can include simple tweaks like turning on the lights, rearranging the furniture, and hiding clutter out of sight.5 These seemingly minor actions can make a big difference in adding to the visual appeal of your photos.

The next time you post a listing for beach vacation rentals on LBI (or anywhere else, for that matter), you can be sure to secure the most income for your rental with professional-quality photos.

And when you have a property to rent, be sure to post your listing with Shore Summer Rentals. Contact us today!

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