5 tips for the best results with your Short-term Rental

When you have a Short-term Rental, you want to make the most out of your property, protect your investment, have happy guests and make them feel safe and at home. Lisbeyond shares some tips and tricks that wil enhance the performance of your property in the various booking platforms, by presenting it in the most optimized and friendly way possible.

Tip 1: Good photos

This is the first (and maybe the most obvious) step! With good photos on the different platforms, you not only can show what your property offers, but also it is the perfect way to make the unique elements of your house stand out. A terrace, authentic decoration or a big kitchen? The photos will show it all!

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Tip 2: Good lightning

We advise all our property owners to take care of good lighting. It makes all the difference in a room and brings the right kind of atmosphere to the space. Having natural light, lightbulbs in warm colors, and making clever use of mirrors, will make the space feel bigger and more welcoming.

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Tip 3: Good amenities

The little details are part of what makes an accommodation stand out, and in that regard, the condition and quality of amenities such as shampoo, body wash, and towels can make a huge difference in the guest experience.

Also, little extras such as a welcome gift with a personal touch – think of a handwritten postcard, or a bottle of wine from a local wine shop – make the guests feel even more welcome to the property.

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Tip 4: Good internet connection

Over the past few years, the world has changed at an incredibly rapid pace, the usage of the internet per person has increased and the rise of remote workers and digital nomads has been significant. This brought to the table the need for faster and more efficient internet in rentals all over the world.

Therefore, we recommend you opt for the fastest internet package possible at your property. The download speed ideally should be at least between 30 and 100 Mbps. Did you know you can easily test the internet speed at your house?

Click here to do a speed test.

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Tip 5: Remove personal items

Having the guests feel like they are at home is a great goal for your short-term rental. But that does not mean that guests want to feel like they invaded the home of someone else. We advise you to remove personal items from your property. Family pictures, personal belongings, or too many decorative items can be considered disturbing by the guests, so make sure to take a good look at this, before you start renting it out.

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Taking these tips into account will definitely help to improve the performance of your short-term rental. However, if you would like to have Lisbeyond’s support, our team of experts can help make the best choices for you and maintain your property in great condition!

LisBeyond is always here to help, and also to answer all your questions, so if you have any ideas on a topic you would like to read, feel free to contact us only a click away.

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