You’ve moved all the furniture around, you’ve bought new Member-friendly furniture, and you’ve even added a fresh coat of paint. Now your co-living space is looking fantastic and all that’s left to do now is show it off.
It’s easy to run into a roadblock at this stage. There are so many angles to choose from, and let’s face it – your PadSplit is going to be judged no matter what.
Of course, you want your PadSplit to make a stellar first impression. They say that humans, on average, form their opinion on something within 27 seconds of being exposed to it.
As they scroll through listings, Members are waiting for love at first sight. After nailing down a location, Members will click through until a property catches their eye. After clicking into the listing, they’ll be eager to see more – after all – this could be where they’ll be living for the foreseeable future.
To make your PadSplit property listing stand out, you need great pictures and a compelling property listing. In this article, we’ll be sharing everything you need to know to get a Member’s attention and do your property justice.
What Members want to see is usually the same: clear, comprehensive, and well-taken photos that display all relevant parts of the property. Because Members don't tour properties before booking a room, photos are particularly important for optimizing bookings and minimizing vacancies.
While that’s easily said, it can often be harder to achieve. Before getting started, you should make sure that you have the right equipment. Your phone or personal camera won’t always suffice. In fact, even the best camera phones have a tendency to make rooms look distorted and less detailed since their lens’ are designed to capture people and wider-scope views.
Consider hiring a professional real estate photographer to bypass any distorted or subpar imaging. This will increase the likelihood that your property gets booked before your competitors’. It’s well worth the return on investment and the best part is you'll likely only have to do it one time.
Whether or not you decide to enlist professional help, some strategies can help you to capture high-quality images and create an optimized, compelling listing:
Once you’ve snapped the perfect pictures, you’ll want to add them to your listing. This is a relatively simple step, but you’ll need to follow a few steps to achieve a comprehensive and high-quality listing.
While PadSplit Members provide their own bedding, it’s best to include bedding while photographing your rooms. This way, Members can get a more realistic idea of how their co-living space will look and visualize themselves in the room.
We recommend photographing bedrooms with simple bedspreads and pillows. A plant or piece of wall art can also add a nice, alluring pop of color.
Once you've photographed your property, you're ready to write a compelling property listing. Once you submit your listing for approval, Members will be booking rooms in no time at all.
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