Photography Tips For Your Rental Property in Val Thorens
Once you have decided how you are going to market your property and your pricing strategy. You need to think about how you are going to present it on the platforms. Often we meet owners who are already renting and visit their properties after we have seen them online. We are frequently pleasantly surprised because the property is much better in real life.
This is obviously great for your rental guests when they walk through the door, however you might be missing out on bookings because you haven’t accurately presented your property or it doesn't look attractive.
We aim for transparency and have purchased a Matterport camera to produce virtual tours and amazing photos of our properties. We offer this service to our owners for free, however, we will do properties we won’t work with for a very reasonable price. These virtual tours also ensure repeat bookings as the client knows what they are walking in to.
You need to show off your property so people know exactly what they are going to get when they walk through the door. A common mistake we see is owners taking nice photos of their soft furnishings or coffee sets but not showing the entire living room!
So here are our top tips for quality photos and presenting your chalet or apartment:
- Make beds and set the towels on the beds - purchasing some nice soft furnishings adds a level of quality that guests appreciate
- Set the table for the maximum amount of guests your property can sleep. Make it like you are hosting a dinner party (wine glasses, water jug, bottle of wine etc)
- Put your cafetiere and mugs on your coffee table alongside some magazines
- Put a bottle of champagne and glasses on your balcony table
- Light your fire
- Turn every television on. If it is a Smart TV we usually put the Netflix homepage
- Think about the sun, you don't want to take photos when the sun is blaring through the window yet you don’t want it to be dark.
- Take the photos on a sunny day
- Make some accurate floorplans
- Take the photos from the corner of each room and as low down as possible. You will get more of the room in to your shot without making it look small
- If you're not an expert use automatic settings on your camera
If this all seems a bit complicated, don’t hesitate to contact us and we can do it for you.