New Listing Features

If you haven’t updated your listing in a while, now would be a great time to log in to your Listing Editor and check out some of our recently added features.  Take advantage of these additional marketing opportunities to help attract guests and get more inquiries.  

Recently added features on HomeAway.com 

Property Story:

If you list on HomeAway.com, you now have the option to add a Property Story.  While your property description and location description might feature your home’s main selling points or your area’s top attractions, the Property Story lets you share more personal information and gives travelers a chance to get to know you as an owner.  

Simply click the Edit Listing link from your HomeAway Dashboard, and go to the Description tab.  From here you can upload a photo, perhaps of you and your family enjoying your vacation home, and give travelers a sense of all the things you love about your home.  This information currently shows up as a hover above the inquiry form.

Links and Video:

You also now have the ability to add links and video to your listing on HomeAway.com.   Help travelers visualize their trip with a virtual tour of your vacation rental or links to other relevant area websites.   Providing this supplementary information can be just the thing travelers need to book your home.

Visit our help center for information on link guidelines and video guidelines.  To add your own, visit the new Links and Video tab of your Listing Editor.

Recently Added Features on VRBO.com

24 Photos:

VRBO.com listings now include 24 photos at no extra charge.  Photos are arguably the most important part of your listing, so be sure to take advantage of this valuable real estate.  Your photos should include the exterior of your property, the view (if you have one), living area, dining area, kitchen, EACH bedroom, and any indoor or outdoor amenities that are sought after by guests.

Adding more photos can also improve your listing’s performance.  Owners who have more photos receive more inquiries overall.  Plus, photos are one of the factors that determine your sort order within your subscription level.  Visit our toolkit for more info on improving your sort position.

To upload more photos, click the Edit Listing link from your VRBO dashboard.  Go to the photos tab and update up to 24 photos.

Log in to your listings today to make sure you are taking advantage of the latest marketing features!