How to create a compelling listing with different media types


Updated on Aug 29 • 2 minute read

Why not go the extra mile with your listings? Here’s how you can make them transparent, visual and bookable.

When renting out online, first impressions matter. Even if your property description is brimming with vivid detail, searchers won’t bother reading it if there’s no media to pique their interest in the first place. So, to get those booking requests, secure quality tenants and optimize your occupancy rate, you should spend some time making use of our full-screen view Listing Gallery.

Potential tenants can view every media type clearly and on every screen; we’ve enabled a superior mobile experience to make it easier for users to enlarge your gallery on-the-go.

A picture paints a thousand words

Upload high-quality photos to your listing and potential tenants can view them in a navigable gallery, toggling through with ease. But it’s not just a matter of quality over quantity; before even opening the full-screen view, users can see how many photos your listing offers. 12 photos look more promising than 2, right? Even if you’re listing a single room, you can offer different angles and perspectives to candidates. Jazz it up by uploading a floor plan and let users experience the overall layout of your property with bird’s-eye view.

A video paints more...

In the listing edit page you can you can upload a single video to make your Listing Gallery even more inviting. Like photos, a video can be seen in a full-screen view, so make it count! Check out our guide to ensure your footage is of top quality and start offering greater insights to your prospective tenants now!

4 ways you can benefit from our multimedia gallery

1. Greater trust, higher conversion

By showcasing every aspect of your property, you are presenting yourself as an authentic and trustworthy advertiser. Putting in a little bit of extra effort when listing will result in both higher and faster conversion rates.

2. Beat your competition

Remember that other listings are just a couple of clicks away! If another property is similar to yours, a continuous walk-through video tour of your entire property could make all the difference for the searcher.

3. Reduce the chance of cancellations

A transparent listing is less likely to be cancelled once booked. If there’s plenty of media on show, you can set realistic expectations and a tenant can know exactly what to plan for and look forward to. It’s essential that the media you upload to your listing matches the reality of your property; this significantly boosts your chances of having happy tenants!

4. Save time with no viewings

A detailed and visual listing can offer such value to searchers that there’s no need for time-consuming viewings. Multimedia is especially beneficial to your listing if you want to broaden your tenant-search. As a global platform, potential tenants on HousingAnywhere could live thousands of miles away. So the more you can offer in terms of visual aid, the more confident international applicants will be to book your place, therefore giving you a greater number of candidates to choose from.

To give potential tenants a real feel for the place is to make good use of the multimedia Listing Gallery. Showcasing your property to the full generates trust, makes your listing stand out from the rest and ultimately, leads to more interest and bookings!

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