VRBO, AirBnB and Vacation Rentals

Snap2Close Real Estate Photography offers professional photography services for AirBnB, VRBO, HomeAway, FlipKey, TripAdvisor, RedAwning, and other rental websites directly to homeowners and with the same great results that Realtor’s achieve when selling homes.

The key to success for vacation rentals begins with great photographs.

The influx of homes on vacation rental listing sites like VRBO and AirBnB has created an environment in which only the homes with professional photography will stand out. In particular, to rank high on VRBO, you'll need at least 24 high-quality photos of your home. There isn't as steadfast a number for AirBnB, however you'll need a minimum of five to appear in mobile search results and studies have shown guests are 80 percent more likely to learn more about a home when there are more than 20 photos.

While many of the vacation rental services offer to provide professional photographers for a fee, their rates are very expensive and typically 2 to 3 times our rates. We know this because we have been approached by more than one of these services to be their photography company for our market areas. However, it is simply not fair to charge homeowners twice our standard rates. This is why Snap2Close offers its photography services directly to you.

The photos below represent a variety of vacation rental photographs taken by Snap2Close..

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Snap2Close is a leader in vacation rental photography in Arizona.

Lifestyle/Detailed Photos

We offer lifestyle photos that you may want to add-on to your vacation rental properties when you order photos. You may also want to add them to real estate photoshoots. These lifestyle photos are detailed, artistic shots of the home furnishings. Below are some examples.

Lifestyle and detailed photos help to enhance the appeal of AirBnB and VRBO listings.
Lifestyle and detailed photos help to enhance the appeal of vacation rental listings.
Lifestyle and detailed photos help the viewer to experience the value of vacation rentals.

Each Vacation Rental Company Offers Different Features

Each vacation rental company allows different features that you can use to help market your rental. Snap2Close does not maintain a working relationship with these companies, but it appears that HomeAway and VRBO seem to have more flexibility than AirBnB. Other than photos, we suggest that you contact each rental company to determine what extra features they allow, such a videos, floor plans and 3D tours.


Snap2Close offers two different types of videos that can be used on VRBO and AirBnB. To learn more visit our Videos page. Please click these two links to learn more:

VRBO: https://help.vrbo.com/articles/How-do-I-add-a-video-tour-to-my-listing

Please view our Videos page to learn more about our videos.

Floor Plans

One feature that every rental property should have is a floor plan. The floor plan can be uploaded alongside your photos and is very affordable. It will allow your customers to truly view the layout of your rental property.

Floor plans for vacation rentals help the customer appreciate the layout and features of a vacation rental.


Matterport 3D Virtual Tours

Standard Matterport 3D Tours are perhaps one of the best options for vacation home renters who work with HomeAway and VRBO. Snap2Close will automatically upload/link the the 3D walkthrough of your vacation rental to both websites. These tours are the standard Matterport version as shown below. To learn more about Enhanced Matterport 3D Walkthrough Tours click here.

Note: To use your new Matterport 3D Tour we will be required to transfer your tour to your account, which you will create at Matterport. The account will cost you $10 per month to maintain the tour online.




To learn more about our affordable prices please view our Pricing page.