How do I make my listing more competitive?
Guests want high-quality, accurate listings with hosts that offer and good trip experiences. Here are a few things you can do to make your listing stand out.
Complete each section of your listing
A complete listing helps guests know what to expect from your space. Make sure you:
- Describe your space: Make your title and description attractive, detailed, and informative. Clearly explain what makes your space unique, including any amenities you offer or rules you have.
- Upload high-quality photos: Your photos are the guest’s first impression of your space on the search results page.
- Set expectations: Lay out expectations for guests in the House Rules and House Manual sections of your listing.
Use your reviews to improve
The quantity and quality of reviews from past guests can impact your search performance. Use your reviews and ratings to learn how you can improve your guest’s experience.
Make it easier for guests to book
Respond quickly to booking inquiries and reservation requests to show guests that you’ll be an attentive, welcoming host.
Turning on Instant Book can also help attract last-minute reservations.
Set competitive prices
Make sure your price is set to reflect changing demand: it fluctuates throughout the week and the year. Try seasonal pricing to help your listing stay competitive during the off-season.
Learn from other hosts
Trade tips with other hosts—Find a meetup in your area so that you can ask other hosts about how they stand out during slow months.
Read more about how to optimize your listing for the off-season.