Have you yet been persuaded to offer your property on Booking.com? The next step is to register your property so it can be listed on Booking.com once you’ve decided to list it there. Although this process only needs a few steps and can go quickly, you should take the time at this point to make sure that your property is appropriately listed.
How can I register a property on Booking.com first? You must first go to join.booking.com to get started. When you click the “Get Started” button, a sequence of pages will appear that will walk you through the first few steps of creating your account (with information such as your email address, password, and contact information).
Following completion of this step, you may start registering your property by first deciding what kind of property you want to list. You can select from one of four primary categories offered by Booking.com (each with a brief description if more detail is required):
- Apartment: These are standalone, fully rented units that provide their food.
- House: Comparable to the apartment category, these independent residences can be characterized by their detachment and possibly by the presence of some distinct outside features like a private yard or seaside.
- This category, which includes hotels, bed & breakfasts, and more, is for people who want to rent out several rooms within a single structure or unit. Choose this option if, for instance, your three bed and breakfast rooms are located inside of your own home.
- Alternative Locations Booking.com’s third category, which is in line with the current trend of “experience travel,” is for more unusual accommodations, such as anything from a yurt to a yacht.
These choices may seem obvious, but it is in your best interest to think carefully about which category your property fits into because it will affect the searches in which your listing appears on the internet. It will also depend on where your property is located and whether you need a license for it, so keep that in mind. You must choose the type of property for which you have a license because some nations want them.
After choosing your category from the four options above, you will be asked how many items you wish to sell. You can choose between “one apartment” and “many apartments” if you choose the “Apartment” option, for instance. If you only need to list “one apartment,” simply follow the on-screen instructions, enter the information requested—including the address—and finish registering.
You should already be considering how to properly market your property on Booking.com at this point, even though we’ll discuss strategies to make your property stand out in a later chapter. The name you offer your home may be what matters most in terms of marketing, as this will be the header title that potential tenants will see when they search Booking.com. The best names are succinct and enticing, but you should also strive to highlight the special qualities of your property. For instance, “3450 Main Street Two-Bedroom” is significantly less interesting than “Riverside High Rise Oasis,” which suggests the breathtaking tranquility and view possibilities.
Once you’ve completed the registration process, the Booking.com team will evaluate your information, and you’ll get an email with your login information once it’s been authorized. You can now complete the information on your property’s page. Currently, you can:
- Include images that are both realistic and attractive depictions of your space. Get ready to press the shutter: Booking.com advises publishing at least 24 images of your property.
- The necessities from your rental should be shared. Don’t forget the necessities, like a washing machine or air conditioner, if you have them! These can be put under “Facilities & Services” and should list any amenities to which renters have access.
- Update the availability calendar to make it easier for potential tenants to determine when your apartment might be available. You may verify that you’ve modified this calendar appropriately by going to the “Rates & Availability” page.
- Share a tiny bit of information about yourself under “Your Profile”; it doesn’t have to be your complete life’s history, but a little background information can help your property stand out more.
- Examine comparable listings that are similar to yours to determine the ideal price for your house. If you don’t have the special characteristics to warrant it, you shouldn’t be the most expensive rental on the street. Examine their prepayment and cancellation policies as well because they must be competitive with the market to attract more potential customers.
Remember that when you are drafting these sections, your rental property should shine. For instance, double-check your pictures to make sure no embarrassing ones appear on your website and give the most accurate details about the location and services of your business.
How to Create Multiple Booking Accounts for Properties
The method is fairly simple if you have many homes to sell on Booking.com: rather than “one apartment,” as in the prior example, you may choose “multiple apartments.” You will then be asked to disclose whether each of these units is located at the same address or in a separate place before being asked for the necessary information.
You can always add more properties if you aren’t ready to add a lot of properties at the beginning of your Booking.com experience. Click “Property Layout” to add a new rental at the same address as another one of your listed properties. Booking.com will ask you for extra information. You must click “Add Another Property” and start the registration procedure over if you need to list a completely new address.
How to Add a Rule to a Booking.com Room
Even while vacationers and leisure travelers frequently seek out fun and indulgence while they are away from home, you can still impose some restrictions on their behavior while staying at your rental property. In some settings, such as tranquil beach villages, you might only want to ensure that your renters are respectful of the local community. For example, some buildings and neighborhoods have noise, pet, or litter covenants that tenants must abide by.
Start by going to “Policies” and selecting the “House Regulations” tab to add these limitations or rules. There, you may select “edit” to add rules like whether your property allows dogs or smokers or has designated hours for low noise. These will appear in your property profile after you click “Save.” We’ll cover this subject again in a later chapter, but it can also be a good idea to remind tenants of these guidelines when they check in or in a manual that’s waiting for them in the apartment.
How to Make the Most of Your Booking.com Listing
To increase your bookings, you must understand the ins and outs of each channel on which you are active. Use these simple suggestions to increase the effectiveness of your Booking.com property advertising.
Answer any questions right away.
Since Booking.com is an instant booking channel, all correspondence with potential guests must be completed as quickly as possible. This calls for maintaining a constant state of alertness regarding any new communications you receive and setting up autoresponders if you want to save some time and work. You will be able to respond to a questionnaire in a matter of clicks if you have pre-made responses that address the most typical queries.
Make information as explicit as possible.
Autoresponders are a helpful tool, but they work much better when you don’t have any reservations about addressing them! So, how can you cut down on the inquiries you get? By making your listings as clear as possible. Put yourself in the position of your visitors and consider all the inquiries a prospective tenant might have. What details are required before making a reservation? Include all the specifics on what guests can expect from their stay at your facility.
Display it using pictures
Visitors looking for their next vacation home want to view it from all sides so they can picture themselves there. To ensure that visitors know exactly what to expect from your house, be sure to add high-quality images of every area. Additionally, pictures can clarify any questions regarding the types of beds you offer, whether or not the kitchen has an oven and other issues.
Make a wise choice of amenities
Make sure to enter all of your vacation rental facilities, no matter how basic they may seem when doing so. If possible, find out what features your rival properties—those with a comparable number of bedrooms and bathrooms as yours—have. Your rental will stand out from the competition if you can provide something that others can’t.
How to Combine Lodgable And Booking.com
We provide a connection with Booking.com since we recognize the value of distribution for your vacation rental business. This means that you can control your listings on Booking.com from within your Lodgable account. It’s really simple to put up a listing on Booking.com if you already have a Lodgable account. You can change calendars and pricing on both platforms from one location inside your Lodgable account, so you won’t have to worry about that. Reach out to our support