Ever wish you could read a traveler’s mind and discover exactly what could get them to find and book your property? Listing Strength from TripAdvisor Rentals helps you do just that.

It’s a tool designed to ensure your listing is in top shape to attract bookings.  And, unlike ordinary boot camp, we’ve already done the hard work for you!

Listing Strength measures your listing against what we know travelers are looking for and gives you a score out of 12. It’s a kind of booking barometer—a way to take all kinds of different factors into account and reveal how effective your listing is at attracting bookings.

Not only does Listing Strength give you practical tips to improve your listing, it also offers you something else that’s very valuable – the reassurance that you’re doing all you can to make it successful.

Ever wish you could read a traveler’s mind and discover exactly what could get them to find and book your property? Listing Strength from TripAdvisor Rentals helps you do just that.

It’s a tool designed to ensure your listing is in top shape to attract bookings.  And, unlike ordinary boot camp, we’ve already done the hard work for you!

Listing Strength measures your listing against what we know travelers are looking for and gives you a score out of 12. It’s a kind of booking barometer—a way to take all kinds of different factors into account and reveal how effective your listing is at attracting bookings.

Not only does Listing Strength give you practical tips to improve your listing, it also offers you something else that’s very valuable – the reassurance that you’re doing all you can to make it successful.

“On average, listings with 1-2 reviews receive 2X more  interests”

YOUR LISTING STRENGTH

Each of the following actions is worth one point towards your Listing Strength score, giving you a maximum score of 12:

YOUR LISTING STRENGTH

Each of the following actions is worth one point towards your Listing Strength score, giving you a maximum score of 12:

“85% of travelers would rather book online”

Read on to discover why these are so important and how to score highly. Remember, this is all about setting up your listing to succeed!

Read on to discover why these are so important and how to score highly. Remember, this is all about setting up your listing to succeed!

GET THE OWNER APP

(1 POINT)

Today’s traveler wants instant responses, and the app equips you to meet these expectations. Get booking and message notifications on-the-go, update your calendar, rates, and more—right from your mobile.

Don’t have it? Download it today for iPhone or Android.

GET SMS ALERTS

 (1 POINT)

We’ll send you text messages for new bookings, inquiries, and updates. Respond quickly and you’ll reach more guests, and convert more inquiries into bookings – all hallmarks of a successful listing!

Turn on SMS alerts

YOUR FIRST REVIEW 

(1 POINT)

Travelers seek out reviews, so you just can’t afford not to have any. Fact: just one review could double traveler interest in your listing (compared to listings with zeo reviews)! No wonder getting your first review gets you another point.

Learn more about how reviews can build a successful rental business

SYNC YOUR CALENDARS 

(1 POINT)

Synchronize your other listings—like Airbnb or HomeAway—with your TripAdvisor calendar. Why is this worth another point? Because it means your availability is up-to-date all the time, with next-to-no chance of you canceling a booking.!

Learn more about calendar sync

ADD SEASONAL RATES 

(1 POINT)

Seasonal rates are key to making your rental as profitable as possible all year round. You’ll stay competitive and maximise your bookings through peak and low seasons. Add them for another Listing Strength point!

Read more about how to nail your pricing

ADD MORE PHOTOS 

(1 POINT)

Our research shows that listings with 16 photos get 125% more traveler interest than those with 4. Why is this? Images help a traveler picture themselves in your rental. The more detail they show, the more confident the traveler becomes… and the more likely they are to book!

Add more photos

ADD HOUSE RULES

 (1 POINT)

Maybe you don’t allow smoking, or perhaps your home isn’t suitable for pets. House Rules help you set guests’ expectations before they arrive and ensure you get the right bookings for your rental. It’s worth another point!

Add your House Rules

ADD GUEST INTERACTION INFO

 (1 POINT)

Will you be around during the guest’s stay do you prefer a hands-off approach? Whichever it is, be upfront with your guest. Managing guests’ expectations from the get-go is the best way to customer satisfaction. t.

Add guest interaction info

LIST YOUR BEDS 

(1 POINT) 

This may sound simple. And it is. Travelers plan their stay based on the number of people they need a rental to sleep, so tell them how many beds you have.

ADD BATHROOM DETAILS 

(1 POINT)

Basic amenities are key for travelers planning a trip. Tell them at a glance how many bathrooms you have and they’ll quickly know if your place is for them.

ADD GETTING AROUND INFO

(1 POINT) 

This kind of detail says you’re already thinking about how to help your guests. And it shows how helpful you’re likely to be with all their other needs, too.

ADD WHAT’S NEARBY 

(1 POINT)

Adding local info gets your guests into “vacation mode” while looking at your listing. Why’s that important? Because it makes them feel like booking!

Learn more about writing the perfect property description

So there you have it: how to boost your Listing Strength and give yourself the best possible chance of securing more valuable bookings! Score as high as you can and then get ready to receive lots more interest from travelers.

So there you have it: how to boost your Listing Strength and give yourself the best possible chance of securing more valuable bookings! Score as high as you can and then get ready to receive lots more interest from travelers.

“Just a single review could DOUBLE traveler interest in your listing”

“Properties with exact location receive 2x more bookings then those without”