Getting your properties’ first reservation

Help your Home properties go from onboarding to first booking without a hitch.

 

Help your properties kick off their journey with us with simple and actionable tips that can get them seamlessly from registration to reservation. Our advice helps reduce the time it takes for Home properties to receive their first booking as soon as they become open/bookable on our platform.

 

How to make your properties stand out

 

More than 40% of newly listed Home properties get their first booking within a week. We analysed onboarding data from Home properties on our platform and the actions that impact the time it takes for properties to get their first booking – and continue to get bookings. Here are some best practices we identified:

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CANCELLATION

Flexible 1 day cancellation policy

Properties that set up a Flexible 1 day cancellation policy during registration were on average 91% more likely to be booked during the first few weeks, compared to properties with strict cancellation policies.

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Flexible 5 days cancellation policy

Properties that implemented a Flexible 5 day cancellation policy during registration were on average 75% more likely to be booked within the first few weeks, compared to those with strict cancellation policies.

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PHOTOS

More photos and a higher content score

Properties that uploaded between five and ten photos during registration were on average 25% more likely to be booked within the first few weeks. Specifically, those with high-definition photos and a wide range of room amenities received bookings faster.

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PACKING

Set weekly rates

Properties that activated a weekly rate in addition to their standard rate were, on average, 16% more likely to get booked in their first week.

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Pricing per guest 

Properties that activated pricing per guest upon registration were on average 12% more likely to to get a booking in their first few weeks than properties that didn’t.

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Consistent availability

Properties with continuous availability in the next 90 days on our platform receive three times more bookings on average.

Among the APIs that help properties get their first – and future – bookings more quickly are the Room and Rate Plan Management API, Content API, and Rates and Availability API. Make sure you have the right ones enabled, so you can help your properties succeed.

 

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