Renting houses abroad is one of the hobbies of mine. Instead of staying in hotels I prefer the quietness that only a rented house or apartment can offer me. I appreciate having access to a kitchen to be able to prepare my own meals and hotels very rarely give me that opportunity.
Before choosing where to stay I usually browse a dozen or more homes first to ensure that I choose something that I absolutely like. This usually takes me some time, but it is always a time well spent.
If you own a property that serves as a rental property it is in your best interest to advertise it and present it in the positive light. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to take good pictures of your house or apartment. I am talking here about photography for vacation rentals.
There are several things you will need to take into account before starting a photo shoot. First, it goes without saying, you need to make sure that the place is in perfect order. Give it some love and care. Make sure that you clean it thoroughly. Try to get rid of all personal items and belongings that can easily discourage your potential renters.
Next thing to keep in mind is choosing the right time for a photo shoot. Avoid taking any pictures during nighttime as natural light is definitely better. If taking them in the evening is really your only option, at least invest in lots of artificial light.
Something else to keep in mind is to avoid overloading. People prefer neutral spaces and not those rooms that are filled with items to the brim.
As you can see, there are some things that should be taken care of before a photo shoot, but let this not overwhelm you. You can gain a lot once you are prepared for it.