Condo for Rent? Use Social Media for Results

Posted on August 7, 2009

If you have a perfect vacation getaway for rent and you do not have a place online to publicize, you are already behind. When people consider a vacation, they go online to get as many details about a destination as possible. There next step is almost always “Where should we stay?”

Other than getting your condo posted on popular renting sites and waiting for people to come to you, why not take a more active approach? Create a Web site for your condo and list all information and pictures you can to give your future visitors all the information they need about your destination. Provide a guestbook online of people who have visited before, as well as an easy-to-use contact page for interested renters.

After building a Web site to promote your destination, use social media to find vacation goers where your condo is located and directly contact them. For example, use Twitter search to find “vacation Virginia Beach” to see if anyone is planning  a vacation there. If so, direct message them a link to your Web site advertising your condo for rent. Write a blog about new additions, places to visit in the area and different seasonal or yearly events. Use Flickr and YouTube to post pictures and videos of your condo on your site to help provide information for your future guests. Finally, make yourself available by e-mail, Facebook and Twitter to any interested renters.

While it might sound like a lot of work, you’ll find that social media and blogging is easy and yields results. If you aren’t sure where to start, contact us today.

Jessica Swink is a freelance writer specializing in articles about Social Media Optimization and SEO for travel Web sites.

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