Step-By-Step Guide To Listing Your Home On TripAdvisor

Aug 23, 2018 | Listing 101

Listing your home on TripAdvisor Rentals is a great way to earn some extra income. Whether your primary or second home, your apartment, villa, beach cottage, log cabin or any other property – renting it out to guests while you’re away can generate a significant amount of money.

With TripAdvisor’s quick signup process and easy-to-use management dashboard, you’ll be booking guests in no time.

Here is a step-by-step guide to setting up your listing.

Create Your TripAdvisor Rentals Account

Once you’ve landed on our registration page, we first ask for your name, email and phone number as well as a secure password which you will use to login to your account in the future.

1. Start by adding the location of your rental property

You’re just seven quick steps away from being totally set up! The first property information you’ll fill out is about the location of your rental.

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FAQ: Why is my listing in a different location on TripAdvisor?

2. Property Details

This is where you fill in some specifics about the type of property you’re listing. You’ll add information like bedroom and bathroom count, maximum occupancy, amenities and features, plus your property title and property description.

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3. Rates, Taxes, Fees

Next you’ll tell travelers what your rates are. You can add seasonal rates as well, such as charging more during peak season (demand is higher) or less during low season.

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4. Booking Policies

In this section, you’ll set any policies related to the actual booking. Dictate guest payment options, your cancellation policy, refund policy and any damage deposits.

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5. Photos

This is one of the most important aspects of your listing. Photos are the first impression a traveler gets of what your property actually looks like. We recommend using professional photos and displaying them in an order that takes your potential guest “through” your home from walk-in to exit.

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Please note: a minimum of 4 photos is required. For best results, photos should be no larger than 30MB and have a size no larger than 1200x800. The minimum photo size accepted is 640x480.

6. Payout Settings

You’ll then set up how you’d like to be paid. Options include PayPal or direct to your bank via account and routing numbers. All payout options are secure and fully confidential.

FAQ: When do I get paid?

FAQ: Should I recieve payments to my bank or PayPal account?

7. Review & Post

Lastly, you’ll review all the payment information you previously provided to ensure it is 100% accurate. After verifying your email, as well as phone number through SMS verification, you are done!

Once setup is complete, your listing is ready to take on bookings! You can manage everything from this point on through the easy-to-use TripAdvisor Rentals Dashboard.

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