The Value of 1 Extra Guest

There is so much potential to jump ahead of your competition

If you know what you're doing, it's fairly easy to beat the average listing. Just having 20 or more photos will give you a leg up. ​Listings with 20+ photos get 83% more inquiries than ​those with 5 or less.



83% more inquiries

Another study found that the average guest stay is worth about $500 (avg. guests stay is 3.5 nights at $141/night = $492.5). Our course is $197 so even if you get ONE more guest because of your improved photos, over the LIFETIME of your rental business, chances are that you would more than double your money!

3.5 nights

Average stay per guest

141 USD

Average stay per guest

Average revenue per stay

The same study showed that the average occupancy rate is 17%, which is only about 2 months out of the year. 

Average host (at 50th percentile)
1 extra stay of 3.5 nights/month would put you in 80th percentile

What if you got one extra guest per season (assuming you are a year round rental)? That would be a $2000 return PER YEAR on a one-time investment of $197.

Think about what you could do with an extra 2 grand a year.

Take a vacation yourself! Pay for a long awaited upgrade to your rental. Use it for a marketing budget to boost your occupancy even more! 

Those already in the 80th percentile (making about $14 000/year from their rental) still have 200+ nights available. One extra guest per month would mean a revenue boost of 43% (to almost $20 000/year)! If you got one more guest booking per month? $6000/year. Every year.
Now we're talking!


per year


per month

More revenue per year

Think about it for a minute. How ​would you use $6,000 additional dollars (every year)? Starts to feel tingly, doesn’t it? And there's always room to improve even when you're occupancy rate is great. As a friend put it after one of her rentals got more than enough inquiries - "Time to increase the rates!"

Want to learn more about how to increase your revenue?

Top 5 Vacation Rental Photo Mistakes
​Make sure your listing photos send the right message!
  • ​​Eliminate basic mistakes that repel guests.
  • Come across as professional and trustworthy.
  • Get more bookings and make more money!

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