It represents a huge potential for your vacation rentals: Twitter is the perfect way to create a professional network, and to reach potential travelers with no effort. The micro-blogging site is known for its ease and facility of use, that can be beneficial to anyone!
We’ve summed up in this article a few tips on how you can start promoting your property management activity on Twitter, in only 280 characters. Where should you start? What can you do to get noticed?
Let’s see together!
Twitter basics: Quick Start
Then add a profile picture -ideally, your company logo- and a cover picture. This one can represent one of your most beautiful properties, for example. Don’t forget to add some other relevant info, such as your bio, website address…
Keep one thing in mind: your Twitter account should help potential travelers easily find you and quickly understand what services you offer.
Once your account is all set up, start posting!
Talk about your rentals, but that’s not all!
1. What’s the point of talking, if there’s no one to hear you?
Keeping that in mind, start looking for relevant Twitter accounts that you could follow, hoping they’ll follow you back. Look for other vacation rentals, your local tourism board, local activities and tourism attractions. Share some of their tweets -that’s how Twitter messages are called- anything that could be of interest for your potential travelers.
Start building your network, and keep doing so several days a week.
2. What should you post on Twitter?
Let your followers know what’s new about your rentals. You’re building a swimming pool, renovating some properties or simply buying new bed mattresses? Share these everyday news, this will show your potential guests you take care of your properties.
Share about upcoming local events and shows: that’s the best way to show there are great things to do & visit in your area.
Regularly post beautiful pictures of your region: a parc, wild animals, architecture, sunsets… Anything that can help highlight your properties and attract tourists.
Talk about your vacation rentals! You can share some of your properties listings and/or pictures every once in a while, but it shouldn’t look like your account is a giant ad for your business.
Share some Twitter-special discounts, especially during the low season or for last-minute deals.
Note that your tweets should always contain a relevant picture; it’s been proven to be way more efficient than simple written messages.
Don’t forget to also use hashtags when posting on Twitter: this is the best way to ensure your tweets can be found by other property managers and travelers outside your network. They’ll help you reach a much larger audience.
#Sunset, #VacationRental, #PerfectHolidays… Tools such as Trendsmap can help you identify the best hashtags to be added to your tweets.
3. When and how much should you post?
This totally depends on the time you have available. You could be tweeting twice a week, or 5 to 10 times a day. You only need to be consistent in your posts and writing frequency.
Have fun and let the customers come to you!
Today’s technology allows professionals to promote and market their business for free.
That’s now up to you to jump on the bandwagon and start developing your vacation rental activity online: this can only be positive to your business!