Atholl Crescent Lane is a quiet side street off Shandwick Place. It is within easy walking distance of Princes Street and some of the main tourist attractions in Edinburgh. It is therefore a prime location for holiday lets.
It always amazes me when I look at the Airbnb website and see so many bad photographs. From my own experience, I believe people will not look at all of the available properties, but select a few within their price range and pick the best from these.
Your listing on Airbnb is therefore competing for attention with all of the other available holiday lets. A great thumbnail picture will entice people to check out your property. And when they see all of photos that do your property justice, they might very well book right then.
Sometimes, you have to spend money to make money. A professional real estate photographer can add value to your property. And the cost to you is only the equivalent of one, two or three days you charge to let the house or flat.
It is obviously not possible to measure how many extra bookings professional real estate photographs will bring you, but I have little doubt that one, two or three extra days booked within the lifespan of the photographs (a couple of years or more) is quite an underestimate.
The photographs will therefore pay for themselves and then some thanks to the extra business you’ll get.