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10 Signs You’re About to Fall for a Bad Airbnb Listing

Reader's Digest Logo By Lindsay Tigar of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 10: The best listings will provide a virtual photo tour of the space you will temporarily call home. On the other end of the spectrum, a questionable listing will have photos of the outside area, the neighborhood, and the street…but not what you care about the most: the bedroom, the bathroom, and the kitchen, says Nerissa Marbury, CEO and chief digital officer of One Epiphany, who has booked everything from entire homes to private rooms in 12 cities across five countries. "If the listing has limited photos, it doesn't hurt to ask the host for more photos. And if the host offers a lame excuse as to why this isn't possible, be wary," she says. RELATED: Secrets Airbnb Hosts Will Never Tell You

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The best listings will provide a virtual photo tour of the space you will temporarily call home. On the other end of the spectrum, a questionable listing will have photos of the outside area, the neighborhood, and the street…but not what you care about the most: the bedroom, the bathroom, and the kitchen, says Nerissa Marbury, CEO and chief digital officer of One Epiphany, who has booked everything from entire homes to private rooms in 12 cities across five countries. "If the listing has limited photos, it doesn't hurt to ask the host for more photos. And if the host offers a lame excuse as to why this isn't possible, be wary," she says.

RELATED: Secrets Airbnb Hosts Will Never Tell You

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