Vacation Rentals 101: Site Tour

September 7, 2012

We've put together a site tour and roadmap so you can get to know the site and make the most of your membership. 

YOUR ACCOUNT

When you are signed in to your account, the drop down panel is your go-to place for any activity related to managing your rental, such as accessing your Dashboard. It is accessible on every single page on the site!

Menu

NAVIGATING THE HOMEPAGE

We want you to feel right at home when using the Holiday Rentals Network sites, so we've made our homepage as simple yet useful as possible.

Using The Homepage

 

USING YOUR DASHBOARD

Your Dashboard is where you access everything related to editing and managing your listing(s) and account. Whether you want to change the email address associated with your account, update your availability Calendar, or run a travel deal, your Dashboard is where you come to do it. Learn More.

User Dashboard

 

EDITING YOUR LISTING

Our listing editing tools are super simple to use and you should be using them all the time to maintain and edit your listing. On a weekly basis you can update your availability calendar and respond to reviews; on a monthly basis you can add details to your listing description such as upcoming attractions near your property; on a quarterly basis you can edit your photos to reflect the current or upcoming season. The more you put into your listing, the more you'll get out of it (learn more).

Listing Editor

 

OFFER A TRAVEL DEAL

Vacation Auctions is our travel deal program that allows property owners to auction off vacancy. Running an Auction is a great way to find last minute renters or to fill up your availability calendar. The system gives you 100% complete control over accepting or declining the winning bidder. Running an auction is a great marketing and audience engagement tool, as travelers are eager to join auctions and take advantage of the special rates and offers. Learn More.

 

UPGRADE TO A FEATURED LISTING

A Featured Listing is an upgraded version of a standard CanadaStays.com property listing. Featured Listings receive significantly more traffic. They are highlighted on the homepage and displayed first within related search results and regional pages in order to attract more customers, receiving 30-50% more exposure. Learn More.

 

PROMOTE YOUR PROPERTY

There are several options available for promoting your listing, including but not limited to:
  • Upgrade to a Featured Listing
  • Tag your photos so they appear in Getaway Collections
  • Recommend your Rental on Facebook
  • Share your rental via Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and other social networks
  • Offer an Auction
  • Add your CanadaStays.com Availability Calendar to your personal website
To learn more read our article Rentals 101: Promoting Your Property 


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