Mahwah, N.J.: Every year more people opt for the advantages of renting villas, homes or condominiums as an alternative to hotels and motels when on vacation. As a result, a growing number of property owners are putting their homes on the rental market on a daily, weekly or monthly basis for vacation travelers.
Accurate record-keeping is essential for property owners who want to attract and keep satisfied guests year after year. For this reason Villa4vacation.com has created a new tool specially designed to help owners track their rental occupancy. The Villa4vacation Availability Calendar is totally free and is available to all rental property owners, even if they don't have a paid listing on the Villa4vacation.com website.
With this occupancy calendar, property owners can improve their inquiry-to-booking conversion rates. The calendar also makes it simple for potential renters to pre-qualify themselves by identifying availability before placing a call. Because the new calendar can be updated at any time, customers can stay informed about new bookings or other changes with just one click.
The calendar's internet browser interface makes for easy access from any location and the unique URL enables owners to link to the calendar from their own website as well as other sites and easily send emails to their potential guests.
The free calendar was designed by the principals of Villa4vacation.com, who are vacation rental owners themselves, and therefore understand the components essential for long-term success. Its many state-of-the-art features are not available on any other calendar site on the internet. These include :
Villa4vacation.com is one of the most advanced websites available connecting vacation-rental home owners with potential clients going on vacation. The site offers many advantages for property owners including a limited membership, so homeowners do not have to compete with thousands of others in the same rental areas.
To serve its members, Villa4vacation.com focuses on brand awareness campaigns, U.S. and international media connections, as well as search engine visibility through ongoing submissions and promotion to the large internet-based travel companies and major players in the Holiday/Travel industry.
With the recent slow-down of the real estate market, many property owners are being forced to hold on to their homes much longer than expected. For some, renting has moved from a choice to a necessity in order to cover housing expenses. Websites offering innovative features and aggressive marketing tactics, like Villa4vacation.com, are an optimum choice for owners desiring continuous exposure to prospects looking for vacation rental options.
"Our new user-friendly occupancy calendar is just the latest in a growing list of innovative benefits we offer, based on a comprehensive marketing plan," says Rosalind Sedacca, public relations director for Villa4vacation. "Our goal is to give our members a superior presentation and listing for their property along with valuable tools including RSS feeds, visitor reports, management of bookings and much more," adds Sedacca. "Villa4vacation stands apart because of our exceptional level of personal customer service and support that can't be found on any other vacation rental site. We also offer the logistical advantages of operating out of the U.S.-- and our rates are lower."
Owners can also take advantage of the Villa4vacation Credit Card Acceptance Program which enables them to accept credit card payments easily and economically. By offering clients a choice of payment options, Villa4vacation owners are more likely to get the booking. Payments and deposits are credited directly to the owner's bank account.
Homes listed on Villa4vacation.com will automatically be listed in additional vacation rental domains, including: www.hotvacationrental.net, www.rental-direct.com, www.vacationhomenow.com, www.villa4holiday.co.uk, www.villa4holiday.com, www.villaforvacation.com.
Membership at Villa4vcation.com starts at just $99 for a full year listing. For more information, go to Villa4vacation.com or contact Rosalind Sedacca at 212 812-4420 Ext. 712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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