Renters will contact you directly by telephone or email through your listing. All rental advertisements provide the owner's contact information, however, your email address will be hidden from visitors. You may opt not to post your telephone number, which will leave any contacts going through the website inquiry form to you.
If you would like photos posted with your listing, simply log in, got to edit your listing, then click on Manage Photos. There you can select the photos from the local computer you wish to upload and store with your listing. You can change the photos any time you wish, as often as you wish.
Potential guests want to see large, high-quality photos. It helps them trust the property description and greatly improves the performance of the listing. The uploaded images should be at least 1132 pixels wide and 768 pixels high.
If you are currently trying to upload your photos, this is where you select photos that reside on your computer to be transferred to our website. This part should NOT be filled in with a web address.
Once you are on the Photos tab for your listing, click on the Browse button for a dialog box and navigate until you find the image file you want to upload. Click on the file, then click Open. This will set the path to your image file in the text box. Next, click Upload Photo and wait while the file is uploaded from your computer to our website. The screen will not change until the transfer is complete. If the file is large or your connection is slow, this step could take several minutes.
If you have no photos on your local computer but have some on the Internet you will have to go fetch them first. You can download them to your local computer and then upload them to our site. To download photos, use your browser to view the photos, and place the mouse pointer over the photo itself. Click the right mouse button. A menu will appear. Select "Save Picture As" on the menu. This will bring up a dialog box that will give you a choice of where to save the photo and under what name. The original name of the photo will appear. You should change it to something simple using only letters, numbers and dashes. This can be done by clicking in the area with the filename and changing it. Photos should be saved somewhere on your computer that you will remember, like on your desktop. Click the "Save" button to transfer the photo. Once downloaded to your local computer you can upload them to our site using the instructions above.
Important note about thumbnail photos: Often when viewing a website that contains your photos, a smaller photo will be displayed and when you click it, a larger copy of the photo will be displayed. The smaller photo is called a thumbnail. When taking photos from the internet, make sure you do not save the thumbnail. Click the thumbnail and save the larger photo, as described above. If you submit the thumbnail to us, it will show up as small and/or blurry on your listing.
You have full access to your listing 24 hours a day. You can modify any portion of your listing at any time, including the pictures. To make changes simply click on the "Owner Login" link. Once logged in, click "Edit Listing" and then use the tabs on top to navigate to the appropriate section of your listing.
Go to the "Owner Login" link. Once logged in, click on "My Profile" - you can make all changes from a single page. If necessary, each listing can have separate contact information by clicking on "Edit Listing".
If you are posting your property and do not see your city or location, just contact us. We will research your request and get back to you. Until a decision is made, we suggest you place your listing in the closest listed region.
We offer several different subscription plans so you decide what works best for you. See pricing for annual subscriptions . There are no additional fees or commissions charged on any bookings generated from the website.
Perhaps your rental rate is too high. Compare it with other owners in your area and bedroom size, just as the vacationers do. Our belief is that if you take any given ten rentals in an area, 3 will get 50% of the inquiries, 6 will split the remaining 50% and one will get very few. The main determinant? Price.
No. We do not have payment processing in place for reservations. We feel it is best to leave it up to the individual homeowner to determine the best way to accept payments for reservations.
Options for accepting payments for reservations include checks, of course. For accepting payments online, some options include using any of the following:
Above are a few suggested payment options that homeowners are using. Of course, you are free to use and shop around for whichever payment processing option you wish. We do not restrict your ability to choose what works best for you.
The Owner dashboard is very user-friendly and simple to understand. Please use the "Owner Login" link to modify your listing. If you require help with changes or photos, please see other questions in this FAQ. If you require help with your listing, please contact us . We are happy to help!
Yes. Homeowners can list multiple properties. There are no additional fees or commissions charged on any bookings generated from the website. We do offer multi-property discounts for four or more properties, please contact us to learn more.
Usually, emails with poor grammar, and spelling, odd use of capital letters, and/or asking you to wire money or participate in an unusual bank transaction is a scam. The sender is usually attempting to obtain money, personal information or your email address. We recommend that you let us know you received this through our service and delete the message without responding. For further information about internet fraud and fake check scams, see fraud.org
Be sure to provide a property lease/legal agreement, and insist on exact payment. One popular scam is the "Renter Overpayment Scam" where a renter will send you an inquiry that may seem legitimate and suggest he sends you more than your rental fees and ask you to wire back the difference. The check that he will send is fake (the bank takes several weeks to catch it) and by then you have sent the difference back and will be unable to recover it. We suggest you insist on exact payment or if you do accept an overpayment wait at least 30 days before returning any funds. See fraud.org for more information.
Start by contacting your city, county, and New York state governments about requirements specific to your location. Ask about registering your property. Which governmental entities require registration for your area? Ask how much sales tax you should collect and how often these payments are due to the authorities. It is up to the individual owner to collect and remit their required taxes.
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