Setting Up a New Account
How do I set up a new account?
Your convenience constitutes our advantage! Our site is simple to use and easily accessible to anybody without requiring any technical knowledge. All you have to do is click on the ‘how to advertise’ button on the top of the home page (or any other page for that matter) and you will be transferred directly to the advertisers section. Just follow the online instructions on how to set up your own personal account and benefit from the possibilities offered, so you can have total control over your web page advertisement. (editing or making any necessary changes and additions to your property’s portfolio, at any time, anywhere).
Creating Your Online Holiday Home Advertisement
How do I set up my property advertisement?
The online ‘advert builder’, which can be accessed through your private, password protected area, provides you with all the assistance you need in order to set up your own online holiday home advertisement. You are, also, offered the ability to experiment with the set up and design of your property’s presentation and once you are satisfied with your trials submit your final advertisement to be added to our site. Usually, at the beginning we should provide a main description of your property, which is then followed by additional photos and an availability calendar. Through this link, you are, also, given the possibility of designing new property advertisements, making necessary changes to your already existent ones, adding new photos and updating your tariffs and availability calendar. In a few words, you have the advantage of managing your property advertisements whenever necessary.
How can I attach photos to my advertisement?
The uploading and attachment of photos is an easy process. If your photos have been stored in a digital format on your p.c., then you can easily upload and attach them to your web advertisement through the Administration Console. All you have to do is click on the ‘add photo’ link which will allow you to choose the appropriate photograph stored on your p.c. and then click on the ‘update’ button on order to upload it directly to holidaylets.net. An approval of your photograph will follow before sending live on the site. But you should bear in mind that each photo must not exceed 500kb in size.
In case you do not have access to digital photographs, you are given the possibility of sending them through the regular post. All you have to do is label each photograph with the property reference number that is being portrayed and include a stamped and addressed envelope should you wish them to be returned. We will, then, scan the photos and attach them to your web page advertisement free of charge.
What is my photo limit attachment?
You are allowed to attach up to ten detailed photos of your property and an all-inclusive one that will feature on the summary results page.
Marketing Tip! Your all-inclusive photo should depict an outside view of your property on a beautiful, sunny day in order to win the viewers’ first impressions!
Can I label my online photos?
We would actually recommend you to do so. All you have to do is simply type your message in the caption box underneath each photograph and then click on the ‘update’ button.
Once my advertisement is completed, how long does it take to appear online?
Our foremost and primary concern is to approve all appropriate advertisements within 24 hours maximum. But in case you have not heard from us after this time, please contact our Customer Services who will be glad to assist you in any way.
Is there a guide on setting up a successful listing?
All you have to do click on this link and you will directly be presented with a detailed guide on how to set up and design an attractive and efficacious listing.
Constant Management & Control of Your Online Advertisement
How can I keep my availability calendar up to date?
All you have to do is click on the ‘Update Availability’ button in the Owner’s Area and you will be directly transferred to a calendar page. First click on the day of arrival button and then on the day of departure, once you have clicked on both dates an Update button will come up at the bottom of the page so that you can save your changes. You can go through the same process as often as necessary and then click on the Finished button to return to the Master Administration area.
Is it necessary to keep my availability calendar up to date?
Constant updating of your availability calendar has proven to be most beneficial. Since, through the search mechanism which automatically filters property availability, you avoid receiving any booking enquiries for dates that have been already booked thus saving time and trouble. Furthermore, your dominance in the summary results page is secured through the constant updating of your availability chart.
In a few words, updating your availability calendar enhances your successful presence in the directory and as a result increases the number of property viewers and booking enquiries.
How will I be informed of any booking enquiries?
Anyone who is interested in your property will come into contact directly with you, either through email or the phone. Enquiries by email will follow a given format with the email subject reading: Booking Enquiry from holidaylets.net and will be sent directly to your address featuring in the Owner Account details.
I have attached new photos to my online advertisement but they are not displayed.
Just press ‘Ctrl’ and ‘F5’ when seeing the old photo and ask for a page refresh.
Do I have the possibility of changing or redesigning my web advertisement?
One of the greatest assets of the online advertisement we offer is flexibility! You have the ability to make any necessary changes pertaining to your personal details or property description at any time, anywhere simply through logging into your personal account.
Do I need any special training in order to use the system?
Absolutely no technical knowledge is required from your part. Using holidayhomeonline.com is as simple and straightforward as using a word processor.
What are the criteria of ranking all the properties that are being advertised?
In case that search filters are not used all advertisements are ranked according to their sleeping capacity and the daily randomize function within each sleeping capacity band. Through this process, an equal positioning is guaranteed to all properties over time. However, if you manage to keep your availability calendar up to date, then certainly the odds are on your side, as your advertisement will fairly earn a top position in the listing. We consider that it is our obligation to compensate the effort of those advertisers who demonstrate a constant interest in updating, and thereby facilitating the entire process.
Is there a special offers section?
Our ‘Special Offers’ section is simple to use and easily accessible from the main administration page in your Owner’s Area. It has been set up for your convenience and it enables you to deal with any last minute cancellations or vacancies as well as to boost your rental income.
Display any last minute offers that you have to make in this section and you will not regret it!
My region/area does not appear to be listed in your site?
After painstaking thought and consideration we have came up with a diligent classification of the various departments, counties and regions within a country. However, it might be possible that we have overlooked a particular area. If that is the case and you would like to make an addition or even a modification, then we would be glad to hear from you and try our best to accommodate your request.
What should I do in case I forget my password?
All you have to do is simply click on the link in the Owner’s Login page and we will email it to you.
Advertising Costs & Pricing
How much does it cost?
The standard charge would be €99 per annum for every property.
What are my payment options?
We offer you three different modes of payment for your online advertising with holidayhomeonline.com:
1. Online: Once your advertisement has been set up, you can make an online payment using your credit or debit can that is authorized and processed on the spot. The asset of this mode of payment is that it guarantees your property’s presence in our site at all times. Presuming that your advertisement has already been approved for content, it will immediately be ascribed a ‘paid’ status and displayed on the holidayhomeonline.com site for one entire year.
! This process is totally secure and encrypted.
2. Credit or Debit Card: Acknowledging the fact that some people may be rather skeptical of exposing their card details online, we offer you the possibility of communicating them to us through the phone, fax or email. Your card details will, then, be processed locally, your property’s status will automatically be changed to ‘paid’ and your advertisement will be displayed for one entire year.
How can my property appear as a feature on the home page?
All you have to do is contact the holidayhomeonline.com crew and will automatically be added to our waiting list. The cost is only € 50 + VAT per month.