Spain-holiday.com is running since 2002. We have over the years built up a knowledge base which we would like to share with homeowners to help them improve their rental income. Most exercises are surprisingly simple, but the effect can be very powerful.
Look through our homeowners FAQ guide here and be inspired to build an ad for your holiday rental business that works.
Consider the fact that a potential renter is going to pay a person who he has never met or heard of before. So even before any contact is established, he is aware that he is booking the family holidays without a safety net. So it is very important that your advert reflects trust. You can build trust by following this advice:Information that should be available in your advert
Good photos is your key tool. We want to emphasize the importance of ensuring your photos are of the best quality, as they rent out your property for you. We advice you to ensure you have done the following
All descriptions and notes must be entered in English (as our default language). In addition, you can enter any of the other available languages. There is no limit regarding the length of the description. You can write as much as you like about your holiday home and area. We do ask it to be written by yourself and not copied from a another holiday advert on www.spain-holiday.com.
In general it is a good idea to highlight the positive sides of your apartment, but also the facilities in the local area. Write an informative description, not too long, not too short. People need to be informed but don’t want to be bored.
It is important to make an attractive advert that people just can't miss. We offer various tools from your account, that may prove important to your rental business. Here is a quick guide to some of the most important tools
We do not require you to do so, however we suggest you to consider the following
We do not require you to use a booking form. We do however recommend you to make a formal agreement between you to avoid misunderstandings and to build up the owners trust in you. This can be done via a standard e-mail or word/pdf file in English. We recommend that you use our standard booking form that holds the most common information which can be useful for you and the renter.
For additional information on what you might want to include in your personal booking form, please take a look at this article.
International bank transfers are often expensive, so you may want to consider alternative payment options. These are the options we know other homeowners use
To avoid your enquiries end up in your spam or junk folder we have setup a few extra features to ensure you safe delivery of enquiries. If you use a web based e-mail client like hotmail, btinternet, telefonica, Yahoo! or Gmail you should add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contact list or white list. Furthermore we recommend you to do the following in your Spain-holiday.com account
Initially you must create the advert via your account. However if you need assistance to upload photos or similar, our friendly support team is always here to give you effective support and to guide you through the process. Since you know your property and local area best, you will be the best person to create your advert.
It will take from 0-3 business days for your advert to appear online. Once your advert has been approved by our staff (via proof of ownership documents) and your payment has been received, your advert will go online. You can, at any time, modify your advert.
Once you have created your advert, you can click on a link called "payment" in the menu of your user account. You may pay via debit/credit card, PayPal or bank transfer. Most homeowners pay us by debit/credit card via our VeriSign SSL secured connection. If you need an invoice, please make sure the invoice details including VAT number are up to date BEFORE making the payment for your ad. Afterwards any invoice details cannot be changed.
To ensure maximize visibility and best performance for each advert we use a Quality Score System. The more information you add to your property listing, the better your score. Properties are rotated on a daily basis and you also have the option to upgrade your advert, which enhances your ranking in your local search results.
We have divided the page in different sections so visitors have several ways to locate your holiday advert. They can search via map, theme, id, quick search or advanced search on all languages. Furthermore your advert will in time become picked up by search engines including Google, Yahoo!, MSN and other which daily spiders our Spain-holiday.com.
We have experienced that some homeowners have been contacted by fraud renters trying to trick money from them. We now closely monitor all enquiries and potential renters and if we find something suspicious about an enquiry we sent you, we will notify you. You should be alerted on any of the these
Do you own your private website for your holiday home? Then you can insert smart link that will show your calendar from Spain-holiday.com on your own website. If you update your calendar from your account on Spain-holiday.com it is immediately and automatically updated as well on your website. If you one day no longer wish to advertise on Spain-holiday.com, you will still be able to maintain your free booking calendar. All you need to do is insert a small piece of html code which is available on the page where you manage your calender.
To avoid your enquiries end up in your spam or junk folder we have setup a few extra features to ensure you safe delivery of enquiries. If you use a web based e-mail client like hotmail, btinternet, telefonica, Yahoo! or Gmail you should add email@example.com to your contact list or white list.