Starting in November of 2017, Hunter’s Friend Resort and Condos will begin listing all of our condos on Owner Rentals instead of the other listing agencies that many people use.
The choice for the departure simply came down to the listing fees, commissions and booking fees. They just became too expensive for us and our customers, so we made the decision to pull our listings. At this time we only have one listing left on VRBO and will more than likely not renew our listing with them when the renewal comes up in April of 2018.
At Owner Rentals you get the same inquiry platform (enter your city, dates, and people you are bringing and hit enter) that is common in the marketplace with map and summary results displayed right away. The ability to interact with the owner of the units was also important to us. Owners can reply to their guests with e-mails that won’t strip off the URLs of listing pages, or remove the phone numbers. None of that nonsense.
It was described to us the other day as Craigslist on steroids and that is a pretty apt. Owners who list their vacation home for rent on the site get a nice dashboard, easy to use listing engine, interactive calendar that can set seasonal rates, and much more.
So if you have friends who are in the vacation rental business and have a home for rent they want to list, tell them about Owner Rentals By Alpu. They will absolutely thank you for it.