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  Topic: Is your FB page interesting?
whirlybird

Replies: 37
Views: 4088

PostForum: Social media   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:57 am   Subject: Is your FB page interesting?
Laughing

I'd love to know that for sure.
Some posts I think will be fantastic don't get much at all, but strangely Facebook is sure that if I 'boost the post' it will do really well.

Not everybod ...
  Topic: Social Media Doesn't Really Work for Holiday Letting....
whirlybird

Replies: 20
Views: 1220

PostForum: Social media   Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:02 am   Subject: Social Media Doesn't Really Work for Holiday Letting....
At least you dont have to 'prompt' to get a \like' from your partner! Rolling Eyes

Our first season renting and first with FB. Slowly building up with 'useful likes' not farmed.

There is a cottage a ...
  Topic: List of works / to do before start.... what have i missed?
whirlybird

Replies: 8
Views: 984

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:51 pm   Subject: List of works / to do before start.... what have i missed?

Table mats/coasters

AND instructions on how and when to use the above, really annoys me when they is water/coffee marks on the oak tables RIGHT NEXT to the coasters!!
Mad
  Topic: Agencies in Dartmoor
whirlybird

Replies: 2
Views: 244

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:59 am   Subject: Agencies in Dartmoor
Hi

Whichever you choose, make sure you know what you want from them and check the small print.
I didn't do this as we were so busy getting the cottages ready, just assumed they were all the same. ...
  Topic: What's putting people off booking?
whirlybird

Replies: 28
Views: 4216

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:39 am   Subject: What's putting people off booking?
I'd disagree entirely. Cheapest rarely means best value & most reasonable holidaymakers realise as much. Price is only one factor with many other variables but personally I'd rather slightly fewer ...
  Topic: Social Media Doesn't Really Work for Holiday Letting....
whirlybird

Replies: 20
Views: 1220

PostForum: Social media   Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:11 am   Subject: Social Media Doesn't Really Work for Holiday Letting....

As far as fb groups go, I agree that niche groups are probably the way to go. There aren't many around but if you're in a popular area I recommend starting one - my Cornwall one (https://www.facebo ...
  Topic: Social Media Doesn't Really Work for Holiday Letting....
whirlybird

Replies: 20
Views: 1220

PostForum: Social media   Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:56 am   Subject: Social Media Doesn't Really Work for Holiday Letting....
" I figure my fb activity generates website traffic if nothing else although that's hard to quantify."

That bit can be checked with google anylitics and the consol, its very easy to see where the r ...
  Topic: Social Media Doesn't Really Work for Holiday Letting....
whirlybird

Replies: 20
Views: 1220

PostForum: Social media   Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:44 am   Subject: Social Media Doesn't Really Work for Holiday Letting....
Morning

I tend to agree with Greenbarn. If you want an easy life and just bookings given to you then FB is def not the way to go.
We are in our first season, and will be under contract for our sec ...
  Topic: List of works / to do before start.... what have i missed?
whirlybird

Replies: 8
Views: 984

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:33 pm   Subject: List of works / to do before start.... what have i missed?
I know it sounds obvious, but don't forget to stay in the property yourself.

This way you will find silly little things that you may not have thought about which need doing or changing.

Good luc ...
  Topic: Do you use a PDF or photo album when you reply?
whirlybird

Replies: 6
Views: 602

PostForum: 
Handling rental enquiries
   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:50 am   Subject: Do you use a PDF or photo album when you reply?
Hi

We tend to do the same as above.
They have chosen where they are going but its nice to give them something different to look at. I give a link to a page on the website showing what equipment w ...
  Topic: Is your FB page interesting?
whirlybird

Replies: 37
Views: 4088

PostForum: Social media   Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:09 am   Subject: Is your FB page interesting?
Hi

I have just been through this thread to see if there are any 'snippets' I may be able to use/borrow/tweek.

It hasnt been commented on for a couple of years, so......any new ideas that people ...
  Topic: Copyright
whirlybird

Replies: 4
Views: 581

PostForum: 
Managing your guests
   Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:32 pm   Subject: Copyright
Hi

Same as zingara here, we have it in our terms of using the Internet which they have to agree to before being allowed onto our wifi server.
We let them know their IP address is logged, each cott ...
  Topic: Zip link beds!
whirlybird

Replies: 10
Views: 764

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:13 am   Subject: Zip link beds!
We have Zip and link in one of our rooms. We have the zip type not velcro. It is easy to put together and very comfortable (according to guests also).
We use a topper when used as a king size and rem ...
  Topic: Looking for a small electric bathroom heater!
whirlybird

Replies: 9
Views: 440

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:39 am   Subject: Looking for a small electric bathroom heater!
Morning

May also, if you haven't already, check on regulations of electrical items in a bathroom.
I have had the same issue before.
  Topic: Website review
whirlybird

Replies: 7
Views: 376

PostForum: 
Website reviews
   Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:29 pm   Subject: Website review
Hi

Thanks for that comment, a good point.

We don't accept dogs and that has been a big "discussion" with our agent. They keep on telling me that 60% of their business is with dog owners, I have ...
 
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