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rotaman



Joined: 15 May 2016
Posts: 26
Location: denbigshire

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: None website bookings Reply with quote

Hi, I not got a website to advertise my holiday let as the garden not finish as yet 'another couple weeks' I have had a couple booking last and this year, Looking at the memberlist on this forum there more members that not got website like myself and I just wonder how they get bookings, the bookings I had have been from close family and friends, I don't really want to involve letting agency, how are members getting bookings without website or using agency. rotaman
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zebedee



Joined: 12 Sep 2014
Posts: 1189
Location: yorkshire dales

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a good local tourist information office, you should get some enquiries by leaving leaflets there about your property.
However, things have moved on a lot in very recent years, and people booking in and from the UK like to be able to look at photographs and information on a website.

Setting up your own website is really not difficult if you use a website design from Promote My Place (I can give you a discount code) and it is not expensive (about 70 per year).
More than 50%of my bookings and enquiries come from an internet search, so no agent used.

Other than that, I have put occasional posters in shops local to where I live when I have had a gap that I have wanted to fill, but this is all very much like hard work and unreliable.

If you want to be able to claim small business rate relief I don't see how you can do this without either a website or an agent, and that is quite a saving for your costs that you are giving up.
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rotaman



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Location: denbigshire

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good help to me Zebedee, might just go for the website as my let is nearly ready now and good to go.
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Joined: 05 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for PMP - very easy to set up & looks professional.
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JanB



Joined: 17 Aug 2012
Posts: 510
Location: Near Bath

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also recommend Promote my Place - see my new website under separate topic.

After years of using sn expensive company to do my websites, I could not be more pleased with PMP.
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