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Ted



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:51 am    Post subject: What's a fair price for listings Reply with quote

Hi there,

New to this thing but hoping i Can get some opinions

I was looking around on where to put my property, but some of these places are charging £200 - 400 a year!!

I found this website called The Melrose Directory and they only charge £95 and they don't charge extra for photos or anything. It was a nice website too and easy to use which makes me wonder if we're all paying too much for these other ones???

What does everyone else think???

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zebedee



Joined: 12 Sep 2014
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Location: yorkshire dales

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The who???
Is it a household name? Would you think of them if you decided to book a holiday?
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jafa



Joined: 06 Jul 2017
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Location: Kirchberg in tirol

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: What's a fair price for listings Reply with quote

Ted wrote:
Hi there,

New to this thing but hoping i Can get some opinions

I was looking around on where to put my property, but some of these places are charging £200 - 400 a year!!

I found this website called The Melrose Directory and they only charge £95 and they don't charge extra for photos or anything. It was a nice website too and easy to use which makes me wonder if we're all paying too much for these other ones???

What does everyone else think???

Are you Ted from the Melrose directory by any chance??


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Cymraes



Joined: 07 Jul 2015
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Location: North Wales

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I've never seen or heard of them before. They don't come up whatever key words I use which would generally find cottages in my location.

They may be cheap but it's money down the drain if they don't send you any bookings. My first question to them would be how many hits they get on the site each day.

it also looks like they are using the standard off the shelf listing plug in ( Wordpress I think?) that most of these start up operations are using. It certainly looks like most of their competition.

The only advertising site I'm prepared to pay for is Independent Cottages which does get me bookings.
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greenbarn



Joined: 30 May 2009
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Location: The Westmorland Dales, Cumbria

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ted - donít waste your money.
Itís a startup with a model of being worldwide and no niche or USP, therefore attempting to compete head-on with the megamillion dollar established outfits who own the playing field. The size of the portfolio theyíve built up so far isnít encouraging.

If youíre looking for advice on where to list, let us know the area youíre in and the type of property, your target market, maybe a link to your website, and Iím sure people can come up with some useful suggestions.
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paolo



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ted,

I am guessing you are Alison from The Melrose Directory. Am I right?
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Bordering



Joined: 20 Apr 2014
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This site requires visitors to register before they can enquire. Iíd expect a decent directory site to permit quick and easy enquiry via a form, and also show the ownerís phone number(s), and link to website too, on the page. People responding via directory sites are often doing so because they want direct-with-owner contact.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paolo wrote:
Ted,

I am guessing you are Alison from The Melrose Directory. Am I right?



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Joined: 09 Dec 2014
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Location: Ivybridge, Devon, UK

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bordering wrote:
to permit quick and easy enquiry via a form, and also show the ownerís phone number(s), and link to website too, on the page.


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(Yup! Sounds kinda familiar Very Happy
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