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New Facebook Group - Book your Holiday direct with the Owner
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sergio



Joined: 17 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:19 pm    Post subject: booking holiday direct with owners on facebook Reply with quote

Any chance of including US property?
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French Cricket



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only if you start a group yourself, or persuade someone else to, sergio!
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anya752000



Joined: 06 Mar 2013
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Location: Pembrokeshire

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just got round to adding my properties to both the dog friendly group (now at 18,000 members!) and this one.

I appreciate everyone who takes the time to create and then maintain/admin these groups.

I do have one comment with this group though Rosie. In the introduction Sue states:

"We specialise in high quality self catering and B&B properties in the UK and France..."

How do you know that the properties are high quality? Are you checking the details of each property that is added?

I don't mean to be critical but I think you may need to remove the high quality bit. Otherwise it feels like you are taking some responsibility for the quality of cottages/B&Bs on offer.
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Rosie



Joined: 12 Sep 2014
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anya752000 wrote:
"We specialise in high quality self catering and B&B properties in the UK and France..."

How do you know that the properties are high quality? Are you checking the details of each property that is added?


Yes, we do and have turned some accommodation away that we did not feel was of a sufficiently high quality. I agree is is very subjective and that anyone can put up false details but with the many years of combined experience of our admin team we do hope to be right in more cases than not.
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anya752000



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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rosie wrote:
anya752000 wrote:
"We specialise in high quality self catering and B&B properties in the UK and France..."

How do you know that the properties are high quality? Are you checking the details of each property that is added?


Yes, we do and have turned some accommodation away that we did not feel was of a sufficiently high quality. I agree is is very subjective and that anyone can put up false details but with the many years of combined experience of our admin team we do hope to be right in more cases than not.


In that case I take back my comment Very Happy
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nealh



Joined: 26 May 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just resurrecting this thread as I have taken up the challenge and created a group for Cyprus... www.facebook.com/groups/CyprusHolidayRentalsDirectFromOwners/ As it was mentioned that there were no objections to modelling new groups on the existing one, I have adopted many of the rules, guidelines etc.

I don't think there are many Cyprus owners on LMH but any that are, are more than welcome to join. Equally, anyone who is interested in a holiday in Cyprus are welcome to join in. Early days yet but hopefully the group will grow if people support it.
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Rosie



Joined: 12 Sep 2014
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nealh wrote:
Just resurrecting this thread as I have taken up the challenge and created a group for Cyprus... www.facebook.com/groups/CyprusHolidayRentalsDirectFromOwners/ As it was mentioned that there were no objections to modelling new groups on the existing one, I have adopted many of the rules, guidelines etc.

I don't think there are many Cyprus owners on LMH but any that are, are more than welcome to join. Equally, anyone who is interested in a holiday in Cyprus are welcome to join in. Early days yet but hopefully the group will grow if people support it.


That is great nealh and ask away if you have any questions - I'll do my best to answer them. We are far from the biggest group out there but we are growing every day and getting feedback from owners who have got bookings through the group.
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Martha



Joined: 16 Apr 2006
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Location: Chamonix

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is an excellent idea!

Could I join?
https://www.facebook.com/ChaletLaForetChamonix/
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nealh



Joined: 26 May 2012
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martha wrote:
Could I join?
https://www.facebook.com/ChaletLaForetChamonix/


Certainly you can Martha... are you thinking of a holiday in Cyprus? The reason I ask is that I notice your holiday rental is in France.

This is the link to the group-
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CyprusHolidayRentalsDirectFromOwners/
If you want to join, just click the join button using your personal profile and I will do the necessary.
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Martha



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha - sorry, I didn't notice that the thread was so old!

No, I need to join the main one. Might start my own actually ! Good luck with the Cyprus one!
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nealh



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries Martha... I did wonder if you had got mixed up Wink
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nealh



Joined: 26 May 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rosie wrote:
That is great nealh and ask away if you have any questions - I'll do my best to answer them. We are far from the biggest group out there but we are growing every day and getting feedback from owners who have got bookings through the group.


Thanks Rosie... a long way to go before there are enough people to make it viable but we are getting there... 8 people in 2 days is a start. Have you any tips on building up the numbers?

edit to update numbers - now 9!!
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Nemo



Joined: 14 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nealh wrote:

Thanks Rosie... a long way to go before there are enough people to make it viable but we are getting there... 8 people in 2 days is a start. Have you any tips on building up the numbers?

edit to update numbers - now 9!!

Now 10 I see. Smile Simply shout about it and share it wherever you can. I gave a shout out in my small group of 150 odd members, when I saw your post on another owner group. Smile Join local selling facebook groups etc, ask your friends to share it on their timeline etc. It's always a hard slog to start with, but holiday groups are definitely growing on social media, as is the popularity of booking direct with an owner after seeing a property on facebook.
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nealh



Joined: 26 May 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the shout out Nemo... and tips for growing the numbers.

Very aware that it will take a while to get the numbers needed. Unfortunately I am not that tuned in to the mechanics of Facebook so it is taking me a while to discover how to do things efficiently.

Perhaps you would tell me a bit more about the ethics of promoting the group. For example is it seen as acceptable just to jump in and promote or should you seek permission first?
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paolo



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A tangential discussion about another Facebook group went here: http://www.laymyhat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27323
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