This is a patent pending system to run your business. Before www.ivacationonline.com the guest would have to contact you by phone or email. You would then have to get to them some type of contract or lease. That would take hours of work and then it may take days or weeks to hear back from the guest IF they decided to sign your documents and mail them back to you. Double bookings where common as owners never knew exactly who was mailing back a lease and who was not. That was then, this is now…
Guests want things fast and simple. www.ivacationonline.com gives you the ability to accept online bookings and INSTANTLY have a legally binding agreement with your guest and by using the automated online credit card process, you have the rent! Could you image calling a Holiday Inn and they tell you they will email, fax or mail you an agreement and you would have to sign it and mail it back to them? Not in today's high speed world of the internet.
Think about this; if you wanted to book a VACATION RENTAL and you found 3 units in the same area, one had online booking and the other 2 did not, who would you book with? Would you take the time to call the owner, leave voice mails, wait for them to return your calls and then wait for the paperwork and then be forced to go to work to book the unit? Not any more! With www.ivacationonline.com you can take a booking in minutes, have the money in your account and your guest will love it. The easier you make it on them, the more business you will attract. Your guest will take the path of least resistance. Be sure you are the path of least resistance!
Answer this question; "In the future, will there more or less people wanting to book their vacation online with a credit card?" Now where do you fit in?
We recommend www.ivacationonline.com as your first place to list your unit and run you business. We also suggest you research the area you are in to find additional rental web sites to subscribe to. Then you direct all your inquires to your listing on www.ivacationonline.com
Here are some tips on using www.ivacationonline.com
If you get a phone call about your unit, from any source, direct them to your unit on www.ivacationonline.com Your listing has a number. Example: "Thanks for the interest in the week of June 22 Mr. Jones, to book it online, please go to www.ivacationonline.com , unit number 1234 and click on the week you want to book. We will both be notified by email once you complete the booking process. Thanks for staying with us."
You have total control over who books your unit. The owner must CONFIRM the reservation to be valid. You can call the guest and ask any questions you want to make sure you are comfortable with them using your unit.
Apply for the Secure Pay Merchant Service. Guest really like using credit cards online. More and more owners are accepting them. The ones that don't WILL have less business in the future. That is GUARANTEED. Can you imagine your local clothing store not taking credit cards? They don't want to miss out on the business, so why would you want to miss out on these customers? One more booking a year more than pays for any fees you may incur.