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Background and Free Listings – About Us.
This boutique website aims to promote Holiday Listings and Local Business in the Copacabana area. The formula provides more exposure with no costs. Read further about us and the free listings.
We own a holiday property in Copacabana which, for the past 29 of 30 years was continually rented. However, a very large multinational website bought the Australian owned holiday website. Consequently we now only see return clients. Over-listing has destroyed the usefulness of large rental organisations. For example, one site has 986 listings for Copacabana. Of course, this advantages renters but owners lose exposure. Bookings do not result from being on page 2+ (we were on page 5). Accordingly we developed this site for our own property but it is free for a limited number of others who also wish to list there property. Maintaining a small number of listing is vital to insure a high position in the browser searches. Rental exposure for all of us is then better.
Increasing charges and booking costs is another problem. The powerful big sites can now adopt a take-it-or-leave-it approach. However a small, self managed and free site should drastically should reduce costs while simultaneously increasing rentals.
We spent the last year developing a DIY holiday website. Here you manage your site. Accordingly, you enter your listing by an automated process. A prospective client is encouraged to contact the owner/manger directly although there is an automating booking process if you want to avoid personal contact. You are responsible for accepting or declining bookings as well as all financial transactions.
Presently, on any large site, an ocean of other listings obscures your listing. You have little control over the type of person renting your property. You receive the rental money only on the day of entry.
This website took hundreds of hours to develop. Optimisation of Search engines is continuous. However it is now fully functional. Importantly it is now high in browser searches (immediately under the paid adds).
Locating property owners is a particular difficulty since, obviously, they do not reside at the property. This problem has no obvious solution except for direct communication around the community.
Why not List your property on this website?
I see no valid reason to avoid listing. We guarantee total disclosure. There are no listing charges. You can simultaneously list on other site(s).
Free listings on this site can only increase your rentals. Manager/owner relationships remain unchanged. Listing and booking is free. You can immediately remove your property from the site if dissatisfied
Fortunately I have time to help you list your property. If you wish me to post your property just send me photos and relevant text. Since all communications and fund transfers are between the client and owner/manager you will need to register your contact details. The site uses protected passwords for security.
In Summary I am offering Copacabana property owners free listing on my site with absolutely no charges. Having more houses on the site will raise the profile further, hence we will all benefit.
If you are not happy you are free to leave.
I will gladly help you with any listing problems.
If you have suggestions to improve the site you will find that I am a willing listener .
Thank you for spending the time to read this article. I hope you will consider listing.
David and Julie Byrnes
David and Julie Byrnes 0407245400
Code of Conduct
- We will respect the privacy of owners and guests at all time,
- No costs are involved in either listing or booking.
- All monetary transactions are between guests and owners/managers.
- Owners/managers and clients can communicate freely prior to acceptance of a booking. On departure the client receives an automated request for a review (very important).
- Booking acceptance or rejection is dtermined by the owner/manager.
- All money transactions are between the client and owner/manager..