Hi Houfies, I'm Billy, own 3 rental properties and love hosting and sharing my places! Follow me if you want to! I have some fun guests visiting soon! I still need to add pricing to my listings and update my pictures. I mostly reside at McMurdo Station (77°51'S, 166°40'E), the main U.S. station in Antarctica, is a coastal station at the southern tip of Ross Island, about 3,864 km (2,415 miles) south of Christchurch, New Zealand, and 1,360 km (850 miles) north of the South Pole.
It depends how badly you want to encourage travelers to book direct on Houfy. Keep in mind, one of the major reasons travelers are drawn to direct book is to bypass the high rates and fees charged on the other platforms.
Do you currently thank your guests upon departure for staying at your property?
It's always good business practice to send your guests a departure thank you. A simple text/email is sufficient, especially if you send nothing now.
If you're participating in the Airbnb STRIKE, be productive during that time period. Airbnb STRIKE hosts are invited to import their listings into Houfy's FREE book direct market network! Hosts will also help each other come up unique names for their...
Travelers often like to plan and research things before beginning their vacation. Nearby restaurants, grocery stores, hiking trails, local attractions, and the weather, are just a few of the things travelers commonly ask hosts about.
How Do I Tell My Guests to Start Using Houfy? If you have any social media following, the quickest way to bring awareness about Houfy is to make a simple announcement. Your followers will pay attention when they read something like this:
"I am about to sign up with Stripe or Square and I am wondering who decides if a guest can get a refund. What if a guest files a chargeback because they want to leave early and the host stands firm on their cancellation policy? Does Stripe or Square...
Absolutely! Book direct is all about open communication. Phone numbers and inquiry emails are never blocked nor hidden. This means you and the traveler get to freely communicate before accepting a reservation.
Generally, yes. But not always. The answer will depend on your specific state and local laws. In only a few areas is the clean fee considered to be a nontaxable charge. Even though the amount of the clean fee is typically itemized separately from the...