Hey Bob, I am really confused! I'm online and see owners share their VRBO or AIRBNB listing in social communities on Facebook, Google and other

Billy
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Why would they NOT share their own website??? Or their Houfy Listing?

Hey Bob, I am really confused! I'm online and see owners share their VRBO or AIRBNB listing in social communities on Facebook, Google and other

Do owners understand they are promoting AIRBNB and VRBO? Promoting "service fees". I understand you love them! I do not understand that so many people love them!

Then I see owners share their listing of "service free" marketplaces, I think owners pay a fixed yearly listing fee for most of these. The owner of this marketplace might or might not invest in advertising, so what is this yearly fee being paid for? and is it a credible venture with future potential?

I wonder, if anyone knows the TOTAL of fees and costs, paid yearly by us owners & our guests to be able to market on these sites?

For example:

If someone looks for Florida and you post your own website, you will need to be real lucky to get the booking! That someone will need to like your place/price and your property will need to be available.. Hmm.. don't get that one!

I suggest owners to join Houfy and share their Houfy listing! or share the Houfy Florida search results page! At Houfy guests can even pay direct - NO fees!!

I even think Houfy will be making websites for owners in some out of space way..

These FEES for owners and guests are getting totally OUT of hand! Cleaning fees are going up 10% per year, shoveling fees, pool heating fees, garbage pick up fees

I hate fees!

I looking forward hearing from you Bob! (or should I call you mister FEE lover!)

Thanks Billy

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It is my understanding people are not really sharing Houfy yet as it is being built, not aware of the fact that quite a few owners are actually getting bookings and others are getting paid directly. Just today a member accepted a booking for $1312 (50%) downpayment on Houfy. The system already works flawlessly for members connected with Stripe or Square. And I know there is this super interesting contest coming up early February:

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4 years ago

Swapnil: I would like to know how much my guests and I are paying in all these fees, could you please program this.. Let's say 12% for airbnb/expedia and tripadvsior bookings - Thx T

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4 years ago

Hi Billy, Airbnb and VRBO hold the funds, I think, so I have a guarantee, I will be OK. This is why I pay Service fees! & I support their teams maintaining the sites. I think you would need 100s of programmers to do this. The costs for running a website like Airbnb and VRBO must be immense. I support that and that is why I pay service fees!

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4 years ago

Plus they do all your marketing for you to send business your way. And handle all of your accounting.

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3 years ago
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