How I Get Guests From Other Sites to Join Houfy
In my experience, it's easier to convince guests to join Houfy, rather than fellow owners. Guests are excited about planning their trip and happily join Houfy to read my guidebooks. Three out of every four of my guests joins Houfy before they have even stayed at my property.
I get very few repeats, but these guests may use Houfy the next time they are looking for accommodations, and book your property for their next vacation.
This is the procedure I follow every time a guest makes a reservation.
1. I email my rental agreement, house notes document, and departure checklist.
2. I log into my Houfy dashboard and send my arrival guidebook directly from Houfy.
3. I send the guest my invite link to join Houfy; this is done directly from Houfy. You have the option to copy and paste your invite link into an email, if you prefer to do it that way.
4. I go back to my gmail and send the email below. Feel free to use any parts of this template:
I just sent the arrival information from Houfy. It includes:
- Check-in instructions
- Cabin Supplies
Please confirm you received it; if not, I will resend.
You should have also received my invite to join Houfy, and read my local guidebooks about things to do, restaurants, etc. Houfy is a free new social site for travelers. It takes just a few seconds to verify your phone and email.
After you join, just "follow" me on there. You will receive any new posts I make on Houfy in your houfeed. Past guests have signed up and found my guidebooks to be very helpful with planning their trip.
You can comment on guidebooks and share your experiences with other travelers, friends, and family. You can even write your own if you want....really cool site!
You can also book our property and others for free on Houfy - no need to pay VRBO's service fees when your credit card protects you anyway!
If you have any trouble finding me, just click on the "H" in the top left corner and type in "1781" (that's our listing number) or start typing "Bridget" into the search bar - then click on my profile and the FOLLOW button. Email me or text me if you need any help!
Feel free to forward my invite to the other members of your group.
After the guest has departed, I also send a thank you departure email. I thank the guest for staying and educate them how to google properties to find them outside of OTA's, and I remind of them of Houfy again.