We will most probably edit this article multiple times in the near future. You will need to add a price to your listing to be activated on our advertising platform.
Log in > My Listings > Edit > Pricing
Please be advised: We have 3 ways to set pricing; unlike most other marketplaces.
Seasonal Prices override Base Prices and Calendar Prices override both, Seasonal and Base Prices!
Houfy shows exact pricing calculations when guests inquire with selected dates
Pricing, as well as your Pictures, Name & Description of your listing, are THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT factors for getting bookings or not.
Have you been to a fruit market lately? Which banana do you buy? The discounted older looking one or the good looking perfect bananas for the right price? How does your property show on Houfy? Is the picture perfect or is it outdated/too small? It is the first impression guests have! How about the price? Is your place correctly priced? Or too expensive/cheap? Filter properties around your place and check your pricing.
Did you know the market across the street has great bananas for an even better price? It is the same price as going to the banana dealer direct. Houfy wants to be this new market for properties across the street.
A) Base price: $100 a night (You researched places around you and noticed the prices are around this price for places with similar options/amenities)
You could consider giving a discount for a week by setting a weekly price: $630 (90$ a night)
The same for the month (We calculate 30 days): for example: $2550 (85$/Night)
Be advised: Houfy calculates the weekly rate for stays of 7 or more nights, the same is true for monthly rates.. (A guest who wishes to stay for 32 nights will pay $85 in above example..)
B) Seasonal price: (These prices will override the base price)
Summer season: June 15th - September 1st: $125
Winter season: December 15th - April 15th: $150
Currently, they are set for specific years only as the calendar is used to create them. The seasons expire and you have an option to get an e-mail notification to adjust the season once expired. (Just keep the season and edit the days/price)
C) Calendar price: (These prices override both the seasonal price and the base price)
This can be useful for offering discounts or last minute specials or when there is a special event you could increase or decrease your pricing in a very simple way.
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