Category Archives: Diary of a homeowner

My review of the new mobile app

CaptureHoliday homeowner, Rowena, reviews the new mobile app for homeowners advertising with Holiday Lettings.

I was pleased to hear about the free owner app from Holiday Lettings and keen to try it out. It’s available on iPhones and Android, it’s free to download and has been specifically designed for people who advertise their property with Holiday Lettings.

It was easy to find and download on my iPhone via the Apple app store. And if the many positive reviews are anything to go by it’s proving popular with homeowners. Once the app was downloaded all I needed to do was enter my advertiser ID and password, confirmed I wanted to receive alerts and I was ready to go!

Why I think guest reviews are important

Rowena, Cyprus holiday homeownerHoliday homeowner Rowena talks about how TripAdvisor guest reviews are instrumental in driving bookings for her Cyprus holiday let. 

We’ve been listing our home with Holiday Lettings for two years now and collected seven reviews from past guests. In fact, one of the reasons we first chose to advertise with Holiday Lettings was because we knew we’d also be listed on TripAdvisor, giving us great exposure and giving our guests the opportunity to leave a review on a global travel forum.

Proud to own a holiday home in Cyprus

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Rowena owns a holiday home in Cyprus. She shares her thoughts on the bailout and how she expects it to impact her holiday let business. 

In the last few weeks Cyprus has been dominating the press with news of the bailout and the threat of Cypriot banks collapsing. As the owner of a holiday home in Cyprus it’s a worrying time.

Luckily we don’t have any savings in Cyprus, just a mortgage, and as we’ve always planned to keep our holiday home as a long-term investment we’re not too concerned at this stage. My sympathies are of course with the people of Cyprus and anyone affected by the crisis, but on a personal level my main concern is: will it put people off travelling to Cyprus?

My simple steps for boosting enquiries

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It’s a good time as any to review and refresh your ad. Rowena shares what she does to help give her enquiries a boost. 

There are a few simple steps I always abide by that can really help boost enquiries.

General advert update

I make sure everything on my advert is up to date and seasonalised with new year prices and an updated availability calendar. I remove my ‘pitch’ for long term winter lets and update my descriptions with the promise of some summer sunshine!