Since the beginning we have been a by owner oriented company offering rental advertising on an even playing field with professional property managers. Other sites including VRBO and Homeaway require payment even before you have received mail from prospective renters. SnowbirdSeeker is unique because you may list free and upgrade once you receive messages from prospective renters. Members appreciate this versatility and take comfort in upgrading once they know a prospect is already interested in booking the rental.
While VRBO and Homeaway have recently implemented search algorithm changes that favor property managers over individual home owners, we continue to sort according to seniority. In May of 2012 at SnowbirdSeeker.com we made changes to our search engine that sorts listings according to amount paid over life of membership. Furthermore, in September of 2012 we updated the Top 20 list to have the same search algorithm that places total paid over all other search factors. That being said picking the monthly or quarterly plans are the best for building subscription level because over time you will surpass other members. Since these changes are recent simply upgrading will send your listing to the top of your area’s search results. Upgrading has its benefits including increased rank, higher PPC traffic, and increased hits from referring websites. Upgrading will also reveal your contact details and enable you to read messages from prospective renters. Building a competitive advantage is easy just visit our seasonal rental advertising website, login, and then click on the Upgrade Membership link.
To differentiate from the competition our vacation rental website offers rental owners the opportunity to browse and contact potential renter matches. Renters may visit site and contact seasonal rental owners using the listing contact form without joining. They may also join our website and list their vacation rental preferences. Depending on the preferences entered our mail system will notify you when any renter has indicated they are interested in a rental in your area and in your budget. This added level of value offers you the best communication on the net between rental owners and snowbird renters. Members who upgrade and renew will participate in the longevity reward program and will receive more traffic each season. Our plans are to create even more featured listings landing pages that are more and more localized. Seniority and amount paid over life of membership will determine position on featured listing pages. To get started list your seasonal rentals by owner today.
By Troy Johnson