Marketing Your Property

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The most efficent way to market your property is via the Web. A website can convey a lot of information - photos, a detailed description, availability, how to make a reservation, contact information, etc. The more information that is provided, the easier it is for potential guests to see what you have to offer, and they are able to make an informed decision without having to ask a lot of questions.

Another point to keep in mind is that a website is only as good as its links or connections. In order for people to find your webpage, they need to be aware that it exists and this is where advertising is important - to connect potential renters to your page.

Please note that we are currently in the process of rejuvenating our web image - a brand new look will soon be here!


Marketing and Promotion:

Following is a list of the initiatives that we have in place to promote your individual property as well as drive traffic to the County Holiday Homes website where potential renters will find your listing:

  • Individual webpage for each property - includes a detailed description, a minimum of 10 images, rates, and availability - and renters can book online 24/7
  • Individual web listing for each property on Visit The County visitthecounty.ca (32000 visitors per month) and County Holiday Homes www.countyholidayhomes.com (8000 visitors per month)
  • Individual web listing for each property on Airbnb www.airbnb.ca (worldwide in over 190 countries), FlipKey by TripAdvisor www.flipkey.com (300,000 rentals worldwide) and Canada Stays www.canadastays.com (100,000 listings throughout 60 countries)
  • Online business directory ads: www.pecchamber.com , www.ontariobybike.ca, https://cheesefestival.ca/other-lodging-options/
  • Google Ads - Our ads appear above the search results
  • KijijiAds - Online classified ads for vacation rentals and low season monthly rentals
  • Social Media - Facebook www.facebook.com/countyholidayhomes, Twitter twitter.com/PEC_Getaway, YouTube www.youtube.com/user/CHHLTD
  • Tourist publication ads: Breakaway Magazine http://www.countymagazine.ca/Breakaway/, PEC Red Map, Bay of Quinte Anglers map, Prince Edward County Cycling map
  • Magazine ads: County Magazine, Watershed, Grapevine
  • Member of Prince Edward County Chamber of Tourism & Commerce (PECCTAC), Campground & Cottage Association of PEC (CCPEC), and Ontario By Bike
  • Brochures and business cards distributed through Tourist Information Centres and local businesses; networking and referrals with local businesses and real estate brokers

Communications:

When you list your property with County Holiday Homes, we take care of all of the communications with renters and they contact US instead of you. All the costs of mailing, courier charges, credit card fees, and long distance calls are covered by us.

  • Our friendly and knowledgeable staff receive and respond to telephone, email, and walk-in inquiries, and ‘show’ your property using the information on your webpage.
  • We also help renters find suitable accommodations thus providing us with opportunity to refer your property. Our staff will also conduct a screening process with potential guests to ensure suitability with your requirements.
  • Once we've taken a booking, we'll collect a rental agreement, appropriate deposits and full payment of bookings prior to rental periods.
  • We'll distribute cottage information, maps, directions, and key information to confirmed guests.
  • We'll notify you of confirmed bookings and provide payment prior to occupancy along with a statement of details.
  • After guests depart, we'll follow up and collect feedback.
  • Throughout the year, we will send tips and reminders to owners outlining their responsibilities. At the end of the year, we'll provide a statement of rental revenues for filing income tax returns.
  • We strive to provide ease of access and an abundance of information for guests and clients with our customized reservation system, a toll free number for inquiries and reservations, acceptance of credit cards for payment, and our centrally located office in Picton.