Take your Vacation Rental Business to the Next Level!
alluraDirect.com is much more than just a vacation rental directory - it's an efficient and effective way to manage your rental business.
Subscribe today and get vacation rental software for managing your reservations, credit card processing services and inclusion in your specific destination directory.
Is Vacation Rental Software from alluraDirect.com Right for You?
Do you agree with the following?
I'm tired of the constant back-and-forth calls and emails with potential renters to confirm a booking.
I'd love to be able to get payment from a renter as soon as they're ready to book.
I operate a quality, fraud-free rental business and I'd like potential renters to feel as confident as possible when booking my home.
I wish I could immediately respond to rental inquiries all the time to capture more bookings - but it's just not realistic to be on-call 24/7.
I'd like to have my own website for my vacation rental business but don't know how to set one up or want to put in the effort.
I realize that investing a little time and effort to get my online rental business up-and-running is necessary so I can reap the rewards later on.
If you agree with most of these statements, we may be a match. A subscription with alluraDirect.com and our vacation rental software can help you address all of the above.
What you Get out of a Subscription with alluraDirect.com:
1. Listing on alluraDirect.com through a destination-specific directory. Take unlimited, commission-free bookings.
alluraDirect.com website users can search by detailed or vague criteria, view listings and book accommodations instantly.
Enjoy the following marketing services:
- Diligent search engine marketing. Google search an accommodation-related keyword specific to your destination and we will likely be within the top ten. *This may vary according to keyword popularity and destination (destinations on the site longer tend to rank better)
- Newsletter marketing to over 18,000 total newsletter subscribers
2. A private, standalone website, unconnected to any other vacation rental listings. Your alluraDirect.com property page and private website automatically update each other and are connected to the same booking system. Have renters who found you through other websites or marketing channels book through your private website to pay by credit card. This also means you can manage ALL of your bookings from one central hub!
Once you have discovered where and how to advertise (yes, it's ok to advertise on other sites), how are you going to handle all the business leads?
alluraDirect.com's vacation rental software includes an extensive, private property web-site creation and reservation management system that easily handles all of your business leads. There is no relationship or access from your personal property web site to alluraDirect.com. Consequently, you will not lose business leads to other property owners on the main alluraDirect.com directory.
If you already have an existing personal web site, simply plug in our booking tools and feed all of your reservations into a single management system.Check out a sample private site: www.whistlerskipad.directvacations.com
3. The ability to accept instant credit card payments. You set your rates, minimum stay rules and booking policies. If a Guest agrees to all three and the dates are open on your calendar, they can make an instantly-confirmed booking by credit card. Receive the payment in your bank account 3-4 business days later, minus a small transaction fee (currently 4% and will be dropping).
Wouldn't you prefer to pay by credit card when making a reservation? How comfortable would you be sending a cheque to a complete stranger?
Your biggest business barrier is customer confidence. From the renter's perspective, paying by credit card is an insurance policy in case you're fraudulent and the property does not really exist. Many renters also need to pay via credit card, or simply want to capture more loyalty points - like Airmiles.
Credit card processing fees are a cost of doing business that you must factor in to your rates. Trying to avoid them by insisting on cheques results in less money and greater hassles: like blocking off your calender and losing sales while waiting for a cheque in the mail. It might never come, and it might bounce.
At this time, all payments are processed in Canadian dollars and deposits made to Canadian bank accounts. We anticipate diversifying to other currencies in the future.
4. Mistake-free Reservations. When a Guest books your home through either your alluraDirect.com property page or private website, the dates are automatically blocked off your calendar. So long as you use these two sites to process your bookings, it is impossible to accidentally double-book.
Use our vacation rental software and receive a tested and centralized web-based reservation management system that reduces liability, mistakes and overall administration time to five or 10 minutes per day. It also increases reservations from all sources by making it easier to book your vacation property.
Automatically schedule and distribute guest and owner self-reminders and reservation correspondence based on your preferences. Don't drop details and make costly mistakes!
5. Huge time savings with decreased administration work. Your rental website works for you around the clock. If a renter is ready to book your place at 3am - they can! Reservation confirmations are automatically emailed to both you and your confirmed Guest. Even your check-in package is sent via email once a full reservation payment is made.
It's not enough to have a great personal web site if it doesn't help renters book when they want to! Your site must make it easy and obvious for people to make an instantly confirmed reservation based on your rules, otherwise you risk losing them to someone who is ready to take their money! It should also automate routine administration, and ensure that critical tasks are completed.
With the alluraDirect.com vacation rental software you can:
- Configure your reservation rules based on your preferences. You are always in control. Bookings cannot occur unless the dates are open on your calendar, the renter pays your posted rate and agrees to your policies.
- Create a reservation email template library and instantly create customized emails unique to each new reservation, including booking and guest details.
- Automatically track reservation and payment status. Receive late payment alerts.
- Create reservation and revenue reports within seconds in order to track your progress and ease the yearly book-keeping process.
- Automatically generate reservation receipts.
6. Unlimited phone and email support. Call or e-mail us for assistance as often as you need. Ask us questions about using your website tools, get tips for maximizing your rental potential or consult with us on other vacation rental issues.
Pick our brains for tips on:
- Quickly configuring your business and property logistical operations from scratch
- Tested policies that protect you and your renters
- Building a long-term customer base that increases the value of your real estate investment
- Achieving a rates and occupancy equilibrium
- Managing cleaning and maintenance
7. Increased value of your real estate investment. Track and validate reservations to prove the revenue potential of your vacation rental business. Pass on your website and rental equity to a new owner in a few easy steps. All historical reservation information including renter contact information remains intact.
Transferring your website and online rental business to a new Owner takes less than 15 minutes. The new Owner keeps the same alluraDirect.com property ID and private website address. Your past renters can continue to find and book the property in the same place.
Subscription fees vary by destination. Long-standing destinations have a loyal customer following, top search engine rankings and will therefore cost more.
All subscriptions fees exclude 5% GST and are charged in Canadian dollars.
- Whistler, BC - $795
- Big White, BC - $599
- Sun Peaks, BC - $599
- Kicking Horse, BC - $125
- Fernie, BC - $125
- Silver Star, BC - $125
- Red Mountain, BC - $9.95
- Panorama, BC - $9.95
- Mont Tremblant, QC - $299
All other destinations are currently offered on a free trial basis. Please click the "Subscribe with alluraDirect.com" button below to get a complete list of all destinations. If you do not see your destination in the list, please contact us to request it.