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Property sharing

UstlcRentals
Nov 26, 2021 11:31 PM
Joined Oct, 2021 29 posts

And how do i get in touch with the property that I'm sharing with to make sure we are on same page for widgets?

Ken T
Nov 27, 2021 12:27 PM
OR Team Member Joined Aug, 2019 752 posts

When you ask to join their property share, that automatically appears in their control panel to approve, so they should be aware that you are wanting to join.

Deb's Beach Cond
Feb 7, 2022 4:29 PM
Joined Jul, 2016 5 posts

It would be helpful if there was an email included in the request to join a property share.  You need a way to contact them to give them the widget computer code to add to their website.     

 

then you need to be able to verify that they added it to their website.      Not fair to have them on everyone elses pages if they do not add it to theirs.

 

 

Deb's Beach Cond
Feb 7, 2022 4:31 PM
Joined Jul, 2016 5 posts

Can someone join more than one Property Sharing Group in an area?     I see people requesting to join multiple ones in the same area.  

UstlcRentals
Feb 7, 2022 4:40 PM
Joined Oct, 2021 29 posts

I'm still none the more clear on what or how this works.  I had an email a couple of weeks ago asking to join my share, i clicked on it and it just took me to the homepage of property sharing section. No where to approve. I do wish for better communications amongst us owners. Maybe once a share is started it could be given its own discussion board... to help us collaborate.  I dunno.   Just confused and throwing out randomness!

Deb's Beach Cond
Feb 7, 2022 4:47 PM
Joined Jul, 2016 5 posts

I figured that out - you click on "batch"  then click on the ones you want to approve or deny.

BlueMtnCabins
Feb 8, 2022 2:38 PM
Joined Jun, 2016 993 posts

Actually we are behind property share idea. Initially we had OR generously code a a set of property share widgets but every update needed to involve a support ticket. Now OR improved upon that and joining (or leaving) property share is much easier. Ours is for Smoky Mountains TN. 

What property share admin needs to do:

  • Create property share with brief description of what market it covers. i.e if you are in FL, you do not want properties from Alaska joining. 
  • Create property share widget (TILE option) in OR.
  • Share the widget code with share participants
  • Verify and approve members when they request to join

What ALL property share participants need to do:

  • Ensure that your website URL on Property settings in OR is properly populated and live. Even if it is populated, you may want to "edit" and save it. Suggestion that your property URL points to the page on your website that actually houses book/inquiry widget. Example: smoky-mountains-cabin.com/appalachianescape is where my book./inquiry widget is housed on my website. 
  • Create property share subpage on your website. Example of mine - smoky-mountains-cabin.com/rentals-by-owner
  • embed the code provided by Admin above in the property share page on your website
  • enroll your propertie(s) in property share by sending request to Admin (make sure you try to join appropriate share for your area  or create your own)

Optional:

Create a standalone simple website where property share widget in embedded with simple description of what it does. Ours is housed on Wix and it is only a couple of pages. here is is smokymountaincabinsbyowner.com Travelers can search, find property they like and be directed to chosen property's site to book. 

Website admin collect as small fee per year for website hosting/maintenance/updates. We also have a FB page where we regularly feature participant properties and Instagram page for the same purpose

Here is a simple info flyer we publish explaining how it works. 

UstlcRentals
Feb 8, 2022 3:45 PM
Joined Oct, 2021 29 posts

Wow.. thank you for the thorough step by step instructions! I'm about to give it a whirl! Wish me luck... and thank you again!

UstlcRentals
Feb 8, 2022 8:26 PM
Joined Oct, 2021 29 posts

Ok i have it all set up.. just not sure how i share it with the other members now..

 

My website

Ustlcrentals.com 

 

Thanks in advance!

BlueMtnCabins
Feb 23, 2022 8:51 PM
Joined Jun, 2016 993 posts

I do not know how you share. We in the Smokies have a FB group for members. That is how we communicate with members. 

Paul W
Mar 10, 2022 8:54 AM
OR Team Member Joined Jun, 2009 708 posts

@BlueMntCabins... You ought to buy the domain name smokeymountaincabinsbyowner.com (note the extra "e" in smokey) and then have that auto-redirect to your real one.  Every time I go to look at your site, I always spell it wrong and put the "e" in. 😆

UstlcRentals
Mar 31, 2022 12:20 AM
Joined Oct, 2021 29 posts

I get "page missing" for all the properties in my property share. Have I done something wrong? 

Also what about making a way for us owners having a way to actually connect better? Im in a couple of other shares but have no way to know how to even see their website. Would be nice for those who are sharing their websites with one another. :)

Ryan H
Mar 31, 2022 12:56 AM
Joined Mar, 2022 22 posts

Very impressive setup!

Ken T
Mar 31, 2022 6:31 PM
OR Team Member Joined Aug, 2019 752 posts

@UstlcRentals - please write in to the Helpdesk with more information, so we can investigate this for you.