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FAQs
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY NO OBLIGATION ADVERTISEMENT ACCOUNT?
A no obligation advertisement account means you can set up a complete holiday property advert for your holiday home and preview it before you decide to buy it or not. Apart from the availability calendar, which will be activated when your holiday home advert goes live on our site, you can set up a complete advert for your vacation property and that includes uploading your holiday property photographs. Only after you preview your advert do you decide if you want to buy it or not. If you decide not to buy it, there is nothing at all to pay.
HOW DO I SET UP A NEW NO OBLIGATION ADVERTISERS ACCOUNT?
Firstly, you must register as a new user, which is free and takes less than two minutes. Once you have registered, our system will instantly generate an Advertisers Administration Center unique to you. From here, you will be able to create a no obligation advert for your vacation property.
Follow these eight simple steps to create a new, no obligation holiday property advert for your holiday home.
1: Click the Create A New Advert link.
2: On the next page, from the Property Type dropdown list of options, select either, Option 1: No Commission, For Rent, or Option 2: No Commission, For Sale or Option 3: 10% Commission, For Rent. On the same page, in the Advertisement Headline box, enter a short appealing headline for your advert & then click the Create My New Property Listing button. Our system will then automatically create a new advert and assign a unique Property ID number to that advert.
3: On the next page, enter your property descriptions and tick the various facilities and items which apply to your property and click on the Save button at the bottom of the page. Make sure you tick and select ALL items that apply to your property as our search systems use the information in this section to better place your advert in relevant search results.
4: VERY IMPORTANT: Select your property's location from our location system. If you do not complete this part, our search system cannot see your advert so it will not be able to include it in any property search results. Typing where your property is located in your Main Property Description area is NOT entering your property location details. You MUST select your property's location details from the location options offered by our location system.
5: Upload photographs of your property using our unique Photo Uploader facility, which allows you to upload your photographs from your computer hard drive directly into our property database. Your first four photographs are free.
6: If your property is for rent, enter your rental rates. Firstly select the CORRECT basis of your rates as it cannot be changed once you enter rates. Example, per person per week / per property per week. Then select a Start Date and an End Date. When you have done this, select your preferred currency, €, £ or $ and enter your price for that date band. Repeat these steps until you have entered all your date bands and prices. You should enter rates for at least 12 months ahead. If you do not enter rental rates your property advert will not appear in search results where there has been a maximum price selected.
7: Preview your property advert to ensure you are happy with it and make any necessary changes.
8: When you are happy with how your property advert looks, click on the red Order Here tab at the top of the page and follow the simple three step ordering process. We will have your advert Live on our site within 72 hours (excluding weekends & public holidays).
If you get stuck or need assistance while setting up your advert, refer to the How To page or contact support.
I HAVE A PROPERTY I WANT TO SELL, CAN I ADVERTISE THIS PROPERTY ON YOUR SITE TO?
Yes of course. You can advertise a holiday property for sale or a holiday property to rent. The advertisement cost is the same for either option.
WHAT WILL MY PROPERTY ADVERT CONSIST OF?
Your holiday property advert will consist of a large advertisement property web page and four photographs, which enlarge when clicked on. Click here to view a sample of a standard advert. You can also enhance your advertisement to maximise bookings for your property by using our unique Special Offers and Late Deals facilities.
DO YOU WRITE THE DESCRIPTION FOR MY PROPERTY ADVERT?
No this is the responsibility of all individual advertisers. Property owners are in the best position to write the description for their property. You can edit your property description at anytime both before and after you confirm your advertisement. We suggest that you type your description on your computer first so you can get it just right. Remember, we allow you to have a very detailed description of your property and surrounding area. Tell guests why they should rent/buy your property, about local attractions, things to do, famous landmarks or events, etc…Once you have your description just the way you want it, use the cut and paste facility on your computer to paste it into the relevant section on your property web page.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: For security reasons, if you have not clicked on the Save button within 15 minutes, you will be locked out of your administration centre and any information you have entered will not be saved. We recommend that you click the Save button every 10 or 12 minutes.
DO YOU CHECK THE CONTENT OF EVERY PROPERTY ADVERT?
Yes we check the content of all holiday property adverts before they appear on our site and on a daily basis after they are Live on our site.
CAN I DECIDE ON THE LOOK AND LAYOUT OF MY PROPERTY WEB PAGE?
Unfortunately no. We have gone to great lengths to create a professional look web site with a unique design, which we apply throughout all areas of the site.
HOW SHOULD I SEND YOU PICTURES OF MY PROPERTY?
There is no need to send us your holiday home pictures as you can upload them from your computer directly into your advert and they will instantly appear on your holiday home advert. We strongly feel that it is very important that every property is shown at its best in order to maximise its rental or selling power. With this in mind, we allow all advertisers to change any of their holiday homes photos at anytime without charge.
If you prefer, you can email your holiday property photos to us at webmaster @ propertydirect.ie, or post them to us on a floppy or CD disk or the actual hardcopy prints and we will put them on our site for you. Again, this service is also free. Send your photographs to us at, PropertyDirectie, P.O. Box 10477, Dublin 11, Ireland. We cannot return your pictures.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR SPECIAL OFFERS FACILITY
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TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR LATE DEALS FACILITY
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TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR EXTRA PAGE FACILITY
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I HAVE MORE THAN ONE UNIT ON THE SAME COMPLEX DO I HAVE TO PAY TO ADVERTISE EACH UNIT?
No as you can use the large description box to list details for each of your extra units. However, you can only input searchable rates for one unit size using the Enter Rates facility. In this case, we suggest you enter the rates for your cheapest unit as this will get your holiday property featured more often in search results, as site visitors generally search for holiday homes at the keenest price. Rates for your other unit sizes can be listed in the Extra Page section of your holiday property advert.
If you need additional space to list extra information, you can also buy the Extra Page facility for a very small extra charge to list details about your extra units and also list the rental or sales rates for your extra unit sizes. The Extra Page will appear near the bottom of your property web page. You can also have up to 12 photographs on your holiday property advert. You get the first four photographs free with your advertisement. Each additional photograph costs only €5 per photograph. You can add a brief description to each photograph, example, 1 Bedroom Apt, 2 Bedroom Villa, 3 Bedroom House etc…
WHAT IS YOUR POLICY REGARDING COPYRIGHT?
It is the sole responsible of each individual advertiser to ensure they have all relevant copyright permission from the relevant source to use any information they use on their property web page. This includes copyright permission for all text and photographs they intend to use on their property web page.
DO YOU PROVIDE AN AVAILABILITY CALENDAR FACILITY & IF SO, DO YOU CHARGE EXTRA FOR IT?
Yes, we provide every rental holiday property advert with their own availability calendar, which can be updated at anytime night or day. There is no extra charge for this facility. You can update your availability calendar instantly directly from your administration center.
WHAT CURRENCY CAN I SET MY RATES IN?
Because the €Euro, £British Pound, and $US Dollar are the three most commonly used currencies in the world, we have chosen these three as our main currencies in which to set your rates. Your rates will also be displayed on your web page in another 13 of the worlds most commonly used currencies.
When you first set your rates, select which is your first choice currency, either €Euro, UK£ or US$. Whichever one you chose to be your first choice currency will be displayed in the first column of your rates table and an equivalent amount of the 15 other currencies will appear next to your first choice currency.
You will also have an option to include rate notes directly under your rates table. You might want to say you only accept payment in €Euro, or only UK£, or only US$, or any of these currencies. Basically, whatever message you feel is most important in relation to your rates you can display in your Rates Note box. You can also change this message as often as you like without charge.
CAN MY LOCAL CONTACT PERSON'S CONTACT DETAILS APPEAR ON MY ADVERT?
Yes of course. You simply enter the contact details you want to appear on your advert in the Contact Details section of your advert. All online enquires will be instantly emailed to the email address you enter in the Contact Details section. This email address is hidden from the public. You can change any of the contact details at anytime.
WHAT ARE YOUR ADVERTISEMENT COSTS?
Please click here, Rate Card, for full details of all our advertisement costs.
HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY ADVERT?
The easiest and quickest method is by credit card using a Visa, MasterCard, or Laser Card securely on-line. We also accept payment by Cheque drawn on a bank in the Republic of Ireland, Bankers Draft or Postal Order made payable to PropertyDirect.ie. We accept payment in cash provided you send it to us by registered post, however we are not responsible for any cash sent to us by post even if you send it by registered post.
HOW CAN I GET MY ADVERT TO APPEAR HIGHER IN SEARCH RESULTS?
Our search system displays the most recently updated holiday property advert first. To have your holiday home advert appear higher up on search results more often, you should log into your advertisers account on a daily basis, or at least once a week, and update your main property description area. You do not have to change any details in your description. Simply click into your main property description area and click on the Save button at the bottom of the page. You can do this as often as you wish.
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