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Discussion in 'Rentals - Long Term' started by Matt J, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Matt J

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    Use prefixes!!! They are a drop down selection before your thread title - "For Rent" or "Wanted".

    Don't abbreviate town- use "Santa Rosa Beach" not SRB - this will help people find you in search and search engines.

    This is the long term rental forum for South Walton!!! Do not put "long term rental" or "LTR" in your title! We already know that.

    Owners:

    Please be specific. Indicate location, how many bedrooms and bathrooms, furnished or unfurnished, included utilities, rent, pets or no pets, amount of rent fixed or flexible, deposit, and smoking or non-smoking. Also include anything out of the ordinary like “must bring own mower for yard work”.

    Pictures tell the whole story even better. If you don’t have any let the potential renter know.

    When it comes to contact information feel free to use phone number, email address, private message, or all three. Also be sure to check back in on your post to follow up and answer any questions or make changes to price or other items (there is a time limit on editing original post so you can just add on a post with new info).

    Once it’s rented, please simply post a response that the unit is rented and no longer available. Threads are not deleted so you have to update them or you will continue to get calls. You edit them by appending your thread with new info.

    Renters:

    Please read the owner or agent's post closely, and your own - be sure to call or send email if they posted that info, you can also send a PM.

    Also if the post is more than a couple of months old, and you’ve done a search, odds are pretty good that the unit is rented. Even then use the contact method posted instead of responding to an old posting.

    Thanks and good luck!
     
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  2. 30agal

    30agal Beach Comber

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    amen!!!

    :D:D;-):blush::roll: It's about time. I've been thinking this. Thank you for saying it!!!
     
  3. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    When you start a new thread looking to rent your place or looking for a place, in front of the thread title is a drop down box called prefix - select either "For Rent" or "Wanted" - this will then show up as a prefix to your thread title and make it easier to get what you want.

    Example:
    "Wanted: 3br home within walking distance to beachfront bar"
    "For Rent: 3br home within crawling distance to the Red Bar"

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    Once your place is rented, add on to your thread and let people know - threads aren't deleted so this is important if you want people to stop contacting you.


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    Click on image icon to add pics [​IMG] or use "manage attachments" feature below message box when creating a thread.
     
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  4. John R

    John R needs to get out more

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    No need to quote the entire listing with your request for info or callback, it's all at the top of the thread.
     
  5. JenniPip

    JenniPip Beach Comber

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    Some of us posting on here aren't as computer-savvy as the rest of you and are still learning and fumbling our way around...
     
  6. SweetTea

    SweetTea Beach Comber

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    Is there a way for me to edit my post? I do not see an edit option.
     
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  7. James Bentwood

    James Bentwood Beach Fanatic

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    Nope... Just add a post to your thread with updates.
     

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