Additional Tools — Get a Quick Boost in Enquiries

There are times when you might want to give a listing an extra “turbo boost” and get a little extra income. Check out your options for making your listings stand out in the short-term and see which one works best for your area.


 

Featured Listing
Featured listings appear at the top of the search results page for your region (suburb, city, broader area, and state pages) and within the “Featured” areas on the site you've listed on. They are a great way to get extra exposure when there are lots of listings in your area.

Promoting a property in that section can give additional visibility and a nice bump in performance. Featured listings receive an average of 2.2x the enquiries than other listings during the same time period. (Note that improvements vary greatly by region.)


Featured listings can be run from one month to the full year. To add a featured listing, click on the “Listing Info” tab in your HomeAway dashboard. Scroll down to the “featured listing” section and click “Buy Now.”

Featured listings are offered for:
  • 1 month - $39 excluding GST
  • 3 months - $69 excluding GST
  • 6 months - $99 excluding GST
  • 12 months - $129 excluding GST
Special Offer
A special offer is a limited-time advertisement to promote a discounted rental rate or any other extra rental benefits you've decided to offer for a limited time, like a welcome gift, free tickets to local event, complimentary night, etc. They receive an average of 2.0x the enquiries than regular listings and are perfect for getting enquiries when you have last-minute availability.

Special offers can be promoted from 2 to 52 weeks and cost $2.99 excluding GST per week. To add a special offer, visit the Special Offers tab of your HomeAway listing manager and click “Add Special Offer.” Once a special has been created, you can manage them this way, or you can access them from the dashboard under the “Listing Info” tab.

Share a Slideshow of Your Rental


Create buzz about a property by sharing a slideshow of photos with your Facebook friends and fans. You can also add comments about your home or area directly from your HomeAway dashboard.

The wall post and slideshow links right back to the listing so your friends and fans can easily click for more information about your rental.

Benefits

Build awareness of your rental among the people you trust
Give your friends an easy way to refer others who may be interested in booking your home
Share real-time news about what's going on around your rental


To publish a slideshow, go to your dashboard and click the “Marketing Tools” tab. A slideshow of your listing photos will already be set to go. Just add a comment and click “Post Slideshow.”

 

Microsite Program

The Brand Boost program offers qualifying property managers a set of useful tools and features to better feature showcase their brand and inventory on HomeAway.com.au. You just need to list 20 or more properties with us, or 50% of your total inventory, to qualify. 

Search refinement and badging

Travellers can filter their search by management type, so if they prefer to stay in properties with a manager, they can find them easily. Plus, your listings will have a special icon to identify them as professionally managed.

Your own microsite on HomeAway.com.au

Get a site dedicated to your management business and listings. In addition to having all your managed properties in one place, your microsite will contain your company logo, description, and other information about your business.

Your company logo in more places

As a member of the Brand Boost Program, your logo will appear in more places, including new areas in the search results and on your listings, as well as on your HomeAway microsite.

A link to your independent website

Your HomeAway microsite can showcase your business's URL to travellers and prospective homeowners.


To sign up for a Microsite contact your Account Manager directly or visit our Help centre to contact our Customer Support team.