New interactive website to boost holiday rentals

New interactive website to boost holiday rentals

Have you ever wondered why there isn't a one-stop-shop solution to getting a last-minute deal on a holiday rental property?

Of course it is possible to trawl through dozens of listings and make cheeky offers to individual owners but surely there must be a means for all the owners with upcoming void weeks to tell consumers about late price reductions?

Well now there finally is. Not to be confused with a dating site of a near-identical name - although there is match-making of a different sort involved - is a pioneering site with a new, interactive approach for both the holiday maker and the home owner.

Let's take an example.

Denise was looking for a last-minute trip to Southern Spain: three bedrooms for her two teenagers, herself and partner would be ideal, but she was on a tight budget and expected to have to compromise.

A friend told her to try Come-Get-Me to get the most for her money. So three weeks before her wanted to go, she selected what she wanted, posted her details and a few days later she had four offers of various villas.

She chose a three-bed villa with private pool outside Cadiz for £350. During peak season it commands up to €1,200 (£1,034) per week, but by discounting the owner avoided having an empty villa and could cover his expenses.

"We believe it will be start of new era in holiday booking," says Come-Get-Me co-founder (and holiday home owner) Freddy Rasmussen.

"The cutting-edge website allows owners to showcase their properties and proactively contact holidaymakers instantly and make win-win offers, knowing exactly what their budget is."

The principle is similar to that used by removals companies and building tradesmen sites bidding best-prices for jobs.

So is there a cost? There is no subscription and no fee unless a deal is secured, whereupon a 5 per cent commission of the rental fee is collected by the site.


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