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Advertising

In this section of the User's Guide we look at the main various advertising fields, some of which are explained.

Advertising Statuses:

  • A Housing organisation (non profit) provides homes that may be subsidised and usually excludes commission fees.
  • As a Private individual or a Professional landlord, you represent yourself and have the sole responsibility in providing a home.
  • A Real estate agent (may include fee) are commercial organizations that usually include commission fees, in addition to the initial cost, for a home whether for sale or to rent.
  • Under the - people - advertising category, your status options are as person who wants to rent a home exclusively as an individual, a person who wants to share property (house, home or room mate), a person who wants to be a home sitter and people who want to couch surf. As a home sitter you should not pay the household costs when home sitting, however, this would usually exclude telephone costs. In a Homeshare, rent is not usually paid, but payment for utilities (gas, heating, electricity etc.) to the home provider is acceptable. Couch surfing is a short term stay where the guest should not pay the household costs, but offer a token of their appreciation to the host. 

Location:

  • Country - this is the country the home property or land is in, that you are posting an advertisement for. If you are advertising under the - people - advertising category, then as a person you select the country where you want to have a home.
  • City / Town - the city or town you input should be in the country you have selected.
  • District / Region* the location in or for the city or town. This field is optional.
  • Postcode* - local postcodes should be input and NOT include a letter to identify the country such as, "D" for Germany, "I" for Italy, "E" for Spain or "GB" for UK etc.
  • Km from city or town centre* - input a number for the kilometres.

* These fields are not included on the - people - category advertising form.

Home Descriptions:

  • Home type - these are various home types offered: by a couch surf host, for exchange, for a home sit, to rent and for sale. For people they select a home type preferred  If you want to exchange a shared home, you should make it clear in the Advert details what part of the home is exclusive (not shared) to the person you want to exchange with.
  • Home size in m²
  • Number of rooms
  • Advertisement title - write a summary or "Headline" of what you are offering as a home, land or as a person.
  • Advert description - write in more detail about the home, land or yourself.

Costs:

  • Rent in € - input a number value for the rent.
  • Rent / rate price range in € - if the rent or rate value is, for example, € 325 you would select 300 - 400.
  • Home is furnished - select "Yes" or "No" if furniture is included throughout the home.
  • Security deposit required - this is the refundable amount taken as security equal to one or more month's rent. If you select "Yes", write the terms for this in the Advert description field.
  • Utility costs - these amounts relate to maintaining a home, such as electricity, heating, housekeeping, etc. This field only appears on the advertising form if you are advertising a home to rent. After selecting "Included" or "Excluded", write the terms for this in the Advert description field.
  • Utility costs to be paid - these amounts relate to maintaining a home, such as electricity, heating, housekeeping, etc. This field only appears on the advertising form if you are advertising a home exchange. or home sit property. If you select "Yes", write the terms for this in the Advert description field.
  • Selling price in € - input a number value for the selling price.
  • Selling price range in € - if the selling price value is, for example, € 250 000 you would select 200 000 - 300 000.
  • Value in local currency - the Euro (€) is the default currency for advertisements that have related costs. If the currency for the country of your advert is not the Euro, write the country's currency code e.g. GBP for England, CHF for Switzerland etc., along with the equivalent value. To find your currency code and convert your currency, try the Personal Currency Assistant in the right column of this page..

Availability:

When you select a date (day, month and year) you need click on the calendar selecting dates for your advertisement icon on the advertisement form to display a calendar to navigate to and select the desired date.

  • Available from - select the date from when the home is available.
  • Available from (month) - if the selected date is, for example, 01-05-14 you would select 05 - May.
  • Available from (year) - if the selected date is, for example, 01-05-14 you would select 2014.
  • Available until - select the date from when the home is no longer available.
  • Home wanted from - select the date from when the home is required. This date field only appears on the  - people - category advertising form, for people who are advertising themselves.
  • Home wanted until - select the date from when the home is no longer required. This date field only appears on the - people - category advertising form, for people who are advertising themselves. This date field is optional.
  • Term of availability - select short or long term.

Contact Details:

  • Contact name * - use your name, title and/or organisation.
  • Telephone* - this is not required, but to be contacted quickly, it is recommended.
  • Mobile telephone * - as above
  • Accept SMS* - as above
  • Skype*
  • Website* - if you have a web presence, put the address here.
  • Contact language* - select a language you can communicate in.
  • Other language*

* This information can only be viewed by registered users.

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