Listing and Dashboard Instructions

Creating/Editing Your Vacation Rental Listing and Dashboard Instructions

IMPORTANT:  Please be sure to add webmaster@shoresummerrentals.com as a contact in your personal email account (Gmail, Yahoo, Comcast, Hotmail, etc.) to assure that you receive all renter inquiries and assure they do not tag email coming from us as spam. If it is in your ShoreSummerRentals.com account, we sent it to your email provider and cannot control whether they deliver it to you or not, so adding us seems to correct the issue. Click here for detailed instructions.

While creating your listing, be sure to click submit often so that you do not lose your information. Please note that phone numbers, email addresses and/or external links are prohibited from being displayed in the property description field or note area. Our website has specific locations for this information, and our system is programmed to display this information in authorized areas only. If they are entered in these areas, they will be removed, and you will receive a warning.

Please also note that ads will not be activated live on the website until ownership is verified and listing is complete including several photos, rates and detailed descriptions.  We will contact you if we cannot verify ownership from our end.

NEW OWNER LIST RENTAL PROCESS
1. Click on “LIST RENTAL”.
2. Go to the Membership you would like and click on “ADD TO CART”. Follow the prompts. If you are not auto directed to the Registration page, click on the blue “PROCEED” button under the membership types.
3. Fill out the Registration page and click “REGISTER”. This will take you to the “LISTING INFORMATION” page.
4. Fill out the Listing Information page and click on “SUBMIT”. This will take you to our “ADD-ON” page.
5. You can purchase add-on’s here and follow prompts or choose “NO THANK YOU” at the bottom of the page to continue.
6. This will bring you to the Shopping Cart. Review your details and click on “PROCEED TO MAKE PAYMENT”. 
7. This will bring you to the Checkout Page. Enter promo code if applicable.
8. Choose your Payment Type.

9. Check the “I agree to your Terms of Use and Legal Disclaimerbutton.
10. Click on “PROCEED TO MAKE PAYMENT”.
11. This will bring you to the Payment Page. Enter your payment details and click on “MAKE PAYMENT”.
12. If payment is successful, the system will auto direct you to your DASHBOARD.
13. Click on EDIT to enter the details of your home and to upload your images.  Please be as descriptive as possible and
make sure that your images are bright and cheery.
14. Click on RATES to enter your rental rates.
15. Click on CALENDAR to update your availability calendar. 
16. Click on PREVIEW to see how your rental listing appears on ShoreSummerRentals.com.

DONE. We will be in touch by email within 24 hours after we review your listing and verify ownership. If we cannot verify ownership on our end, we will ask you to supply us with a utility bill or the like.


>> Click here for “how-to videos” with instructions on creating and/or editing your rental listing.

MULTIPLE LISTINGS: We offer gracious discounts. Contact us for pricing.
To add additional listings, click on the green ADD NEW LISTING button located in the upper left corner in your dashboard and the system will walk you through the process.

ENTER EYE-CATCHING LISTING TITLE
Make sure you have an eye catching listing title that will stand out. This is very important.
(Please note the character limit is limited to 70 characters for formatting purposes).

ENTER DETAILED DESCRIPTION 
Be sure to enter very detailed descriptions that highlights your rental property in the best possible light. The more descriptive you are, the more rentals you will secure.ENTER CONTACT INFORMATION
1. Enter the contact information of the person who will receive phone calls and emails from potential rentals. This can be someone other than the account holder. If this is the same person as account holder, you still need to fill in the fields. You are permitted to enter three different email addresses of where you would like to receive rental inquiries. This is also where you can opt-in to receive text message alerts when a renter contacts you.

EDIT CONTACT INFORMATION
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on “EDIT”.
3. Follow instructions above.

ENTER VACATION RENTAL LOCATION / GOOGLE MAPS 
1. Enter the vacation rental location very carefully.
NOTE: Please note that in order for the Google map feature to work, you need to have your street address ONLY in the address field.  For example, you cannot have "123 Summer Street (near 4th Street)" in the address field.  It does seem to work if you have "123 Summer Street, 2nd Floor" though.  If you still notice that the map is showing incorrectly, go to the property location field when logged in and tab out of the field.  This fine tunes the map. 

EDIT VACATION RENTAL ADDRESS / GOOGLE MAPS
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on “EDIT”.
3. Follow instructions above.

UPLOAD IMAGES
VERY IMPORTANT: Please try to upload images that are in landscape orientation ONLY. Landscape images showcase your home in a much better light. Portrait images display cut off at times.
1. Click on the blue “UPLOAD IMAGE(S)” button.
2. Locate the image(s) on your computer, highlight the photos you want to upload and hit the return key on your computer. Multiple images can be uploaded.
3. Add a caption and click “SAVE” under each image individually to save the caption. 
4. You have the option to rotate the images if needed.
5. You have the option to rearrange the images by clicking and dragging them in the order preferred.
6. The first photo will be your main.
Upload up to 32 appealing photos of your home and surrounding outside area.
Click the “SUBMIT” button at the very bottom of this Listing Description page to save the photos. Images must be under 8 MB in size.  If they are larger, please resize before uploading.

EDIT IMAGES
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on “EDIT”.
3. Follow instructions above.



ENTER DETAILS

Continue filling out the remaining items such as number of bedrooms, blocks to beach, views, development name, etc.

EDIT DETAILS
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on “EDIT”.
3. Follow instructions above.

ENTER YOUTUBE LINKS
You can enter up to 3 external YouTube links that showcase your rental listing.
1. Enter YouTube video description.
2. Enter YouTube video URL.

All links must be approved and must reside only in the authorized section. This feature is solely for the purpose of advertising the subject property and/or local information of the towns that your property is located. No competitor or inappropriate links are permitted and will be removed. If competitor or inappropriate website links are displayed, we have the right to suspend your listing without refund.

EDIT YOUTUBE LINKS
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on “EDIT”.
3. Follow instructions above.

ENTER AMENITIES
1. Login to your account.
2. Choose all amenities that your rental home offers.

EDIT AMENITIES
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on “EDIT”.
3. Follow instructions above.

ENTER ACTIVITIES
Choose all activities that your surrounding areas offers.

EDIT ACTIVITIES
1. Click on “EDIT”.
2. Follow instructions above.

Once you get to this point, click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page and this will bring you to your account dashboard.

DASHBOARD
This will be where you can enter your rates, payment terms, calendar, purchase add-on’s, update special's pages, renew your rental listing, view traffic, email inquiries and much more (see below). 

ENTER RENTAL RATES
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on “RATES”.
3. Enter your rates by day, week, weekend, monthly and/or seasonal and click "Save".
NOTE: Most properties are searched by rates so if your rates are not posted in the actual rate table, your ad will not show up when someone searches by rates.

EDIT RENTAL RATES
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on “RATES”.
3. EDIT RATES -  click on “EDIT” next to the line you want to edit. Make the changes and click “Save”.
4. DELETE RATES - To delete rates already entered you either click on the red “DELETE” button on the right of each line or check “SELECT ALL” on the left and then click on the “DELETE ALL SELECTED” button on top.
5. Then follow instructions above to enter new rates.

ENTER ADDITIONAL RATE INFORMATION
1. On the same page as the rates, scroll down to fill in the information regarding other fees, check-in, check-out, payment terms and any additional notes.
2. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

EDIT ADDITIONAL RATE INFORMATION
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on “RATES”.
3. Follow the instructions above.

UPDATE CALENDAR
1. Click on the Calendar link in your dashboard.
2a. Enter the arrival and departure dates of the reserved rental. 
2b. Or right click your mouse and highlight the dates of calendar to block off dates In bulk.
3. Choose AM for check out time.
4. Choose PM for check in time.
5. Enter renter and rental source – optional - the name will not appear on the public site.
6. Click Save.

EDIT CALENDAR
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on “CALENDAR”.
3. BLOCK CALENDAR -  click on “EDIT” next to the line you want to edit. Make the changes and click “Save”.
4. OPEN CALENDAR DATES - To delete dates already entered you either click on the red “DELETE” button on the right of each line or check “SELECT ALL” on the left and then click on the “DELETE ALL SELECTED” button on top.

5. Then follow instructions above to enter new dates.

IMPORT / EXPORT CALENDAR FROM ANOTHER PLATFORM / ICAL
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on “CALENDAR”.
3. Scroll down and click on the “CALENDAR SYNC” drop down menu above the calendar to export or import rented dates.
4. Click on “Export Calendar” to export dates you have already entered. It will save in an ICS file and it can be opened through Outlook.
5. Click on “Import Calendar” to import a file from your computer. Click “Browse…” to locate the file on your computer and then “IMPORT”. Only ICS files can be imported.

OTHER DASHBOARD ITEMS

PREVIEW
This will display what your rental listing will look like to the public on the website.

ADD-ON’s
This is where you can view all of the Add-On's that we offer and then purchase or renew by following instructions below.
1. Login to your account
.
2. Click on "ADD-ON".
3. Review all of our add-on options.

4. To purchase or renew an add-on, click on Purchase or Renew add-on's link at the top of the page on the right.
5. Check the add-on’s you would like to purchase or renew.
6. Make sure only the items you are currently going to pay for are checked.
7. Click on “PROCEED TO CHECK OUT” at the bottom of the page.
8. Choose Payment Method on the left and click “PROCEED TO MAKE A PAYMENT” or “CONTINUE” if paying by check. 
9. The system will walk you through payment.

SPECIAL'S PAGES
Follow the instructions below to update your Special's text after purchasing or renewing.
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on "Enter or Edit Special's text" under the listing you have special.
3. Enter the text for your Special. 

4. Be sure to hit the SAVE SPECIAL'S TEXT at the bottom of the page.
5. Your Special will now appear on your rental listing as well as the designated Special's page.

RENEW RENTAL LISTING AND/OR ADD-ON’S
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on “RENEW LISTING”.
3. Check the listings and add-on’s you would like to renew.
4. Make sure only the items you are currently going to pay for are checked.
5. Click on “PROCEED TO CHECK OUT” at the bottom of the page.
6. Choose Payment Method on the left and click “PROCEED TO MAKE A PAYMENT” or “CONTINUE” if paying by check. 
7. The system will walk you through payment.
8. Update your rental rates, calendar availability, images, specials and anything else that may have changed from the previous year. This is a great time to spruce up your ad to drive as much traffic to your listing as possible.
 

NOT RENEWING AT THE SAME MEMBERSHIP LEVEL?
1. If your listing is still active, you need to contact us to downgrade or upgrade, otherwise click on “EDIT” next to the Membership Type.
2. Choose Membership Type.
3. Click “SUBMIT”.
4. On the Dashboard look to the right and click on "RENEW LISTING".
5. Follow steps 3 through 8 above.

ADD NEW LISTING TO YOUR CURRENT ACCOUNT.
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on “ADD NEW LISTING”.
3. The system will walk you through the same process as your original purchase. See above for detailed step by step instructions.

ACCESS YOUR TENANT REVIEWS
1. Login to your account.
2. You can access reviews of your rental home on the right side at the bottom of page.
3. If you would like to receive an email notifying you that a renter has submitted a review of your home, click on the Dropdown menu and then “OWNER SETTINGS” on the upper right hand side. On the bottom of the page, you will have the option to opt-in. Don't forget to click the "SUBMIT" button to save.

HOW TENANTS CAN SUBMIT A REVIEW
1. Login to your account.
2. You can access reviews of your rental home on the right side at the bottom of page.
3. If you would like to receive an email notifying you that a renter has submitted a review of your home, click on the Dropdown menu and then “OWNER SETTINGS” on the upper right hand side. On the bottom of the page, you will have the option to opt-in. Don't forget to click the "SUBMIT" button to save.

CHANGE PASSWORD
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on the Dropdown menu and then “OWNER SETTINGS” on the upper right hand side.
3. Enter current password.
4. Enter new password.
5. Re-enter new password.
6. Click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page in order for the change to save.

RENTER INQUIRY TEXT MESSAGE OPTION
Activate your listing contact phone number to receive a text message notifying you that a renter has sent you a rental request.
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on "Edit" under the rental listing you would like to receive a text.
3. Scroll down to the contact area, this is where you will have the option to opt-in.
4. Click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page in order to save.

RENTAL LEAD LIST
Active Shore Summer Rentals owners have exclusive access to our private Rental Lead List. These are rental requests that we receive from renters who contact us directly instead of searching on their own. Feel free to contact anyone below if you have accommodation that match their request.
1.
Login to your account.
2. Click on orange “RENTAL LEAD LIST” button at the top of your dashboard.
3. View all leads and contact the renters directly if you have something that matches their request.

MY PROFILE
You can add/update your profile if you wish. This is absolutely optional of course!
1. Login to your account.
2. Fill out form including your birthday.  You may receive a gift 
3. Upload photo if you wish.

OWNER’S TOOLS
We have implemented a section in the dashboard for all of our active owners to access sample leases, rental sign form, checklists and more.
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on “Owner’s Tools” on the right side of the dashboard.
3. Feel free to download any documents provided to your computer.

ACTIVITY REPORT
You can view the traffic statistics including number of listing views and number of email inquiries in your dashboard.  You can also reset page views here as well.
1. Login to your account.
2. Scroll to the right bottom section of the page to view the above mentioned items.

RENTER EMAIL LEADS
You can view your renter email inquiries in your dashboard. 
1. Login to your account.
2. Scroll to the right bottom section of the page to view the above mentioned items.

TRANSACTION/BILLING HISTORY
You can view and access your billing transaction and history in your dashboard. 
1. Login to your account.
2. Click on “Transaction/Billing History” on the right side of the dashboard.

LOG OUT OF YOUR ACCOUNT
1. Click on the Dropdown menu on the upper right hand side.
2. Click “SIGN OUT”.

As always, do not hesitate to contact us with questions or help!

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