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December 23, 2010

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RentalSpot – The Fastest Way to Find the Right Vacation Rental Property

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a free to list vacation rental search site with easy to use map interface.

Target Audience: Vacation Rental Owners, Vacation Rental Managers, Vacationers.
Website URL: http://rentalspot.com/


Feedback sought:

  • Visit http://rentalspot.com. Spend no more than 5-10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?
  • Search for ‘Disney World’ by using the search box on the home page. Review the search results and comment on the various elements of the results.
  • Would you sign up for a free trial/free account? If not, why?
  • How do you think the site compares to other similar sites/competitors?
  • Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.

About RentalSpot:

RentalSpot was founded on one core premise – vacation rentals should always be free to list.

We should not have to pay to list information about our own vacation rental homes. Rental properties should be easy to list and easy for renters to find using maps. Every vacation rental owner or agency should add the free RentalSpot.com listings to their marketing toolset.

RentalSpot.Com believes that:

  • Listings should always be free as this will attract the most listings and so create one place where a user can find the most complete inventory of houses. We will never charge for the basic listing of a rental property.
  • Maps should be the primary way of finding houses – location is what users care about most.
  • There should be easy ways to communicate among users and owners to help narrow down the best rental property.
  • The community should act as the police force to ensure fraudulent or inaccurate listings are quickly exposed.
  • Coordinating among family or groups should be easy so that planning a vacation together is fun.
    The site should be fast and clean – Any ads or promos should be very understated.

Cash Award: 10 Feedback/Reviews Awarded $5 Each. No Awards Remaining.

       
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  1. [1]
    Shae
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    Dec 24 2010
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    Visit http://rentalspot.com. Spend no more than 5-10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site…
     

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    vanity
    Dec 24 2010
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    Spend no more than 5-10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about? From my initial glance at the homepage, I am assuming this site to be a way to list vacation rental property as well as rent vacation rental property.    I am guessing it to be a way to make reservations to rent property for a vacation and/or list my property if I wish to rent it out to those that are vacationing in my area.
    Search for ‘Disney World’ by using the search box on the home page. Review the search results and comment on the various elements of the results. I entered the search term “Disney World” in the Search box on the main page of the website.  It took approximately 5 seconds for my results to be displayed.  My results were 36 properties.    The results were displayed with the nearest property to my exact destination point listed first, with the farthest being listed last.    I then Clicked for Details and a window opened with the owner’s description of the property, including the price listed.  The results again, were nearly instantaneous.   Everything I needed to know about the property, including square footage, and a phone number was listed.
    Would you sign up for a free trial/free account? If not, why? I would definitely sign up for a free trial and account if I were in planning a vacation in the near future.  I would much rather search a site such as this, as compared to somewhere like Craigslist.  This gives me plenty of details, including a phone number for contact.
    How do you think the site compares to other similar sites/competitors? As stated above, I think this site is a fantastic site to be able to view everything in detail about the potential property I am planning to visit.  I have experience working with travel agencies and I would definitely feel comfortable using this one.
    I appreciate all the details being made available to me in my search immediately.  I am able to find everything I need to know about the property, including what items are included in my rental.  Everything seems to be organized exactly as I would expect it to be in my search.    I also appreciate the fact that it is free to list properties.   Any potential questions I could have had are answered directly under the FAQ tab.   The fact that the one cannot just list a property without it being reviewed is another plus for me.  I would definitely recommend this site to my friends and family.
     
     
     

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    Sierra12346
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    Dec 24 2010
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    mikib
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    Dec 24 2010
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    ·  I believe that the site was about finding the right vacation rental property.  I guess you can list your…
     

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    lyndzeb
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    Points: 1451
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    kybocskay
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    CeLestialCameo
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    Points: 354
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    Dec 24 2010
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    First, I feel this vacation rental specific website has a very simple yet pleasant look. It is also easy to…
     

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    CeLestialCameo
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    Points: 354
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    Latasha
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    Dec 24 2010
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    Spend no more than 5-10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about? This…
     

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    Orchid7
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    Points: 1303
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    Visit http://rentalspot.com. Spend no more than 5-10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?…
     

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    purplelilac
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    Points: 50
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    Dec 24 2010
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      RentalSpot is designed to help users find rentals in various locations. it…
     

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    c81
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    Points: 25
    Rank: Level 2
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    Dec 25 2010
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    JasmineInes
    Dec 25 2010
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    Spend no more than 5-10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?
    Clear. Concise. Nicely formatted. I like the homepage for those reasons.

    Search for ‘Disney World’ by using the search box on the home page. Review the search results and comment on the various elements of the results.
    I like the search results both in Disney World and in my own home town, New York City. I am currently in Denver, CO and can find a place to stay for New Years! Cool!!!

    Would you sign up for a free trial/free account? If not, why?
    I would sign up for a free trial account. I understand that a business runs on money and word of mouth so I would prefer it over other sites that seem to lure you in then keep you on a contract for longer than you need it for.

    How do you think the site compares to other similar sites/competitors?
    I don’t really know of any other competitors other than Craigslist. This site doesn’t seem sketchy like CL does.

    Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.
    None. Great Job!

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    vozta
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    Dec 25 2010
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    Points: 1502
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    Dec 26 2010
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    Root 99
    Dec 26 2010
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    First of all i found the home page to be very helpful, and everything seemed to be as it should.The color was fine, I think that Red is a attention grabber at least it works on me. I thought that the home page was easy enough for anyone to search destinies and it was very helpful.
    I then searched for Disney World and quickly found 36 results. I found accommodations anywhere from 2 bedroom housing all the way to 6 bedroom housing.I also found locations from 20 miles from Disney World, to just 1.5 miles away.Most all results had private pools and garages.I also found there are 11 properties that are equipped for handicap people.
    If i traveled or took vacations than i would definitely sign up for a free account.For the traveling person or families, you simply could not go wrong with a free account.You can also receive seasonal benefits to help with vacation savings.
    I think Rental Spot is superior to its competitors because for starters it is completely confusion free, everything is already laid out before   you’re very eyes. There is no part of this site at all confusing. Its 100% free and that is its edge.
    I think that Rental Spot is the ideal web site for the ideal American family and traveler even if its for work related reasons you have to travel.Its free, its simple and it offers all the insight on any destination in the U.S.If you have a peace of rental property that you want to advertise than you can do so here for free.So as you can see there are several reasons to choose Rental Spot for your needs.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    nikie86
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