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How do I list my space on eLands?

1. The first step is to Sign up, create a great profile, and upload a profile photo.

2. Once you are signed in, listing your space is very easy, Just click the List Your Space button and describe your space truthfully and accurately. Select the appropriate amenities to add more value to your listing.

3. Next step would be to customize your pricing by adding a security deposit fee together with a cleaning fee, if needed, and a day to day/ monthly pricing on your calendar. You can customize particular day/s with different pricings.

Upon bookings the calendar updates automatically showing when your space is or is not available but you should remember to show your personal availability as well in the calendar to make sure tourists do not try to book your space when you are not available!


Last but not least input your payment information correctly so we can pay you!

Upon any reservation requests you will get a notification email were you can message back your clients so you can get to know them better and also to answer or ask any questions.  

eLands will never provide anyone with your private information such as phone number or personal email, so you would need to reply back to the message left to you by your prospective clients through your eLands’s account. After checking their profile on eLands and you find them trustworthy you can meet up or share information like phone/mobile numbers. eLands staff has all the right to monitor chats to safeguard YOU! 

How much should I charge to rent my space/property?

This is up to you! You know your property better than anyone so it’s up to you to charge which ever price you see fit but with that said we at eLands suggest you take a look at your competitors listed in your area to make a better decision.

It is obvious that keeping your prices low will generate more bookings but the amount of Services and Amenities that you offer can also play a big role when people evaluate your pricing. You should keep in mind that like any other business you should grow slowly and once you have positive reviews and bookings then you will be able to charge higher prices.

Try to get as much feedback from clients as you can for this is a great way to add value to your price.

Why is my Profile Picture Important?

We at eLands are sure you heard of the saying ‘’ A picture is worth a thousand words’’. It is no secret; the first thing your clients look at after they have a look at your listing is your profile picture. They will try to read your personality, way of life, culture, religion and more over they will be looking if you are a ‘’normal trustworthy person’’ all this will go through their mind in a second and they will make a quick judgment on whether to contact you or not.

We at eLands personally think that you don’t need a professional photographer to get a good picture of you. Infact we believe that this can be easily done by yourself and maybe with the help of some family or friends. To try help you get as much clients as your hart content we formulated a guide line to help those that like to get some pointers on how to get/ make a good profile picture.

What a Good Profile Photo needs to show:

1.      Has to be taken in the right lighting. If you’re taking the photo in your home first is to find a window in that provides good lighting and clear out any clutter that may be around. If your taking a picture outside make sure that there is not too much light that the viewer can’t see your face and eyes properly.

2.      Try taking a colorful photo. Most of the people love colures and being dull won’t give a good feeling to those looking for somewhere to have fun.

3.      Take a photo that screams your personality at its best and always smile.

4.     Try being original. Use your imagination, photography is an art and you will need to be creative. Don’t be boring, people are searching for those that are funny, joyful, kind and that give a warm welcoming feeling. Are you the night party type? Are you the loving family type? What you love doing best? All these questions can be useful in the creation of your unique profile picture.

   We suggest you ask some family or friends for their opinions. You will be amazed how much advice they can give you.

 

                You’re awesome! Now Share it with the world!

 

Here are some examples of great profile pics!

            

           
 
 

How do I list multiple rooms in the eLands Room Rental section, which are at the same address?

Listing multiple rooms needs to be created on a separate listing. Every room should be allocated with its individual listing, its own calendar and description of services. For example, if you wish to rent 2 rooms, you would need to create 2 separate listings.

In cases were the same property is listed as individual rooms and at the same time as a whole property rental you must make sure you are always managing and personally updating all your calendars as so to prevent double booking.  In other words if you rent out the entire property make sure you update and personally block those days on all the other room listings that are of the same address. 

What are house manuals and house rules?

House rules are found on the listing description page and they are created by the Host/ lessor to clarify what a Tenant / Guest can or cannot do during his/her stay in that listing. Example of some house rules might be:

  • After using the kitchen one must clean,

  • Guest/ Tenants can’t have or organize any parties of more than 10 people on the premises.

  • No one is allowed to smoke in the house,

  • Guest / Tenant can’t create any noise pollution that disturbs neighbors.

House Manual:  to be added soon

What does the room type of a listing mean?

One can find a wide variety of listings types on eLands but when it comes to listings for let (rent) all listings are categorized into the following three types:

Shared rooms are for you if you don't mind sharing a space with others for a comfy, communal experience. With a shared room, you're sharing the entire space with another person or persons. These rooms work best for the flexible traveler looking for a budget-friendly stay.

Private rooms are for you if you prefer privacy yet still value a local connection, often around a third of the cost of a hotel room. With a private room, you're sharing some spaces with others, but you have your own private space as well. Wake up to greet your new friends in the kitchen and have the freedom to bid them adieu at bedtime.

Entire homes/apartments are for you if you are seeking a home away from home with complete privacy and the freedom to kick your feet up. With an entire home/apartment, you've got the whole space to yourself. Be your own host, make your own breakfast, and remember to treat your listing with the respect and courtesy you would at your own home.

You can see a listing's room type in the listing's Description tab.

Listing Guidelines and Rules

When creating and adding a listing on eLands you are agreeing that we reserve the right to remove any content (in whole or part), that violates eLands guidelines that are clearly stated in the Terms of Service.

If any of the following are not adhered to, eLands will remove or ban the account in question and in some cases take legal action against those that:

  • Create a listing that advertises a product or service instead of a rental.

  • Enters Malware or virus links in his/her pages

  • Input any content that promotes violence or illegal activity

  • Input any content that is created to be used as extortion

  • Input any content that is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive

  • Input any content that refers or reflects on an eLands investigation

  • Reviews or input any content that break the data protection act, violates another person privacy rights, example: typing lessor or tenant’s full name or address in a Review.

  • Attempts to impersonate another person

  • Use vulgar, threatening, libelous,  slanderous, obscene or any other improper language

  • Input any other content that break the Terms of Service agreement.