Complaint / review text:
So upset!!! My rental booking is down by 40% this 2015 summer due to VRBO changing their search to "best fit" or something like this. Bottom line is I believe us property owners need to move away from this mega site as they are controlling booking as they see it "fit" for them to make money. Not in the best interest of property owners or renters for sure.
Now VRBO makes money on "pay per booking" which is a 10% fee up front charged to the property owner vs property owners paying the yearly one time subscription—ok I get it VRBO! Collect yearly from your subscribers and then place the one time fee yearly subscription home homeowners lower on the search ranking level... And place the pay 10% for each booking HIGH on the search so you can make money on your pay per booking property owners since you make nothing from your yearly subscribers each booking. Do you think you will get away with this in the long run???