Calendar with sticky notes

‘Tis the season when many of our snowbird friends migrate to the desert from northern climates. With a Valley full of potential renters, now is the time to use and perfect the vacation rental calendar.

One of the most frequent calls that the ARMLS Help Desk receives about rental listings is, “How do I extend the Vacation Rental Availability Calendar?” This calendar will only appear if you’ve designated the listing as a Vacation Rental. You can answer “Yes” to Vacation Rental by going to the listing’s Change screen and then selecting Listing Information.
Screenshot of change listing screen

Beyond labeling your listing as a Vacation Rental, pay special attention to the listing’s Marketing End Date, which Flexmls defines as “The date between now and which you are looking to rent this property. This date acts as the end date for the ability to market the property as Available/Unavailable on the Availability Calendar”.

Screenshot of marketing end date screen

If you need to extend the Vacation Rental Availability Calendar, be sure to first extend the Marketing End Date under Listing Information. Flexmls will not allow you to extend Vacation Rental Availability Calendar beyond the Marketing End Date. For example, if the property owners want the listing to be available for rent through December 2017 but the Marketing End Date is set for September 30, 2017, then the Vacation Rental Availability Calendar won’t show anything after September. In this case, the listing agent needs to make sure that the Marketing End Date isn’t before Dec 31, 2017.

Written by Emily H from ARMLS
Emily started as a Content Specialist in 2016. Formerly a college composition instructor, she loves all things writing and teaching. When not assisting subscribers, Emily can be found wrangling her 3 cats.