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Location: Setup – Website – Property Finders – New

Setup – Website – Property Finders – (Select property finder from list)

Required Setup: In order to view this page, you must be assigned the role of General Manager, or a custom role that includes the Solution permission.

Scope: This feature is available for Kigo Plan 2 and above.

About the Property Finder Page

From here, you can create and modify Property Finder searches that can help prospective guests quickly find specific types of properties. The Property Finder searches that you create here are displayed on the Kigo web sites.

You can configure Property Finder searches to search for properties using a variety of dynamic or predefined criteria. For example, you can use specific property information, such as the number of bedrooms at a property to create a dynamic set of search results. As new properties are added, they are included in the result set. You can also specify particular properties to be returned in the result set. In this instance, this Property Finder search should be manually updated as new properties are added.

Property Finders Detail Page

Some common actions that can be performed here include:

  • Creating a New Property Finder Search.
  • Modifying an Existing Property Finder Search.
  • Changing the Status of an Existing Property Finder Search.
  • Deleting Property Finder Searches.

Field Definitions

General Tab

From this tab, you can specify general information about this Property Finder search.

  • Name: This is a name that identifies the type of properties that are displayed with this search, such as "One Bedroom Properties" or "Properties with Wi-Fi." This name is displayed to prospective guests on your Kigo web sites. This field is required.
  • Status: This is the status of the Property Finder search. Active searches are displayed on the Kigo web sites, while inactive searches are hidden. This field is required.
  • Description: This is a description of the types of properties returned from this search. This description is displayed on the Kigo web sites. This field is optional.
  • Notes: This field provides internal notes about the Property Finder search. These notes are not displayed to prospective guests, and are for internal use only. This field is optional.

Criteria Tab – General

Property Finder Page Criteria General Tab

You can use any combination of different criteria to specify the Property Finder search results. The General tab allows you to define searches based on general information about the properties.

For a property to be returned by a Property Finder search, it must match all of the criteria that you select.

  • Category: This is the type of property to include in the search. This option is useful if you only want to search for specific types of properties, such as condos, resorts, or apartments. This field is optional.
  • Min Stay: This returns properties that have a specific minimum stay. You can specify a range of days here. This field is optional.
  • Avg Per Day Rate: This returns properties that match a specific rate. You can specify a range of amounts here. This field is optional.
  • Sleeps: This returns properties that meet a specific requirement based on the number of people that can comfortably sleep at the property. You can specify a range of people here. This field is optional.
  • Bedrooms: This returns properties that meet a specific bedroom requirement. You can specify a range of bedrooms here. This field is optional.
  • Bathrooms: This returns properties that meet a specific bathroom requirement. You can specify a range of bathrooms here. This field is optional.
  • Development: This returns properties that are part of a single development. You can choose the development name here. This field is optional.
  • Honor Location Context: When selected, the location criteria are respected. This field is optional.

Criteria Tab – Amenities

Property Finder Page Criteria Amenities Tab

You can use any combination of different criteria to specify the Property Finder search results. The Amenities tab allows you to define searches based on amenity information that has been entered for the properties.

Amenities are divided into logical groupings. This is the same list of amenities that you use when defining a new property. To include an amenity as a search criterion, select the associated check box. This is optional.

For a property to be returned by a Property Finder search, it must match all of the criteria that you select.

Criteria Tab – Specific Properties

Property Finder Criteria Specific Properties Tab

You can use any combination of different criteria to specify the Property Finder search results. The Specific Properties tab allows you to define searches based on active properties.

If you select specific properties as part of your Property Finder search, you may need to update this search periodically as new properties are added.

All active properties are listed here. To include a property name as a search criterion, select the associated check box for the property. This is optional.

For a property to be returned by a Property Finder search, it must match all of the criteria that you select.

Photos Tab

Property Finder Photos Tab

This tab allows you to manage photos for each Property Finder search. You can choose to upload images one at a time, or multiple images at once. You can upload photos that are stored on your computer, or upload online images based on the URL. Once photos are uploaded, each is displayed and can be managed from the Photos tab.

The photos that you upload here are used to illustrate the Property Finder search. For example, if you define a search that only returns properties that have been defined as studios, then you may want to upload a photo of one of your studio properties. This helps the prospective guest identify Property Finder searches easier. These photos are displayed on the Property Finder tab on the Kigo web sites.

Advanced Tab

Property Finder Advanced Tab

  • Grouping Key: This feature is not used at this time.
  • Sort Index: This identifies the order that this Property Finder search is displayed on the Kigo web sites. For example, if you specify a "`1" here, this Property Finder search appears first. The only exception to this is for Property Finder searches that do not have a Sort Index set.

Test This Search Tab

After adding all criteria, use the Run Search button on this tab to see what properties are returned by your search. The properties are listed in the Test Results section.

Creating a New Property Finder Search

  1. From the Property Finders page, click New. The Property Finder page opens and the General tab is selected.
  2. Enter a Name that describes the search, such as "One Bedroom Properties" or "Properties with Scenic Views." This name is displayed to prospective guests on the Kigo web sites. This field is required.
  3. Choose the Status of the Property Finder search. Searches with an active status are displayed on Kigo web sites, while inactive searches are not displayed on Kigo web sites. This field is required, and set to "Active" by default.
  4. Optionally enter a Description of the types of properties that are returned by the search here. This description is visible to prospective guests on the Kigo web sites. This field is not required.
  5. If you choose, you can also add any needed internal Notes. The notes are only visible on the Property Finder page, and are not displayed anywhere to prospective guests.
  6. Select the Criteria tab. Here you can choose between three different categories to select the criteria that you want to use. You can choose any criteria that you wish, but be aware that properties must meet all the criteria requirements in order to be displayed in the Property Finder search results. Each criteria category is discussed below.
    • Criteria-General: Options here allow you to define searches based on general information about the properties.
      • If you want to limit the search based on the Category of the properties, select the appropriate category from this drop-down list.
      • If you want to limit the search based on minimum stay requirements defined for the properties, enter the range of days in Min Stay fields. For example, if you want to define a Property Finder search that only displays properties that have a three-day minimum stay, enter "3" in each field here.
      • If you want to limit the search based on the average daily rate of the properties, enter the range of amounts in the Avg Per Day Rate fields. For example, if you want to define a Property Finder search that only displays properties that cost $200 per day or less, you would enter "0" in the first field, and "200" in the second field.
      • If you want to limit the search based on the number of people that can sleep at a property, enter the range of people in the Sleeps fields. For example, if you want to define a Property Finder search that only displays properties that can sleep six or more, you would enter "6" in the first field, and a much higher number in the second field, such as "50." This ensures that all properties that meet the requirement are included.
      • If you want to limit the search based on the number of bedrooms at a property, enter the range of rooms in the Bedrooms fields. For example, if you want to define a Property Finder search that only displays properties that have exactly two bedrooms, you would enter "2" in each field here.
      • If you want to limit the search based on the number of bathrooms at a property, enter the range of bathrooms in the Bathrooms fields. This criterion is often used in conjunction with the Bedrooms criterion. For example, if you only want to define a Property Finder search that only displays properties that have two or more bathrooms, you would enter "2" in the first field, and a higher number such as "10" in the second field. You want to ensure that the number that you enter in the second field is greater than the maximum number of bathrooms at any property. This ensures that all properties with two or more bathrooms are returned.
      • If you want to limit the search to properties that are part of a specific Development, select the development from this drop-down list.
      • If you want to ensure that location context is respected by the search, select the Honor Location Context check box.
    • Criteria-Amenities: Options here allow you to define searches based on amenity information that has been recorded for the properties. The amenities list is similar to the list provided when you create a new property. To use, simply select all criteria that you want to be used to generate Property Finder search results. For example, if you want to define a Property Finder search for properties that allow pets, you would select the Pet Friendly check box in the Suitability section. You can select multiple amenities here, but remember that for a property to be returned in the search results, the property must meet all of the selected criteria.
    • Criteria-Specific Properties: Options here allow you to select specific properties to include in the search. If you choose to use these criteria, the system only considers the selected properties for search results. Remember that the selected properties must also meet any other selected criteria as well.
  7. Select the Photos tab.
  8. At the Photos tab, optionally add images that reflect the type of Property Finder search using the Add an Image or Add Multiple Images buttons. You can use images stored on your computer, or web-based images. Once you've uploaded your images, you can customize the Display Order and Caption for each image. This controls how the images are displayed in slide shows. While this step is optional, we recommend adding images to make the prospective guest's experience on your Kigo web sites richer.
  9. Select the Advanced tab. From here, you can optionally choose the Sort Index of the Property Finder search. On the Kigo web sites, you can control the order in which Property Finder searches are displayed on the page by specifying the Sort Index. For example, if you want this Property Finder search to be displayed first, enter a "1" here. If you want this Property Finder search to be the second search item listed on the page, enter a "2" here. This field is optional.
  10. Select the Test This Search tab. From here, you can click the Run Search button, and see what results are returned based on the criteria that you've selected for the Property Finder search. This is a useful way to test a new search, without having to switch to a Kigo web site. We strongly recommend that you test a search before you make it available to prospective guests. You do not need to save the Property Finder search before testing.
  11. Click Save.

Modifying an Existing Property Finder Search

  1. From the Property Finders page, use the search filters to locate the Property Finder search definition that you want to work with.
  2. To make changes to a specific Property Finder search, click anywhere on the row where the Property Finder search is displayed in the Property Finders List. The Property Finder page opens, and displays detailed information about the Property Finder that you've selected.
  3. Make any necessary updates.
  4. Before saving, select the Test This Search tab, and click Run Search. This ensures that the changes that you've made return the properties that you expect.
  5. Click Save.

Changing the Status of an Existing Property Finder Search

  1. From the Property Finders page, use the search filters to locate the Property Finder search that you want to work with.
  2. Locate the records that you wish to change the status of, and select the associated check boxes.
  3. Click Set Status, and then choose one of the options below:
    • Set Selected Records to Inactive: Choose this option to change the status of the selected attractions to inactive.
    • Set Select Records to Active: Choose this option to change the status of the selected attractions to active.
  4. The change is effective immediately.

Deleting Property Finder Searches

  1. From the Property Finders page, use the search filters to locate the Property Finder search or searches that you want to delete.
  2. Locate the records that you want to remove and select the associated check boxes.
  3. Click More Actions, and then choose Delete.
  4. A confirmation message displays. Click OK to delete the attractions, or click Cancel to return to the Property Finders page without deleting any records.

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