Owners Helping Owners (OHO) Information
Welcome to the RDFO Owners Helping Owners (OHO) Information Page. OHO is a system that RDFO has developed which will allow owners in the same area to correspond with each other and also send referrals to each other.The RDFO OHO Referral Network is totally voluntary. RDFO simply supplies the infrastructure to facilitate owners in routing referrals to each other. Currently, OHO is free to all registered RDFO members. We have no plans of changing this policy.
The RDFO OHO system is totally automated and has the following features:
OK, so you might be asking, why in the world would I want to send referrals to my neighbors, aren't they my competition?Well, that is one way to look at it. However, if you don't have availability, wouldn't you rather your customer find a vacation rental in YOUR area instead of the resort down the road? Believe it or not, your real competition is the management companies and the other destinations that your customers may be considering. In addition, owners might consider paying a referral fee to the person who submitted the referral for all referrals that result in a rental. This is something the owners need to discuss and agree to among themselves.Forming a network of fellow owners can be a very powerful tool. Owner's need to be in touch with each regarding things that are going on in their community and probably within their own HOA.We did a trial of this system with a group of condo owners in Keystone Colorado. Some of them were skeptical at first. However, that quickly changed once they found how truly valuable this concept is.
Some of the Keystone users had their own referral network going on. However, they quickly found that going to all the other owner's web page and checking their calendars was a real hassle. For those who didn't take the time to check the other owner's calendars they just blindly sent the referrals to everyone. This caused lots of owners to get lots of emails and they were quickly overwhelmed. The automated calendar checking of the RDFO OHO system solved both of these problems.
To check out the interface, please go to here.