Improve Homestay Profile

  • How can I take great photos of my homestay?

    A picture is worth a thousand words! Quality photos will definitely help you to attract more students interested.

    Here are some tips for taking quality photos:

    • Set the scene. Before taking photos, clean up and remove clutter to make your homestay look spacious and inviting.
    • Add a variety of photos. To help students understand what it’s like to stay in your homestay, take photos of the inside (student rooms, living room, washrooms, basement rooms, etc.), outside (without showing your house number), and neighbourhood of your homestay.
    • Take your photos in landscape format. Photos in search results are all displayed in landscape, so vertical photos won’t showcase your space as well.

    Note: Homadorma also offering free professional photo shoot in some cities. You can always book for a photographer to help you to showcase your homestay. To learn more, visit: Make Your Listing Stand Out

  • How to make a perfect host profile on Homadorma?

    Your profile is a great way for students to learn more about you before they make decisions. The more complete your profile is, the more reservations you're likely to book.

    Here's your host profile makeover checklist:

    Family Information

    Provide the following information of ALL family members living at the homestay. This helps the students have a better idea of your family.

    • Name
    • Relationship with host
    • Gender
    • Year of birth
    • Continent of Birth
    • Occupation Category
    Edit Family Information

    Room & Availability

    • Select the number of Total Student Rooms on ground and upper floor and/or in basement level. Note: the number of Total Student Rooms include the occupied and non-occupied rooms
    • Select the number of Washroom Sharing
    • Select an available date of your ground & upper level student room
    • Select an available date of your basement student room (if applicable)
    • Make sure to keep your student rooms availability up to date
    Edit Room & Availability

    Price & Meals Plans

    • Set your Booking Deposit. Student pays security deposit at homadorma.com to book the room. Security deposit is payable to the host after the trial week
    • Update your meal plan and monthly fee if you would like to provide different fees of with meal plan and without meal plan options
    • If you selected with meal plan option, describe what is usually for breakfast, lunch and dinner. State what style of food that you will provide to the students, like North American food, Asian food etc. You can also name some food that you usually cook at home
    Edit Price & Meals Plans

    Homestay Photos

    Help the student have an idea of what your homestay look like. It helps students feel that your homestay is reliable, authentic, and committed to the spirit of Homadorma. You can upload some photos of your Student Room, Washroom, Living Room, etc.

    Upload Photos

    Not good at photo shooting? No problem, we've got you covered! Homadorma offer FREE professional photo shooting. Just book a Staff Visit, and make sure your rooms are ready for photo shoot. After the Staff Visit, you will also get a Staff Visit badge.

    Book a Staff Interview

    Homestay Features

    Other than the general information you provided at the application, you may have something to say to your potential students. We encourage you fill out the Self Introduction and Regulations in your profile.

    Write self introduction & regulations

    Earn the Badges
    Check what badges you can earn

  • Can I upload my own photos to Homadorma?

    Sure! We encourage you upload some photos of your homestay.

    To upload your photos:

    1. Go to Homestay Photos
    2. Under Self Uploads tab, click Upload Photo button
    3. Select your homestay photos and upload them

    Our staff reviews the uploaded photos everyday. Once the photos are approved, you will be able to find them at the Public View page.

  • How can I remove the self uploaded photo(s)?

    You can remove any self uploaded photos. Here’s how:

    1. Go to Homestay Photos
    2. Under Self Uploads -> Photos Approved section, you will see all the photos uploaded and approved
    3. Click icon to remove the photo(s) you'd like to remove
  • How to set cover photo?

    You can set one of the Staff Interview Photos as your cover photo. The cover photo is the preview of your homestay listing on search result page. Once the cover photo is set, it will be the first photo shown on the public view page of your homestay.

    Here’s how to set your cover photo:

    1. Go to Homestay Photos
    2. Click STAFF INTERVIEW PHOTOS tab
    3. Click on the photo you would like to be displayed on search page to make it your homestay's cover photo

    Our staff reviews the uploaded photos everyday. Once the photos are approved, you will be able to find them at the Public View page.

  • Why is there always a bell-shaped thing popping up?

    You may get a belled shape pops up all the time like the image below. It means that you have some profile information missing. You can make it disappear by quickly updating your profile.

    Here's how:

    1. Follow the instruction on the image (e.g. "Please set security deposit")
    2. Click Edit Profile button
    3. Update the information required
    4. Click Save Changes

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