A great way to check how quickly a boat owner responds to messages is to take a look at their response rate (pictured below).
A higher percentage equals a more responsive boat owner. Conversely, a lower percentage equals a less responsive owner. The response rate is determined by two factors:
- Inquiry - The initial message from a renter about particular dates; not a booking request.
- Booking Request - A request to book a boat; the renter has submitted payment details through the Boatsetter payment system.
A key factor in having a high response rate is approving or declining every booking. If the boat is unavailable for whatever reason, be sure to decline the booking or else it will expire. Letting a booking expire will hurt your response rate.
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