COMING SOON: VRBO search results filtering/sorting by price

It’s finally here. Well, almost. Soon travelers on VRBO will be able to sort search results by price and even filter out those that don’t meet their budget. This new feature will be rolling out to VRBO in the next few months.

Here’s how it will work

Sort by Price

Once the traveler enters a location in the search bar, they will be able to sort their results by price, either from highest to lowest or lowest to highest.

Filter by Price Range

Search results can be narrowed down by using the filter to eliminate property listings with rates that are either higher or lower than the user is looking to spend. They can either pick a range from the dropdown or enter their own.

What This Means to You:

You may be wondering how this affects you. I’m going to go over the functionality of how these new features will work and what the traveler will see in their search results.

Sort by Price

When a traveler sorts by price, we calculate the amount displayed using a weekly average based on the listings rate table and the traveler’s date range if entered.   

Listings will be displayed according to the price sort chosen. Listings that do not have rates in a structured format (i.e. a quotable rate) will be shown at the bottom. If your rates are entered in a free-text format where we cannot automatically calculate a rate, your listing will not be included in the price sort position but will be shown below the “Additional properties bar.”

Below is an example screenshot of prices sorted low to high.

Filter by Price

When a traveler filters by price, we calculate the amount displayed using a weekly average based on the listings rate table and the traveler’s date range if entered. Listings will then be displayed according to the price range chosen.

Listings that fit within the traveler’s price filtering range will be shown first. All other listings will be shown below the “View additional properties” bar; listings that do not have rates in a structured format (i.e. a quotable rate) will be shown at the bottom.

Below is an example screenshot of results filtered by price.

This new feature is just another way we’re working to make the VRBO experience better for both travelers and owners. As always, we’ll keep you posted on more upgrades here, so keep watching this space for more updates.