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Question about ongoing request?

ledsed

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I have a 2 bedroom lock off Westin Kierland designated for exchange through II. I am just in the browsing stage of seeing what is available right now through II. I read you can see more if you have a active ongoing request put in so I put in a dummy request for HRA, WSJ and Hawaii for New Years. I paid and it shows as pending request so I think I did everything right so far.

My question is this - I only picked half of my lock off when I put in the ongoing request. And it looks like I for some reason choose the small side. Would it benefit me to put in a second ongoing request using the whole 2 bedroom? Would it pull up different properties then since it would be a stronger trader? And can I even do that?

I am looking for both 1 and 2 bedroom resorts since when we take the kids we need a 2 bedroom but when we travel alone a 1 bedroom works. I'm so glad to have found this place, everyone seems so helpful and knowledgeable. :)
 

jerseygirl

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I'm not positive, but I don't think you can have both searches going at the same time, unless it's two different use years. You could open a second ongoing search with the other half though.

I would play around with it for a while before you make a decision to give up both sides. You should be able to perform instant searches with the two bedroom. If you find something with the two bedroom that the one bedroom cannot see (e.g. a Marriott or Hyatt two-BR) and you really want it, book it. It will go into "pending confirmation" stage. Call II immediately and cancel the ongoing search with the one bedroom, then call Starwood immediately following and explain what you've done. They should be able to change the exchange designation from the one-BR to the two-BR and then confirm your exchange.

With the exception of a recent HRA deposit, most one-BR deposits are able to see 2-BR Starwood's ... But the same might not hold true for Marriotts, Hyatts and other non-Starwood prime deposits. Hope this makes sense! :)
 

ledsed

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Thanks for your advice. This is my first time trying to trade through II so I wasn't sure what the most effective way was to search. I'll just keep the 1 bedroom in to search with and see what I can find!
 
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