Barefoot Technologies Blog- Vacation Rental Industry News

We Give Vacation Rental Management Companies Options

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Dec 3, 2014 9:41:00 AM

I've been thinking about how vacation rental management companies use partner integrations. As part of the sales team, it seems that the customers that we are onboarding are looking for more options when it comes to the partners that they want their vacation rental management software to support.

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Tags: Vacation Rental Management, HomeAway, Partner Integrations

HomeAway’s Brent Bellm Responds to Email Anonymizing Concerns for Vacation Rental Managers

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Nov 6, 2014 10:41:00 AM

One of my favorite parts of attending conferences like VRMA, is the opportunity to talk with a wide array of people who are involved in shaping the vacation rental management industry. One of my conversations was with the accessible Brent Bellm, COO of HomeAway.com. Brent is responsible for leading the daily operations of HomeAway’s online vacation rental marketplaces in the United States, Europe and Brazil, as well as its HomeAwayRealEstate.com and BedandBreakfast.com websites.

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Tags: Vacation Rental Software, HomeAway, Vacation Rental Partnership

Announcing Integrated Partnership with HomeAway's Transactional Model

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Jul 18, 2014 8:20:00 AM

Barefoot Technologies is pleased to announce the continuation of their commitment to innovation in the vacation rental management industry through its integrated partnership with HomeAway’s transactional model. Barefoot customers now have access to transactional technology that automatically creates bookings from properties listed on HomeAway, the world's largest vacation rental network.

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Tags: HomeAway, HomeAway Portal, HomeAway.com, Barefoot Technologies

New Year, Old Scams: More Vacation Rental Scams

Posted by Adam Zippin on Dec 31, 2013 2:44:00 PM

Happy Holidays to everyone and we hope this holiday season treated you well.  Sadly with the ringing in of this New Year, my first post-holiday blog comes with some bad news.  Another market is being targeted by vacation rental scams, Lake Placid and the Olympic village has reported dozens of rental scams this holiday season.

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Tags: Barefoot, Vacation Rental, Vacation Rental Management, Client Expectations, Rentals, Rental Market, VRBO, Vacation Rental, Scams, Vacation Rental Software, HomeAway, VRBO Portal, rental industry competition, vacation rental scam, RBO, Security, HomeAway.com, rental industry

Airbnb.com Bounces Back: And In Impressive Fashion!

Posted by Adam Zippin on Oct 15, 2013 1:12:00 PM

My last blog got some mixed reviews after I wrote about the subpoena that Airbnb.com received.  Some people liked it and we got a tweet out there, others were not so impressed with my views.  So this week, I am glad to report that Airbnb.com has partnered with Pepsi Next to anchor its newest promotion.

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Tags: Barefoot, Property Management, Second Home, Client Expectations, Property Manager, Vacation Rental Industry, Management Software, Competitive Advantage, Vacation Rental Software, HomeAway, rental marketing, Property manager marketing, How to market vacation rentals, professional management, rental indusrty competition, rental industry competition, Airbnb.com

5 Reasons Your Vacation Rental Business Must Use Portals

Posted by Adam Zippin on Sep 19, 2013 4:35:00 PM

I had a great phone call today with one of Barefoot’s portal partners and about halfway through the call, we realized that vacation rental managers seem to be very reluctant to utilize the opportunities that portal pages present.  After we hung up, my mind began racing as to why these property managers would not want to have their properties listed on some of the most popular rental listing sites on the web.  The ability exists with the Barefoot vacation rental software. Some reasons came to mind but none of them seemed to warrant missing out on the portal party. So here are the 5 most common reason people don’t want to use portals, and why you must!

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Tags: Vacation Rental Industry, Property Management Software, Vacation Rental Software, HomeAway, Rental management Software, How to market vacation rentals, Rental Portal, HomeAway Portal, VRBO Portal

HomeAway Making International Moves

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jul 18, 2013 6:20:00 PM

In the world of Vacation Rentals, there are sometimes too many numbers and trends to search through to find the value.  In these cases, large companies tend to excel and HomeAway is no different.  In a recent purchase, for a yet defined amount, HomeAway is purchasing the majority of travelmob, an online startup with vacation properties in Asia Pacific.  While this may seem like an odd move, HomeAway backs it with strong numbers, reporting that "over 100 million people will enter the Asian middle class each of the next several years, and Asia will have an increasing influence over the world's economic growth" as told by Brian Sharples, chief executive officer of HomeAway.

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Tags: Barefoot, Vacation Rentals, Rental, Rental Management, Vacation Rental Management, Property Management, Second Home, Rentals, Property Manager, Vacation Rental Industry, Rental Market, Rental Software, Management Software, VRBO, Rental, HomeAway