Barefoot Technologies Blog- Vacation Rental Industry News

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,, Barefoot Technologies, HomeAway Portal

A Conversation with HomeAway about the Vacation Rental Industry

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Jun 17, 2014 10:00:00 AM

By Claiborne Yarbrough, Business Development, BarefootTechnologies, with comments from Brent Bellm, COO of HomeAway

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Tags: Vacation Rental Industry,, rental industry, Rental Industry Changes Launches Communication Management Update

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jan 9, 2014 4:19:00 PM

Over the past few months we have seen some scams and issues coming through a few larger portals because, on some level, the portals leave the deals up to the private parties. This will not be the case much longer as has launched its newest communication management tool.  This isn’t a tool for HomeAway for professionals, or one that will even really compete with you at this point.  It is a security measure for individual owners.

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Tags: Scams, Vacation Rental Software, VRBO Portal, vacation rental scam, Security,, Barefoot Technologies, HomeAway Portal, CRM

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

As a professional property manager, who has YOUR back?

Posted by Adam Zippin on Dec 6, 2013 4:07:00 PM

Who is protecting and supporting the professional property manager?   Actions speak louder than words.   So the professional property manager needs to look closely at their technology partners, and determine who can best help them in meeting the very specific needs of their business.   Here is some information you may or may not know. It might tell you more about who is, or is not covering your back today, and into the future.

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Tags: Vacation Rental Software,, rental industry, Vacation rental system, rental competition