Zillow announced the acquisition of Trulia yesterday in a stock exchange deal valued at 3.5 billion dollars. Both websites will continue to operate separately. Together they account for about 48% (not including local websites) of listings web traffic. These two portals are the biggest names in the online real estate market. Combining forces might have some unique implications for those agencies and brokerages that are currently serving both the real estate and vacation rental markets and for those companies that are only serving the real estate market in vacation rental hotspots.
Barefoot Technologies Blog- Vacation Rental Industry News
By Claiborne Yarbrough, Business Development, BarefootTechnologies, with comments from Brent Bellm, COO of HomeAway
The FIFA World Cup is coming to Brazil this year for an event that will be watched by billions of viewers worldwide and attract around 600,000 tourists to the country according to International Business Times. It is an opportunity for Brazilians to showcase their culture, food and soccer skills in what is sure to be an amazing spectacle. But how can you use sports teams or events to benefit your business?
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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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.