Barefoot Technologies Blog- Vacation Rental Industry News

We Are Hiring! Senior .NET Developer – Web API Development Job Description

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Apr 6, 2021 10:27:31 AM

Senior .NET Developer – Web API Development Job Description 

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We are Hiring! Barefoot is looking for a Client Success Director

Posted by Ed Ulmer on Mar 24, 2021 5:42:10 PM

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We are hiring! Business Administrator

Posted by Ed Ulmer on Mar 19, 2021 3:17:15 PM

Business Administrator
Barefoot Technologies Inc is seeking a full-time salaried Business Administrator to conduct administrative duties for the CEO and management team.   We seek candidates that will perform daily tasks with a minimum amount of supervision, are goal-oriented and motivated to grow within our organization.
Barefoot is the leading supplier of software to the vacation rental management industry. We have a reputation for providing excellent customer support and care. We are committed to our work, customers, having fun, and most importantly to each other's success.
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The Opportunity of 2021 for Vacation Rental Managers

Posted by Ed Ulmer on Feb 17, 2021 10:47:40 AM

Welcome to 2021. As always, I would like to start the New Year with a few insights and opportunities for vacation rental managers that I hope you will appreciate.  I believe that times of change provide opportunity.
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Vacation Rental Management and Contactless Check in and Check out Functionality

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Jul 10, 2020 5:25:22 PM

Among many things that have become a new reality with COVID-19 is the need for vacation rental management companies to offer their guests convenient and safe contact less check in and check out for their guests.

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Use a Rewards Point Program to Create Brand Loyalty

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Mar 25, 2020 2:38:42 PM

As part of our series “Getting Creative in Unpredictable Times”, we want to take some time to go through the benefits of having a reward point module that is part of your brand loyalty program.

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Ed Ulmer's Take on Vacation Rentals in 2020

Posted by Ed Ulmer on Jan 13, 2020 1:11:39 PM

Vacation Rentals are truly now a subset of the larger lodging and real estate industries.  To play in it you must study the past like Expedia’s takeover of the hotel industry.  Then, look at the present and understand the big portals like Airbnb and VRBO and the national players who seem to be getting so much publicity like Vacasa, Stay Alfred, Marriott and others.  And finally, look to the future with players like Zillow, Amazon and the National Association of Realtors. They all will play significant roles in the future. Barefoot takes all of this into account and is the only reservation system that is active in understanding the big picture with a commitment to providing an avenue for independents to remain strong.  

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Skift 2019 Short Term Vacation Rental Conference Round Up

Posted by Ed Ulmer on Jan 5, 2020 5:01:38 PM

I had the opportunity to attend the Skift short term vacation rental conference.  It was a great event, but the real focus was on national players and that is honestly a small part of the entire industry.  It is the loudest because the press likes disruption.  It is not sexy to be mature and consistent.  There were a few observations that may be of interest to each of you.

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Outer Beaches Realty of Hatteras Island Uses Barefoot Vacation Rental Management Software

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Dec 26, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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Understanding Performance Data is the First Step to Making Solid Vacation Rental Business Decisions

Posted by Guest Author on Aug 8, 2019 5:32:36 PM

It’s no secret that the vacation rental space is rapidly evolving. Vacation rental management companies are facing increased competition, rapid consolidation and changing consumer behavior -- all at the same time. To stay ahead, leaders in the space are having to adopt new technologies and revenue management practices. 

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