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Elevate Your Holiday Marketing Campaigns for Vacation Rental Managers

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Nov 6, 2023 3:46:08 PM

This time of year is a golden opportunity for vacation rental managers to boost their revenue by using the holiday season to reach out to past and new guests for future bookings. In this blog post, we will discuss various techniques that can help vacation rental managers maximize their holiday marketing campaigns, including using the tools Barefoot’s PMS (Property Management System) provides, like historical data and dynamic pricing, microtargeting guests, utilizing automations and offering coupons and rewards. 

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Tags: Vacation Rental, Property manager marketing, Vacation Rental Marketing

Hurricane Preparedness -- Focus on Using Your Technology Partner to Help

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Oct 6, 2023 8:09:25 AM

Here are some good best practices for vacation rental management companies when a hurricane is coming:

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Tags: Vacation Rental Management, Rental Management, Property Management, Barefoot Technologies

Innovative Integration Between Key Data and Barefoot’s Owner Portal Fuels Communication and Retention

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Sep 19, 2023 5:24:28 PM

Barefoot and Key Data Dashboard are pleased to announce an important new piece of their integration that will promote communication with owners about where the local market stands and how their property is performing relative to that market with a current property performance report. This allows the vacation rental manager to show up to the moment data to emphasize their management value proposition and increase the stickiness for owner relationships from inside of the Barefoot owner portal.

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Getting Buy-In to Switch Vacation Rental Management Software

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Jul 25, 2023 9:28:45 AM

Switching vacation rental management software can be a daunting task. There are so many factors to consider, and it can be difficult to get buy-in from all stakeholders. However, if you do your research and present a clear case for the switch, you can increase your chances of success.

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Setting Up Operations for a Vacation Rental Management Business

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Jul 3, 2023 1:15:36 PM

Running a vacation rental management business can be a great way to make money and provide a valuable service to travelers. However, it is important to have a solid operational plan in place in order to be successful. Here are some of the most important things you should do operationally to run a vacation rental management business:

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Our Mission: Remarkable Support for our Vacation Rental Clients

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Jun 6, 2023 5:23:36 PM

One of Barefoot's core values is to provide the customer support that our client's need to create remarkable and deep relationships. One of the top complaints that we hear as a vacation rental software provider is that people struggle with getting access to timely and relevant support. I asked our COO, Drew Forslind, to provide us with his thoughts on what are the top elements of providing remarkable support, and here is his reply:

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How to Choose a Vacation Rental Software Solution

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Apr 17, 2023 5:43:56 PM

Vacation rental software can help you manage your properties more efficiently and effectively. It can automate tasks, track your finances, and help you connect with guests, owners and vendors. There are many different vacation rental software solutions available, so it's important to choose one that meets your specific needs.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Vacation Rental Software Space

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Apr 5, 2023 10:23:18 AM

In today's ever-changing business landscape, it can be difficult for companies to stay competitive and avoid being bought out by larger competitors. However, there are several things that technology companies can do to stay ahead of the curve and remain independent.

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Barefoot Technologies Vacation Rental Solution Month By Month Guide (January and February)

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Feb 13, 2023 3:23:10 PM

For some of you, January and February are months when you are reviewing all of your operations and getting properties ready for the season. You are also trying to get as many full price bookings as you can for your owners. As a Barefoot client, I would suggest that you consider some of the following tools and practices.

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Barefoot Vacation Rental Management Solution -- January Updates

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Jan 26, 2023 1:35:27 PM

Barefoot property management solution for vacation rental management companies has been in continuous development for over 20 years. Sometimes we have big initiatives and sometimes we are addressing the needs of our customers. We are firm believers that our clients are the best resource for what is important to offer in our solution. So, here is a glimpse into some of the helpful things we have been working on.

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