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The ABC's of Starting a Vacation Rental Management Company

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Sep 22, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Recently, I’ve been getting lots of call from brave souls who are looking to start a vacation rental business. It may be a familiar scenario. They bought a vacation rental home in a beautiful location as an investment or second home. They decided to move into their vacation rental home and buy a second property that they manage and put onto VRBO. They meet other people who own second homes who ask them to manage their home, and another and another. Presto! Before they know it they are now the owner of a vacation rental property management business.

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Vacation Rental Management and Airbnb

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Aug 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM

At Barefoot we are excited to announce that our customers can list their inventory on Airbnb through either of our two partners, Leisurelink or BookingPal.

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Barefoot's Vacation Rental Manager of the Week -- 08/03/15

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Aug 4, 2015 10:30:00 AM

We've decided to start a new kind of blog post where we put the spotlight on the amazing Barefoot customers who provide outstanding vacation rental management around the country.

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Barefoot's Vacation Rental Manager of the Week -- 07/28/15

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Jul 28, 2015 4:52:38 PM

We've decided to start a new kind of blog post where we put the spotlight on the amazing Barefoot customers who provide outstanding vacation rental management around the country.

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Muddling Through... Vacation Rental Managers Mid Season

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Jul 24, 2015 2:08:40 PM


It's that time again. You are well into your summer season and even those of you who are people people are getting burned out. Here's a humorous take on the typical vacation rental manager's state of mind at the end of July.

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Making the most of the Vacation Rental Shoulder Season

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Jul 16, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Although many Vacation Rental Companies are in the thick of your season, it might make some sense to take some time now to plan for the shoulder season, less than 45 days away. Putting some marking campaigns into place now might mean the difference between high occupancy or lower occupancy for those amazing fall months when the weather is still beautiful and there are less crowds to contend with.

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Zillow's Next Move: Vacation Rental Management Portal

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Jun 18, 2015 4:18:11 PM

Last Thursday, May 11, 2015, Greg Schwartz, CFO of Zillow sent out an email with three stated purposes including lead management, rapid network growth and the announcement of a new product, Zillow Rent Connect.

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Open API for Vacation Rental Management Solutions: Pandora’s Box or Aladdin’s Cave?

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Jun 9, 2015 12:49:00 PM

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Tahoe Vacation Rental Management Companies Focus on Other Seasons

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on May 20, 2015 3:10:34 PM

sand-harbor-view-300Tahoe ski resorts that traditionally made their money during the ski season are racing to turn themselves into vacation experience providers by turning into an outdoor sports mecca in the summer.  Designed as a way to bring tourists to the majestic mountains almost year-round, the “non-snow” activities have never been more important to the bottom lines of the businesses. The drought that has ensued for several years has taken a severe toll on the Tahoe ski resorts and according to a recent article in the Modesto Bee, “climatologists are predicting long-term declines in snowfall throughout the Sierra Nevada.” 

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Barefoot Welcomes New Partner Manager

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on May 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Barefoot is growing again! We have brought on board a new Partner Manager, Janice Brunelle.

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