For most people, summer is the best time of year. A time of vacations, spending time outdoors and focusing on the finer things in life — like food, family and fun. But in the vacation rental industry, the word “summer” is enough to make most of us break out in a cold sweat.
June, July and August make up the busiest season of the year for summer vacation rentals. This boost in tourism is great for our locations and we love to see our guests having a great time. What we don’t love so much is the endless “to do” list, the countless sticky notes and other papers scattered in piles around the desk, and that crowded inbox that just never seems to shrink no matter how many hours you put in. There’s always something to do — someone to call, a repair to arrange, housekeeping visits to manage and payments to process. Property managers have to wear so many different hats and, sometimes, you feel like you’ve spent all day fighting fires without actually getting anything done.
The Barefoot system can streamline every single one of your processes. It’s a full-service vacation rental software solution that functions as an interface for each and every person involved in the vacation property rental management process. The reservations agent uses it to keep a clear overview of all their tasks. The owner can check in to see future bookings. The housekeeping staff can tick off that morning’s cleaning tasks. The guest can independently book concierge services. It’s like a vacation rental calendar combined with a project management hub linked to the booking interfaces for every single part of your business. And if one of your partners hasn’t already been integrated, simply get in touch and we’ll do all we can to tailor our software to suit your vacation property management model. Created by your industry for your industry, this one-stop-shop of a software program will revolutionize the way you do business.
As well as taking care of escrow accounts and ensuring all the necessary security measures are in place, Barefoot provides a hub for everyone in your company to come together and communicate — wherever they are. All of our interfaces are mobile-ready, so the booking agent in your office can see right away when the housekeeper marks a job as complete from the road. There’s no need to chase up each scrap of data, wasting time looking for information on different platforms. And if something does manage to slip through the cracks? A handy reminder function steps in to keep you on track.
If you’re ready to streamline your business and claw back your free time, talk to the Barefoot team today and arrange a free demo. We come to you and we’re always happy to show each and every team in your business how they can use and benefit from Barefoot’s handy features. And who knows? Maybe you can actually enjoy some of those summer activities you spend so much time upselling!