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There is no better time to talk about cyber security than now. After all October is National Cyber Security Month. It seems that every time you turn on the television, there is another report of business computer systems being hacked in order to steal pertinent and private information from those who do business with that company or business.
We wanted to introduce a new member of the Barefoot team, Sean Woodie. Sean will be joining the leading customer support team in the vacation rental management industry.
Barefoot Technologies is pleased to announce the continuation of their commitment to innovation in the vacation rental management industry through its integrated partnership with HomeAway’s transactional model. Barefoot customers now have access to transactional technology that automatically creates bookings from properties listed on HomeAway, the world's largest vacation rental network.
I’ve been hearing from some vacation rental management folks in summer markets that the season is off to a slow start. The reason for the lower occupancy is probably attributed to the fact that so many school systems on the East Coast had to add days to the school year to make up for the MANY MANY MANY snow days (can you tell I am Mom of kids who were out of school 21 snow days this year?).
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Summer is right around the corner which means now is the perfect time to look into booking your next summer vacation. Consumers must remember to be vigilant when making their booking online because the potential for scam artists has never been more prevalent. We wrote a blog on February 6th titled Avoid the Pitfalls of Vacation Rental Scams if anyone wants to refresh their memory click the title.
Over the past few months, several pieces of legislation have popped up that want to increase, or at least allow for the increase of legislative influences over vacation rentals. We have already written about cases in Hawaii, Colorado, Las Vegas and more but the latest legislation is coming in Florida, a vacation rental hotspot. The bill is aimed to remove a prior bill that restricts legislative measures. We saw legislative involvement go over poorly in Hawaii and other places but what is going on in Florida?
Many times, professional property managers look to add homes to their inventory by reaching out to second homeowners and offering them the advantages of renting their home. While there are many advantages, some homeowners look at the prospect of renting their home as an overwhelming switch in lifestyle. This blog is designed to help you transition homeowners and their homes into vacation rental