Barefoot Technologies Blog- Vacation Rental Industry News

To OTA or Not to OTA in Vacation Rental Management?

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Dec 17, 2014 4:03:00 PM

Online Travel Agents are an increasing presence in the Vacation Rental Management industry. During the most recent Vacation Rental Management Association conference there was a significant focus on OTAs who were attending as vendors and as a topic of discussion.

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Tags: Competitive Advantage, OTA Portal, HomeAway Portal

Announcing Integrated Partnership with HomeAway's Transactional Model

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Jul 18, 2014 8:20:00 AM

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.

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Tags: HomeAway, HomeAway Portal, HomeAway.com, Barefoot Technologies

Homeaway.com Launches Communication Management Update

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jan 9, 2014 4:19:00 PM

Over the past few months we have seen some scams and issues coming through a few larger portals because, on some level, the portals leave the deals up to the private parties. This will not be the case much longer as HomeAway.com has launched its newest communication management tool.  This isn’t a tool for HomeAway for professionals, or one that will even really compete with you at this point.  It is a security measure for individual owners.

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Tags: CRM, Scams, HomeAway Portal, VRBO Portal, Vacation Rental Software, vacation rental scam, Security, HomeAway.com, Barefoot Technologies

5 Reasons Your Vacation Rental Business Must Use Portals

Posted by Adam Zippin on Sep 19, 2013 4:35:00 PM

I had a great phone call today with one of Barefoot’s portal partners and about halfway through the call, we realized that vacation rental managers seem to be very reluctant to utilize the opportunities that portal pages present.  After we hung up, my mind began racing as to why these property managers would not want to have their properties listed on some of the most popular rental listing sites on the web.  The ability exists with the Barefoot vacation rental software. Some reasons came to mind but none of them seemed to warrant missing out on the portal party. So here are the 5 most common reason people don’t want to use portals, and why you must!

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Tags: Vacation Rental Industry, Property Management Software, Vacation Rental Software, HomeAway, Rental management Software, How to market vacation rentals, Rental Portal, HomeAway Portal, VRBO Portal