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The Vacation Rental Scam Game Is Hitting a Wall

Posted by Adam Zippin on May 2, 2013 4:35:00 PM

     Rental scams have been a part of this industry for years.  Sadly, it seems that as long as someone has been kind enough to open their home, there is someone lowly enough to take advantage of that. We have tried to stay on top of scam trends, reporting on new scam styles and even providing tips on how to avoid scams all together.

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Homeaway Tightens the VRBO Noose on Property Managers

Posted by Adam Zippin on Apr 30, 2013 3:10:00 PM

Last week I published a blog that boasted 8 things you could do to separate yourself from competitive rentals.  The main goal was to realize that your company offers more than a house to rent, you have the expertise to offer an experience.  This experience is what separates your professionally managed rentals from the VRBO market out there.  However, in the never ending cat and mouse game, homeaway.com is now offering another service to its VRBO clients.  I personally think it is a neat tool but that does not make your life easier.

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8 Things You Can Offer Clients To Separate Your Vacation Rentals

Posted by Adam Zippin on Apr 26, 2013 4:41:00 PM

I feel like every now and then I get carried away with the words and making this blog eloquent.  Well, not today, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have something helpful for your weekend!

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Tags: Vacation Rental Management, Barefoot, Vacation Rental, Rentals, Rental Market, Rental Management, Property Management, Property Manager, Management Software, Competitive Advantage, Rental Software, Vacation Rentals, Vacation, Offerings, Rental Management CRM

Barefoot Unveils New Automated OTA Letters

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jul 31, 2012 6:29:00 AM

Does your company utilize a portal partnership?  With lead and subscription based portals speed is the name of the game and every second counts.    When an interested party sends an information request about a property through one of these portals, you as an agent must receive the e-mail, check availability, confirm price, and then reply to the prospect.  Auto OTA letters simplifies all of this.

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Vacation Rental Habits of Finland

Posted by Adam Zippin on Sep 30, 2011 7:58:00 AM

Finns and Vacation Rentals By Aki Uola

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