Barefoot Technologies Blog- Vacation Rental Industry News

How to Choose a Vacation Rental Property Management System

Posted by Janice Brunelle on Mar 10, 2016 3:25:50 PM

Choosing a Vacation Rental property management system (PMS) is a decision that requires time and commitment to the process. In a simple list of where to start, the one factor that must always be considered is time. The time spent on the process will be time well spent when you can look back on the time you wasted wondering why your competitors had more bookings, or managing manual reports/communication/work orders. With a new PMS you can now have the time to market your properties efficiently!

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Tags: Property Management Software

TripAdvisor Is Making the Right Moves in the Vacation Rental Industry

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jun 12, 2014 9:00:00 AM

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel review website, has just made the acquisition of LaFourchette for $140 million in an all cash deal. LaFourchette is one of the leading Internet and mobile restaurant reservation systems in France and Spain with over 12,000 participating restaurants.  With this purchase, TripAdvisor is diversifying their offerings to more than just rental reviews.  This move is one that vacation rental management companies should start to follow for several reasons.  You can read the full article here.

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Tags: Property Management Software, Vacation Rental Software, Rental Industry Changes

Seven Useful Tools For Shoulder Season Vacation Rentals

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jan 16, 2014 5:52:00 PM

As winter begins to fade it becomes more important than ever to capitalize on your winter season guests.  These guests can vary dramatically based on your market but one thing is the same, the main season is ending and your guest are beginning to shift from those coming to stay for the peak season to those who are looking for a shoulder season getaway.

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Tags: CRM Tips, Property Management, Client Expectations, Property Management Software, Competitive Advantage, Offerings, Vacation Rental Software, Property manager marketing, How to market vacation rentals, rental indusrty competition, Browser Based Software, Barefoot Technologies, Marketing

Marketing Your Vacation Rental: Off Grid style

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jan 15, 2014 4:51:00 PM

Every once in a while you find something that is so unique and exciting that you have to comment on it.   We sit in our world, and watch everything pass by, and never really utilize the uniqueness of the opportunities that are afforded to us.  

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Tags: Property Management Software, Vacation Rental Software, Property manager marketing, How to market vacation rentals, future of vacation rentals, Barefoot Technologies, Marketing

How Secure is Browser Based Rental Software?

Posted by Adam Zippin on Nov 21, 2013 3:57:00 PM

Browser based, the cloud, web storage, and more are words that seem to paint the picture of a secret file cabinet hidden by location, not security.  Barefoot boasts a browser based vacation rental software system as one of the main selling points and recently, the question of security has come from a few prospective clients.  It’s time to set the record straight and assure you that browser based software is very secure and does not need questioning.

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Tags: Rental Software, Property Management Software, Management Software, Vacation Rental Software, Security, Browser Based Software

How to Seasonally Market Your Rental Properties

Posted by Adam Zippin on Nov 14, 2013 5:48:00 PM

Well it’s the time of year up here in New England where rumors of snow are backed up by frigid mornings and mildly warmer days, most call it winter but I am lucky enough to call it hockey season.  Now some may not see the difference between a winter enthusiast and a hockey fan but differences like this can distinguish your business from the rest.  With the winter coming in, the rental market shifts drastically up here, and in any location with winter snow.  So how does this resonate through with your business?  Here are 8 ways to beat the winter with simple marketing tools

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Tags: CRM, CRM Tips, Rental Management CRM, Rental Management, Second Home, Vacation Rental Industry, Property Management Software, Management Software, Competitive Advantage, Offerings, Vacation Rental, Vacation Rental Software, Rental management Software, rental marketing, Property manager marketing, How to market vacation rentals, rental management business, professional management, rental indusrty competition, rental industry competition

A Fresh View On The Vacation Rental Managers Association Conference

Posted by Adam Zippin on Nov 1, 2013 3:41:00 PM

Barefoot newcomer, Claiborne Yarbrough, attended the VRMA Conference with the team in Nashville this month.  With less than a month under her belt and being stuck in a booth with 3 annoying gents, this would be quite a task for the new member of our vacation rental software team.  Read on to see how she handled it, her key takeaways, and an overall introduction to the newest member of our sales team!

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Tags: Barefoot, Rental Management CRM, Rental, Rental Management, Property Management, Client Expectations, Property Management Software, Management Software, How to market vacation rentals, Vacation Rental Software, rental management business, Airbnb.com, VRMA, VRental management Software

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

Why Your Marketing Is Missing Your Target: Vacation Rental Customers

Posted by Adam Zippin on Sep 12, 2013 1:30:00 PM

For some time now, the vacation rental industry has been a mom and pop field.  Many smaller businesses run and owned by families or small companies that tend to play on the safer side of all things, whether that be their vacation rental software, marketing, budgets, or any practice.

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Tags: Rental Market, Rental Software, Property Management Software, Vacation Advice, Management Software, Vacation Rental Software, Rental management Software, rental marketing, Property manager marketing, How to market vacation rentals

Apple WWDC and its Effects on Vacation Rentals

Posted by Adam Zippin on Sep 10, 2013 12:34:00 PM


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Tags: Rental Management, Vacation Rental Management, Property Management, Vacation Rental Industry, Rental Market, Property Management Software, Management Software, Competitive Advantage, Vacation Rental Software, Rental management Software