Barefoot Technologies Blog- Vacation Rental Industry News

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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More Signs Of A Successful Year for Vacation Rentals

Posted by Adam Zippin on Apr 16, 2013 3:13:00 PM

I recently wrote an article on the promising year that vacation rentals had to look forward to in 2013.  In that article, which can be found here, we discussed how numbers for january 2012 were up substantially from 2011 and that property managers were even more optomistic about 2013.  In general, Barefoot has heard nothing but similar views from our own customers.  All of this is helping 2013 shape up to be an excellent year.

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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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