Barefoot Technologies Blog- Vacation Rental Industry News
Here are some good best practices for vacation rental management companies when a hurricane is coming:Read More
In this post, we discuss the top 10 reasons for starting a vacation rental business, emphasizing the benefits for real estate companies, including the potential to generate additional income streams, cross-sell services, and tap into new markets.Read More
It is said a picture is worth a thousand words. Most people are drawn to pictures and will judge their rental prospects predominantly on what they see as opposed to what they read. Flipkey, a vacation rental search platform purchased by TripAdvisor, completed a study revealing HD photography increased bookings by 98%.
With the season interim rolling through and companies switching their bookings, images, and all that comes with new season of renters, scammers can creep in unexpectedly. We preach the awareness of rental scams and how to educate your potential guests as how to best avoid a scam but seldom do we as an industry take a proactive approach to scams. Often, we will respond to an attempted scam but many times, the damage is already done.
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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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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With the unveiling of information regarding Elon Musk's latest venture, the Hyperloop, set for 4:30 et today, my mind has been running wild with all the possibilities this could mean for vacation rentals. It is almost scary to realize how little attention this incredible possibility has garnished in some circles. If you haven't heard of the Hyperloop, it is a new transportation method that will cut cross country travel to a matter of minutes!
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In the world of Vacation Rentals, there are sometimes too many numbers and trends to search through to find the value. In these cases, large companies tend to excel and HomeAway is no different. In a recent purchase, for a yet defined amount, HomeAway is purchasing the majority of travelmob, an online startup with vacation properties in Asia Pacific. While this may seem like an odd move, HomeAway backs it with strong numbers, reporting that "over 100 million people will enter the Asian middle class each of the next several years, and Asia will have an increasing influence over the world's economic growth" as told by Brian Sharples, chief executive officer of HomeAway.
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