Barefoot Technologies Blog- Vacation Rental Industry News

A Bold Claim From Homeaway CEO

Posted by Adam Zippin on May 29, 2013 4:25:00 PM

An article published over the weekend has shed a promising light on the vacation rental industry.  In an interview with Carl Shepherd, co-founder of Homeaway, said that he and his company believes that vacation rentals are the future of the vacation industry.

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Change Your View: Vacation Rental Property Vs. Asset Manager

Posted by Adam Zippin on May 21, 2013 4:55:00 PM

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Barefoot Hits Vacation Rental Tradeshows

Posted by Adam Zippin on May 15, 2013 4:52:00 PM

Most of our blogs have been about some news, trends, or business moves that we learn about.  This one is a bit more generalized but I wanted to take the time to write it out.  Barefoot Technologies actively uses social media, our website, e-mail campaigns, and calls to speak with our clients, both current and future.  However, we also travel to industry tradeshows to meet you, first hand.

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Another Witch Hunt For Vacation Rentals

Posted by Adam Zippin on May 10, 2013 3:23:00 PM

In Las Vegas it has become illegal to rent homes in short term rentals.  Now, a town in Arizona may be making similar strides.  Gilbert Arizona prohibits short term rentals in single family neighborhoods and is considering extending the legislation to multifamily neighborhoods like condo buildings.  As is, short term rentals are only supposed to occur on commercial properties, however this loophole allows people currently residing in multiple family complexes to skirt the law.

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4 Industry Leading Ways To Create Efficient Work

Posted by Adam Zippin on May 7, 2013 3:50:00 PM

Today, through our webpage, a contact us form was filled out and submitted to us.  The main resonating message of this e-mail was simple, I am looking to grow but simply cannot do any more work!  As I spoke to this prospect, her issues resonated with me as mere wants of other prospects and clients.  Things that were "nice" and "neat" or that "Jane from reservations would love" seem to get looked over all too often by those not aware of what a few process could do for their business.

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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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The Key To The Golden Rental Number

Posted by Adam Zippin on Apr 9, 2013 4:18:00 PM

Each owner has reasons why they own their property, it is an asset.   Like any asset they have expectations that you need to understand, and while there are lots of expectations, the most important is how much they want to make with the property.  That number is something that you need to know, document, and remind the owner of, every chance you can. Consider your own assets and who you have managing them.  For those of you with a portfolio manager, that manager defended past losses based off the market, and that he beat the market average.  It is the same for your relationship with your owner. 

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