Barefoot Technologies Blog- Vacation Rental Industry News

9 Steps to change a home, to a vacation rental property

Posted by Aj Mudford on Mar 5, 2014 2:31:00 PM

Many times, professional property managers look to add homes to their inventory by reaching out to second homeowners and offering them the advantages of renting their home. While there are many advantages, some homeowners look at the prospect of renting their home as an overwhelming switch in lifestyle. This blog is designed to help you transition homeowners and their homes into vacation rental
properties.

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Tags: Property Management, Vacation Home, Vacation Rental Software, Barefoot Technologies

How to Stay For Profit When Responding to Non-Profits in Rentals

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jul 30, 2013 4:30:00 PM

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Tags: Barefoot, Software, Vacation Rental, Rental, Property Management, Vacation Home, Second Home, Rentals, Vacation Rental Industry, Vacation, Property Management Software, Management Software, Vacation Rental, Vacation Rental Software

10 Things to Look for in Vacation Rentals When Traveling with Kids

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jul 10, 2013 3:53:00 PM

In the constant attempt to bring you new and relevant information, today's blog is coming not from me but from HouseSittingjobs.com.  This article is about what to look for in vacation rentals when children are part of the equation.  One massive perk our industry offers is the ability to tailor better to a family than a hotel room ever can.  We read the article and found it well written enough to reccomend it to you, our readers.  Without much more babble, here is the 10 things to look for in a Vacation Rental when travelling with kids.

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Tags: Vacation Rentals, Vacation Rental, Vacation Rental Management, Property Management, Vacation Home, Client Expectations, Rentals, Vacation Rental Industry, Vacation, Rental Market, Vacation Advice, Offerings, VRBO, Vacation Rental

It's Not Too Late To Capitalize On National Vacation Rental Month

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jun 28, 2013 12:44:00 PM

So its national Vacation Rental month this July and we hope that you are preparing for the blast of business and overwhelming amount of guests.  What’s that you say, you’re not doing anything to push this news to your potential guests?  Surely there is a mistake here as this is some free publicity.  If you have not been publicizing this then you are falling into the shadows of large companies like Wyndham, who are playing on the national level.  Fear not, here are 5 ways you can still make the most of the free publicity of this month!

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Tags: Barefoot, Rental Management CRM, Vacation Rental, Rental, Rental Management, Vacation Rental Management, Property Management, Vacation Home, Second Home, Rentals, Property Manager, Vacation Rental Industry, Vacation, Rental Market, Rental Software, Property Management Software, Vacation Advice, Management Software, Competitive Advantage, Vacation Rental, Vacation Rental Software

Vacation Rental Scam Avoidance - 101

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jun 13, 2013 2:46:00 PM

The summer is here with warm weather, boat shoes, cookouts, Frisbee’s and family.  Did you notice the one thing missing?  Correct, vacation rental scams are missing this year because you have read this article on 5 steps to avoid a vacation rental scam!

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Tags: Barefoot, Vacation Rental, Rental, Property Management, Vacation Home, Second Home, Rentals, Property Manager, Vacation Rental Industry, Vacation, Rental Market, Rental Software, Vacation Advice, Vacation Rental, Rental Scam, Scams, Vacation Rental Software

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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Tags: Barefoot, CRM, Rental Management CRM, Vacation Rental, Rental, Rental Management, Vacation Rental Management, Property Management, Vacation Home, Second Home, Rentals, Property Manager, Vacation Rental Industry, Vacation, Rental Market, Rental Software, Property Management Software, Management Software, Competitive Advantage, Vacation Rental

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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Tags: Barefoot, Vacation Rentals, CRM, Vacation Rental, Rental, Rental Management, Vacation Rental Management, Property Management, Vacation Home, Client Expectations, Rentals, Property Manager, Vacation Rental Industry, Rental Market, Rental Software, Vacation Advice, Management Software, Vacation Rental

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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Tags: Barefoot, Software, CRM, CRM Tips, Rental Management CRM, Vacation Rental, Rental, Rental Management, Vacation Rental Management, Property Management, Vacation Home, Second Home, Client Expectations, Rentals, Property Manager, Vacation Rental Industry, Rental Software, Property Management Software, Vacation Advice, Management Software, Competitive Advantage, Offerings, Vacation Rental

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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Tags: Barefoot, Vacation Rental, Rental, Break Even, Break, Even, Rental Management, Vacation Rental Management, Property Management, Vacation Home, Second Home, Golden Number, Client Expectations, Rentals