Barefoot Technologies Blog- Vacation Rental Industry News

Some Musings about Airbnb and the Vacation Rental Industry

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Dec 9, 2014 2:55:00 PM

One of our newer customers is really taking a hard look at Airbnd as a marketing portal for his vacation rental management company. He has been nice enough to share some articles that have impacted his research. I thought I might summarize these articles and provide you with links to them so you can continue your research as well.

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Tags: Property Manager, Vacation Rental Software, vacation rental trends

The Killington Group Joins the Barefoot Vacation Rental Family

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Nov 24, 2014 10:06:00 AM

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Tags: Vacation Rental Software, Vacation Rental Partnership

HomeAway’s Brent Bellm Responds to Email Anonymizing Concerns for Vacation Rental Managers

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Nov 6, 2014 10:41:00 AM

One of my favorite parts of attending conferences like VRMA, is the opportunity to talk with a wide array of people who are involved in shaping the vacation rental management industry. One of my conversations was with the accessible Brent Bellm, COO of HomeAway.com. Brent is responsible for leading the daily operations of HomeAway’s online vacation rental marketplaces in the United States, Europe and Brazil, as well as its HomeAwayRealEstate.com and BedandBreakfast.com websites.

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Tags: Vacation Rental Software, HomeAway, Vacation Rental Partnership

Every Vacation Rental Management Customer is Unique

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Nov 4, 2014 8:41:00 AM

We had a wonderful time last week meeting so many vacation rental and property
management companies at the Vacation Rental Management Conference in San Diego last week.  It is always wonderful to reconnect with familiar faces, speak with customers in person, and have discussions with our partners (have you see our partner page lately? The list is growing www.barefoot.com/partners). One main takeaway I took from the conference was that each and every one of you is unique in how you need to run their business.

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Tags: Vacation Rental Industry, Vacation Rental Software

Influential Upcoming Conferences for Your Vacation Rental Management Business

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Oct 23, 2014 10:53:00 AM

Whether in the business for many years or just now beginning to dabble in it, the vacation rental management industry is growing by leaps and bounds.  No matter the size of your company, it is vital to stay on top of the latest technologies, trends and ways to effectively run your rental management business.  Let’s face it – this industry is one that requires more attention to detail than most any other business – except maybe accounting or medicine. 

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Tags: Vacation Rental Software, Marketing Vacation Rental, vacation rental trends

Barefoot Announces New Customer Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Oct 8, 2014 12:41:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Tags: Vacation Rental Industry, Vacation Rental Software, Vacation Rental Partnership

What an Integrated Trust Accounting System Can Do for Vacation Rental Management

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Sep 17, 2014 1:08:00 PM

Managing vacation rentals is a stressful business that involves keeping track of property inventory as well as payments, cleaning schedules, contracts with property owners, maintenance and accounting (the most important part).  In a time where technology has made it easier for small businesses to handle their accounting in-house, this financial end of the job always seem to be a hassle.  An integrated trust accounting system can provide you with the flexibility, efficiency, and safety not available with other systems that haven’t invested the time or resources to integrate these tools.   

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Tags: Vacation Rental Software, Vacation Rental Trust Accounting

Barefoot Announces New Customer Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Sep 8, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Henniker, New Hampshire -- Barefoot Technologies is pleased to announce a new partnership with Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island. Resort Rentals has purchased th
e Agent 3.0c system to run the essential backend systems for their vacation rental management business replacing a custom system.

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Tags: Vacation Rental Industry, Vacation Rental Software, Rental management Software

The Golden Rule of Vacation Rental Management

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Sep 4, 2014 2:23:00 PM

At Barefoot, we love to get the perspective of the people that work in the vacation rental management trenches every day. Below, you will find the current musings of someone who works in a long standing, high end, vacation rental company. I think you will all understand the perspective that is offered…

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Tags: Vacation Rental Software, vacation rental customer support

Barefoot Is Growing Again... Welcome Sean Woodie to our Support Team.

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Aug 14, 2014 1:17:00 PM

We wanted to introduce a new member of the Barefoot team, Sean Woodie. Sean will be joining the leading customer support team in the vacation rental management industry.

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Tags: Vacation Rental Software, Barefoot Technologies, Barefoot support staff