Barefoot Technologies Blog- Vacation Rental Industry News

Seven Useful Tools For Shoulder Season Vacation Rentals

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jan 16, 2014 5:52:00 PM

As winter begins to fade it becomes more important than ever to capitalize on your winter season guests.  These guests can vary dramatically based on your market but one thing is the same, the main season is ending and your guest are beginning to shift from those coming to stay for the peak season to those who are looking for a shoulder season getaway.

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Tags: Client Expectations, Vacation Rental Software, How to market vacation rentals, Marketing, Property Management, Property Management Software, Competitive Advantage, Browser Based Software, Barefoot Technologies, Property manager marketing, rental indusrty competition, Offerings, CRM Tips

Marketing Your Vacation Rental: Off Grid style

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jan 15, 2014 4:51:00 PM

Every once in a while you find something that is so unique and exciting that you have to comment on it.   We sit in our world, and watch everything pass by, and never really utilize the uniqueness of the opportunities that are afforded to us.  

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Tags: Vacation Rental Software, How to market vacation rentals, Marketing, Property Management Software, Barefoot Technologies, future of vacation rentals, Property manager marketing

Homeaway.com Launches Communication Management Update

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jan 9, 2014 4:19:00 PM

Over the past few months we have seen some scams and issues coming through a few larger portals because, on some level, the portals leave the deals up to the private parties. This will not be the case much longer as HomeAway.com has launched its newest communication management tool.  This isn’t a tool for HomeAway for professionals, or one that will even really compete with you at this point.  It is a security measure for individual owners.

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Tags: Scams, Vacation Rental Software, VRBO Portal, vacation rental scam, Security, HomeAway.com, Barefoot Technologies, HomeAway Portal, CRM

Rental Startup, Cozy, Acquires Landlordology: Pushing Distribution

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jan 7, 2014 6:52:00 PM

In the ever changing landscape that is todays business world, startups seem to be the ever new trend.  Its not every day that a startup in the vacation rental industry makes news waves but that is exactly what is happening with tech startup Cozy.  

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Tags: Vacation Rental Software, Barefoot Technologies, Cozy.com, Landlordology

New Year, Old Scams: More Vacation Rental Scams

Posted by Adam Zippin on Dec 31, 2013 2:44:00 PM

Happy Holidays to everyone and we hope this holiday season treated you well.  Sadly with the ringing in of this New Year, my first post-holiday blog comes with some bad news.  Another market is being targeted by vacation rental scams, Lake Placid and the Olympic village has reported dozens of rental scams this holiday season.

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Tags: Vacation Rental Management, Barefoot, Vacation Rental, Vacation Rental, Client Expectations, Rentals, Rental Market, VRBO, Scams, Vacation Rental Software, HomeAway, VRBO Portal, rental industry competition, vacation rental scam, RBO, Security, HomeAway.com, rental industry

VRM Intel Survey: Vacation Rental Industry Results

Posted by Adam Zippin on Dec 17, 2013 4:36:00 PM

Our friend over at VRM Intel, Amy Hinote put together this awesome survey with 94 vacation rental manager respondents.  The survey focused on the technology that you out there are using.  We at Barefoot found the information fascinating and wanted to make sure everything was shared with you.  The original article can be found here.

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Tags: Vacation Rental Software, VRM Intel, Rental Manager, Rental Manager Survey, Technology Issues, Rental Technology

As a professional property manager, who has YOUR back?

Posted by Adam Zippin on Dec 6, 2013 4:07:00 PM

Who is protecting and supporting the professional property manager?   Actions speak louder than words.   So the professional property manager needs to look closely at their technology partners, and determine who can best help them in meeting the very specific needs of their business.   Here is some information you may or may not know. It might tell you more about who is, or is not covering your back today, and into the future.

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Tags: Vacation Rental Software, HomeAway.com, rental industry, Vacation rental system, rental competition

More Vacation Rental Crackdowns Looking to Limit Rentals

Posted by Adam Zippin on Nov 26, 2013 4:48:00 PM

Berlin is now the most recent location to limit short term rentals.  This is the first international story we have reported on here, as most of our focus has been based on rental trends in the us.  However, with all of the crackdowns coming through as of late, this trend seemed destined to become global.

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Tags: Vacation Rental Industry, Vacation Rental Software, rental industry competition, Property Management, Second Home, Rental Software, Rental management Software, rental marketing, future of vacation rentals, Vacation Rental Legislation

How Secure is Browser Based Rental Software?

Posted by Adam Zippin on Nov 21, 2013 3:57:00 PM

Browser based, the cloud, web storage, and more are words that seem to paint the picture of a secret file cabinet hidden by location, not security.  Barefoot boasts a browser based vacation rental software system as one of the main selling points and recently, the question of security has come from a few prospective clients.  It’s time to set the record straight and assure you that browser based software is very secure and does not need questioning.

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Tags: Vacation Rental Software, Security, Property Management Software, Management Software, Rental Software, Browser Based Software

How to Seasonally Market Your Rental Properties

Posted by Adam Zippin on Nov 14, 2013 5:48:00 PM

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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