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  • VRM Intel Live: Denver Roundup
    July 25th and 26th Barefoot attended VRM Intel Live in Denver, CO.  The theme of this series is the Tech-Enabled Vacation Rental Manager.  The show had many great education sessions, and panels discussing how the Vacation Rental Manager needs to approach the industry and their market to have an advantage over their competition. 
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  • Cold, Hard Stats for the Vacation Rental Industry
    I am a stat guy and love looking at numbers and I love analyzing data related to the Vacation Rental Industry.  The goal in my opinion with all this data is to increase revenue or have the best insight to make great decisions that will yield the best profit possible.  If you have read things I have written you will know I talk about how our industry is changing rapidly and you will see...
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  • Thinking Outside of the Technology Box in Vacation Rentals
    I am always interested and looking to see what the new trends and best practices are for Vacation Rental businesses related to technology.  As we all know this has changed so much over the past 10 – 15 years that it is hard to keep up.  Some of the obvious trends that are the new norms in the VR world are using social media as a platform to get your message out and get reviews back.  T...
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  • 5 Steps to Successfully Implementing a New Vacation Rental Management Software
    For those of you who have been using legacy products that were purchased by HomeAway for a long time, we understand that the time has come to make a change. You may feel that you don’t have other options, but you do. Now is the time to experience what it is like to work with a software company that understands that you are unique and will work with you to meet your business goals.
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  • Thoughts on Tradeshow Season
    Each March – May and September – October I know I can count on two things to happen in the Hospitality Industry…The seasons change and Tradeshows occur.  I won’t go into detail about the seasons, but I thought I would talk a little bit about tradeshows. I have been attending many types of tradeshows since 2005. The first one I attended for the Vacation Rental Management Association was...
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  • Is the Customer Always Right?
    We all know the saying, “The Customer is always right”.  We also know that this is not always true, and being vacation rental and/or property managers I am not sure of another industry that puts you and your staff more to the test with this age old saying.  Not only are you facing this expectation from paying guests but there is also the double whammy of working with owners who can bec...
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  • AllI want for Christmas are New Owner Contracts
    I have recently been talking to property managers about things that are concerning to them and one that keeps standing out is Owner Acquisition.  With the larger companies like Vacasa and Wyndham acquiring Vacation Rental Companies and large numbers of vacation rental properties it can seem a daunting task for independent Vacation Rental Managers to compete in an ever changing market. ...
  • Do You Have a Winning Team?
    It finally happened.  The date: November 3rd, 2016 at approximately 12:45 am.  The Chicago Cubs won a World Series for the first time since 1908, the first time in 108 years.  I am one of many (until recently) long suffering Cub fans that have endured years of disappointment and the moniker of lovable losers.  There have been years of moderate success, but most of us by now know that t...
  • HTTPS... Why it Matters in the Vacation Rental Industry
      Encryption. The S in HTTPS stands for secure, it also means that the connection to the website is encrypted. It ensures that your vacation rental website's visitors are safe transacting on your website, and lets them know they are really dealing with you and not an imposter.
  • Is Your Vacation Rental Guest a Trick or a Treat?
    I thought I would have some fun with the great “holiday” of Halloween this month.  I have written and countless others have written about the paying guest, how valuable they are, focusing on making them repeat guests, and doing everything you can to enrich their experience with things you can control.  However; what happens when your guest becomes a trick and not a treat?  Let’s take a...
  • Barefoot Focus: Short-Term Rental Advocacy
    In November I attended the VRM Intel conference in Destin and came away with a new-found interest.  Advocacy for Short-Term Rentals (STR).  Most of the participants attending were from Florida and in attendance was Dennis Hanks, Executive Director of Florida VRMA.  I listened to Dennis and others talk passionately about being united and taking action in the fight for fair legislation a...
  • What to Expect for 2017
    Like most of you, I have seen a few expectations articles for 2017. While I agree with them on most of the trends, I feel they should go further to suggest to you how you might be impacted or to position yourself to take advantage of the current market conditions.
  • Improve Your Vacation Home Rental Photos With The Evolution of Photography Technology
    This week we are happy to have one of Barefoot's Business partners, Andy Francis of TruPlace write aboutThe Evolution of Photography Technology to improve your vacation rental images. This is one aspect of vacation property management where looks do matter! Start your new year off in evaluating your listing photos to see where you may need to change your photos to improve your listing ...
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  • Creating Memories as Part of Your Exit Strategy
    I know we are all busy with the details of our business, but I believe that it is important as a vacation rental manager to regularly step back from time to time and take a look at the big picture.  From my perspective the big picture is that while we book rooms, those that come and enjoy those rooms are here for something much bigger. They are here for a vacation and a vacation is not...
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  • More Ways to Get Paid—Including American Express
    What can a property manager do to attract guests? Being flexible and proactive to meet guest needs is a goal that can be met through improving the reservation process. At Barefoot Technologies, we provide our clients with different payment options and integrated partners which can lead to improving the reservation process by offering payment options.
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