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Standards of Property Care – How Standards Can Set You Apart in Your Vacation Rental Business

Each vacation rental property is unique, and that’s why people love them. Hotels are different because they can optimize their rooms, and each room is designed to be identical. They have entire buildings full of rooms that have beds that are the same distance from the wall, lit by lamps that have the same wattage, […]

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Is Your Guest Communication Working? A Vacation Rental Property Managers Guide to Working with Guests

Guests have so many options when it comes to where to stay and the vacation rental home market. Because of this, doing the absolute minimum isn’t always going to lead to the turn out that you’re hoping for; an example would be a sold-out holiday. There are several things that you can do to market […]

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Growing Your Vacation Rental Business – How to Attract Owners

The vacation rental business has one bottom line: growing your management for vacation rentals means that you must attract new owners. You might think that this isn’t an easy job, but it easily accomplished by taking a couple of simple steps. However, you must first understand why potential owners might be hesitant to alter the […]

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Tips and Tricks for Vacation Rental Managers to Get Through the Busy Season

During your busy season, you have little time for anything more than minding present customers and putting out fires. To ensure that all goes well, and customers are happy during peak periods, you’ll need to fully be prepared before the season starts. Here are some basic tips to ensure your busy season is a smashing […]

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Hiring Vacation Rental Staff – How to Find the Right Cleaners, Inspectors and Maintenance People

Unless you run a very small mom-and-pop vacation rental outfit (like a single home) and can devote a great deal of time and energy to cleaning and maintenance, you’re likely going to need at least some staff to help you with your rental operation. You also would be wise to hire inspectors to make sure […]

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What, When and How to Use Dynamic Pricing for Vacation Rentals

One characteristic of successful vacation rentals is that they are aware of the emerging market and rental properties, so they understand how to get ahead of their competition. However, being aware doesn’t mean implementing a bunch of new tools. Instead, it’s about understanding and knowing what’s out there and how it works. Successful vacation rental […]

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10+ Vacation Rental Podcasts You Need to Listen To

In the US alone, about 112 million people listen to one podcast or another. With over 750,000 podcasts available online, this has quickly become an efficient method for people to get information and educated on various niches that could end up making them money. Being in sync with the technological times in which we live, […]

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Vacation Rental Staffing – In House or 1099, What is Right for you?

Unless you have a very small vacation rental business (e.g., renting out just one home) or you can’t devote yourself to the business as a full-time job, you’ll likely need to hire staff to handle maintenance, cleaning, and other rental property-related work as well as someone to help you handle customer booking and guest needs […]

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Top 10 Preventative Maintenance Tasks for Vacation Rental Managers

Preventative, rather than merely reactive maintenance, is a must if you want your vacation rental business to be successful. Carefully planned, proactive prevention of problems is more efficient and saves money and time (and time is money). Sudden loss of A/C or heating, plumbing backups or leaks, and other unanticipated headaches can result in upset […]

The Best Guest Management Tools for Vacation Rentals

Renting out that spare bedroom in your house from time to time is one thing; managing a whole list of vacation rentals is quite another. While both these ventures are fundamentally the same, the complexity of overseeing numerous listings, often spread over vast areas and even on different continents, can give even the most organized […]

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How to Handle Vacation Rental Maintenance – What to Do When Things Go Wrong

Over 160 million guests booked to date; more than six million listings spread over 191 countries worldwide – Airbnb is one of the world’s most popular vacation rental platforms. As a homeowner with a listing on Airbnb or someone who manages vacation rentals, to you, there is more to these figures than just grand numbers […]

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Vacation Rental Software Features and Definitions

Airbnb alone has over 6 million listings worldwide. Millions of people are making good money every month by hosting guests at their personal homes or in their bed and breakfast facilities through platforms just like Airbnb. Some of these people even have more than just one listing across several channels. Vacation rental business has arrived, […]

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Vacation Rental Software Company Winners – Awards and Accolades in the Industry

Recognition for exemplary work, values and efforts are part of human culture. It’s one of the things that motivate us the most. The notion that being number one means that you are the best at something follows us throughout our lives and into the corporate world. The difference here is that apart from in-house awards […]

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Vacation Rental Industry News

One of the best ways to find out what is happening in any industry is to keep up with the news relating to that industry. In the vacation rental industry, there is always one kind of update or another. If it isn’t an event organized by one of the biggest industry players such as Vacation […]

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VRScheduler vs Breezeway vs Properly

As far as property management software goes, the industry is full of alternatives that tend to deliver almost the same thing. Almost! Many vacation rental and property management software promise to make life easier for owners and managers alike. While this claim is true, for the most part, there are some systems that work better […]

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Vacation Rental Trade Shows and Events for 2019-2020

Every year, throughout the year, vacation rental professionals (owners, managers and interested parties) get together for various important industry events. These events vary greatly from trade shows, workshops, conferences and even webinars. Things like the location always change but what remains constant is that fact that these events bring industry experts together; experts who share […]

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Vacation Rental Software to Transform Your Company

The vacation rental industry is estimated to be worth about $193 billion by the time 2021 rolls around. With such big money involved, it’s only logical that there will be numerous parties with a vested interest in making the industry even more streamlined, efficient and profitable. Vacation rental software is one good example of these […]

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What Is the Best Vacation Rental Software?

You know how in the real estate business they say that there are three things that you simply must get right to succeed: location, location, location? Well, in the vacation rental business, finding the right vacation rental software is just as important as having the right properties in all the right locations. Once you have […]

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Managing Vacation Rental Laundry

When it comes to the vacation rental business, one of the most time-consuming tasks that must be done is laundry. It doesn’t matter if you already own a vacation rental property or you are thinking about it, laundry is probably already on your mind. If you’re stressed about how to manage the laundry of your […]

Property Managers’ Guide to Vacation Rental Software

Vacation rental software features When it comes to vacation rental property management, the devil is in the details — and there are a million details to attend to. Keeping track of bookings, housekeeping, guest communications, marketing, owner statements, and more for multiple properties can get complicated quickly. Luckily, many of these details can be automated […]

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July Updates

7/2 – Issues screen – added ability to filter by Region Group7/2 – Owners Reports – fix to view reports by Property7/20 – New Feature – push work orders into Escapia or Streamline from Issues or Completed Tasks 7/22 – Dependant Back to Backs are now showing in red on calendars and in dashboards.

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VRScheduler + Hostfully

Hostfully provides both a Property Management platform and a Guidebook platform to allow vacation rental managers seamless and automated communications with guests. Hostfully integrates with VRScheduler to provide Hostfully customers with more comprehensive operations functionality. Get Started or Visit Hostfully

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New Feature: Add Tasks while Adding Issues

Staff typically submits an Issue through their dashboard, and then the office manager creates a Task on the Scheduling Calendar as needed. In specific cases, it may be helpful to allow trusted Staff to generate a Standard Task through the Issues Form on their Dashboard, thus skipping administrative review step and immediately generating the Task […]

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New Feature: Map View

You can now view your properties on a Google Map from Setup –> Properties, the Master Calendar and the Scheduling Calendar. Great for help planning routes and schedules, this feature is currently in Beta and Free. We will be charging a nominal fee for this feature in the future to cover our costs. Learn More […]

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May and June Updates

5/22 New Feature: Blended Pay Rates – Pay hourly, by set amount or by set number of hours. View Details 6/4 Property Info Folder: Added Door Code6/15 Property Images: Sort is fixed.6/18 Staff Dashboards: Text fields now expand while typing.6/18 Staff Dashboards: Portuguese translations implemented.6/18 New Feature: Added the ability to Add Standard Task while […]

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Feature Release: Work Smarter with Property Tags

Property Tags are used to group and view your properties however it makes sense for your company.  Examples include Full Service, RBO’s, Hot Tubs. Use property tags to filter the Master Calendar, Task Rule Assignments and Service History reports, and become even more efficient and accurate! Learn How >>

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VRScheduler + Lodgable… Better Together!

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Lodgable! VR Scheduler and Lodgable are pleased to announce their partnership and launch of the Lodgable and VR Scheduler integration.Lodgable believes channel management should be better. They won’t just give you a list of channels and then leave you to publish them on your own. Publish to […]

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The Best Door Locks for Vacation Rentals

Are they worth the cost? Are you looking for the best door locks for vacation rentals or Airbnb properties? Smart locks can be an incredibly convenient solution – they will keep all of your rentals secure and allow guests to check-in without you or your staff having to be there. Once smart door locks are […]

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Press Release – Point Central and VRScheduler

PointCentral Smart Home Integration With VRScheduler Provides Vacation Rental Managers With More Efficient Operations PointCentral and VRScheduler Transforming Turn Days for Vacation Rental Managers Sep 18, 2018, 3:00am EDT PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — PointCentral, the leader in enterprise-scale Smart Home Automation solutions for short-term vacation rental property managers, today announced a technology integration partnership with […]

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PointCentral and VRScheduler Partner to Integrate Vacation Rental Software and Smart Door Locks

  Vacation rental companies can now become even MORE efficient now that VRScheduler’s PointCentral integration is complete.   Point Central is spanning the home automation space and using the best door locks for vacation rental properties. PointCentral’s smart home automation controls door locks with keypads through the internet.  By using Point Central smart locks and connecting […]