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10 Tools For Vacation Rental Property Managers

    1. Urban Bellhop – Vacation Rental Check In and Cleaning Urban Bellhop is perfect for vacation rental managers who are constantly working, traveling, or just can’t make it to meet their guests. Urban Bellhop helps Vacation Rental hosts maximize their rental opportunities by offering services such as check-in management, listing management, and cleaning. Starts at $50 per guest 2. Nest Thermostat - Automated Thermostat Another great tool for vacation rental managers who are unable to be on site but need the ability to control temperatures in the house. The Nest Thermostat programs itself to set optimal temperatures, saving energy for Vacation Rental managers by up to 20 percent each month. $249 3. Kigo - Channel Management Software Kigo...

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5 Vacation Rental Blogs to Follow

Rented.com You have probably heard of rented.com, the blog on the site is extensive and well written with a broad spectrum of topics and issues. Rented.com is a must follow for anyone in the vacation rental industry.    View Blog Here   RentMoreWeeks The RentMoreWeeks blog is a vast collection of knowledge on all things VR. I like this blog because they are purely a source of information on VR. Alan Egan is the founder of RentMoreWeeks and a veteran of VR marketing. The blog’s main focus is in the name,”Rent More Weeks”. This blog is a must follow.   View Blog Here   Learn Airbnb This is a great blog for Airbnb hosts looking to expand their knowledge on...

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Home Away Tools for Vacation Rental Managers

Glad Products:Glad is a guest management system for vacation rental professionals. The system will help you and employees save valuable time by automating responses. Provide custom trip information to guests, recommendations for local activities, and display all of your vacation rental properties in one seamless interface. You can communicate with guests in real time, and push notifications directly to your guests phones. These systems are independent and do not require the use of Home Away.Behome247:This Property control mobile app allows vacation rental managers and staff to handle Housekeeping and Maintenance in an automated and organized fashion. View, create, and update tasks for units and their inventory on a mobile device. Control doors, thermostats, and lighting controls from your office or...

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5 Ways To Ensure Repeat Guests

RealTimeRental, a rental booking software program, recently found that 43% of their clients’ reservations in 2015 were from repeat guests, a whopping $135 million out of $326 million total, with guests who returned at least twice making up 21% of overall bookings. [VRM Intel: page 29]This is a massive number and one that needs to be considered by every property manager out there. In marketing, repeat customers are the bread and butter — because you aren’t spending any money on them. Finding new customers is always harder and more expensive than creating a service that encourages customers to come back. One of the main attractions of vacation rentals in general is having a unique stay, so you have to provide...

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The 20 Best Twitter Profiles to Follow For Vacation Rental Managers

The vacation rental industry is growing rapidly, and at the same time, going through a lot of changes. If you own or manage a vacation rental it’s important to stay on top of what’s going on in the industry. One of the best ways to do that is through Twitter. So we gathered some of the most important vacation rental accounts to follow. Vacation Rental Marketplaces @Airbnb Everyone knows Airbnb, but if you’re not following their Twitter account, you should be. They highlight some of their coolest listings, retweet posts from satisfied guests (which can give you some ideas on how to blow away your own guests), and provide information about what’s going on in the industry. FOLLOW @HomeAway HomeAway...

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