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December 2012

Property Automation to Help Shape the Vacation Rental Industry in 2013

HomeAway recently shared a great post on their blog titled 8 Trends that Will Shape Vacation Rentals in 2013. There are some great points made in the post that I fully agree with after my years spent with a vacation rental manager on the Outer Banks. It’s definitely worth the full read, but I want to pull out a couple…

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Home Automation is HOT! – Apple, Google & Microsoft Ready to Join the Automation Game?

Home automation is a HOT topic these days! As I mentioned in a previous post, the smart home market is poised for big growth, with some estimates expecting the home automation market to “more than quadruple” over the next five years. 4x growth is BIG! But we may be underestimating this growth potential. Home automation is still in the beginning…

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Road Trippin’: PointCentral Home Automation Hits Fripp Island, SC

I’ll preface this post by offering a BIG thanks to my nine months pregnant wife. 🙂 Last week I hit the road to cruise south from the Outer Banks, NC to Fripp Island, SC. Luckily, I have a great wife that held down the fort, managed two kids and maintained her sanity, so I could stay focused on the task…

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Home Automation = Reduced Energy + Increased Savings

That title looks like an SAT algebra equation that I would have skipped. But the reality is it’s pretty simple. Home automation systems allow you to efficiently manage your home, which in turn reduces the amount of energy your home consumes and saves you money. Sweet, right?! Oh, you say you’re a vacation rental manager with a few hundred homes?…

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Home Automation = Reduced Energy + Increased Savings

That title looks like an SAT algebra equation that I would have skipped. But the reality is it’s pretty simple. Home automation systems allow you to efficiently manage your home, which in turn reduces the amount of energy your home consumes and saves you money. Sweet, right?! Oh, you say you’re a vacation rental manager with a few hundred homes?…

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