Should I Renovate My Property?
Homeowners
March 16, 2018

Should I Renovate My Property?

Remodeling is a great way to improve your home and raise its market value. However, without clearly thinking the process through, you can spend a lot of money and still end up with a space that doesn’t work. Americans spend $340 billion annually on remodeling, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Main Reasons People Renovate The NAR survey…
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Vacation Rental FAQs
FAQ
March 12, 2018

FAQs for Vacation Rental Owners

Statistics show that vacation rental revenue is booming and is expected to generate $18 billion in 2018. Even better, the projected annual growth rate in the sector through 2022 is 6.6 percent. If you have a seasonal home or investment property that you plan to retire to, you may be considering turning it into a vacation rental. We’ve teased out…
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Food for thought
February 23, 2018

The Biggest Pain Points for Property Managers

Heather Hardy is a digital marketing professional that specializes in the real estate and property management industry.  She is also a licensed real estate professional in the state of Michigan. Effective property management requires organization, delegation, and knowledge of the current rental market. With an anticipated boost in the rental industry over the next few years, these are some of the most…
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Energy
February 16, 2018

How To Make Your Home Energy Efficient (and Save Money)

We live in an interesting time, where the intersection of technological innovation and environmental consciousness provides homeowners with nearly unlimited ways to save money smartly. What's more, manufacturers recognize the consumer demand for green products that are still stylish, which means there are likely options that match your personal taste. If you're wondering how to make your home more energy-efficient,…
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Home Automation 101
Home AutomationUncategorized
February 5, 2018

Home Automation 101: What You Need To Know

Kara Parlin is a writer, editor, and content strategist who has regularly covered business technology during her 20-year career and is currently focused on IoT and remote access technology. With the growing popularity of smart devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo, home automation has become a hot topic among homeowners and property managers. In addition to helping you maximize…
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Take Charge of Chargebacks
Featured
January 22, 2018

Take Charge of Chargebacks

A Growing Problem Chargebacks are a $40 billion problem growing at a rate of 20% per year and impacting every industry. A chargeback occurs when a consumer reverses the charges on their card. Certainly, some of the reasons why consumers are compelled to reverse charges are valid – for example, they received the wrong product or the product never arrived.…
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Buying a hub
Food for thought
January 16, 2018

Factors to Consider When Buying a Hub

This piece is part two of an article originally published on LinkedIn. Read part one here and see the full article here.   At one level, choosing a hub is about the method that different devices use to communicate to one another and to the internet. But choosing a hub is also about the communication enhancements (i.e. apps, dashboards, and voice…
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To hub or not to hub?
Food for thought
January 15, 2018

To Hub or Not to Hub?

This piece is part one of an article originally published on LinkedIn. See the full article here.  I started out against hubs. They just seemed like an unnecessary cost and complication as part of home automation setup. But, just as broadband internet needed WiFi routers to help permeate internet access through our households, I now see hubs as a critical component…
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PointCentral
PointCentral
January 8, 2018

Why We Created PointCentral

In our contemporary age of Alexa’s and Siri’s, terms like “smart home” and “Internet of Things (IOT),” are much more than just buzzwords. The beauty of PointCentral is that we helped evolve IoT as well as home automation technology, taking them from novelties to practical business tools. In our case, we designed IoT technologies and services focused on helping short…
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BusinessWeb 2.0
January 3, 2018

Enjoy a New Customer Experience with PointCentral’s Web 2.0!

PointCentral continues to enhance enterprise solutions for vacation rental and residential property managers with our latest Web 2.0 update. Our revamp pairs the functionality of our existing site with a sleek new user interface, making it more intuitive and easy to use. This latest iteration solidifies our commitment to bringing you the latest in smart home technology, helping you save…
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