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Home Automation

Going green: How smart home tech is driving sustainability in the short-term rental market

‘Sustainability’ is not just the catchword of the decade for the hospitality industry. Arguably, it has become the sector’s absolute, singular truth. And vacation rentals are not immune to this imperative of creating a quality, green consumer experience.  This explains why short-term rental businesses have been quick to adopt smart home automation. By boosting efficiencies in scheduling and maintenance, smart…

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6 Unique Apartment Amenities That Are Quickly Becoming Mainstays

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As multifamily homes and multipurpose apartment complexes continue to claim space in urban and suburban cities, developers are getting creative with amenities. The number of these properties is increasing, and so are renters’ expectations and standards when choosing where to live. More and more, residents are happy to pay for convenience and will choose their new home accordingly. If you’re…

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The benefits of property automation for ambitious smaller-scale property managers

The benefits of property automation in the short-term rental industry are well documented: operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness, asset protection, high standards of service delivery, the list goes on… The upshot of which is delighted guests and happy owners. Property automation – traditionally the reserve of the big guys But, up until now, property automation tools have largely been seen to be…

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Smart Home Technology Isn’t Just for Homeowners: 3 Ways it Benefits Your Renters

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Smart home technology trends are becoming so common that no one bats an eyelash when they hear you call out, “Alexa, turn off the kitchen lights!” or “Alexa, play some Frank Sinatra!” However, when it comes to fully-integrated smart homes with all the bells and whistles — like a smart thermostat, smart locks, smart shades, smart lighting, and smart security…

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How to Level-Up Your Vacation Rental Business This Year

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While travel and vacation may look a little different these days, that doesn’t mean they aren’t happening. Instead of jetting around the world, many people are simply looking a little closer to home for their upcoming getaways. As a result, short-term rentals are becoming an even more popular option for those who want to avoid crowds while still enjoying some…

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Lower Your Winter Heating Costs With Smart Thermostats

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Which was louder over the holiday season, the jingle of Santa’s sleigh bells or the sound of you collecting loose change to pay for your winter heating bills? The cold weather was still as freezing as ever this February, and by now, you’ve probably seen how those sub-zero temperatures are pushing your energy bills into a zone that’s difficult –…

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How Keyless Access Helps Vacation Rental Managers and Owners During Spring Break Season

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We all want to spend more vacation time with our loved ones, and a last-minute spring break getaway could be one of the best ways to do that. But if you’re on the other end of the vacation spectrum – and you’re managing a vacation rental property – spring break season can be a hectic time of the year. So…

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Smart Home Automation: A Luxury or Standard for Rental Properties?

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When looking around your home or hotel room, what can you identify as a technology that was initially considered a luxury when it first hit the direct-to-consumer market? How many of those items have long been a minimum expectation at any rental property? Television? Landline telephone? A toilet and electric lighting, if you go back far enough. Technology is still…

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How Proptech Is Helping Renters and Property Managers Adjust to the “New Normal”

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The coronavirus has turned the world on its head in countless ways. Everyone is adjusting to what’s now called the new normal, referring to the new ways we work, play and live. Among those changes is how proptech helps both renters and property managers navigate the evolving reality COVID has introduced. Leveraging proptech for the “new normal” is a competitive…

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