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Smart Home as Competitive Differentiation for Vacation Rentals [Hobbs Realty Promotes Inventory-Wide Smart Home Installation with New Billboard]

In a previous post, I discussed the value of innovation from the perspective of the Harvard Business Review. Harvard Business Review: Take a Chance on Technology Innovation! It’s Worth the Risk. Here’s a quick reminder… By their nature, businesses tend to avoid risk. Once something “works,” we have a tendency stay the course. We stop looking for those awesome “hacks”…

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Smart Wireless Testimonial: The Benefits of PointCentral Smart Control Solutions for Business

Smart Control is getting a lot of attention based on the benefits of home automation, but what about Smart BUSINESS Control?! Smart control solutions offer an amazing impact on business operations when you take the residential benefits and multiply it by 2, 200, or 2000+ properties…all controlled from one dashboard. Smart Control on an “enterprise” level is pretty amazing.  …

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Vacation Rental Smart Home Control Testimonial: Sunriver Resort

I’ve chatted about Sunriver Resort in a past post… Sunriver Resort  Improves Vacation Rental Management with Property Automation Sunriver was the very first VRM to leverage the power of smart home control for vacation rental management. Here’s a quick recap of how we got started… Sunriver is like our high school sweetheart. We’ve been “dating” for over a year, and now…

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Vacation Rental Smart Home Control Testimonial: Bennington Properties

Bennington Properties is located in beautiful Bend, OR. If you’ve never been to Bend, it’s well worth the visit! Bennington has been in business since 1998 and manages almost 200 vacation rental homes. For years, they offered their guests the convenience of direct-to-house check-in through their “secure” (or not so secure :)) lockbox system. Bennington recognized the limitations and risks…

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Vacation Rental Smart Home Control Testimonial: Winter Park Lodging Company

I’ve mentioned Winter Park Lodging Company a couple times: Turn-Key Installation in 3 Days Host of Smart Home Control Seminar Winter Park Lodging Company To offer a quick recap, Winter Park Lodging was in a jam last November because a WiFi smart home system they tried to install wasn’t living up to expectations, and their insanely busy Thanksgiving rush was…

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Vacation Rental Smart Home Control Testimonial: Sun Palace Vacations

I’ve discussed the technology adoption cycle a few times: Technology Adoption Cycle: VRMs Adopting Smart Home Control to Improve Operations Technology Adoption Speeding Up: Smart Home Control Spreading Fast Smart home technology is spreading fast (thanks Google & Apple!), but we are still in the beginning of the technology adoption cycle. I experience this first hand when I talk with…

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Vacation Rental Smart Home Control Sweeping the Nation

Much Thanks to Our Partners Vacation rental smart home control is spreading fast. VRM’s across the country are quickly embracing the great benefits of “enterprise” home automation. We want to take a brief pause to offer a HUGE “thanks” to all the PointCentral partners listed below. VR Smart Home Control Stats First, a quick look at some telling VR smart…

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It’s Official: PointCentral & LiveRez Join Forces to Move the Vacation Rental Industry Towards Smart Home Control

Last week I (unofficially) announced that PointCentral and LiveRez have partnered to offer a “tight” integration for vacation rental managers. The partnership announcement is now official. Press releases have been released…to the press. 🙂 You can find the full press release on the LiveRez blog: Vacation Rental Technology Leaders LiveRez & PointCentral Introduce the Next Big Innovation in the Management…

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PointCentral & LiveRez Partnership: Vacation Rental Software Meets VRM Smart Home Control

Sometimes, the wheels of change seem to turn slowly – I’ve been squawking about the awesomeness of vacation rental smart home control for many moons. But once the momentum starts to churn, the pace can increase fast. PointCentral and LiveRez have been discussing a potential partnership for almost two years. Long before most VR industry players knew “enterprise” smart home…

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Milestones: Is Bluewater Vacation Rentals the Largest Smart Home Installation in the World?

I am happy to call the beaches of the Outer Banks home, but it sure is great to have the opportunity to travel to other vacation rental markets. The picture to the left is a shot I snapped this morning of a gorgeous spring day on the beaches of Emerald Isle, NC. If you’ve never been, I suggest a trip….

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