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Welcome to the PointCentral Family: Sunriver Resort Improves Vacation Rental Management with Property Automation

The family of companies leveraging site management and property automation tools to improve business operations is growing…fast. I shared a recap of my installation trip to Fripp Island, SC, and now… We are over-the-moon excited to welcome Sunriver Resort to the PointCentral family! Sunriver is like our high school sweetheart. We’ve been “dating” for over a year, and now we get to walk down the aisle! Sunriver…

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Access Management Evolution: Floating Keys STINK, but They WERE a Necessary Evil

As I mentioned the other day, we recently returned from attending the regional VRMA shows. We logged some serious travel time, but VRMA shows are always a blast. Hard to find any other events with so many great vacation rental managers in one room. As we chatted with the VRM’s throughout the shows, it was very refreshing to hear the…

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Access Management Evolution: Floating Keys STINK, but They WERE a Necessary Evil

As I mentioned the other day, we recently returned from attending the regional VRMA shows. We logged some serious travel time, but VRMA shows are always a blast. Hard to find any other events with so many great vacation rental managers in one room. As we chatted with the VRM’s throughout the shows, it was very refreshing to hear the…

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PointCentral Property Automation – New Media Darling of Home Automation Industry?

What, one article doesn’t equate to a “media darling”?! Ok, maybe we’re not a media darling – just yet. But after my media pitch (plea? :)) a few weeks ago, it sure does feel great to get some media recognition! iTechPost ran this article on Friday: PointCentral: Smart Home Tech, Enterprise Edition. Awesome. Hats off to iTechPost for recognizing the amazing…

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Are Vacation Rental Check-ins a Thing of the Past?

After years of working at a vacation rental management company, I often comment that it is impossible to understand how complicated the vacation rental industry is unless you live it day in and day out. The level of complexity of managing hundreds of homes across 20, 50, or 100+ miles is astounding. The concept of managing a group of homes…

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PointCentral FAQ: Property Automation with the Yale inTouch Lock – Durable? Easy to install?

Take a look at the Yale inTouch (aka “Real Living”) touchscreen door lock. Pretty sweet, right?! In my obviously biased opinion, that IS what home automation should look like. Modern. Sleek. Almost futuristic. Was that lock on the Star Trek Enterprise?! To continue down the rabbit hole of PointCentral FAQ’s, we’re going to take a look at the Yale Real…

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Focus on Property Automation, Not “Gadgets,” to Manage Your Vacation Rental

I’m all for embracing technology. Technology is moving FAST! And it’s in our best interest to keep up…professionally and personally. I was just chatting the other day about using maps – actual maps! – to figure out where you’re going. Can you believe we use to do that?! Thank you smartphones and Google Maps! In fact, I waxed poetically about…

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Property Automation Ready to Revolutionize Vacation Rental Management? – A Storyboard Explanation

This is a little experiment. A “storyboard” blog post? I’m a big fan of stories, and apparently telling a story is the most powerful way to activate our brains. So, what’s a “storyboard?” Here’s how wikipedia defines storyboard: Storyboard = Graphic organizers in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of visualizing a story. A…

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Words of Wisdom for Vacation Rental Managers: Embrace Technology

You can file this post in the “slipped through the cracks” department. I have a pretty nifty article about the vacation rental industry to share today, but it’s been sitting in my “Great Blog Topics” folder since November. Eeek. Sorry about that. I’m usually much more timely as I toss awesome information around the interwebs, but the good news is…

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