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Vacation Rental 2.0

PMS Partner Spotlight: A conversation with Barefoot executive Claiborne Yarbrough

We’re proud of our integration with leading property management systems. Our partners use the PointCentral offering to provide a fully integrated solution powering an integrated smart home experience. We spoke with Claiborne Yarbrough, Director of Sales and Marketing at Barefoot, to find out more about Barefoot’s technology solution, how the integration with PointCentral is helping her clients, and her thoughts…

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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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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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How to Level-Up Your Vacation Rental Business This Year

vacation rental tips for owners

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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The “Key” to Vacation Rental Safety? Give Keys to Everyone

Vacation rental safety keys

Yes, that headline might seem crazy. But that is what many VRMs are doing, albeit unintentionally. Let me explain how this is happening. Tech and PMS Systems Are Great for Guests and Property Owners With the explosion of private accommodations in recent years, comfort, convenience and safety are now part of guests’ standard expectation. Technology, such as modern PMS systems…

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