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Vacation Rental

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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Is It Smart to Buy a Vacation Rental Investment Property This Year?

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Investing in a vacation rental property can be a highly profitable venture as long as we use strategic, well-informed decision-making. “Location, location, location” is, perhaps, the gold standard when it comes to property investment enterprises. It also describes the threefold feasibility of getting into the vacation rental market. Given the pandemic-related setbacks, who is going to start renting vacation homes…

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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

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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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Winter Pandemic: Properly Preparing Your Vacation and Rental Properties For the Season

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At the beginning of every winter season, homeowners, RV road warriors, and property managers go through the winterizing process. This year, the winterizing process has a new item on the checklist: sanitizing for coronavirus.  Going through the deep cleaning process and adjusting winter habits isn’t just because it’s the year of the pandemic. Flu season begins in November and lasts…

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Single-Access Convenience with PointCentral App and ButterflyMX’s Seamless Mobile Integration

Multi-tenant properties, such as condominiums and apartment buildings, typically use an intercom system to allow residents to communicate with and grant building entry to non-residents.  Most intercom systems are still separate from smart home systems – with which many rental residential properties are now equipped. This inefficiency means residents have to use different access controls to use the intercom and…

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Connected Retro – PointCentral’s Retrofit Solution for Telephone-Based Intercoms

The right smart home system is expertly designed to make essential home functions, such as home access, security, thermostat control, and lighting control, fully automated, and more efficient. Home life becomes more convenient, secure, and operational costs are minimized when you choose the right smart home systems.  While home automation is supposed to make life easier, installing a smart home…

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3 Things You Should Know Before Switching to a Smart Thermostat

Who wouldn’t want to buy a smart thermostat when it could help you save between 9-16% on heating your home this winter? With that level of savings, the thermostat pays for itself no time, and then it starts putting money in your pocket. It just makes economic sense to install one of these devices in your home. While the ENERGY…

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How Smart Home Tech Is Shaping the Future of Real Estate Showings

COVID-19 pandemic conditions and social distancing recommendations make real estate showings challenging. How are you supposed to show a property to a would-be renter or buyer without physically meeting them? Moreover, if you’re looking for a new home, how can you expect to shop around without interacting with multiple property managers or real estate agents? The answers to these questions…

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New Smart Lock Options Available From PointCentral: Which Smart Lock Is Right for Your Needs?

PointCentral continues to expand its smart lock options so property managers can choose what works best for their properties. The latest addition to the PointCentral smart lock family is the Yale Assure Lock for Andersen Patio and Entry Doors. Through PointCentral’s smart lock integration, the Yale Assure Series allows you to remotely add and remove unique access codes for users,…

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