Please forgive my absence the past couple weeks. I know you’ve been on the edge of your seat, anxiously awaiting my next PointCentral update :), but I’ve been a traveling fool.
I journeyed to Bend, OR last week for a company meeting.
This week I headed south to Savannah, GA for the Eastern VRMA show.
Savannah is a cool little city. Check out The Distillery for some top notch brews and killer grub – the “hog hammers” will NOT disappoint.
The VRMA show was great. In fact, it was the highest attended regional show to date (congrats VRMA). There were a wide variety of vacation rental managers, and a lot of opportunities to establish great contacts in the industry.
If you’ve never been to a VRMA show, I would highly recommend a trip. The networking opportunities are easily worth the price of admission, and there are always great ideas in the educational sessions. One great idea can make a BIG difference (like learning about PointCentral property automation :)).
From a PointCentral perspective, VRMA shows are invaluable for vendors. How else can we get this many great VRM prospects in one room?! We were able to connect with some fantastic vacation rental managers at the Eastern show.
I also believe we are starting to see a shift in the vacation rental industry towards property automation. Maybe I’m just drinking the PointCentral Kool-Aid? 🙂
The discussions I am having with VRM’s today have grown since the national VRMA show in October. Keyless access and property automation almost seem to be a forgone conclusion for the industry. It’s clear VRM’s need more control and improved security, and they are eager to find the right solution. (Ah hem, PointCentral? :))
VRM’s understand the security issues inherent with mechanical keys and outdated home access systems, and they recognize the benefits that “hotel-like” control can offer to efficiency and client satisfaction.
It’s an exciting time to be a part of an energized and growing industry.
I need to go pack for the Florida VRMA show…hope to see you there!
PS – Check out the new VRMA logo in the top right. Pretty sweet, right?