In 2014, VRM Intel has published over 300 articles for the professionally managed vacation rental industry. From company profiles to breaking news and from regulatory issues to how to increase revenue, VRM Intel has focused on providing professional property managers with up-to-date, current stories which affect your businesses today.
With over 100,000 views, here is the list of the top 20 most popular articles in 2014.
Top 20 Vacation Rental Industry Articles on VRM Intel in 2014
“…the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) announced Tuesday plans to attack the current practices of the U.S. vacation rental industry with a campaign to: highlight the bad, unfair and in some cases unlawful business practices employed by short-term online rental companies and the lack of parity between safety, security, tax, and other requirements for hotels and short-term online rentals.”
“Glad to Have You made several specific, intentional, strategic decisions in their short history which accelerated their success story.”
“The conference kicked off with a special keynote session by Priceline’s CMO Brett Keller addressing vacation rental managers about branding, increasing online conversion rates, and the direction of Villas.com.”
“And at 53, Tracy Lotz isn’t looking towards retirement or an exit strategy any time soon.”
“…recently notified clients -including HomeAway and Wyndham Vacation Rentals -they would no longer be allowed to use an opt-out model on their websites.”
“It is hard to talk about Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales without reflecting on how they got started. First, the story is just too good not to tell –and second, the secret ingredients that make Taylor-Made so successful are rooted in the foundation of the owners’ growth in the vacation rental industry.”
“A $32+ million spend for Kigo following a $14 million purchase of Bookt’s InstaManager depicts an increased stand-alone valuation of software utilization in the global vacation rental marketplace.”
“…we recently learned Doug Macnaught’s extensive four year non-compete agreement has come to an end. We wanted to know more about what Macnaught has been doing, how he views the last four years in the industry and what is next for his future.”
“Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) named Marriott’s Mary Lynn Clark as President, Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America following the resignation of current president Bob Milne.”
“We asked the question, ‘What is the significance of these transactions and how the acquisitions affect professional vacation rental managers?'”
“We reached out to Carl Shepherd, Co Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at HomeAway, to find out what prompted HomeAway to take legal action against the city of San Francisco and what impact this legislation has on the vacation rental industry.”
“All predictors pointed to success in building a national brand for the fast growing vacation rental segment, so what happened at ResortQuest? And is the idea of building a national brand still achievable in the vacation rental industry?”
“VRM Intel today released the 2014 Vacation Rental Industry Property Management Software Report which provides a snapshot of vacation rental software market share based on systems utilized by vacation rental managers attending the VRMA Annual Conference”
“…While a few transactions involve distressed companies, according to Ben Edwards, the most common reason vacation rental managers explore selling their company in today’s environment is a desire to monetize their business at the peak of the market.”
“Here are 4 inexpensive (or free), not-so-widely-adopted tactics which can help vacation rental managers increase revenue, jump the competition and stay within their budget.”
“NAVIS has made recent changes which are designed to both allow for rapid expansion and provide more specialized and personalized service to clients in the vacation rental, hotel and resort industries.”
“Only seven years later, Milo’s company now manages over 635 properties in Northeast Florida and along the Southwest Gulf Coast.” …updated -After four acquisition in 2014, Vacation Rental Pros now manages just under 1,000 homes.
“Portland-based Vacasa landed in the No. 9 spot in the U.S., in the coveted 2014 Inc. Magazine 10 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.”
“With its recent expansion into Hatteras Island, Resort Realty currently operates five offices and manages more than 500 properties in Corolla, Duck, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Hatteras.”
“For the third time this year, in three states, vacation rental managers have discovered homeowners using smart home technology to spy on guests. With new technology, homeowners have increasing levels of access to monitoring activity in their homes, and a few are using it in ways which compromise guests’ privacy.”
Thank you for reading, and we look forward to reporting on the professionally managed vacation rental industry in 2015.
By Amy Hinote