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 A blog about the Vacation Rental Industry and the benefits to using Vacation Rental Software

Promised content: Up to date industry trends and some random bad jokes.

Vacation Rental Companies Giving to a Good Cause

Posted October 9, 2014 in Blog Posts, Management Topics

Vacation Rental Companies Giving to a Good Cause

Vacation Rental Companies Give to a Good Cause The act of giving. It’s thoughtful, selfless, and admirable. When our RNS customers take the opportunity to give back to the world, it makes us all giddy inside and deserves recognition. The good cause we are talking about here benefits the Manatee Players and the Manatee Performing Arts Center; a theater and education center located in Bradenton, Florida. Their motto reads :“To represent, enrich and stimulate people through the art of live theater by providing entertainment,...

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Attn: Florida Vacation Rental Managers

Posted September 5, 2014 in Blog Posts, Management Topics

Attn: Florida Vacation Rental Managers

This past week Rental Network Software attended Florida’s newest Vacation Rental Industry event the 2014 VRM Xtravaganza. It was a joint convention put on by the FVRMA (Florida Vacation Rental Manager’s Association) and the CFVRMA (Central Florida Vacation Rental Manager’s Association). As a TRUE Florida Company, this is the type of show we at RNS relish for. We get to hang out with a bunch of our customers and really dive into the happenings of the Vacation Rental World of Florida. And let us tell you, A LOT IS HAPPENING!...

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How To Overcome Vacation Rental “Scam” Stigma

Posted July 22, 2014 in Blog Posts, Management Topics

How To Overcome Vacation Rental “Scam” Stigma

The Vacation Rental Industry is growing every day. Businessman and two house owners see it as a sure fire way to make money and travelers see it as a new way to spend a holiday. These are all good things but with good you can always assume bad will rear its head. The reality is when any new product comes about or an industry starts to take off, scam artists and thieves will find a way to exploit the situation. Just look at the diet craze with bogus supplements and experts, the plethora of door knockers selling fake Magazine subscriptions, and...

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Managing Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals, the Good and Bad

Posted July 14, 2014 in Blog Posts, Management Topics

Managing Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals, the Good and Bad

The debate is real – Are Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals a match for your Property Management Company? Before we begin I must admit that I am a huge animal lover. This might make my viewpoint slightly bias but it also gives me the advantage of knowing all too well about the amount of time and work it takes to care/clean up after a pet. My intentions are to stay utterly neutral during this blog but if you feel a slight tug towards my dog loving soul, I apologize in advance. The Animal Lovers This is a large market and it keeps on growing...

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Have you tried Vacation Rental Placement Marketing?

Posted July 2, 2014 in Blog Posts, Management Topics

Have you tried Vacation Rental Placement Marketing?

Summer time and the livings easy… well not if you’re managing vacation rentals. As you watch your friends, family and dentist make their vacation plans; you should be asking yourself did my Vacation Rental Company initiate the appropriate marketing tactics this summer season? The Vacation Rental Industry has seen huge growth the past couple of years. With growth comes excessive clutter and competition. More people are buying Vacation Homes as investments and the number of property management companies is at a history high. Summertime...

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Florida Vacation Rental Law Debate

Posted February 27, 2014 in Blog Posts, Management Topics

Florida Vacation Rental Law Debate

Florida has found itself in the middle of another debacle (are you surprised?), but this time it’s more of a catch 22. In 2011 a law was passed that left the state legislation to govern Vacation Rental Industry regulations. The limited State laws created 3 consecutive years of record breaking tourism numbers (sales, taxes, and population influx). You would think everyone would be celebrating the success? Wrong. Success is not gained without cost. Limited laws have lead investors and contractors to build larger than normal vacation...

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Love Thy Vacation Rental Management Company

Posted February 12, 2014 in Blog Posts, Management Topics

Love Thy Vacation Rental Management Company

At RNS we love everything about vacation rentals. The beautiful locations, the down to earth people, the extra load of amenities, the growing industry interest and especially those ever important Vacation Rental Management Companies. To show our love, we decided to create a collection of  notes for our special management companies that truly make the vacation rental industry go’round. Without all these wonderful people, vacation rentals would sadly only be left with just their owners… Scary, we know.   Dear Bookkeeper,...

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13 Awesome Home Designs For A Vacation Rental

Posted February 3, 2014 in Blog Posts

13 Awesome Home Designs For A Vacation Rental

Vacations are supposed to be about freedom, relaxation, and extraordinary experiences. No one wants a mundane vacation, we could go to Aunt Susan’s house for that (and ain’t nobody got vacation days for that). So how can Vacation Rental Managers and Owners make their properties anything but ordinary? I would suggest implementing one of these AWESOME design aspects to their holiday home. And if you don’t own or manage a vacation rental, just imagine staying in a home that has this stuff?! COOL! (now we got time for that!)...

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Reasons To Rent A Vacation Rental Now

Posted January 17, 2014 in Blog Posts

Reasons To Rent A Vacation Rental Now

The Year of the Vacation Rental Now, I like the sound of that! Renting a vacation rental right now is comparable to using Facebook back when your grandmother wasn’t on it yet. Yea, let that one set in… It’s fun, fresh and now! The following list is only for the special few. Are you special enough to rent a vacation rental? 1. Live Like a Local I live in a tourist beach town and I can safely say that, “there is nothing more annoying as an obnoxious, ‘rules don’t apply to me’, out-of-towner.” As a...

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Vacation Rental Marketing on a Budget

Posted January 2, 2014 in Blog Posts, Marketing Topics

Vacation Rental Marketing on a Budget

Budgets… Some are BIG and some are small… Your Vacation Rental Business must budget for fixed and variable costs like payroll, utilities, rent, maintenance, and most importantly MARKETING. I like to think the latter is the most important because I am a marketer, but in the end we always need the lights on, and I am rather fond of my paycheck too. As responsible business executives we decide that a Superbowl ad is not in the budget this year due to recent roof leaks and we find ourselves with a marketing budget that got the short...

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