Honey Badger Awards: Big Bear Luxury Properties Sees 40% Increase in Revenue Thanks to Airbnb Integration

Congratulations to the winners of this month’s Honey Badger Awards! The monthly award highlights members of the LiveRez community, both partners and LiveRez team members,  that are going the extra mile and making big impacts on their organizations. This month we highlight Big Bear Luxury Properties (Partner Winner), and Josh Hurst and Justin Borchardt (Team Member Winners)!

Partner Winner – Big Bear Luxury Properties

Company Grows Revenue 40% with Airbnb Integration

Big Bear Luxury Properties

Each month, we highlight a partner that is making big strides in their business. This month the award goes to Big Bear Luxury Properties in Big Bear Lake, CA.

Big Bear Luxury Properties is absolutely killing it on Airbnb. For the first quarter this year, their rental revenue has increased 40% year over year. And, a big part of that growth has come from their Airbnb bookings.

Jo Ann Cecil, owner of Big Bear Luxury Properties, said she’s definitely thankful that LiveRez partnered with Airbnb. She said not only has it “been a breeze” to add homes to Airbnb, but the support from both LiveRez and Airbnb has been great!

“There is never a question that goes unanswered from both LiveRez and Airbnb,” Cecil said.

One of the keys to the company’s success on Airbnb has been their team’s dedication to learning more about Airbnb and how it operates.

“We look forward to our continued partnership with LiveRez and Airbnb!” Cecil continued. “Here’s to more and more bookings!”

Team Member Winners

The team member award goes to LiveRez employees that always put the team first, make others around them stronger, and exemplify the culture and DNA of LiveRez. Our winners this month are Josh Hurst and Justin Borchardt.

Josh Hurst

Josh Hurst - LiveRezThe Do-It-All Programmer
Josh is a key member of our development team at LiveRez. Throughout his seven years with the company, Josh has worked in just about every department, except billing.

Some fun facts about Josh: He’s been riding the unicycle since he was 11, can beat his older brother Tyler (LiveRez’s VP of Sales/Marketing) in an arm wrestling competition, and is a self-taught web developer. In his free time, Josh reads programming books to keep up on the latest trends.

Justin Borchardt

Justin Borchardt - LiveRezA Black Belt in More Than Just Karate
Justin is a key member of our support team, playing multiple roles in addition to tech support, like handling SSL certificates, DNS updates and working with the engineering team on issues.

Justin has a degree in IT and is pursuing a degree in mobile application development. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his three kids, and enjoys tuner cars and outdoor adventures, like fishing and camping. He also holds a black belt in American Kenpo.

Learn More About LiveRez
LiveRez is the most widely used software platform for professional vacation rental managers. The company’s cloud-based, end-to-end platform offers fully integrated solutions for reservation and property management, websites with online bookings, trust accounting, CRM, housekeeping and maintenance, reporting, reviews and more. LiveRez is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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