New Landing Page Lets You Re-Live the 2014 Partner Conference

To chronicle the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference, LiveRez put together a new page on it website, where you can watch conference videos, hear from conference attendees, see photos from the event, download session materials and more. Check it out via the link below!

Partner Conference Page

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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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“The Best Conference I Ever Attended” – What People Are Saying About the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference

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LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz connecting with partners during the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference.

As the first ever LiveRez Partner Conference is coming to a close, let’s take a look at what the people who attended are saying about the event.

Kelly Hill of DoneRight Management

“The conference was a HUGE success. It is the best conference I have ever attended!”

Rebecca Alexander of Casas de Santa Fe

“I thought it was amazing! It was very informative and invaluable for my team to be here.”

Nancy Kramer of Nancy’s Vacation Rentals

“I think this partner conference has been awesome! And I think it really has a lot of potential. I can see next year the size doubling once the word gets around to how great it was and what great hosts the LiveRez family was.”

Pattie Freeman of Hawaii Vacation Rentals

“What incredible software we have to run Hawaii Vacation Rentals! Not only has LiveRez Vacation Rental Software created an incredible system for our business, they run it with a partnership and it just keeps getting better. Last night (Monday night) each partner was given an individualized copper plate honoring each company that came to the conference. I have never attended a business conference that was so heartfelt.”

Victoria Smith of Alpenglow Vacation Rentals

“I was very surprised at all the advanced technology that is coming down the pipe in LiveRez. I was wowed by the presentation. I just didn’t realize what I was going to walk into.”

Brian Olson of PointCentral

“It was one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended.”

Ruth LeDonne of Snowshoe Property Management

“The staff from Snowshoe Properties Management just returned from our conference in Boise, Idaho, and we are so excited and grateful that we participated in the first partners meeting. We just filled our boss in on what is going on and what things we can look forward to in the near future, and she is stoked! Proud to partner with a forward looking, inclusive company that responds to their family of clients’ needs and has our backs in the business of property management! Cannot wait until we do it again!!!!”

Arthur Hopson of Utah Lodging

“It has been a great conference. Thanks so much to LiveRez and their awesome team.”

Ellen Cantrell of Plumas Pines Vacation Rentals

“Ask me if I’ll come again and I’ll say ‘Yes.’ In fact, I’d rather put my dollars into attending this conference – which will help my website, help my company, help everything I do.”

Tina Jennings of Panama City Condo Vacations

“We brought a total of five team members here. I did that because there are so many things to learn, and I didn’t want to miss anything. It’s a big investment, but it’s very much worth it for our company.”

Barb Cool-Olson of Beachcomber Vacation Homes

“I really got a feeling of community, especially concerning the iVacationRental.com piece. It’s a pretty out there idea. I don’t know of another software company that is thinking on that kind of a level. And the fact that they are asking for input from an advisory board to help set the rules before they ever do anything – that is huge.”

Dawn Huff of Miss Kitty’s Fishing Getaways

“The partner conference has been fantastic. It’s so exciting to be a part of everything new that is coming out with LiveRez.”

Learn More About LiveRez
LiveRez is the fastest growing vacation rental software provider for professional vacation rental managers. The company’s cloud-based, end-to-end platform offers fully integrated solutions for reservation management, trust accounting and online marketing, with high-ranking, high-conversion dynamic websites and an extensive affiliate marketing program. The company is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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2014 LiveRez Partner Conference Focuses on Ongoing Partnerships with Vacation Rental Managers, New Technology Innovations

Inaugural event leaves many attendees calling it the “best conference they’ve ever attended”

Priceline Chief Marketing Officer Brett Keller gives keynote address at 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference.

Priceline Chief Marketing Officer Brett Keller gives keynote address at the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference.

EAGLE, Id. –– LiveRez.com – the most widely used cloud-based software platform for professional vacation rental managers – announced new technology and showcased a strong commitment to its vacation rental manager partners at its inaugural partner conference, Sept. 7-12 in Boise, ID.

The conference – which drew more than 225 attendees from across the United States and as far away as Australia – left many calling it the best vacation rental industry conference they’ve ever attended.

“The LiveRez Conference exceeded my expectations on every level,” said Carol Smith of JFR Beach Rentals in Panama City Beach, FL. “I have been both a participant and facilitator at several conferences in the past, and I can honestly say that I have never been a part of a conference that was executed so well.”

The week-long event was stacked with big name speakers and major technology announcements.

Keynotes speakers included Priceline Chief Marketing Officer Brett Keller and Olympic Gold Medalist Dick Fosbury. The conference also saw a number of special guests, such as Idaho Governor Butch Otter, Boise Mayor David Bieter and Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna.

The company also announced a host of new technology innovations, including its landmark project iVacationRental.com, a new industry portal that features only professionally managed inventory that is 100 percent bookable online in real time.

Other technology announcements included: a new mobile housekeeping and maintenance app, which features Google Glass technology; a state-of-the-art interactive reservation grid; responsive infrastructure for partner websites; updates to the company’s QuickBooks integration; search by map functionality for partner websites; and much more!

Additionally, the conference included a broad range of educational and networking opportunities. The first half of the week focused on larger breakout educational sessions and roundtable discussions, and the latter half moved into smaller, more specific workshops at LiveRez headquarters. Key among the topics discussed in the educational sessions was a strategy to decrease partners’ reliance on listing sites like HomeAway/VRBO.

Each night was capped with a spectacular reception, from an epic party and live band at the tiki-bar themed Reef restaurant in downtown Boise to a formal dinner to honor LiveRez partners at the top floor of Idaho’s tallest building. Monday night’s reception was especially heartfelt, as the company gave each partner a copper medallion highlighting their partner number, hand crafted by local artisan Delia Dante.

“From the moment we kicked off the conference with a prayer and the pledge of allegiance to the last workshop on Friday, I couldn’t have been happier with how the conference turned out,” said Tracy Lotz, LiveRez CEO. “I can’t wait until next year, when it will return even bigger and better.”

To see full coverage of 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference, including quotes from attendees, recaps, photos and videos, visit the LiveRez Blog.

About LiveRez.com

LiveRez.com is a complete vacation rental property management solution, focused on making vacation rental property managers fully operational online and thereby increasing bookings. LiveRez.com offers an all-in-one cloud-based platform, featuring best-in-class websites optimized for online bookings, a full-featured reservation and property management system, a robust CRM system, an exclusive connection to QuickBooks for trust accounting, and a unique “Pay-for-Performance” approach, which provides a mutually beneficial partnership between LiveRez.com and its vacation rental manager partners. The company’s largest competitor is HomeAway Software for Professionals.

To learn more about LiveRez.com, please call (800) 343-2891 or visit LiveRez.com.

Video Recap: 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference

There are so many memories from this year’s partner conference that will be everlasting. Friendships, community, collaboration, unforgettable speakers, shared ideas from partners and so much more.

In order to capture these memories, we put together a video recap of the conference that we feel highlights the spirit of the event. Check it out below!

 

Learn More About LiveRez
LiveRez is the fastest growing vacation rental software provider for professional vacation rental managers. The company’s cloud-based, end-to-end platform offers fully integrated solutions for reservation management, trust accounting and online marketing, with high-ranking, high-conversion dynamic websites and an extensive affiliate marketing program. The company is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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VRM Intel Writes Glowing Review of the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference

VRM-Intel1Yesterday, VRM Intel — the leading, independent source for vacation rental industry news — published a glowing review of the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference.

The article includes a great summary of the conference, mixing in pictures of the event and quotes from LiveRez partners and industry professionals.

Find out what the leading source of vacation rental industry news is saying about the conference. Check out the article today!

Learn More About LiveRez
LiveRez is the fastest growing vacation rental software provider for professional vacation rental managers. The company’s cloud-based, end-to-end platform offers fully integrated solutions for reservation management, trust accounting and online marketing, with high-ranking, high-conversion dynamic websites and an extensive affiliate marketing program. The company is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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2014 LiveRez Partner Conference: The Photos!

Although we’ve been posting partner conference photos to our social media accounts and this blog for the past week, we wanted to share all the photos with you in one big gallery (see below). Whether you attended the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference and want to re-live it again, or missed out on attending, the photos below will help tell the story of this amazing event. We can’t wait to see everyone again next year!

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Learn More About LiveRez
LiveRez is the fastest growing vacation rental software provider for professional vacation rental managers. The company’s cloud-based, end-to-end platform offers fully integrated solutions for reservation management, trust accounting and online marketing, with high-ranking, high-conversion dynamic websites and an extensive affiliate marketing program. The company is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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VIDEO: Local Artist Creates One of a Kind Copper Medallions as Partner Gifts at the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference

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LiveRez commissioned local artist Delia Dante of Fire Fusion Studio to create one-of-a-kind medallions to give to partners as gifts at the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference.

Monday night at the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference, we were thrilled to present our partners in attendance with one-of-a-kind copper medallions from local artist Delia Dante of Fire Fusion Studio in Boise, ID.

Dante made all of the medallions by hand, starting with a solid sheet of copper. Each medallion went through a multi-stage process of refinement until the beautiful finished product was complete. Each medallion was customized to the partner, with a unique partner number which represents how long they have been using LiveRez. Dante further customized each medallion with colors from the partner’s website and branding. The finished products were beautiful, unique pieces of art that will now make their way from Boise all across the United States and abroad.

These gorgeous partner gifts were given out at LiveRez’s Monday evening reception to honor LiveRez partners. The event was hosted in downtown Boise at the top floor of the Zions Bank Building – the largest building in all of Idaho.

The Monday evening reception was held at the top floor of Zions Bank Building, the largest building in all of Idaho.

The Monday evening reception was held at the top floor of Zions Bank Building, the largest building in all of Idaho.

To learn more about the partner gifts and go behind the scenes of how they were created, check out the video below.

Learn More About LiveRez
LiveRez is the fastest growing vacation rental software provider for professional vacation rental managers. The company’s cloud-based, end-to-end platform offers fully integrated solutions for reservation management, trust accounting and online marketing, with high-ranking, high-conversion dynamic websites and an extensive affiliate marketing program. The company is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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2014 LiveRez Partner Conference: Day 2 Recap with Photos

Idaho Governor, Boise Mayor, Olympic Gold Medalist and New Technology Announcements Mark Day 2 of the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference

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Olympic Gold Medalist Dick Fosbury with LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz.

Day 2 of the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference is in the books, and what a great day it was. The morning started with two very special guests: Boise Mayor David Bieter and Idaho Governor Butch Otter. It was such a pleasure to have both of them take the time of their busy schedules to come and talk to conference attendees and welcome them to Boise and the great state of Idaho.

Next, came the keynote speech from Olympic Gold Medalist Dick Fosbury. Fosbury forever changed the sport of high jumping by introducing a revolutionary new technique now known as the “Fosbury Flop.” During his speech, Fosbury talked about the process of developing his new technique, how he overcame early failure and turned doubters into believers. His inspiring speech took conference attendees behind the scenes of the 1968 Olympics, where Fosbury was a key member of one of the most dominant US Teams ever. It was during the 1968 Olympics that Fosbury’s flop technique gained widespread attention, when he won the Gold Medal breaking US and Olympics records in the process. His technique is now the standard method used by high jumpers worldwide.

Idaho Governor Butch Otter and Boise Mayor David Bieter welcome conference attendees Tuesday Morning.

Idaho Governor Butch Otter (left) and Boise Mayor David Bieter welcome conference attendees Tuesday Morning.

After a full docket of educational sessions, it was time to announce new products! LiveRez technology leaders Brian Sevy and Casey Riley showed partners all the new technology they are working on, including a new mobile app for  housekeeping and maintenance, a real-time property status dashboard, a new tape chart (reservation grid), improved image management, responsive websites and much more. Then, they turned over the reins to LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz and LiveRez Chief Strategy Officer Steve Trover, who introduced partners to LiveRez’s landmark project iVacationRental.com, the first major website that features only professionally managed and 100% real-time bookable inventory.

The day finished with an amazing reception at The Reef, a tiki-bar themed restaurant in downtown Boise.

Check out the slideshow below to see pictures from Day 2. And don’t forget to check out yesterday’s blog with pictures and recap from Day 1.

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Learn More About LiveRez
LiveRez is the fastest growing vacation rental software provider for professional vacation rental managers. The company’s cloud-based, end-to-end platform offers fully integrated solutions for reservation management, trust accounting and online marketing, with high-ranking, high-conversion dynamic websites and an extensive affiliate marketing program. The company is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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Priceline.com Chief Marketing Officer Brett Keller to Give Keynote Speech at the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference

The chief marketing officer for the world’s largest travel company set to speak at the vacation rental technology leader’s inaugural partner conference

Priceline Chief Marketing Officer Brett Keller will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference.

Priceline Chief Marketing Officer Brett Keller will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference.

EAGLE, Id. –– LiveRez.com, the industry leader in cloud-based software for professional vacation rental managers, today announced Priceline.com Chief Marketing Officer Brett Keller as its keynote speaker for the company’s inaugural partner conference Sept. 7-12 in Boise, ID.

Keller is regarded as one of the most respected marketing minds in the travel industry. In his 15 years with the Priceline Group, Keller has helped position the company as the global leader in online accommodation services. Just this year, Priceline was identified as the world’s largest travel company by online travel intelligence company Skift.

Among Keller’s other notable accomplishments, he was one of the driving forces behind the company’s famous Priceline Negotiator ads featuring spokesman William Shatner.

According to LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz, Keller’s speech will focus on how LiveRez partners – professional managers using LiveRez’s software and services – can better brand and market their vacation rental homes.

“Brett Keller is the quintessential travel marketing guru,” said Lotz, a 20-year veteran of the vacation rental industry. “His vast insight into the online marketing of travel accommodations will be incredibly valuable to our professional property manager partners.”

The 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference will run Sept. 7-12 in Boise, ID, with Keller’s keynote address taking place on Monday, Sept. 8. In its first year, the conference has already garnered a lot of attention from LiveRez’s growing base of more than 800 professional property manager partners. Just last week, LiveRez had to relocate the conference just down the road to The Boise Centre due to increased attendance.

In addition to Keller’s keynote address, the conference will feature a full docket of hands-on training classes and workshops, networking events, and a preview of LiveRez’s landmark project iVacationRental.com, the first major website that features only professionally managed and 100 percent real-time bookable properties.

To learn more about the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference, visit LiveRez.com/Conference.

About LiveRez.com

LiveRez.com is a complete, online, vacation rental property management solution, focused on making vacation rental property managers fully operational online and thereby increasing bookings. LiveRez.com offers an all-in-one cloud-based platform, featuring best-in-class websites optimized for online bookings, a full-featured reservation and property management system, a robust CRM system, an exclusive connection to QuickBooks for trust accounting, and a unique “Pay-for-Performance” approach, which provides a mutually beneficial partnership between LiveRez.com and its vacation rental manager partners. The company’s largest competitor is HomeAway Software for Professionals.

To learn more about LiveRez.com, please call (800) 343-2891 or visit LiveRez.com. And, to receive timely updates from the company, follow LiveRez.com on Facebook, Twitter (@LiveRez) and Google+, or visit the company’s vacation rental software blog. LiveRez.com is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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LiveRez Partner Conference Preview: QuickBooks Integration Training

Education---QuickBooks-ConferenceThe 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference runs Sept. 7-12 in Boise, ID. Like many conferences, education is a key proponent.  And, to highlight the educational opportunities available at this year’s conference we’ll be running a series of blog posts highlighting different sessions and workshops.

Today, we’ll focus on educational opportunities related to accounting in LiveRez, which is driven through LiveRez’s integration with QuickBooks. The opportunities listed below are focused primarily on accountants and bookkeepers attending this year’s conference.

Educational Session: The QuickBooks Connector Crash Course – A Simple Guide to Making QuickBooks Work for You

Presenters: Rich Cook and Stephanie Rodriguez

LiveRez QuickBooks experts Rich Cook and Stephanie Rodriguez will provide a comprehensive overview of the LiveRez QuickBooks Connector. The presentation will cover an overview on initial set up, best practices for using the QuickBooks Connector on a daily basis, troubleshooting common issues and more. If you struggle at all with your accounting, this session is a can’t-miss event. Don’t forget to bring your accountant.

Educational Session: Easy Owner Statements – See Why That’s Not an Oxymoron at LiveRez

Presenters: Tyler Hurst and Tina Upson

Find out how to simplify your monthly routine of creating and publishing owner statements. Learn how to quickly and easily create your owner statements. We’ll cover the basics of creating an owner statement, adding recurring and one-time charges, including work order expenses, publishing statements and notifying your owners. We’ll also go into more advanced material like mark-ups, rental rate deduction, owner reserves and more. This is a great starter course for bookkeepers who plan on attending our QuickBooks training session on Day 2.

Workshops

In addition to the educational sessions focused on owner statements and accounting, LiveRez is also hosting workshops from Wednesday, Sept. 10 through Friday, Sept. 12. These workshops will provide partners with personalized training on the topics that matter most to them. QuickBooks and Owner Statements are already some of the more popular topics being requested by partners that have registered for these workshops. LiveRez partners attending the conference can schedule one or more workshops by emailing Conference@LiveRez.com.

More Information / Registration

For more information on the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference, check our conference page at LiveRez.com/Conference. And, don’t forget to stay tuned for more blog posts previewing the conference.

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Learn More About LiveRez
LiveRez is the fastest growing vacation rental software provider for professional vacation rental managers. The company’s cloud-based, end-to-end platform offers fully integrated solutions for reservation management, trust accounting and online marketing, with high-ranking, high-conversion dynamic websites and an extensive affiliate marketing program. The company is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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