LiveRez’s Tyler Hurst Attends Annual Meeting of New England VRMA Alliance, Meets with Area Partners

This week, LiveRez Director of Sales and Marketing Tyler Hurst visited the Northeast, as part of his trip to attend the annual meeting of the New England VRMA Alliance. On his trip, Hurst caught up with multiple partners and had the opportunity to meet many other area managers.

However, the big event was the annual meeting of the New England VRMA Alliance. The 5-hour long event was held on Thursday at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA (just west of Boston). This meeting of the minds allowed professional managers from all over the area to learn about and discuss the important issues facing them today.

During the meeting, Hurst gave a special presentation on website conversion, discussing some key factors that can increase your online bookings. If you’d like a copy of this presentation, just email us at sales@LiveRez.com.

Returning to the office, Hurst not only brought back new and strengthen friendships, he also brought back some photos! You can view them all via the slideshow below.

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Recap: 2014 VRMA Annual Conference

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LiveRez’s Juston Clarkston with Joy Pohjalainen (left) of Tybee Joy Vacation Rentals and Cynthia Elliott of Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals at the 2014 VRMA Annual Conference.

History was made at this year’s VRMA Annual Conference. The 2014 edition of the conference shattered attendance records. In fact, with more than 1,000 vacation rental professionals in attendance, the 2014 VRMA Annual Conference was the largest industry event in history.

The LiveRez team was there and out in force. So were LiveRez partners. It was so amazing to be around so many great people and to get to spend time with so many of our partners.

Here are a few highlights from the event:

  • LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz gave an amazing speech to attendees Monday morning, emphasizing the concepts of partnership that LiveRez was founded on.
  • On Monday night, more than 100 attendees came to our LiveRez Partner Reception at the Shoreline Restaurant in the Marina Tower. Congrats to Mill Pond Realty, winner of our Bose Headphone giveaway at the reception.
  • On Tuesday, LiveRez’s Tyler Hurst gave a well-attended presentation on closing bookings over the phone with LiveRez partner Lyndsey Garza of Pointe West Properties.
  • Tuesday afternoon, LiveRez gave away two big-screen TVs. Our big winners were Seabrook Cottage Rentals and Sandpoint Vacation Rentals.

For more updates on how the conference went, follow the #VRMA2014 hashtag on Twitter, check out our photo gallery (below), and see our own social media coverage on LiveRez’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Pictures from the 2014 VRMA Annual Conference

The 2014 VRMA Annual Conference is in full swing. Here are a few pictures from the conference so far. Check back as we’ll be adding more pictures as they come in.

To find more coverage of the event, check out LiveRez on its social media channels:

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LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz to Speak at 2014 VRMA Annual Conference

A pioneer of vacation rental technology and online marketing, Lotz will speak Oct. 27 in San Diego at the Vacation Rental Managers Association’s Annual Conference

EAGLE, Id. –– Today LiveRez.com has announced that its CEO Tracy Lotz will speak at the 2014 Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Annual Conference, which runs Oct. 26-29 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego, CA.

A 20-year veteran of the industry, Lotz has helped pioneer a number of advancements in the vacation rental space.

In 1994, he created one of the industry’s first websites where professional managers could list their properties online. In the mid-2000s, he helped bring online bookings to the industry. And in 2008, he launched LiveRez, the first truly all-in-one, cloud-based software platform for vacation rental managers. Just six years later, LiveRez is now the most widely used cloud-based software platform for professional vacation rental managers.

His most recent project is another landmark effort. At the company’s recent conference for its users (called partners), Lotz announced the ongoing development of iVacationRental.com, the first major website in the industry that will feature only professionally managed inventory that is 100 percent bookable online in real time.

During his speech at the VRMA Annual Conference – slated for the morning of Monday, Oct. 27 – Lotz will discuss important changes coming to the industry and highlight some of the new innovations being developed at LiveRez.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to speak at the world’s largest gathering of professional vacation rental managers,” said Lotz, whose company is a perennial Gold Sponsor of the VRMA. “Right now is a pivotal time in the history of the vacation rental industry. And I’m excited to discuss how LiveRez plans to help shape the future of this industry.”

About LiveRez.com

LiveRez.com is used by more professional vacation rental managers than any other platform. The LiveRez.com platform 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 solution, 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).

So Many Reasons to Attend the 2014 VRMA Annual Conference

LiveRez's Juston Clarkston with LiveRez partner Lyndsey Garza of PointWest Properties at a recent VRMA event.

LiveRez’s Juston Clarkston with LiveRez partner Lyndsey Garza of PointWest Properties at a recent VRMA event.

The VRMA Annual Conference is just around the corner. From Oct. 26-29, professional vacation rental managers from all across the United States and abroad will convene at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA to learn from industry professionals, network with each other and vendors, and have a fun!

Last year more than 900 vacation rental professionals attended the annual conference, making it the largest event in vacation rental history. And this year, early registration numbers point to 2014 being another record breaking year.

The team at LiveRez will be at the conference in full force, and we can’t wait to see you. If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to come, here are some great reasons to make the leap.

Save $100 on Registration

Professional managers that aren’t yet VRMA members can save $100 on their registration with our coupon code: LRAC. Just enter this code when you register for the conference online.

LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz to Speak

LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz is a true pioneer in the online vacation rental industry. In last 20 years, he’s created one of the first major websites where professional managers could list their homes, he’s helped bring online bookings to the industry, and he’s launched a leading software company you might have heard of.

On Monday, Oct. 27 he’ll have the floor at the start of the first general session. During his speech, he’ll discuss industry changes and highlight some of the new innovations that LiveRez is developing. If you haven’t had the opportunity to hear Tracy speak, you won’t want to miss his talk at the conference.  Click here to learn more.

Monday Night Reception

LiveRez is known for throwing some amazing events, not the least of which was our own conference last month.  At VRMA 2014, we’ll be throwing a grand event on Monday night of the conference. All LiveRez partners are invited. More details will be coming soon.

See Why Other Managers Attend

Before last year’s conference, we put together a blog post where we asked LiveRez partners why they attended VRMA events. To see all the reasons why managers mark the VRMA Annual Conference on their calendar, check out the article.

Education

The conference programming is now available at VRMA.com. You may want to check it out ahead of time and plan ahead for what educational sessions you want to attend. There are multiple options for each time slot. LiveRez’s own Tyler Hurst will be giving a special session titled, “Closing Bookings Over the Phone: 7 Traits Shared by the World’s Greatest Reservationists.”

GiveAways

Leave extra space in your luggage! The vendors at VRMA are notorious for giving out tons of SWAG (stuff we all get). You’ll want to save some extra space in your bag for all the free goodies you’ll be taking home. You may even be lucky enough to win one of the many showcase prizes (things like iPads and big screen TVs).

How to Register                                                                                                                                            

To register for the 2014 VRMA Annual Conference, click here.

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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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2014 VRMA West Recap

LiveRez would like to thank all of our amazing partners who came out in force for the 2014 VRMA Western Seminar. For those partners that couldn’t make it, here’s a brief recap.

  • This year’s conference set a new record for attendance, with 255 attendees.
  • By our calculations, LiveRez was once again the software most used among seminar attendees.
  • On Monday, LiveRez’s Tyler Hurst and Brian Sevy spoke before a packed crowd during the company’s Gold Sponsor speech.
  • LiveRez Director of Partner Success Sharon Clark led a panel on Overcoming the Challenge of Difficult Guests and Owners with Sarah Bradford of Winter Park Lodging.
  • After the conference, LiveRez had the opportunity to visit some of our Utah partners at their businesses.
  • And finally, here are a few photos from the conference…

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2014 VRMA Eastern Seminar Recap

LiveRez's Juston Clarkston with LiveRez partner Lyndsey Garza of PointWest Properties.

LiveRez’s Juston Clarkston with LiveRez partner Lyndsey Garza of PointWest Properties.

LiveRez would like to thank all of our amazing partners who came out in force for the 2014 VRMA Eastern Seminar. For those partners that couldn’t make it, here’s a brief recap.

  • This year’s conference set a new record for attendance, with 502 attendees.
  • By our calculations, LiveRez was once again the software most used among seminar attendees.
  • Monday morning LiveRez spoke before a packed crowd during its Gold Sponsor speech.
  • Monday night LiveRez hosted a highly-attended March Madness Viewing Party. And we hear that a good time was had by all.
  • On Tuesday, LiveRez Director of Partner Success Sharon Clark led a panel on Overcoming the Challenge of Difficult Guests and Owners. LiveRez partners Justin Ford of On the Water in Maine and Jennifer Kitts of Carolina Beach Realty joined Clark on the panel.
  • Once again, LiveRez was the winner of the VRMA’s coupon code competition, which goes to the vendor that attracts the most signs up to the conference with its coupon code discount.
  • And just for fun: How did LiveRez Director of Sales and Marketing Tyler Hurst warm up for the Eastern Seminar? He caught a shark!
Tyler Hurst Shark

LiveRez’s Tyler Hurst and the Catch of the Day.

VRMA West Just Around the Corner

Don’t forget, there is still time to sign up for the VRMA Western Seminar that is coming up later this month. For more information and to get our coupon code for $100 off your registration, see our Guide to the Regional Seminars at the LiveRez Blog.

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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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A Quick Guide to the 2014 VRMA Regional Seminars: Schedules, Coupon Codes, Tips and Why You Should Go

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LiveRez’s Juston Clarkston and Sharon Clark at a recent VRMA event.

The Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Regional Seminars are just around the corner. Every year, these two events provide amazing opportunities to network with other managers and learn from the some of the smartest minds in the vacation rental industry. If you’re thinking about going, check out the information we provide below. It will give you a head start, so you can tackle this year’s seminars like a seasoned pro.

When and Where

2014 Eastern Seminar
April 7-8, 2014
Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, Florida
Twitter Hashtag: #VRMAEast
Register at VRMA.com/eastern

2014 Western Seminar
April 28-29, 2014
Hilton Salt Lake City Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Twitter Hashtag: #VRMAWest
Register at VRMA.com/western

Coupon Codes

VRMA non-members can save $100 off of their registration by entering the coupon code “LiveRez” (case sensitive) at checkout (current VRMA members already get the best rates).

Why You Should Go

1. Networking – The VRMA regional seminars provide unmatched opportunities for you to network and learn from some of the top professional managers in your region.

2. Education – Each year, VRMA puts together a stacked schedule of keynote speakers and educational sessions designed to help you take your operations to the next level.

3. Vendors – The top vendors in the industry always show up for these events. The vendor showcase is a great way for you to see all of the products and services available to help you run your business. If you are interested in vacation rental software, make sure you stop by our booth. You won’t be able to miss us.

4. SWAG – It stands for Free Stuff We All Get, and it’s all over the place at these events. Every vendor has free stuff to give away, whether it’s flash drives, mouse pads, pens or more. Make sure you leave extra room in your luggage for the cool stuff you’ll be taking home.

5. Prizes – If the first four items weren’t enough to sway your interest, maybe the chance at winning free prizes like iPads and big screen TVs will catch your attention. In addition to SWAG, most vendors will hold drawings for free prizes, which range from a few dollars in value all the way up to hundreds of dollars.

Why Other Managers Attend

Want to know why other professional managers attend VRMA conferences? Check our recent blog post where we interviewed six LiveRez partners and asked them why they choose to attend VRMA events.

Tips

If you’re planning on going, here are some tips:

1. Register Early – There is generally a discount for registering early.

2. Use Our Coupon Code – You can get an additional discount on registration by using our coupon code (refer back to the top section of this blog for more details).

3. Book Your Hotel Early – VRMA blocks off hotels rooms at a special rate for conference attendees, but these rooms tend to sell out fast. Even after they sell out, make sure you check back periodically, as some attendees reserve way more rooms than they really need and end up cancelling them as they get closer to the conference.

4. Plan Your Sessions in Advance – As it gets closer to the conference, VRMA will publish information on all of the available educational sessions. There are generally multiple sessions to choose from in each time block. So, it’s a good idea to look at the program in advance and select the ones you are most interested in attending in each block.

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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VRMA 2013 Recap

VRMA 2013LiveRez would like to thank all of the many partners who came out in droves to the 2013 VRMA Annual Conference. This year’s conference was the biggest in the history of VRMA with over 900 vacation rental professionals attending.

Here are a few highlights from the conference:

  • According to VRM Intel, LiveRez was the most used vacation rental software among conference attendees for the second straight year.
  • More than 100 LiveRez partners attended, and the 38 companies using LiveRez at the conference comprised nearly a quarter of all the vacation rental management companies attending the event.
  • LiveRez had the opportunity to meet with many of its partners for the LiveRez Reception. Thank you again to all of you that attended. It was amazing to connect with so many partners in person.
  • Once again, LiveRez won the coupon code competition, meaning it recruited more new attendees to the conference than any other vendor.
  • LiveRez Director of Sales and Marketing Tyler Hurst created a lot of buzz at the conference with his VRMA session on “The Fundamentals of Successful Online Bookings.”
  • And, Wednesday LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz addressed the VRMA membership, giving one of the most captivating speeches at the event.

Here are a few pictures from the event:

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Once again, we’d like to thank all of the managers that made the trip to Nashville. This year’s conference was truly a success.

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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Report Shows LiveRez As Most Used Software Among 2013 VRMA Annual Conference Attendees

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For the second straight year, LiveRez is the most used software among VRMA Annual Conference Attendees.

On Sunday, VRM Intel released its numbers for property management systems used by attendees of the 2013 VRMA Annual Conference.  And, according to this data, LiveRez is the most used software among attendees.

This marks the second straight year that LiveRez has been the most used software among attendees.  According to the data, nearly a quarter of the 173 companies attending the conference use LiveRez’s all-in-one, cloud-based solution.

Additionally, data from the past three years shows that LiveRez has seen steady growth among VRMA attending companies, with more and more attendees each year indicating LiveRez as their software.

The full presentation is embedded below. To see the original post, visit  VRMintel.com.

 

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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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