Year in Review: LiveRez Counts Down its Biggest Moments in 2015

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2015 was a banner year for LiveRez! As we head into 2016, we wanted to look back on all the incredible events that took place in the past 12 months. Check out the list below to re-live our biggest moments in 2015.


LiveRez Partners with 1,000th Professional Manager

On Nov. 23, LiveRez partnered with its 1,000th professional vacation rental manager. What made this milestone so special for us was how it was done. In contrast to many of our main competitors which have grown through mergers, acquisitions and consolidation, LiveRez’s growth has been 100 percent organic.

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Second Annual Partner Conference   

In its second year, the LiveRez Partner Conference grew by leaps and bounds. Attendance nearly doubled from the first year, as professional managers came in droves to Sun Valley, Idaho from all across North America for five unforgettable days. Check out the video below to see a glimpse of how amazing the conference turned out.


LiveRez Integrates with Airbnb  

In 2015, we pioneered a direct integration with Airbnb. In the video below, Airbnb’s global head of vacation rentals Shaun Stewart explain why Airbnb chose LiveRez from 87 different software providers it researched.


Boise Chambers Awards LiveRez the 2015 Travel Industry Excellence Award

This year LiveRez took home the Boise Metro Chamber’s 2015 Travel Industry Excellence Award. One of the biggest highlights of the day was LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz’s acceptance speech. We may be a little biased, but we think it was easily the best of the awards banquet (and if the buzz on Twitter was any indication, we think others agreed).


LiveRez Releases Game-Changing New Technology  

2015 was a huge year for new technology at LiveRez, and 2016 is going to be even bigger. At our Partner Conference in October we dedicated a whole session to the new and upcoming technologies at LiveRez. We kicked off the presentation by debuting the video below.


Partners Steal the Show at VRMA 2015

Just days after the Partner Conference, we headed to the 2015 VRMA Annual Conference in New Orleans. But, when it came time for our gold sponsor speech in front of the entire conference, we decided to let out partners do the talking. It resulted in a moment we’ll never forget.


American Flag Profile Photo Creator App Goes Viral

LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz is one of the most patriotic people you’ll ever meet. His gift to the world this past Fourth of July was a tool that allowed anyone to overlay an American flag over their profile photo on their social media channels. The tool went viral, with hundreds of thousands of people using it in just days. In the video below, Tracy tells a local television reporter the story behind the app.


LiveRez Partners with Full Circle Exchange to Empower Women to Rise Above Poverty

Giving back is a big priority here at LiveRez. So, when we were introduced to Full Circle Exchange – a nonprofit that empowers women to rise above poverty – we were instantly inspired by the work they do and wanted to help.  Multiple LiveRez employees started volunteering hours, and LiveRez become a corporate sponsor. Full Circle Exchange CEO Mark Priddy even spoke at our Partner Conference. If you haven’t seen his speech, check it out below. It’s a moving testament to the incredible work they do.  


LiveRez Adds New Team Members

Legendary UCLA Mens Basketball Coach John Wooden once said: “The star of the team is the team.” And, that couldn’t be truer at LiveRez. This year we added many amazing new members to our team that helped us have one of the best years on record. But 2015 wasn’t all work for the team; we did get out and have a little fun, as you can see in the video below of our recent Christmas party.


LiveRez Holds Workshops at Corporate Headquarters

This year LiveRez really kicked up its education program. A big part of that was offering two different training workshops at its corporate headquarters in Boise. Managers came from all over the US to get hands on training from the LiveRez team. This was in addition to annual Partner Conference and the hundreds of live webinars given throughout the year.  

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2015 was a great year. 2016 is going to be even better!


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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Year in Review: LiveRez Counts Down Its Biggest Moments in 2014

At LiveRez, 2014 has been a banner year. From new partnerships with vacation rental managers to our first partner conference to moving into new headquarters, we couldn’t have asked for a better 2014.

Now as 2015 is on the horizon, let’s look back at what a great time we had this past year – none of which would have been possible without our continued partnership with hundreds of amazing professional managers from across the globe.

Inaugural Partner Conference – In September, LiveRez held its first-ever conference for users of its software (called partners). The conference saw more than 200 attendees, many leaving the event calling it the “best conference they ever attended.” In addition to in-depth training on the LiveRez system, the conference also included big-name speakers like Priceline Chief Marketing Officer Brett Keller and Olympic Gold Medalist Dick Fosbury.

Another Strong Year of Software Enhancements – In addition to its PointCentral integration, LiveRez released a number of significant updates to its software in 2014 and paved the way (behind the scenes) for many new pieces of technology we announced at the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference.

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LiveRez VP of Technology Brian Sevy demonstrates new technology at the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference.

LiveRez Partners with its 850th Vacation Rental Manager – This year LiveRez partnered with its 850th vacation rental management company. In just its sixth year offering its software to the public, LiveRez showed again this year that it continues to grow at a rapid pace.

PointCentral Integration – In May, LiveRez announced its integration with smart home automation leader PointCentral. The integration offers partners unprecedented levels of control and efficiency by allowing them to lock and unlock doors, control house and pool temperature, monitor security and more – directly from the LiveRez back office.

LiveRez Makes VRM Intel’s Top Stories – This year, LiveRez was the subject of two of VRM Intel’s most popular stories. In 2014, VRM Intel – the vacation rental industry’s leading independent publication – published more than 300 articles and saw more than 100,000 views. Stories on LiveRez ranked No. 3 and No. 4 respectively on VRM Intel’s list of the top 20 most popular articles in 2014.

Idaho Governor Visits LiveRez – Just two days before being elected to his third consecutive term, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter visited LiveRez’s headquarters in Eagle, ID.

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Idaho Governor Butch Otter visited LiveRez headquarters in early November 2014.

New Corporate Headquarters – In January, LiveRez commemorated the opening of its new headquarters in Eagle, ID. The expansive 11,000 square foot complex gives LiveRez room to grow even further, as well as room for on-site partner training (as demonstrated by the workshops during the Partner Conference).

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The LiveRez team cuts the ceremonial ribbon to commemorate the opening of the company’s new headquarters in Eagle, ID.

 

Partner Summits – In 2014, LiveRez hosted four highly-attended educational seminars in different parts of the country – one in Destin (Florida), one in Park City (Utah) and two in Hawaii (Maui and Kauai).

Industry Webinar Series – This year LiveRez kicked its industry webinar series into high gear, offering a new live webinar every month. Throughout its 12-month span, the webinar series was attended by thousands of managers from across the United States and many more viewed the recorded webinars on demand. In addition to its 12 industry-wide webinars, LiveRez conducted well over 100 partner-only training webinars in 2014.

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LiveRez Director of Sales and Marketing Tyler Hurst gives an educational webinar to hundreds of professional vacation rental managers.

2014 Industry Events – LiveRez was a familiar face at industry events this year. Not including its own events, LiveRez attended five regional and national industry conferences this year.

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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.

Travel Industry Excellence Award Nomination – In May, LiveRez was honored as a finalist for the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Travel Industry Excellence Award. The company was selected from a wide pool of nominees for the award, which honors a “company who has made significant contributions in enhancing Idaho’s travel industry.”

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LiveRez was honored as a finalist for the Boise Chamber’s 2014 Travel Industry Excellence Award

LiveRez CEO Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Challenges Partners – In late August, LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and challenged LiveRez partners to do the same. Check out Tracy’s video below, along with some of the videos our partners submitted.

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).

Visit LiveRez.com to learn more:

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