Judge Rejects HomeAway’s Challenge to San Francisco’s “Airbnb Law”

San FranciscoOn Wednesday a district court dismissed a suit by vacation rental listing website HomeAway seeking to stop new regulations on house rentals in San Francisco.

HomeAway argued that the law gave its San Francisco based competitor Airbnb an unfair advantage and discriminated against second home owners in the city.

To learn more about Wednesday’s ruling, check out the full story at Tnooz.com.

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Video: 7 Elements of Stunning Property Listings

1PNGLast week, we had another amazing webinar with LiveRez Director of Sales and Marketing Tyler Hurst. In the webinar, Hurst discussed seven key elements of property listings that help you increase conversion and get more bookings.

If you were unable to attend, don’t sweat. You can watch the entire webinar embedded below. And, don’t forget to like and share.

Also, don’t forget to register for one of our upcoming industry webinars. Once again, this year we’ll be offering a new addition to our vacation rental webinar series every month. You can find and register for our upcoming webinars (and watch recorded ones) at LiveRez.com/webinars.

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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.

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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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Watch Now: The LiveRez Tools That Will Boost Your Bottom Line

LiveRez-Tools-WebinarLiveRez’s webinar from Nov. 19 on “The LiveRez Tools That Will Boost Your Bottom Line” is now available to watch online.

The LiveRez software is packed with a wide variety of tools to accelerate your bookings, increase your operational efficiency and ultimately boost your bottom line. And in this webinar, LiveRez Director of Sales and Marketing Tyler Hurst goes over a number of ways LiveRez helps you achieve success.

The full webinar is embedded below.

To see more LiveRez webinars and register for upcoming live webinars, make sure to check out our Webinars Page.

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A Week of Special Visitors at LiveRez

LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz gives Utopian LVH  its custom copper partner medallion on Tuesday.

LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz gives Utopian LVH its custom copper partner medallion on Tuesday.

It was a busy week this week at LiveRez Headquarters in Eagle, ID. We had LiveRez partners in the office on Monday and Tuesday for workshops, on Wednesday afternoon LiveRez hosted more than 30 members of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce for the Chamber’s Travel Advisory Board Meeting, and on Monday afternoon Idaho Governor Butch Otter made a special visit to LiveRez Headquarters.

On Monday and Tuesday, we were excited to have representatives from both Park City, UT based Utopian LVH and Chautauqua, New York based Maple Group Real Estate in our office for workshops.  Both companies received two full days of personalized training based on their needs with different members of the LiveRez staff.

Wednesday afternoon, LiveRez played host to the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Travel Advisory Board. The board is well represented by some of Idaho’s key stakeholders in the travel industry, with representatives from airlines, hotels, rentals cars, local government, marketing and advertising firms, major local employers and more. During the meeting, we heard from Boise City officials on their efforts to move forward with a downtown trolley and got a report from the Ada County Highway District on the state of local roads, funding for roads and upcoming improvement projects.

Pictures from the workshops and the travel advisory board are below. To learn more about the governor’s visit (and see pictures and video), click here.

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Idaho Governor Butch Otter Visits LiveRez

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Idaho Governor Butch Otter with LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz during Otter’s visit to LiveRez Headquarters on Monday, Nov. 3.

Idaho Governor Butch Otter visited the LiveRez Headquarters in Eagle, ID on Monday. During his hour-long visit, the governor toured the company’s new offices, met LiveRez employees and visiting partners, and received a special hand-crafted copper medallion as a special thanks for speaking at the inaugural LiveRez Partner Conference this September.

While the medallions that were made for LiveRez partners showcased their partner number, the medallion made for Otter simply said “#1 Governor.” That sentiment rang true the day after his visit, as Otter was elected to this third consecutive term as Idaho Governor.

Check out the pictures and video (below) from his visit to learn more.

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