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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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.

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LiveRez’s Tyler Hurst Announces Bid for VRMA Board Position

Hurst’s announcement comes after more than 10 percent of professional manager VRMA members signed a petition to add him to the ballot

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LiveRez Director of Sales and Marketing Tyler Hurst.

EAGLE, Id. –– Today LiveRez.com – the most widely used cloud-based software platform for professional vacation rental managers – has announced that its Director of Sales and Marketing, Tyler Hurst, will run for a position on the board of the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA).

Hurst’s official announcement comes after more than 10 percent of the professional vacation rental management companies in VRMA’s membership signed a petition to have him put on the ballot.

“I am humbled by the outburst of support for putting me on the ballot,” Hurst said. “If elected, my No. 1 priority will be to support the long-term best interests of professional vacation rental managers first and foremost.”

In addition to a large mandate from existing VRMA members, Hurst has also secured a number of endorsements from vacation rental industry leaders, like All Star Vacation Homes CEO Steve Trover, a former VRMA President.

“Having recently been involved in VRMA leadership for five years, I can say unequivocally that Tyler Hurst will be an excellent VRMA board member,” Trover said. “I’ve worked closely with Tyler for the past six years. In that time, I’ve known him to be honest, sincere, extremely intelligent and well informed about both our industry and the needs of vacation rental managers. If elected, I know he’ll work hard to support and defend the best interests of professional managers.”

Since joining vacation rental software provider LiveRez in 2008, Hurst has played an active role in the VRMA on a volunteer basis, attending nearly every industry event in the past six years, regularly presenting at the annual conference and regional seminars, and even serving on the legal affairs and education committee. And, in addition to his work with the VRMA, Hurst also currently serves as chairman of the Idaho Young Republican’s Association.

To learn more about Hurst’s campaign for the VRMA Board, visit LiveRez.com/votefortyler.

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).