LiveRez Adds Olympic Gold Medalist Dick Fosbury as a Keynote Speaker for the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference

Fosbury revolutionized the sport of high jumping by introducing the “Fosbury Flop” and winning the 1968 Olympic Gold Medal

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Olympic Gold Medalist Dick Fosbury will speak at the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference.

EAGLE, Id. –– LiveRez.com, the industry leader in cloud-based software for professional vacation rental managers, today announced Olympic Gold Medalist Dick Fosbury as a keynote speaker for the company’s inaugural partner conference Sept. 7-12 in Boise, ID.

Fosbury will join a stacked lineup of conference speakers, including Priceline Chief Marketing Officer Brett Keller, who was announced last week as a keynote speaker.

At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Fosbury forever changed the sport of high jumping by introducing the “Fosbury Flop.” Using this new, innovative technique, Fosbury won the gold medal, setting new US and Olympic records in the process. His technique soon became the standard method of high jumping worldwide.

“Dick Fosbury is a shining example of American innovation,” said LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz. “I can’t think of a better person to talk to our partners about the value of finding innovative ways to take their businesses to new levels.”

The 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference will run Sept. 7-12 in Boise, ID, with Fosbury’s address taking place on Tuesday, Sept. 9. In just its first year, the conference is attracting LiveRez partners from across the United States and abroad – with some traveling from as far away as Australia.

In addition to Fosbury and Keller’s keynote speeches, 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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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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The Performance Dashboard: Track Your Vacation Rental Business from Anywhere on Any Device

LiveRez's performance dashboard allows you to track the performance of your business anywhere on any device.

LiveRez’s performance dashboard allows you to track the performance of your business anywhere on any device.

Ever wished you could see how your business was performing literally any time you wanted to? Well, with LiveRez’s performance dashboard you can. The performance dashboard allows you to track crucial key performance indicators anywhere you have an internet connection and on any device.

The responsive nature of the dashboard looks amazing across all devices, from smart phones to tablets to laptops and desktops.

This beautiful interface is packed full of powerful statistics. Here’s a glance at what you can track in just seconds.

  • Gross Rental Revenue
  • Nights Booked
  • Bookings
  • Average Daily Rate
  • Forecasted Revenue
  • Commissions
  • Leads
  • And more!

This data is great, but to really add some perspective, we allow you to also quickly see year-over-year comparisons:

  • By Year to Date
  • By Month to Date
  • By Week to Date
  • And by the Previous Day

You can also filter the data in a click:

  • By Owner
  • By Property
  • By Location

And you can base the data on different criteria:

  • By Arrival
  • By Departure
  • And by Date Processed

To learn more about the Performance Dashboard, click here.

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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Sign up for August’s Vacation Rental Webinar: 5 Mobile Trends That Can Make (or break) Your Bank in 2014

Mobile Trends, Vacation Rental WebinarThe next installment of LiveRez’s vacation rental webinar series is slated for Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. ET.

The webinar is titled: “5 Mobile Trends That Can Make (or break) Your Bank in 2014.” Here’s a brief description to whet your appetit.

Traffic from smart phones and other mobile devices has absolutely exploded in the past few years. Do you have a game plan in place to profit from this mobile revolution? In this 45-minuite webinar, we’ll discuss 5 huge trends we’re seeing, and explain how you can position yourself for success as these trends begin to reach critical mass.

The webinar is free, and all professional vacation rental managers and their staff are invited to attend. To register, click here.

And for a list of upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars, check out our webinars page.

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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Park City Summit: An Amazing Time with Amazing People in an Amazing Venue

LiveRez Director of Sales and Marketing Tyler Hurst presents at the company's recent Park City Summit, held in an amazing 8,000 square foot luxury estate.

LiveRez Director of Sales and Marketing Tyler Hurst presents at the company’s recent Park City Summit, held in an amazing 8,000 square foot luxury estate.

This week LiveRez hosted its latest Summit Series breakfast seminar in beautiful Park City, UT. We had a great venue — an 8,000 square-foot luxury estate — and a great turnout filled with a mix of LiveRez partners and other local professionals.

In the educational seminar, we had a range of presentations on new technology, local website traffic trends, software best practice and more. Additionally, managers had to chance to discuss a wide variety of topics in our round table discussions. It’s always amazing to learn more about the challenges vacation rental managers face and hear them share the ways they tackle those challenges. And, it’s even better getting to hear how LiveRez is making a big difference in their operations.

The event is part of LiveRez’s ongoing Summit Series, an initiative that has the company hosting educational seminars all over the United States to meet with its partners and other professional managers. LiveRez will be releasing information on more Summit stops this year in the near future. Currently, the company is focusing on its inaugural Partner Conference, which will be held Sept. 8-10 in Boise, ID.

To see pictures of the event, check out the slideshow below. Thanks again to all the managers who took the time out of their busy days to attend.

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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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Video: 10 Staples of SEO Every Vacation Rental Website Should Employ

This week we had another amazing webinar with special guests Sam Martin and Steve Blake of LiveRez’s SEO/SEM Team. The webinar was packed with valuable tips on not only SEO, but also general website optimization and online marketing. If you attended, you probably came away with a much better understanding of search engine optimization.

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.

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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