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.

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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.

Sevy7 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.

Governor_Otter8 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).

Tracy_Wide 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.

Tyler-Webinar 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.

VRMA 2014 LiveRez 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.”

AwardBoard 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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