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 [email protected].

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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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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A Quick Guide to the 2014 VRMA Regional Seminars: Schedules, Coupon Codes, Tips and Why You Should Go

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LiveRez’s Juston Clarkston and Sharon Clark at a recent VRMA event.

The Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Regional Seminars are just around the corner. Every year, these two events provide amazing opportunities to network with other managers and learn from the some of the smartest minds in the vacation rental industry. If you’re thinking about going, check out the information we provide below. It will give you a head start, so you can tackle this year’s seminars like a seasoned pro.

When and Where

2014 Eastern Seminar
April 7-8, 2014
Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, Florida
Twitter Hashtag: #VRMAEast
Register at VRMA.com/eastern

2014 Western Seminar
April 28-29, 2014
Hilton Salt Lake City Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Twitter Hashtag: #VRMAWest
Register at VRMA.com/western

Coupon Codes

VRMA non-members can save $100 off of their registration by entering the coupon code “LiveRez” (case sensitive) at checkout (current VRMA members already get the best rates).

Why You Should Go

1. Networking – The VRMA regional seminars provide unmatched opportunities for you to network and learn from some of the top professional managers in your region.

2. Education – Each year, VRMA puts together a stacked schedule of keynote speakers and educational sessions designed to help you take your operations to the next level.

3. Vendors – The top vendors in the industry always show up for these events. The vendor showcase is a great way for you to see all of the products and services available to help you run your business. If you are interested in vacation rental software, make sure you stop by our booth. You won’t be able to miss us.

4. SWAG – It stands for Free Stuff We All Get, and it’s all over the place at these events. Every vendor has free stuff to give away, whether it’s flash drives, mouse pads, pens or more. Make sure you leave extra room in your luggage for the cool stuff you’ll be taking home.

5. Prizes – If the first four items weren’t enough to sway your interest, maybe the chance at winning free prizes like iPads and big screen TVs will catch your attention. In addition to SWAG, most vendors will hold drawings for free prizes, which range from a few dollars in value all the way up to hundreds of dollars.

Why Other Managers Attend

Want to know why other professional managers attend VRMA conferences? Check our recent blog post where we interviewed six LiveRez partners and asked them why they choose to attend VRMA events.

Tips

If you’re planning on going, here are some tips:

1. Register Early – There is generally a discount for registering early.

2. Use Our Coupon Code – You can get an additional discount on registration by using our coupon code (refer back to the top section of this blog for more details).

3. Book Your Hotel Early – VRMA blocks off hotels rooms at a special rate for conference attendees, but these rooms tend to sell out fast. Even after they sell out, make sure you check back periodically, as some attendees reserve way more rooms than they really need and end up cancelling them as they get closer to the conference.

4. Plan Your Sessions in Advance – As it gets closer to the conference, VRMA will publish information on all of the available educational sessions. There are generally multiple sessions to choose from in each time block. So, it’s a good idea to look at the program in advance and select the ones you are most interested in attending in each block.

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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VRMA 2013 Recap

VRMA 2013LiveRez would like to thank all of the many partners who came out in droves to the 2013 VRMA Annual Conference. This year’s conference was the biggest in the history of VRMA with over 900 vacation rental professionals attending.

Here are a few highlights from the conference:

  • According to VRM Intel, LiveRez was the most used vacation rental software among conference attendees for the second straight year.
  • More than 100 LiveRez partners attended, and the 38 companies using LiveRez at the conference comprised nearly a quarter of all the vacation rental management companies attending the event.
  • LiveRez had the opportunity to meet with many of its partners for the LiveRez Reception. Thank you again to all of you that attended. It was amazing to connect with so many partners in person.
  • Once again, LiveRez won the coupon code competition, meaning it recruited more new attendees to the conference than any other vendor.
  • LiveRez Director of Sales and Marketing Tyler Hurst created a lot of buzz at the conference with his VRMA session on “The Fundamentals of Successful Online Bookings.”
  • And, Wednesday LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz addressed the VRMA membership, giving one of the most captivating speeches at the event.

Here are a few pictures from the event:

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Once again, we’d like to thank all of the managers that made the trip to Nashville. This year’s conference was truly a success.

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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LiveRez to Hold Educational Sessions in Southern California

LiveRez Summit Series Southern CaliforniaThe LiveRez Summit Series – a series of educational sessions offered by the vacation rental software provider – will be making two stops in Southern California, Sept. 25-26.

The two events are free and open to all vacation rental managers and their staff. Each day the breakfast seminar will start with 30 minutes for networking, and LiveRez presentations will follow at 9 a.m.

In the presentations, we’ll discuss:

  • TRENDS: Regional website traffic trends, including mobile traffic trends
  • FEATURES: Guest/Owner Relations with CRM
  • NEW SOFTWARE UPDATES: Week-to-Week Pricing, Day-of-Week Pricing, Average Nightly Rate, Coupon Codes, Rental Rate Deduction (Owner Statements), Owner Reserves (Owner Statements), Google Places Integration (Mobile Websites), Reprocess Rules Tool (CRM), etc.
  • SNEAK PEEK: Guest Review and Survey System, Lead Management and Auto Responder Technology
  • Q&A

Come join us for a complimentary hot breakfast and a morning of learning and networking.

See the links below for more information and to RSVP.

More Information / Registration
Palm Springs
September 25
http://summit-ps.eventbrite.com/

San Diego
September 26
https://summit-sd.eventbrite.com/

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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Introducing the New LiveRez Summit Series!

The LiveRez Summit Series, a series of educational sessions offered by the vacation rental software provider, is coming to North Georgia. LiveRez will hold a breakfast seminar from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in Young Harris, GA.This is a free event and open to all vacation rental managers. In the seminar, we’ll discuss:

  • Regional web traffic trends
  • Owner and guest relations
  • Ideas for increasing revenue sources
  • Audience questions, through a general Q&A
RSVP Here!

Come join us for complimentary breakfast and a morning of learning and networking. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required. For more information or to RSVP, contact LiveRez Director of Sales and Marketing Tyler Hurst at (208) 639-6107 or email [email protected].

Event Details

LiveRez Summit
Tuesday, May 21
8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Brasstown Resort & Spa
6321 Highway 76
Young Harris, GA 30582

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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