LiveRez Donates $5,000 to Fight Vacation Rental Regulations in San Diego

LiveRez's Brittany Funk speaks at a civic meeting in San Diego on the topic of vacation rental regulations.

LiveRez’s Brittany Funk speaks at a civic meeting in San Diego on the topic of vacation rental regulations.

LiveRez is all in with its partners, fighting for fair vacation rental regulations in San Diego. The company recently donated $5,000 to the San Diego Vacation Rental Managers Alliance to help protect its partners against proposed regulations.

Additionally, LiveRez’s own Brittany Funk has been active in the fight locally, attending all of the civic meetings where regulations have been discussed. LiveRez is committed to winning this fight and will continue to stand by its partners until these proposed regulations are struck down!

Short-term rentals have come under fire recently across the United States, but the battles in San Diego have been especially fierce. One such proposal would essentially outlaw short-term rental by limiting rental stays to more than 30 days. Another proposal being pitched would only allow home sharing, meaning that owners could only rent out homes that are their primary residences, many times just an extra bedroom. Either one of these proposals could put many professional management companies out of business.

You can learn more about these issues — and how you can help — at SDVRMA.org.

LiveRez's Brittany Funk (center - front row) sits alongside LiveRez partner Maurice Maio of King of the Beach, at a Pacific Beach  Planning Group meeting in March.  Many of LiveRez's partners in San Diego have been working tirelessly to oppose unfair rental regulations in the city.

LiveRez’s Brittany Funk (center – front row) sits alongside LiveRez partner Maurice Maio of King of the Beach at a Pacific Beach Planning Group meeting in March. LiveRez has been working hand-in-hand with its partners in San Diego to oppose unfair rental regulations in the city.

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LiveRez is the most widely used software platform for professional vacation rental managers. The company’s cloud-based, end-to-end platform offers fully integrated solutions for reservation and property management, websites with online bookings, trust accounting, CRM, housekeeping and maintenance, reporting, reviews and more. LiveRez is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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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.

To find more coverage of the event, check out LiveRez on its social media channels:

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LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz to Speak at 2014 VRMA Annual Conference

A pioneer of vacation rental technology and online marketing, Lotz will speak Oct. 27 in San Diego at the Vacation Rental Managers Association’s Annual Conference

LiveRez's Tracy Lotz and Priceline's Brett Keller

LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz (left) with Priceline Chief Marketing Officer Brett Keller (right) and All Star Vacation Homes CEO Steve Trover (center) on Monday, Sept. 8 at the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference in Boise, ID.

EAGLE, Id. –– Today LiveRez.com has announced that its CEO Tracy Lotz will speak at the 2014 Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Annual Conference, which runs Oct. 26-29 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego, CA.

A 20-year veteran of the industry, Lotz has helped pioneer a number of advancements in the vacation rental space.

In 1994, he created one of the industry’s first websites where professional managers could list their properties online. In the mid-2000s, he helped bring online bookings to the industry. And in 2008, he launched LiveRez, the first truly all-in-one, cloud-based software platform for vacation rental managers. Just six years later, LiveRez is now the most widely used cloud-based software platform for professional vacation rental managers.

His most recent project is another landmark effort. At the company’s recent conference for its users (called partners), Lotz announced the ongoing development of iVacationRental.com, the first major website in the industry that will feature only professionally managed inventory that is 100 percent bookable online in real time.

During his speech at the VRMA Annual Conference – slated for the morning of Monday, Oct. 27 – Lotz will discuss important changes coming to the industry and highlight some of the new innovations being developed at LiveRez.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to speak at the world’s largest gathering of professional vacation rental managers,” said Lotz, whose company is a perennial Gold Sponsor of the VRMA. “Right now is a pivotal time in the history of the vacation rental industry. And I’m excited to discuss how LiveRez plans to help shape the future of this industry.”

About LiveRez.com

LiveRez.com is used by more professional vacation rental managers than any other platform. The LiveRez.com platform 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 solution, 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).

So Many Reasons to Attend the 2014 VRMA Annual Conference

LiveRez's Juston Clarkston with LiveRez partner Lyndsey Garza of PointWest Properties at a recent VRMA event.

LiveRez’s Juston Clarkston with LiveRez partner Lyndsey Garza of PointWest Properties at a recent VRMA event.

The VRMA Annual Conference is just around the corner. From Oct. 26-29, professional vacation rental managers from all across the United States and abroad will convene at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA to learn from industry professionals, network with each other and vendors, and have a fun!

Last year more than 900 vacation rental professionals attended the annual conference, making it the largest event in vacation rental history. And this year, early registration numbers point to 2014 being another record breaking year.

The team at LiveRez will be at the conference in full force, and we can’t wait to see you. If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to come, here are some great reasons to make the leap.

Save $100 on Registration

Professional managers that aren’t yet VRMA members can save $100 on their registration with our coupon code: LRAC. Just enter this code when you register for the conference online.

LiveRez's Tracy Lotz and Priceline's Brett Keller

LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz (left) with Priceline Chief Marketing Officer Brett Keller (right) and All Star Vacation Homes CEO Steve Trover (center) on Monday, Sept. 8 at the 2014 LiveRez Partner Conference in Boise, ID.

LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz to Speak

LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz is a true pioneer in the online vacation rental industry. In last 20 years, he’s created one of the first major websites where professional managers could list their homes, he’s helped bring online bookings to the industry, and he’s launched a leading software company you might have heard of.

On Monday, Oct. 27 he’ll have the floor at the start of the first general session. During his speech, he’ll discuss industry changes and highlight some of the new innovations that LiveRez is developing. If you haven’t had the opportunity to hear Tracy speak, you won’t want to miss his talk at the conference.  Click here to learn more.

Monday Night Reception

LiveRez is known for throwing some amazing events, not the least of which was our own conference last month.  At VRMA 2014, we’ll be throwing a grand event on Monday night of the conference. All LiveRez partners are invited. More details will be coming soon.

See Why Other Managers Attend

Before last year’s conference, we put together a blog post where we asked LiveRez partners why they attended VRMA events. To see all the reasons why managers mark the VRMA Annual Conference on their calendar, check out the article.

Education

The conference programming is now available at VRMA.com. You may want to check it out ahead of time and plan ahead for what educational sessions you want to attend. There are multiple options for each time slot. LiveRez’s own Tyler Hurst will be giving a special session titled, “Closing Bookings Over the Phone: 7 Traits Shared by the World’s Greatest Reservationists.”

GiveAways

Leave extra space in your luggage! The vendors at VRMA are notorious for giving out tons of SWAG (stuff we all get). You’ll want to save some extra space in your bag for all the free goodies you’ll be taking home. You may even be lucky enough to win one of the many showcase prizes (things like iPads and big screen TVs).

How to Register                                                                                                                                            

To register for the 2014 VRMA Annual Conference, click here.

Learn More About LiveRez
LiveRez is the most widely used software platform for professional vacation rental managers. The company’s cloud-based, end-to-end platform offers fully integrated solutions for reservation and property management, websites with online bookings, trust accounting, CRM, housekeeping and maintenance, reporting, reviews and more. LiveRez is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (VRMA).

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Southern California Summits a Success

LiveRez Summit Series Southern CaliforniaLast week, LiveRez made two stops in southern California for its ongoing LiveRez Summit Series. It was a pleasure meeting with so many amazing managers over our two days in Palm Springs and San Diego.

The Summit Series was designed to give LiveRez the opportunity to meet with its partners and other professional managers on their home turf. And while LiveRez was able to share valuable information about the vacation rental industry and its turnkey solution for professional property managers, the real value is what LiveRez learns from the managers that attend. With each stop, we learn more about specific needs of our partners and ways that we can further help them grow their businesses and be more successful.

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We want to thank all the wonderful managers that took time out of their busy schedules to meet with us, both in Palm Springs and San Diego. In some instances, it was the first time we’ve been able to meet face-to-face with managers who we’ve had long-lasting relationships with. Event likes this just reinforce for us the value of our partners and further strengthen our commitment to being more than just a software provider to these managers, but rather a true partner.

We look forward to meeting with even more of our partners in the coming months and years, as we make our way across the nation, sharing what we’ve learned, and learning from our partners!

Thank you!

The LiveRez Team

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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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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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