VRMA 2016 National Conference
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2016 VRMA National Conference Guide (Parakeet Edition)

It’s that time of year, time for the VRMA National Conference. As we prep for this year’s conference we have made a list of highlighted sessions and events to help you make the most use of your time at the conference. This list is structured to give you a well rounded conference experience and also … read more

Home automation blog
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Parakeet Featured on Beehive Startups Blog

This week our CEO and fearless leader Brad Huber was featured on the Beehive Startups blog. Brad discussed the end of keys, home automation for vacation rentals and the growth of the vacation rental market. Check it out HERE!

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5 Ways To Make Your Vacation Rental Stand Out

The vacation rental industry is booming as guests take to renting homes instead of staying in hotels, and it’s a great thing for everyone involved. But in a day and age where guests have thousands of options to choose from, everywhere they travel, how do you make your vacation rental stand out? Here are 5 … read more

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Protecting Your Property With Home Automation

When renting out your property as a vacation home, one of the most stressful aspects can be wondering how you are going to protect your property, especially if you don’t live nearby and are managing remotely.   Luckily, we live in a day and age where there are plenty of technologies and products to help … read more

vacation rental reviews
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7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Bad Reviews.

With the rise of sites like HomeAway and Airbnb, reviews are now king. I’m sure the last time you bought something on Amazon, you looked for reviews to make your decision. You’re not alone. The vast majority of consumers look at reviews before making a purchase, and even one bad review can make them change … read more

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Home Automation and Vacation Rentals – What you need to know

Anyone managing a vacation rental knows it’s a lot of work. Keeping the property booked, managing arrivals, talking to guests, cleaning, maintenance, crisis management — the to do list seemingly never ends. With so much on one’s plate, it’s easy for small details to fall through the cracks, and finding some free time to think … read more

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Find Us At VRMA West!

The VRMA Western Regional Conference is coming up next week, April 4-5, in Denver, Colorado. Put on by the Vacation Rental Manager Association, the conference is a must-go for all in the industry. Sessions cover topics like using social media to engage your audience and reach potential guests, how technology can help make life as … read more

airbnb automation tools
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Airbnb Introduces New Host Tools

Anyone who has used Airbnb can tell that the company tries their hardest to continue to improve the product, both for guests and hosts. Lately they’ve been focusing on improving the experience of hosting at every turn. While they’ve built a lot of their own tools, recently they announced a whole slew of partnerships with … read more