The long list of what LiveRez can do for you automatically

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Check out the long list of what LiveRez can do for you automatically.

LiveRez vacation rental software has been designed from the ground up to automate many of the tasks that a vacation rental manager would otherwise have to do manually.

Below is the timeline of a single reservation that highlights how the system can save you time and money.

  • Guest does a search on Google and finds your website.
  • Guest searches your properties and books online (payment goes into your account)
  • Dates automatically blocked off in reservation system, website and integrated affiliate marketing websites
  • Reservation information automatically added to respective owner statement
  • Reservation and payment information made available to your copy of QuickBooks Pro, invoice created
  • System automatically creates cleaning work order and sends email notification to assigned employee/vendor
  • System automatically sends guest confirmation email
  • System automatically sends guest balance due reminder
  • System automatically sends guest contract reminder (rental contract is attached to email)
  • System automatically sends guest pre-arrival email that includes:
    • Reservation details
    • Driving directions to property
    • Lock box code for property
    • Link to your local area guide
    • House rules
    • After-hours contact info
  • Guest arrives at property
  • System automatically sends an email to check-in on guest experience
  • System sends employee/vendor emails reminding them of clean
  • Guest Departs
  • System automatically sends email thanking guest and asking for guest feedback
  • Employee/vendor completes work order, any maintenance repairs noted in system and costs prepared for invoice in QuickBooks
  • Property manager reviews all owners statements and processes them in bulk, information sent to QuickBooks
  • System sends owner email letting them know that their owner statement is ready to view
  • Owner logs into personalized owner portal and reviews owner statement, decides to make an owner booking while there
  •  Six months later, the system automatically sends email asking guest to come back and stay again!

If you’d like to learn more about how LiveRez can increase your efficiency and boost your bookings, contact us now at (800) 343-2891 or email Sales@LiveRez.com.

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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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Rental Scams in New Orleans Ahead of Super Bowl Highlight the Importance of Renting Through a Professional Manager

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As vacation rental scams increase as the industry grows in popularity, it will become increasingly important for travelers to book with professional property managers.

Scott Satchfield of WWLTV News recently reported a number of vacation rentals scams taking place in New Orleans. With the Super Bowl approaching this weekend in The Big Easy, these scams are sparking special concern.

According to the report, rental scams are becoming more prevalent in New Orleans.  Perpetrated mostly through online ads, these scams lure guests into renting a house and paying for it in advance. But, eventually these guests learn that the house itself was never for rent, or that the person posting the ad had no right to rent the house. Some guests have even shown up at the front door of their rental house to find out that the house is occupied by the owner and was never for rent in the first place.

Much of the time, these guests have few avenues for recourse, especially if they have wired money.  Many times, they’re not only out money, but also the opportunity to secure a different rental.  And, if the rental scam is not discovered early enough, the travelers could be on the line for travel expenses and may have even wasted their hard-earned vacation days.

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Five Ways Using LiveRez Can Save You Money

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Did you know that switching to LiveRez can save you money?

When you’re looking at upgrading your vacation rental software, the main thing you should strive for is return on investment. As a business, your goal should be to have more money in your pocket at the end of the day. You can achieve this by increasing your revenue and reducing your costs.

While many managers will tell you how LiveRez-powered websites have helped them increase bookings, you might not realize just how much the LiveRez back office can cut your costs.

Here’s a quick list of just a few of the ways LiveRez can reduce your operating expenses and increase your profitability.

Reduce IT Expenses – LiveRez’s cloud-based system has the potential to you save tons of money in IT costs, especially if you’re switching over from a non cloud-based software. You’ll be able to lose all those expenses associated with spendy installs, managing your own networks and servers, and manually installing updates on all your computers.

Automate Emails – Our CRM system can automatically create and deliver nearly every email you would need to send a guest or an owner during the reservations process. You’ll save tons of time not having to manually write and send emails, all while increasing customer satisfaction.

Content Management – Tired of paying a website designer every time you want to make a change to your website? With LiveRez’s content management system (CMS), you can enjoy the benefits of a high-performance, professional website while retaining the ability change nearly any piece of content on your website in real time (no technical knowledge required).

Scalability – It’s easy to grow and expand with LiveRez. In fact, we see our partners doing it every day. With LiveRez’s cloud-based platform, opening up new offices is quick and convenient.  Adding a login for a new employee takes seconds (and you don’t have to purchase new software licenses; new users are free with LiveRez). There’s also no fee for adding new properties; they are unlimited with LiveRez.

QuickBooks Integration – You may have an accounting platform within your vacation rental software system, but do you use it? Many managers prefer to use QuickBooks because it handles both their trust accounting and their operations accounting, is easy to use, and most bookkeepers are already trained on it. Our real-time integration unlocks the possibility for managers to use QuickBooks without needless double entry. The information you need from LiveRez is automatically put right where you need it in QuickBooks.

If you’d like to learn more about how LiveRez can increase your booking while cutting your operating expenses, give us a call today at (800) 343-2891 Option 2 or email Sales@LiveRez.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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RS Vacations: Big Bear Vacation Rentals That Are Just Right

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RS Vacations' LiveRez-powered websites provides the fastest and easiest way to book a Big Bear vacation rental online.

RS Vacations
Location: Big Bear, CA
Website: RSVacations.net
Quick Quote: “We’ve been very happy with our relationship with LiveRez.”

In the famous fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a little blond girl stumbles upon a cabin in the woods, where she eventually finds a host of amenities that are “just right” for her tastes.

While this cabin does not exist in real life, there’s a town nestled in the wooded mountains of Southern California that will make you believe in the idea that everything can be “just right.”

It just so happens this place is called Big Bear.

And, if you’re looking to rent a luxury Big Bear cabin that’s “just right,” look no further than RS Vacations.

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Accessing Your Vacation Rental Software on Mobile Devices: You Can Do It with LiveRez

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LiveRez's cloud-based vacation rental software works on mobile devices, allowing your staff to access the system and input their work from virtually anywhere.

One of the great things about LiveRez’s cloud-based vacation rental software solution is that it is compatible with a whole host of mobile devices. Not only can you access the system 24/7 anywhere you have an Internet connection, but you can bring it up on mobile devices like iPads, iPhones and Android phones and tablets.

But, did you know that this ability can have a direct impact on your business practices?

Imagine outfitting your staff with mobile-web enabled iPads. They would be able to enter their work into the system, right from the site of the property. Inspections, work orders, cleanings…they would all be noted in the system in real time. New tasks would automatically come to their iPads via email. And, if they needed to check the system for anything whatsoever, they would have instant information in the palm of their hands.

Imagine how just this one aspect of the system could increase the productivity of your entire business?

To learn more about LiveRez’s leading cloud-based vacation rental software solution, call us now at (800) 343-2891 or email sales@LiveRez.com.

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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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Vacation Rental Software Integration with QuickBooks

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LiveRez has a seamless integration between its vacation rental software and QuickBooks.

LiveRez offers a real-time integration between its vacation rental software and QuickBooks. LiveRez’s QuickBooks Connector tools takes all the information you need from your LiveRez vacation rental software and puts it right where you need it in QuickBooks…and in real time.

There are a number of reasons why this is beneficial:

  • Many of the accounting packages that come with competing vacation rental software products only handle trust accounting and don’t handle operations accounting.
  • Consequently, many of these managers don’t even use the accounting software that comes with their system.
  • Instead, they opt to use QuickBooks because it is the No. 1 accounting software platform on the planet, and most bookkeepers are already familiar with it.
  • The problem is that for these managers to use QuickBooks, they have to export information from their vacation rental software system and then import it into QuickBooks.  Some may even have to manually enter this information.

Switching to LiveRez could save these managers and their bookkeepers tons of time. You see, for managers using LiveRez, the QuickBooks Connector tool puts everything in QuickBooks automatically. That’s right, the information managers need from their LiveRez vacation rental software is automatically put right where they need it in QuickBooks.

If you want to learn more about LiveRez and its real time QuickBooks Integration, call us now at (800) 343-2891 or email sales@LiveRez.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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Five Ways Vacation Rental Software Can Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

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Find out how vacation rental software can help you obtain your goals in 2013.

It’s that time of year again. If you’re a vacation rental manager, you’re looking for ways to grow your business in 2013. But, have you considered how new software can help you meet those goals? In the following blog, we’ll go over the top five ways that LiveRez can aid you in achieving your major goals in 2013.

More Bookings – LiveRez is known for getting managers more bookings. LiveRez-powered websites simply provide managers with the fastest and easiest way to book a vacation rental online. From easy SEO optimization to drive more traffic to your website to a 3-click booking process to the ability to sell additional products and services at check-out, you won’t find a more features-rich website than you will with LiveRez. And, the best part about these websites is that they are completely integrated with your software and come as part of your LiveRez partnership.

More Efficiency – LiveRez can help you streamline your operations through advanced integration and automation. Whether it’s taking reservations, creating reports, communicating with guests, or running your housekeeping and maintenance operations, LiveRez can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete many tasks and completely automate others.

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Vacation Rental Software: What if your software sent all of your emails automatically?

Email Automation Vacation Rental Software

LiveRez's CRM can automatically create and deliver customized emails to guest and owners, without you having to lift a finger or remember to do anything.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you never had to worry about sending emails to guests and owners during the reservation process?  Imagine how much time that would save you and your staff? Imagine how much your guest and owners would love getting all the information they needed, exactly when they needed it? With LiveRez, this dream can become your reality.

LiveRez’s CRM can create and deliver every email you would send a guest or owner during the reservation process, without you having to lift a finger or remember to do anything at all. We’re not talking about cookie cutter emails, either. We’re talking about the exact message you want, sent at the exact time you want, tailored to the recipient with their reservation information.

In the following blog, we’ll show you how it all works. But, first let’s talk about the impact that adding this one ability could have on your business.

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How to Determine the Best Vacation Rental Software

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Choosing the best vacation rental software is not as easy as just giving out a trophy. As a vacation rental manager, you should be looking for the software that best fits the needs of your business.

In the world of vacation rental software, there are a number of ways to rate software.  If you’re trying to gauge which software is the best, you could look at number of users, fastest growing, most features, best value, etc. But, what you really should be looking for is what is the best fit for you and your company.

In making that determination, here are a few things to consider.

Platform

There are two basic platforms for all vacation rental software systems: traditional software, which is installed on a computer, or cloud-based software that is accessed online. The majority of new product offerings are cloud-based. The advantages of cloud-based software is that you can access it online 24-7 from a variety of devices, there are no servers or networks to maintain, no updates to install and very few (if any) compatibility issues.

Features

Every business is unique. They have different needs, different business practices and different philosophies on management. You know better than anyone the features you need and the features you don’t need.  The best thing to do is list out all of your needs and compare it to the software company’s offerings.

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Give Your Company the Gift of Vacation Rental Software this Holiday Season

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Give your business the gift of vacation rental software this holiday season. Upgrading your vacation rental software to LiveRez, can bring joy and happiness to just about everyone you work with.

As you begin to think about gifts for family and friends this holiday season, don’t forget your business.  What if you could buy just one gift that brought joy and happiness to not only you, as a vacation rental manager, but your employees, your owners and your guests?

Upgrading your vacation rental software to LiveRez can have a positive effect on just about everyone you work with.

Managers – You’ll see your profits rise as you get more bookings and reduce your operating costs. You’ll also have the intelligence you need to make high-level decisions about your business and lead your company into the future.

Employees – LiveRez will increase the efficiency of your operations and cut down on the work load for just about every employee in your company, whether it’s a reservationist, bookkeeper or maintenance employee. Bookkeepers, in particular, will love our real-time integration with QuickBooks for vacation rental accounting.

Owners – In addition to the extra bookings you’ll get for owners, they’ll have their own personal owners’ portal and will benefit from the increased communication that you’ll be automating with our CRM.

Guests – Your new LiveRez-powered website will give guests simply the fastest and easiest way to find and book a property online. Additionally, our CRM system will keep them informed throughout the reservation process with its ability to automate every email you’d need to send them.

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