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10 Experts Predict Vacation Rentals In 2015

10 Experts Predict Vacation Rentals In 2015

In a recent article, Matt Landau, founder of the Vacation Rental Marketing Blog, interviewed vacation rental industry leaders about their predictions for 2015. Ben Edwards, President of Weatherby Consulting was among those interviewed, predicting 2015 to be the Year of the Professional Vacation Rental Manager….

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Is this the right deal for you?

Is this the right deal for you?

When selling your vacation rental management company, how do you know if the deal is the right one for your exit strategy? VRMA President Ben Edwards navigates you through this process and shows a vacation rental manager ways to avoid common pitfalls in his presentation:…

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Presentation: Buying and Selling a Vacation Rental Management Company

Presentation: Buying and Selling a Vacation Rental Management Company

Ben Edwards, President at Weatherby Consulting, recently conducted a session at the VRMA Annual Conference in San Diego entitled “Buying and Selling a Vacation Rental Management Company: What is the Big Deal?” The seminar provided information on how to attract sellers, how to maximize the…

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Financial Mangement and Budgeting for Vacation Rental Managers

Financial Mangement and Budgeting for Vacation Rental Managers

Weatherby Consulting President Ben Edwards recently spoke at the 2014 VRMA Conference in San Diego on financial management and budgeting for vacation rental professionals. Edwards presented one session that covered the fundamentals and touched on basic considerations, as well as an in-depth four hour boot…

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Edwards to give Budgeting and Financial Management Seminar in San Diego

Edwards to give Budgeting and Financial Management Seminar in San Diego

On October 29, the 2014 VRMA Annual Conference will feature a post-Conference Bootcamp Seminar in San Diego from 1-5 p.m. entitled Financial Management and Budgeting, conducted by Ben Edwards, Weatherby Consulting LLC/Newman Dailey Resort Properties. This is an engaging workshop filled with information on how to improve a…

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Vacation Rental Industry Ripe for Acquisitions

Vacation Rental Industry Ripe for Acquisitions

2014 has already seen key acquisitions by growing vacation rental management companies, with several big announcements on the way. Late last year, Wyndham purchased Hatteras Realty, and this year Vacasa acquired Utah Vacation Homes, Resort Realty bought the VR operations of Colony Realty, Seaside Vacations…

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STRAC Management Moves Under Travel Tech Umbrella

STRAC Management Moves Under Travel Tech Umbrella

Airbnb, HomeAway and TripAdvisor have joined Travel Tech and moved the management of the Short Term Rental Advocacy Center (STRAC) under the Travel Tech umbrella. Formed in early 2013, STRAC was created through a coalition of Airbnb, HomeAway and TripAdvisor to provide resources to help hosts, homeowners and rental managers legalize and legitimize short…

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VRMA President Ben Edwards in Entrepreneur’s look at Airbnb’s policies

VRMA President Ben Edwards in Entrepreneur’s look at Airbnb’s policies

Entreprenuer’s Geoff Weiss reported on Airbnb’s recent squatting issue, the sharing economy and short term rental policies. In the article. VRMA President Ben Edwards commented, explaining the difference in how this would have been handled under professional vacation rental management.   Airbnb ‘Squatter’ Nightmare: Does the…

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Vacation Rental Managers: Strategies for Success in 2014

Vacation Rental Managers: Strategies for Success in 2014

Vacation rental management companies success and opportunities in 2014 from Amy Mutual

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Industry Leaders Weigh In On Recent Acquisitions

Industry Leaders Weigh In On Recent Acquisitions

In the last month, the vacation rental industry has seen several acquisitions of technology companies: RealPage acquired Bookt/InstamanagerVacationRoost acquired LeisureLinkHomeAway acquired Glad to Have You Each of the transactions has its own character and importance to the professionally managed vacation rental industry, but first we…

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