Vacation Home Automation 101: How to Make More & Save Time

Here at Rented.com, we want all of your questions about vacation homes and rentals to be answered. With high demand for more information on home automation for short-term rentals, we brought in the experts at Parakeet to discuss the Internet of Things and the many ways it can help you make more. Here is what the guys at Parakeet had …

Airbnb Banishes New York Superhosts

  In response to NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s push to shut down the city’s “illegal hotels” (New York State Law excludes tenants and owners from renting their apartments for less than 30 days unless they cohabitate the units), Airbnb has once again removed dozens of New York City listings from its short term rental accommodations site. Airbnb “superhosts” awoke …

What Next? Takeaways from the HomeAway Summit

Austin, Texas has been atop my list of American travel destinations for the past five years. In Friday’s HomeAway Summit, I finally had a valid reason to head west to this Central Texas gem on the Colorado River. It’s been dubbed the “Live Music Capital of the World,” and it did not disappoint in that category. I was able to …

Lessons We Learned at VRMA 2015

This year, over 1,300 property managers and vacation rental industry experts flocked to New Orleans for the biggest industry even of the year: VRMA 2015. Piled into a rented Rented.com van with the guys at SafelyStay, the Rented.com team drove down to New Orleans to catch up with our peers and check out the latest trends in the industry. Here’s …

7 Ways to Gain Independence from Listing Sites

Neither professional managers nor homeowners are immune from occasional disagreements or frustration with listing sites, but how does one go about regaining control of his or her business and becoming independent of these websites? We brought in the esteemed host of the Vacation Rental World Summit and Founder of Vacation Rental Secrets Consulting Antonio Bortolotti to reveal his vacation rental …

3 Things We Learned at RezFest 2015

Hundreds of vacation rental managers and new businesses pioneering the growing vacation rental space flocked to meet and hear the experts from HomeAway at RezFest 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Having attended several HomeAway events in the past two years, including last year’s RezFest, I remain impressed to say that HomeAway consistently provides relevant and up-to-date information that makes it …

The European Vacation Rental Market at a Glance

With the vacation rental market exploding with growth in the United States, we brought in European rental expert, Mike Bolger of GoHolidayLets to discuss the changing rental landscape in Europe. Here is his take on what allowed the rental market to grow at such a rapid pace: It’s common knowledge that hotel brands all over the world are looking closely …

Meet Rented.com

As of September 30, 2015, VacationFutures has rebranded as Rented.com. The move signifies the company’s expansion into the broader sharing economy, a space made popular by Uber and Airbnb that PwC projects will grow from $15B to $335B by 2025. Rented.com professionalizes the sharing economy through “outright sharing,” the idea that assets can be better utilized, and asset owners will …