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RealTimeRental Offers New Automated Email Options for Vacation Rental Managers

RealTimeRental has recently added an automated email feature to their software.

RealTimeRental recently released an automated email system designed to help automate daily tasks for vacation rental managers. The system can be used to automatically generate and send out emails to rental guests and property owners based upon predetermined actions in the RealTimeRental software.

“Our automated email system was designed to help vacation rental managers save time. Having the ability to automate daily tasks such as sending payment reminder emails to rental guests when their final payment is due and notifying property owners when a booking is created has been very well received by RTR clients” said Sherry Tomasso, Co-Founder RealTimeRental.

RealTimeRental automated emails are completely customized and are sent out from the client’s company email server. RealTimeRental clients are using the automated emails to notify property owners when a lease is created, send welcome letters to rental guests before check-in, notify rental guests if their payments are past due, send instructions about check-out procedure, and more.

To learn more about RealTimeRental’s automated email system please visit http://www.RealTimeRental.com.

RealTimeRental Offers Special Summer Pricing on Mobile App

RealTimeRental announced a special summer pricing offer on their iOS mobile app.

RealTimeRental announced a special summer pricing offer on their mobile app. The iOS app, designed to help vacation rental managers display their rental inventory, will be available for $399 a year during this promotion.

“To keep up with the current trends in the vacation rental industry, it is important for vacation rental managers to reach customers on their smartphones. Our customized app is a simple and cost effective solution for vacation rental companies,” said Sherry Tomasso, Co-Founder RealTimeRental.

The app displays rental information including photos, rates, availability calendars, and property amenities. All rental information is seamlessly populated into the app from RealTimeRental vacation rental software. Potential rental guests can search through properties based on availability, pricing, and number of bedrooms. The recently improved search function also allows potential renters to filter property results on select amenities such as pet friendly homes and wifi.

“One of the best features of the app is the GPS mapping. This is a useful tool for renters when they are planning their vacations because they can view a map of all available rental homes, and pick one based on the area of the town they want to visit,” said Tomasso.

Using GPS technology, the app determines the user’s location and will display vacation rentals located in the area. The GPS mapping will drop pins for each vacation rental property which the user can click to view more information about the property.

The app is currently available for IOS devices. For more information about how Vacation rental managers are using the RealTimeRental app please visit http://www.RealTimeRental.com.

RealTimeRental Announces Upgrades to Reporting Features in Industry Leading Trust Accounting System

RealTimeRental Vacation Rental Software announced today upgrades to reporting features and new reports added to their industry leading trust accounting system.

RealTimeRental announced today upgrades to reporting features in their trust accounting system. Some of the new reports include an owner check queue summary, daily check run, deposit by type report, and sub ledgers.

RealTimeRental is a secure cloud based rental management platform that offers a fully integrated trust accounting package. In addition to finances, property management companies can run every aspect of their rental business through RealTimeRental including creating bookings, website integration, online booking, Tenant and Property Owner Portals, and more.

“The new finance reports are just an additional way that RealTimeRental’s trust accounting system helps property management companies run their rental business. Since the trust accounting system is fully integrated, RealTimeRental creates a full audit trail from the moment money is received through payout and 1099 reports at the year’s end” said Sherry Tomasso, Co-Founder RealTimeRental.

The new reports join existing financial reports including monthly bank reconciliation, profit and loss reports, trial balance, and commission reports.

RealTimeRental Vacation Rental Software Announces Upgrades to Tenant and Owner Portals

RealTimeRental announced today upgrades to their tenant and owner web portals designed to help property management companies provide their rental guests and property owners a secure and modern online travel experience.

“Modern Travelers have become accustomed to viewing their vacation information online. The tenant portal helps property management companies make a good impression on their rental guests via the web before they even arrive for check in,” said Sherry Tomasso, Co-Founder RealTimeRental.

The process for the property management company is simple; each time a booking is created with RealTimeRental a unique tenant portal account is created for the rental guest. Once the rental guest logs in to their tenant portal account they can view the details of their booking as well as information about the rental property including photos and amenities.

“The tenant portal helps reduce the workload of the property management companies. Since all the rental information is right at the tenant’s finger tips there is no need for the tenant to call and ask questions about bed sizes or when the next payment is due. If the property management company chooses to allow it, tenants can even make payments via the Tenant Portal,” said Tomasso.

Rental guests can make payments through the Tenant Portal via RealTimeRental’s payment processing partners. All payments made through the Tenant Portal are seamlessly integrated with RealTimeRental’s industry leading trust accounting system.

“The owner portal has been very well received by RealTimeRental Clients. The property management companies enjoy having the ability to let their homeowners access their own information via the web,” said Tomasso.

The owner portal enables property owners to view the availability and bookings of their rental property online. If the property management company wants to allow them, homeowners can view their monthly statements on the Owner Portal. Property owners can also reserve and block off time in the property for themselves or their guests.

RealTimeRental Announces Upgrades to their Mobile App

RealTimeRental announced today upgrades to their IOS app that let vacation rental companies display their rental inventory to potential guests.

RealTimeRental announced today upgrades to their IOS app which is designed to help vacation rental managers display their rental inventory to potential rental guests. App upgrades include an improved GPS mapping feature and search function.

Our app is a simple cost effective way for vacation rental managers to reach customers on their mobile devices,” said Joe Testa, Co-Founder RealTimeRental.

Rental Information such as property photos, amenities, rates and availability are seamlessly populated into the app directly from RealTimeRental Software. There is no need for vacation rental managers to update property information and availability in two places. App users can browse through rental properties and contact the office to secure the booking from directly within the app.

In addition to searching by price and availability, the app upgrades include an improved search function with the ability to filter property results based on number of bedrooms, property type, and certain amenities such as central air, wifi, and pet friendly.

“The app is customized for each client and uses the logo and color scheme of each vacation rental office. Our goal is for vacation rental managers to have a tool that makes it simple for their rental guests to plan and research their vacation on their phones,” said Testa.

The app upgrades include an enhanced GPS mapping feature. Once the app determines the user’s location, it will display vacation rentals located in the area. The GPS mapping will drop pins for each vacation rental property which the user can click to view more details or to receive step by step directions to the property. This is a useful tool for travelers who wish to vacation in a specific part of town, or want to visit multiple properties before booking their trip.

The app is currently available for IOS devices. For more information about how Vacation rental managers are using the RealTimeRental app please visit http://www.RealTimeRental.com

About RealTimeRental.com - RealTimeRental.com is the premier vacation rental software solution for 200+ rental offices in the United States, Caribbean, Mexico, and Costa Rica. As the first web based vacation rental system on the market in the year 2000, RealTimeRental has consistently provided a comprehensive reservation and accounting system for the past 16 years. As a cloud based application, RealTimeRental vacation rental software clients have the peace of mind that their reservation management system can be accessed 24/7 via the cloud. Additionally, RealTimeRental offers a fully integrated trust accounting package and marketing options for property managers, including a mobile app and a proprietary distribution portal, http://www.rentalretreat.com

RealTimeRental Vacation Rental Software Announces New Tech Features for the Summer Rental Season

RealTimeRental announced today a suite of new tech features designed to help property management companies interact with their rental guests

RealTimeRental, a leading cloud based vacation rental software company, announced today a suite of new tech features and upgrades to the software designed to help vacation rental companies interact with their rental guests.

One of the new features announced by RealTimeRental was an Automated Email system. Designed to save the property manager time, the system automatically generates emails to rental guests or owners based upon an action in the software. Tasks such as notifying a property owner when a booking is created on their rental property or sending a payment reminder to rental guests when their final payment is due can be scheduled and automated.

The automated email system has been really well received by RTR clients so far. Our vacation rental managers enjoy having the ability to automate daily tasks and free up more time for their staff to work on different projects,” said Sherry Tomasso, Co-Founder of RealTimeRental.

The automated emails are completely customized and are sent out from the client’s company email server. RealTimeRental clients are also using the automated emails to send out welcome letters to rental guests before check-in, instructions on the check-out procedure before they leave the rental home, and post check-out messages urging the tenants to rebook the same rental property again next year.

Another new feature announced by RealTimeRental was the Tenant Portal.

Today’s traveler is used to viewing their vacation information online, the RealTimeRental Tenant portal is a simple way for vacation rental companies to give their rental guests online access to their vacation info,” said Tomasso.

Every time a booking is created in RTR, a tenant portal account is created for the rental guest. Rental guests can view their lease and property information such as photos, description, amenities, and more. In addition to current bookings, rental guests can view past bookings and rental properties, and update their contact information. Rental guests can even make payments through the Tenant Portal via RealTimeRental’s integrated partners.

RealTimeRental also announced upgrades to their mobile app. The IOS app is designed for vacation rental companies to display their rental inventory to potential guests. The app allows users to browse through rental properties, view rates and availability, look at photos and amenities, and contact the office to secure the booking. The app features a GPS mapping feature that will show the user properties available for rent in the area. All information on the app is pulled directly from the RealTimeRental software, so no need for property managers to update information or availability in two places.

About RealTimeRental.com - RealTimeRental.com is the premier vacation rental software solution for 200+ rental offices in the United States, Caribbean, Mexico, and Costa Rica. As the first web based vacation rental system on the market in the year 2000, RealTimeRental has consistently provided a comprehensive reservation and accounting system for the past 16 years. As a cloud based application, RealTimeRental vacation rental software clients have the peace of mind that their reservation management system can be accessed 24/7 via the cloud. Additionally, RealTimeRental offers a fully integrated trust accounting package and marketing options for property managers, including a proprietary distribution portal, http://www.rentalretreat.com

To learn more about RealTimeRental’s Automated Email System, Tenant Portal, Mobile app, or just general information about the cloud based software please visit http://www.RealTimeRental.com

RealTimeRental and PMT- Property Manager Tools Announce an Integration Partnership to Provide VRMs and Property Managers Seamless Use of Both Company’s Suite of Services

RealTimeRental Vacation Rental Software Announces an Integration Partnership with Property Manager Tools.

RealTimeRental and PMT – Property Manager Tools announced a strategic partnership between the two companies. The partnership includes a seamless, direct connection for mutual clients, so that the end user has one point of entry to utilize PMT’s suite of marketing products, Housekeeping Module, etc.

Sherry Tomasso, Co-Founder of RealTimeRental, states “We are very excited to work with the team at PMT. Their SmartResponder™ is a cutting edge tool that will allow my clients to respond immediately to inquiries, even when their offices are closed. We are also very excited about the other tools in their suite, and the enhancements they’ve planned for this quarter.”

According to Doug Rein, Co-Founder and development lead at PMT, “With direct access to RTR’s data, we can provide very fast account setups, with almost no effort from the PM. With SmartResponder™, for example, an RTR account can sign up and begin sending automated quote responses in the same day.”

Robert Simmons, Co-Founder and Marketing Director of PMT, remarked “We are very excited to be working with Sherry Tomasso and Joe Testa. We can provide a suite of services that complements their products, and automates their clients’ manual processes.”

About RealTimeRental - RealTimeRental is the leading cloud based vacation rental software solution. As the solution of choice for over 200 vacation rental offices, we provide our clients with a comprehensive reservation and accounting system for back office, as well as, rental property search tools for their websites! Our clients consistently provide outstanding testimonials about the level of support, the dynamic nature of our system, along with an accurate fully integrated trust accounting package. All of this transacted over 300,000 reservations in 2015, with a gross amount of just under $418 million dollars! RealTimeRental offers a trusted, secure, and robust cloud based rental management platform and online services – all at a fraction of the cost of other systems. Learn more at http://www.RealTimeRental.com

About PMT – Property Manager Tools PMT, Property Manager Tools, LLC launched in 2011 with the goal of using automation to make Property Managers more profitable. PMT offers a growing Smart Suite™ of solutions that work individually or together, including its innovative auto quote Smart Responder™, which introduced auto-suggest to the industry. PMT has partnered with some of the leading companies in the Vacation Rental Industry.

As a fully integrated partner with RealTimeRental, PMT can offer all its services to their clients. This relationship ensures that all pricing information flows directly from RealTimeRental Software directly into the PMT system. RealTimeRental's clients know that their rates, fees and taxes are current each time a quote goes out. Learn more at http://www.propertymanagertools.com

RealTimeRental Turns NFC Chip Technology into New Real Estate Marketing Opportunity

Tap Tags, powered by RealTimeRental, use state of the art NFC chip technology to bring your information directly to your customers’ phones.

The internet has already reshaped the way the Real Estate industry conducts business. In order to remain competitive in today’s Real Estate market, it is imperative that Real Estate professionals take the steps to make their business model mobile friendly.

Keeping the current technological trends in mind, RealTimeRental developed Tap Tags™ as a simple way for real estate professionals to embrace mobile technology.

“With just a simple tap of a phone on the Tap Tag™, your clients will be looking at your message right on their NFC capable smartphone,” said Joseph Testa, co-founder of RealTimeRental.

Tap Tags™ have an adhesive backing, and can be programmed to open a URL to any website, bring up contact information or digital business cards, make phone calls, send emails, and direct people to social media profiles. For offices that use RealTimeRental as their vacation rental software, Tap Tags™ can be programmed to pull property information directly from the software.

Using the same technology that is becoming common in credit cards, Tap Tags™ contain top of the line NFC (near field communication) chips that facilitate the communication between the tag and the smartphone.

“Tap Tags™ eliminate the need for real estate agents to print out physical copies of property sheets for interested buyers. Simply place a Tap Tag™ inside of a property, and interested parties can immediately get access to property information and photos right on their Smartphone,” said Testa.

In addition to placing Tap Tags™ inside to virtually anywhere, water proof Tap Tags™ are also available to put outside a property or on listing signs.

Along with their ability to display property information, Tap Tags™ have multiple uses that are relevant to today’s real estate market.

About RealTimeRental.com - RealTimeRental.com is the premier vacation rental software solution for 200+ rental offices in the United States, Caribbean, Mexico, and Costa Rica. As the first web based vacation rental system on the market in the year 2000, RealTimeRental has consistently provided a comprehensive reservation and accounting system for the past 15 years. As a cloud based application, RealTimeRental vacation rental software clients have the peace of mind that their reservation management system can be accessed 24/7 via the cloud. Additionally, RealTimeRental offers a fully integrated trust accounting package and marketing options for property managers, including a proprietary distribution portal, http://www.rentalretreat.com

RealTimeRental clients consistently provide outstanding testimonials about our level of support, the dynamic nature of our system, and our accurate fully integrated trust accounting package which handled approximately 325,000 reservations in 2015, with a gross revenue of over $700 million dollars generated on behalf of our clients. Want to start utilizing the latest technology in your marketing? For more information on Tap Tags™ please visit http://www.RealTimeRental.com or call 888-828-2303.

RealTimeRental Preferred Vacation Rental Software Provider of LuxuryRealEstate.com

RealTimeRental, the leading cloud based rental software, has been named a preferred vacation rental software provider by LuxuryRealEstate.com

RealTimeRental announced today that they are now a preferred vacation rental software provider of LuxuryRealEstate.com, the largest online network of elite luxury real estate brokerages.

“We are very proud of our new partnership status with LuxuryRealEstate.com Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate is very well regarded in the Real Estate industry, and we think that this will be a good fit with RealTimeRental clients, many of whom deal exclusively in luxury vacation rental properties” said Joe Testa, Co-Founder of RealTimeRental. Members of LuxuryRealEstate.com must consistently list and sell in the top ten percent of their market, and have proven experience with the sales of multi-million dollar properties.

“For the past 15 years RealTimeRental has catered to the software needs of the luxury vacation rental market. LuxuryRealEstate.com is an active leader in the luxury real estate industry and we’re thrilled to be a preferred vacation rental software provider” said Sherry Tomasso, Co-Founder of RealTimeRental. "We have always catered to the higher end market and are thrilled to be chosen to continue to do so."

About LuxuryRealEstate.com - LuxuryRealEstate.com , frequently ranked ‘Best Website’ in consumer and industry surveys, has been recognized for excellence by the WMA Awards and the Webby Awards and has been voted ‘Best of the Web’ by Forbes magazine multiple times. Since its debut in 1995, LuxuryRealEstate.com has remained the #1 portal for luxury properties on the internet and has several times more $1,000,000+ content of any near-peer. Known in the industry since 1986 as the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network, a global collection of the finest luxury real estate brokers in the world, this group of more than 130,000 professionals with properties in more than 70 countries, collectively sells in excess of $190 billion of real estate annually. Members are selected by Chairman/Publisher John Brian Losh, one of REALTOR Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate and broker of fine properties through his Seattle-based brokerage firm, Ewing & Clark, Inc. The company has also been recognized by the Maggie Awards, received an ADDY Award for excellence in Web Design, ranked in the Inc. 5000 List and named as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

About RealTimeRental.com - RealTimeRental.com is the premier vacation rental software solution for 200+ rental offices in the United States, Caribbean, Mexico, and Costa Rica. As the first web based vacation rental system on the market in the year 2000, RealTimeRental has consistently provided a comprehensive reservation and accounting system for the past 15 years. As a cloud based application, RealTimeRental vacation rental software clients have the peace of mind that their reservation management system can be accessed 24/7 via the cloud. Additionally, RealTimeRental offers a fully integrated trust accounting package and marketing options for property managers, including a proprietary distribution portal, http://www.rentalretreat.com.

RealTimeRental clients consistently provide outstanding testimonials about our level of support, the dynamic nature of our system, and our accurate fully integrated trust accounting package which handled approximately 325,000 reservations in 2015, with a gross revenue of over $700 million dollars generated on behalf of our clients. For more information on RealTimeRental vacation rental software, please visit RealTimeRental.com or call 888-828-2303.

RealTimeRental Announces Official Launch of New Vacation Rental Distribution Channel

RealTimeRental is pleased to announce the official launch of the vacation rental website, www.RentalRetreat.com. After a successful restricted offering where select RealTimeRental software users were able to preview the distribution portal, registration to host inventory on Rental Retreat is now open for all users.

RealTimeRental’s new vacation rental distribution channel, Rental Retreat, expertly combines the modern online travel experience with the protection and reliability of booking a rental through a traditional real estate or property management company.

“Rental Retreat fills a void in today’s vacation rental market. Travelers love the experience of searching for vacation rental properties online, but very frequently travelers were apprehensive about booking a rental home sight unseen directly though the property owner.

We wanted to create a place online, where travelers could easily connect with multiple professional vacation rental companies across the country. Travelers can have peace of mind knowing that all of the vacation rental listings on Rental Retreat have been inspected and approved by professional real estate or property management companies,” said Joe Testa, co-founder of RealTimeRental vacation rental software.

The 50,000+ rental properties hosted on Rental Retreat are updated frequently and have availability calendars that are updated in real time by the property management companies using RealTimeRental vacation rental software. Travelers can be assured that the listings on Rental Retreat contain the most up to date information available.

“Rental Retreat was designed with real estate and property management companies in mind. We wanted to make a simple, easy, and affordable way for professionals in the vacation rental market to increase the online presence of their rental properties,” said Sherry Tomasso, co-founder of RealTimeRental vacation rental software.

Rental Retreat, powered by RealTimeRental, gives real estate offices and property management companies a way to seamlessly increase their rental properties online visibility.

“We are very proud of the performance of Rental Retreat so far. The average booking amount is $2,780 and the lead conversion rate is well above the industry standard at 29%,” said Tomasso.

RealTimeRental has been working closely with web developers, social media consultants and top SEO professionals to ensure the success of the new distribution portal. Real Estate offices and professional property management companies interested in hosting their rental inventory on Rental Retreat can contact RealTimeRental for more information.

RealTimeRental.com is the premier vacation rental software solution for 200+ rental offices in the US, Caribbean, Mexico, and Costa Rica. As a cloud based software, RealTimeRental clients have peace of mind that their reservation management system can be accessed 24/7 via the cloud. Additionally, RealTimeRental offers a fully integrated trust accounting package and marketing options for rental property managers, including the vacation rental website http://www.rentalretreat.com. For more information on RealTimeRental vacation rental software or Rental Retreat please visit the website or call 888-828-2303.

RealTimeRental Vacation Rental Software Launches New Website

RealTimeRental, a vacation rental software company based in Ocean City, New Jersey, announces the launch of its newly revamped website www.realtimerental.com. The website has a clean and mobile friendly design, allowing visitors to access every area of the website from their phones or tablets.

RealTimeRental, the first web based vacation rental software company, has announced the launch of its newly revamped website http://www.RealTimeRental.com and the company’s rebranding. The new website was designed to be mobile friendly, allowing visitors to access every area of the site from their phones or tablets.

“We are very proud of the newly redesigned website and the rebranding of our company. We hope the site serves as a useful online resource for vacation rental management companies to learn more about our cloud based vacation rental software and how RealTimeRental can help them manage their rental business” said Sherry Tomasso, Co-Founder of RealTimeRental.

The newly redesigned website not only provides quick and easy access to information about the cloud based vacation rental software, but also provides real time statistics on users, reservations, and volume of business. The website also premiers RealTimeRental’s new website design packages, where clients can get a fully customized website starting at just $1,695.

“Our goal is to provide rental companies of any size, the option of having a fully customized website that is seamlessly connected with their vacation rental software at an affordable price point” said Tomasso. “I am proud of the products and services that RealTimeRental has offered over the past 15 years, as well as the release of the website. I am looking forward to the release of many new software enhancements in the upcoming months” said Joe Testa, Co-Founder of RealTimeRental.

Visitors are encouraged to explore the newly designed website, and sign up for the RealTimeRental newsletter to stay informed of any future software upgrades.

RealTimeRental.com is the premier vacation rental software solution for 200+ rental offices around the US, Caribbean, Mexico, and Costa Rica. As a cloud based application, RealTimeRental vacation rental software clients have the peace of mind that their reservation management system can be accessed 24/7 via the cloud. Additionally, RealTimeRental.com offers a fully integrated trust accounting package and marketing options for property managers, including a proprietary distribution portal, http://www.rentalretreat.com. For more information on RealTimeRental, vacation rental software, please visit the website or call 888-828-2303.