VRMA recently lent its thoughts to an industry blog on strategies for short-term rental business owners.
What is vacation rental networking, and how can I benefit from it?
Vacation rental professionals have a unique responsibility to balance a broad range of needs to manage a successful rental property and create positive guest experiences, such as developing guest policies to knowing how best to market their rentals. Because they wear many hats and often need answers and support outside of their own circles, a strong, knowledgeable network of like-minded colleagues is essential to being successful and profitable.
With over 1,200 member companies representing over 25,000 people, Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) is the largest association for vacation rental professionals in the world. VRMA members manage more than 150,000 properties in 25 countries, giving them exceptional knowledge and experience from all different situations, cultures, and environments. This community provides its members with many opportunities to connect, engage, and support each other within the vacation rental industry.
VRMA also offers year-round events, including its Spring Forum, Executive Summit, and the International Conference. They bring together thousands of rental professionals, offering them countless ways to meet new industry peers and reconnect with colleagues. During the in-depth sessions, attendees experience exclusive education covering all aspects of the business. Each event features sessions, roundtables, and networking where attendees can strike-up conversations with leaders in the industry to bring a fresh perspective to their current practices. Attendees come to VRMA events knowing they will build connections with rental professionals who provide invaluable knowledge, insights, and new ideas for years to come.
In addition to events and networking opportunities, VRMA provides advocacy, education, news and research, certification and accreditation, promotes the value of the vacation rental experience, and drives industry growth and professionalism.
If you’re managing a vacation rental and looking for education, support, and many opportunities to stay connected with others in the industry, VRMA is a great place to start.