RealTimeRental paved the way as the first web-based vacation rental software on the market in the year 2000. Since then our clients have used RTR to book and manage over 2.3 million vacation rentals. Always striving to stay ahead of the curve with technology, RealTimeRental continues to develop and enhance the software while creating partnerships with leading tech companies.
“Our clients are always looking for new ways to use technology to enhance their guests’ experience. We are very excited to introduce RealTimeRental clients to Parakeet’s suite of home automation products,” said Sherry Tomasso, co-founder at RealTimeRental.
Parakeet’s smart home automation technology allows vacation rental property managers to have remote access control to door locks, garage doors, thermostats, and more.
“One of our favorite Parakeet features is the keyless entry system that integrates with our software,” said Tomasso. “When you create a booking in RealTimeRental, Parakeet will generate a disposable electronic key code for a keyless entry.”
Keyless entry saves time for the rental property management company, as there is no need for rental guests to stop at an office to pick up keys. The Parakeet key codes are automatically sent to the rental guests’ cell phone or email and are only active for the duration of the booking. The keycodes expire at the end.
SIMPLIFY COMMUNICATION WITH PROPERTY OWNERS AND RENTAL GUESTS
Save time with RealTimeRental’s newest feature, Automated Emails. Schedule tasks such as notifying property owners when you create a booking on their home, send pre-check-in welcome messages, send post-check-out follow-up, send late payment reminders, and more. The automated emails are customized for each client and logos.
“We created the automated emails as a way to help our property management and real estate companies save time,” said Tomasso. “Since everything is automated, offices don’t need to worry about forgetting to notify a property owner of a booking, or sending a late payment reminder to a tenant.”
The automated emails are generated and sent out based on specific triggering types of emails have if there is a problem with the recipient’s email address.
“Today’s traveler is accustomed to accessing their vacation rental information online. RealTimeRental makes it easy for rental offices to provide online access to their rental guests with the Tenant Portal,” said Tomasso.
Portal to which they can view their booking information, property details including photos and amenities, send reservation requests on properties rented in the past, and more. Rental guests can even make credit card and E-Check payments online via the Tenant Portal.
Property owners can sign in to their individual Owner Portal accounts and view availability calendars and bookings made on theOwners can create their owner reservations and guest of owner reservations right on the portal.
ENHANCE MARKETING AND AUTOMATE TASKS WITH NFC CHIP TECHNOLOGY
RealTimeRental’s partner T.A.P. Tag Technologies is utilizing NFC chip technology in exciting new ways in the vacation rental and real estate industry. T.A.P. Tags are a small NFC chip-enabled item (think key chains, stickers, business cards, and much more) that can display a custom message on customers’ phones with just a simple tap of an NFC-capable smartphone.
“Our partnership with RealTimeRental allows property management companies to use NFC chip technology to automate tasks and market directly to rental guests on their smartphones,” said David Berroa, T.A.P. Tag Technologies.
T.A.P. Tags and RealTimeRental have a fully integrated platform, meaning that T.A.P. Tags can display rental property information directly from the software, and automate simple tasks such as notifying the cleaning crew when guests have checked out of a rental property.
“T.A.P. Tags can display virtually any URL, making them a simple and easy way to get future customers looking at your company’s message on their NFC-capable smartphones,” said Berroa, “so T.A.P. Tags can be used for multiple marketing campaigns.”
To learn more about RealTimeRental vacation rental software and its suite of technology products, please visit www.RealTimeRental.com.