TruPlace, Inc., the number one provider of interactive floor plans in the vacation rental industry, is partnering with Barefoot Technologies, a pioneer in enterprise level vacation rental property management software, to provide Barefoot’s customers with fully integrated access to TruPlace’s interactive floor plans and Central Image Management System (CIMS).
With the combination of professional photography and a detailed floor plan in one intuitive technology platform, vacation rental managers who use TruPlace interactive floor plans instantly provide guests with a visual perspective of the vacation home. The floor plans improve listing quality, help reservation agents and give travelers the information they need to make faster decisions about choosing a vacation rental.
In addition, TruPlace’s CIMS provides vacation rental managers with a single location to store and manage all of their photos for their software, their website, their distribution needs and their sales materials. The CIMS stores all of their images in multiple sizes and in print and web resolution.
“We’ve been working hand in hand with Barefoot’s technology team to fully integrate the TruPlace Interactive Floor Plans and centralized image management system into Barefoot’s vacation rental software,” said Bob Cusack, CEO at TruPlace. “Our customers have seen a significant increase in online conversions by adding floor plans, so we expect our partnership with Barefoot to enable vacation rentals to see more bookings and more revenue by adding interactive floor plans to their properties.”
“TruPlace offers a significant advantage to our clients and those that take pictures seriously and we should all take pictures in this industry seriously,” said Barefoot CEO Ed Ulmer. “We are excited to be the first property management system to integrate with TruPlace including their floor plans.”
A recent independent study measured the impact of using TruPlace’s floor plan tours on reservations for vacation rentals and found that rental properties using interactive floor plans saw an 18 percent average increase in reservations and booked 22 days faster than properties without floor plans.
TruPlace’s floor plan services are being utilized for over 35,000 properties in North America.