|Eagle, ID – October
2017 / Newsmaker Alert / LiveRez.com,
the most widely used cloud-based software for professional vacation rental
managers, is leveraging its broad network of property manager partners
to provide relief to those hit hardest by the recent hurricanes.
effort, called LiveRelief,
is mobilizing hundreds of LiveRez’s customers (called partners) to come
to the aid of fellow property management companies that have been hit the
hardest by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
“Over the past few years,
we’ve seen our customer base organize into a tight-knit community,” said
Tracy Lotz, founder and CEO of LiveRez. “When the hurricanes hit, we had
multiple partners reach out to us and ask us how they could help. So, our
team organized this effort that allows property managers to help other
property managers in their time of greatest need.”
Many of LiveRez’s partners
operate in vacation destinations along the coastline. When the hurricanes
hit, more than 100 LiveRez Partners were affected and more than 30 lost
Most of the hardest hit companies
are small businesses that not only lost their offices and personal homes,
but also lost the bulk of the homes that they rent out on behalf of second-home
owners. While insurance will cover the rebuilding of these homes, the loss
of inventory leaves these managers with no way to generate income to pay
their bills or their employees, many of whom have been displaced.
LiveRelief takes a multi-faceted
approach in helping these managers:
“To date, the response from
partners has been overwhelming,” Lotz said. “The LiveRez family has responded
in a big way. And, based on the donations we already have, we expect to
raise more than $100,000 that will go directly to helping our affected
partners not only weather the storm but come out stronger.”
Fundraising – With LiveRez’s
annual conference less than a week away, the company has set up a silent
auction where partners can donate items (such as stays in their homes).
LiveRez has also partnered with Boise-based nonprofit solutions provider
MaxGiving to create a gateway
where people can donate directly to relief efforts.
Boots on the Ground –
LiveRez’s team is organizing volunteer efforts to help with the cleanup,
and has already sent multiple employees to both Texas and the Florida Keys.
Temporary Employment –
Many of the employees of affected companies could be without jobs during
the rebuilding process, but their proficiency with the LiveRez software
makes them valuable candidates for other companies using LiveRez. Because
the software is cloud-based, it allows these employees to work remotely
without having to completely relocate for a temporary position.
Referral Network – LiveRez
is giving select partners early access to an innovative piece of technology
that it will officially announce at its annual conference. This new functionality
allows partners to list each other’s inventory to drive bookings for each
other and earn commissions on the referrals. Essentially, this technology
will enable affected managers to leverage their own brand recognition in
driving bookings for other partners, and, in the process, generate revenue
while their inventory is being rebuilt.
The LiveRelief silent auction
will be online and open to the public. Item donations are still coming
in, but many partners have already donated stays in homes from all across
the United States and abroad. To view the auction items and bid, please
go to LiveRez.cbo.io.
LiveRez is the world’s most
widely used software platform for marketing and managing vacation rental
homes online. The LiveRez solution offers professional property managers
all the tools they need to run their business in a single, cloud-based
platform. And, the company’s unique “pay-as-you-book” business model creates
a mutually beneficial partnership between LiveRez and its vacation rental
manager partners. This partnership fuels the company’s mission of continually
developing and supporting cutting-edge solutions that empower independent
property managers to compete in the rapidly evolving vacation rental space.
To learn more about LiveRez, visit LiveRez.com.
Director of Marketing