May 16, 2022 | Hailey Friedman
Most successful businesses need some aspect of project management to keep things flowing smoothly. But property management isn’t just any business. With a wide range of people, contracts, transactions, trends, revenue, and more to keep track of, property management professionals have their work cut out for them!
So what’s the best way to mitigate the chaos? Start with:
Here at Wheelhouse, we can support you with the software aspect. Our pricing technology collects data from historical trends and property information to help you price correctly and manage revenue.
But where can you learn about property management software while simultaneously connecting with other industry professionals to learn about the ever-changing field of real estate?
Think globally for professionals like yourself. Property Management Software (PMS) conferences are your first stop!
Property management software makes life easier for property management professionals. That’s the bottom line. While all of them should include some standard features–accounting, reporting, communication, inspection—they may also offer additional property management functionalities that meet your business needs.
Property management software symbolizes growth for any property manager, decreasing the chance of human error, and taking care of admin tasks and reporting to help you focus on your clients. Say goodbye to tracking workflows on scattered Excel documents or emails!
A PMS could be server-based or cloud-based. Cloud-based software is today’s innovation, allowing you to skip lengthy installation processes. To get started, you need an internet connection on a tablet, phone, or laptop to access your data, and you’re ready to get to work.
Property Management Conferences allow property management professionals to not only network and socialize, but also learn about the latest technologies that can boost their business–and their clients’ businesses.
The Streamline Summit 2022 conference features three full days of exciting educational sessions, like Q & A, and networking opportunities for property management professionals. This year’s conference schedule is currently in development, and you can expect to learn about the latest industry trends for technology companies and property management professionals.
The company has impressive case studies detailing its effective software, helping managers and developers streamline business tasks and find efficiencies.
Date: September 7-9, 2022
6000 East Camelback Road
Best for: Property management professionals, technology companies, short-term rental owners, and managers
Guesty offers property management software that helps short-term managers manage their tasks and improve profitability. The service provides automation tools, payment processing, and 24/7 guest-to-manager communication. Specifically, users can better manage their rentals from various agencies, including Airbnb and Booking.com.
The company headquarters are in Tel Aviv, Israel, but Guesty is hosting the GuestyVal Short-Term Rental Festival in the USA this year for the first time. Interested parties will gather in Austin, Texas, to network and connect with other technology providers and industry professionals for two full days. The GuestyVal 2022 Agenda isn’t yet available, but you can learn more by registering for their email updates.
Date: September 13-14, 2022
Best for: All property management professionals, real estate professionals, and vacation rental owners
TravelNet Solutions is a property management software company that combines countless rental tasks and services into one user-friendly platform. The company has developed software to solve hospitality tracking, booking, and digital marketing with one goal: to become the property manager’s complete virtual concierge.
TravelNet hosts an annual PMS conference where real estate and property management professionals can indulge in networking opportunities and educational sessions, listening to expert keynote speakers throughout the event. This year, the 2022 TravelNet Solutions Customer Event theme is “Optimize,” and is dedicated to helping attendees gain access to solutions to improve productivity, reporting, and other tasks. Automation is also a hot topic, and will be discussed throughout the conference’s five educational tracks: marketing, maintenance, revenue, accounting, and executives.
Date: September 26-28, 2022
Cost: Not listed
Best for: Hospitality leaders and property managers; marketing, accounting, real estate, and maintenance professionals in the travel industry.
Barefoot Technologies is a property management software that supports management professionals in finding efficiencies and increasing revenues from their rentals. The company prides itself on being the most “responsive” in the PMS industry, meeting each client’s unique needs.
The platform offers a wide range of services and features like accessible search functions, trust accounting modules, document management, CRM management, revenue management, reminders, automated workflows, and more. Every year, the company hosts a conference connecting property managers and industry professionals to share the latest in the field.
The 2021 conference featured three full days of client strategy sessions, peer discussions, keynote speakers, partner exhibits, and breakfast sessions about booking, payments, customization, and maintenance topics. However, the 2022 details are still to be released.
Cost: TBD; 2021 cost $450 per attendee
Best for: Property managers, individual vacation rental owners, real estate agents, and developers
The LiveRez Partner Conference 2022 takes place in Boise, Idaho, a populous town nestled in the mountains, likely hosting many of the vacation rentals owned by the conference’s attendees! But LiveRez throws a global event, inviting real estate and property management professionals to connect over educational sessions and keynote speakers, including a trade show presenting an innovative technology showcase.
LiveRez’s PMS is unique in its valuable access to a broad property manager community–allowing users to connect with industry professionals and collaborate as you find efficiencies, handle accounting and tasks, and much more. The 2022 conference covers SEO, marketing, agile SCRUM, and more.
Date: October 11-13, 2022
Location: Boise, Idaho
Best for: Property managers and staff, real estate professionals, technology companies and enthusiasts, and project management professionals
The Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) is a trusted organization in the real estate industry. With 25-year-old roots in California, the company hosts a variety of educational sessions and networking opportunities for vacation property managers specifically. This year’s 2022 VRMA Spring Forum covers a wide range of topics, including automation for productivity, revenue management, the rise of remote workplaces, strategic pricing, industry trends, and much more!
Attendees will gain access to rich networking connections with other professionals over breakfast, panel discussions, and break-out rooms. Keep in mind that this conference features one of the priciest on our PMS conference list.
Date: April 11-12, 2022
Hilton Hotel, Chicago Illinois
Best for: Property managers and management professionals in the vacation rental industry
The Short Stay Summit is an excellent opportunity for short-term property managers and individual owners to connect and learn about the latest trends in the short-term vacation rental field. Partially hosted by the reputable VRMA, the Short Stay Summit takes place in Tobacco Dock, London. Those interested in or have already invested in Europe will appreciate the European influence on this international event, as evidenced by the collaboration with the VRMA, European Holiday Home Association (EHHA), and UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA).
This year’s conference features fireside chats with VRBO and Expedia, talks about revenue management and the Great Resignation, and various break-out networking sessions.
Date: May 19, 2022
Tobacco Dock, London
Cost: £150-225+ VAT, depending on your time of purchase
Best for: Property management professionals in the short-term rental sphere
ScaleRentals 2022 Conference features exciting topics like acquisition, profitability, relationships, exit strategies, etc., over panel discussions and educational sessions attendees will enjoy. This conference is for management professionals with over 50 properties in their portfolio–one of the most premium global events for VIP property managers.
The event is exclusive, meaning you cannot participate unless you manage or work in the management sphere of 50+ properties.
The main goal? Sustainable scaling and growth for professional property managers.
Date: May 26-27, 2022
Best for: Property management and technology companies and executives managing 50+ properties
Property management professionals must keep up-to-date on the latest, cutting-edge technology in the industry. Management conferences are a great way to access networking opportunities and educational sessions to improve your business and workflow.
Whether you’re an experienced manager with hundreds of properties or a small-time vacation rental landlord building off your first real estate investment, at least one of the PMS conferences on our list has something valuable waiting for you.
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