In Depth Owner Statements for Vacation Rentals With Sage Intacct

In Depth Owner Statements for Vacation Rentals With Sage Intacct

In Depth and Valuable Owner Statements for Vacation Rentals With Sage Intacct For vacation rental property managers, one responsibility matters more than all the others: preparing monthly owner statements. No matter how well a property manager performs in other respects, they can’t expect to keep clients without delivering accurate owner’s statements and timely owner payouts.…

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What to Look for in an Outsourced Accounting Firm for your VRM Business

What to Look for in an Outsourced Accounting Firm Here’s a common misconception about outsourcing: Any firm you choose must be better than what you already have. People assume that once they’ve selected an outsourcing firm, their problems are solved. But some firms are better than others. And while the option you choose may improve…

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The Power of Best-in-Class

The Power of Best-in-Class

Historically the belief has been if you want good trust accounting and owner statements you have to choose a property management system (“PMS”) with built-in trust accounting.  The problem is those systems are often hard to use, are not tried and true accounting systems, not very flexible and don’t provide much in automation functionality or…

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How to Automate Vacation Rental Accounting

How to Automate Your Vacation Rental Accounting

How to Automate Vacation Rental Accounting How much time do you spend each week on vacation rental accounting? If you’re like most firms, the answer is too much. Critical as accounting may be, it consists of tedious, time-consuming, error-prone processes that take hours to complete. And then the cycle starts all over again. Making matters…

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4 Key Issues to Address Before Implementing a New Vacation Rental Accounting System

4 Key Issues to Address Before Implementing a New Vacation Rental Accounting System

Four Key Issues to Address Before Implementing a New Vacation Rental Accounting System The decision to implement an enterprise-class vacation rental accounting system is a major leap for your company. It promises to upgrade your accounting capabilities and help you turn finance into a strategic asset. However, implementing a new vacation rental accounting system isn’t…

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Trust Accounting: Crucial For Vacation Rentals

Trust Accounting: Crucial For Vacation Rentals

Trust Accounting: Crucial For Vacations Rentals Vacation rental managers are really in the business of trust accounting. No matter what range of services they provide or how many properties they oversee, their fundamental role is to make sure funds flow from renters to property owners (and themselves) correctly. If managers need to get one thing…

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Outsourced Accounting: The Secret of Successful Vacation Rentals

Outsourced Accounting: The Secret of Successful Vacation Rentals

Outsourced Accounting: The Secret of Successful Vacation Rentals What differentiates successful vacation rental businesses? Many people assume it’s about having a portfolio of beautiful homes to rent in ideal locations. Others think it’s about how you market the properties or handle the maintenance. All these things are important, of course, but the answer is more…

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Vacation Rental Property Management Key Performance Indicators

Vacation Rental Property Management Key Performance Indicators

Gross Rental Revenues We will start with the obvious one, rental revenues. Every vacation rental property manager should be tracking this metric month-over-month, year-to-date and season to prior year season. However, going further should tell an even better story.  For example, calculating rental revenues by property, destination (if multi-destination manager), area of town, owner, channel…

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Common Pitfalls of Accounting for Vacation Rental Property Managers

Common Pitfalls of Accounting for Vacation Rental Property Managers

Not Using Tracking Categories. Likely the most common pitfall is using separate accounts to track properties instead of tracking categories (i.e. locations or classes in QuickBooks). Using separate accounts instead of tracking categories creates several challenges, including difficulty setting up owner/property reporting and banking rules. In addition, if you use a PMS that syncs with…

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Trust Accounting for Vacation Rental Managers

Trust Accounting for Vacation Rental Managers

One Bank Account or Two? There really is not much of an option here. Two bank accounts (at least) are needed to appropriately administer trust accounting. One of the most basic requirements of trust accounting as required by law, is that there be no commingling of company funds and property owner funds. While trust accounting…

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