Upcoming Webinars

VRMA is committed to providing accessible education, resources and tools for vacation rental managers. Unable to participate in the live webinar? Don't worry, all past webinars are archived and available to members for free in the Webinar Archives.

VRMA Advocacy Town Hall Webinar

Date: Tuesday, October 11
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Eastern


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This webinar, hosted by the VRMA Government Affairs Committee, is open to all VRMA members.

Members will be given "floor time" to share pertinent policy issues affecting their state or locality, as well as any advocacy successes, failures, and lessons learned. Those in attendance will also receive a brief training on how to access and utilize the state and local tracking resources on the VRMA website. 


  • Jennifer Harris, Village Realty Holdings and VRMA Government Affairs Committee Co-Chair
  • Scott Leggat, Inhabit IQ and VRMA Government Affairs Committee Co-Chair

How Smart Tech Helps Combat Economic Headwinds

Date: Wednesday, October 12
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern

WEBINAR SPONSORED BY:   PointCentral.jpg

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The benefits of Smart Tech have permeated the short-term rental industry. Connected solutions have become commonplace in helping property managers and owners streamline operations and protect their assets, but justifying the costs is still a concern for some in the industry.

Join Nate Wysk at PointCentral as he breaks down common misconceptions behind Smart Tech and how implementing key solutions can allow managers and owners to understand the ROI and weather the storm of economic headwinds that could impact the vacation rental landscape.


Nate Wysk.jpgNate Wysk
General Manager, PointCentral

Nate Wysk is the General Manager at PointCentral, an Alarm.com subsidiary. Prior to PointCentral, Nate held the role of Director of Global Business Development at Alarm.com where he led the international go-to-market strategy and expansion of smart home and smart business security solutions into 30+ countries. Nate has a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was also the captain of the men’s soccer team. Nate is originally from the Gulf Coast of Florida and currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

Present and Protect: Lessons Learned From 2022's Crazy Season

Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern


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We know you had an exhausting summer and successfully navigated some craziness. As the industry's insurer, we fought some of these battles with you, paying over 40 claims from guest damage a day. Join the Safely team for an entertaining and informational webinar to hear about the craziest guests, their destruction, and learn how to protect your homes before, during, and after the reservation.

*Qualified Property Managers who join our webinar will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.

3 Learning Objectives:

  • Risky Guest Trends
  • Most Outrageous Guests and their Damage
  • Solutions for Preventing Damage and Protecting Investments


Andrew Bate.jpgAndrew Bate
Co-Founder & CEO

Andrew is the CEO of Safely, which makes short-term home rentals safe through analytics and insurance. Safely has covered over $60 billion of homeowner liability since launching in 2013 and is a graduate of the Techstars Accelerator and Georgia Tech's Advanced Technology Development Company (ATDC) incubator. Andrew served as a founding advisor to Rented.com and TravelPerk, and co-founded HotelUpgrade to help hoteliers identify and attract high margin business travel through guest perks and upgrades.

Before founding Safely, Andrew honed his data science skills as a senior researcher and faculty member at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School where he focused on neuroscience and strategy. He served in a similar research role at The Wharton School.

Andrew’s early career was spent as an analyst at McKinsey & Co., where he specialized in revenue management, distribution, and loyalty programs for the Firm’s Travel Practice.

While an undergrad (and three-time conference champion swim team member) at Emory University, Andrew launched his first business, Project Profile, and was recognized as one of Atlanta’s Top Executives in their 20’s by the Atlanta Business Chronicle

In 2012, Andrew was named among the 35 Young Travel Leaders by Phocuswright, and then won the General Catalyst Innovation Award and runner-up for Best Startup Travel Innovation of the Year at the 2013 Phocuswright Conference. He became a Young Leader Fellow with the National Committee on U.S. – China Relations in 2014. Andrew holds an MBA from The London School of Business, attended The Chinese University of Hong Kong on exchange, and a BBA from Emory University.

Amber Harris.jpgAmber Harris
Head of Insurance Claims

Amber is the Head of Insurance Claims at Safely and has been with the company for almost three years, effectively managing our awesome claims and background check processes. She is instrumental in ensuring more than 70% of all claims are paid within three days of submission. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities and traveling.

Amanda Martins.jpgAmanda Martins
Director of Customer Happiness

Amanda is the Director of Customer Happiness at Safely and has been with the company for a little over two years, leading new client onboarding and client initiatives. She is especially proud of her team’s efforts to successfully drive down annual churn to 3% with a trending net revenue retention rate of 130%. Outside of Safely, you may catch a glimpse of Amanda playing a nurse on TV, prepping for her next art show, or on a date with her husband of 16 years.

Is Your Software Working for You?

Date: Wednesday, October 20 (NEW DATE!)
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern


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These days, software options are a dime a dozen. You find yourself stuck between the industry’s shiny new toy, or the crusty old dinosaur platform. We know – we’ve been around long enough to be both!

The VRMB Keystone Awards honored CiiRUS as a top software platform that does things differently. Two key things that have made CiiRUS different over the years are our adaptability, and dedication to listening to customers. We spent the last year rebuilding our software from the ground up, incorporating decades of industry experience and interviews with hundreds of our customers.

Please join us for a free VRMA webinar to explore the new CiiRUS and learn exactly what makes us different.

We’ll cover the following key features and more…

  • Property care task manager
  • CRM & unified inbox
  • Advanced reservation folio
  • Direct channel management
  • Trust accounting
  • Custom reports
  • Wholesale distribution
  • Marketing & listing optimization
  • Revenue management
  • 24/7 guest services


  • Josh Parry, Chief Marketing Officer, CiiRUS

The Latest from Our Webinar Archives

  • September 14, 2022: Automation and Other Factors Shaping the Evolution of Vacation Rental Accounting
  • August 24, 2022: Are Your Vacation Rentals Smart?
  • June 15, 2022: Vacation Rental Professionalization: How Successful PMs Are Using Data and Technology to Grow

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Contact Kevin McDonnell,  VRMA Sales & Sponsorship Manager.