April 20, 2022
Scenic Stays and BeHome247 have joined forces again, offering continued support with matched donations to the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) Advocacy Fund. The fund aims to protect vacation homes, communities, and the vacation rental industry while highlighting the vital role short-term rentals play in the travel and tourism economy.
By emphasizing critical issues, including property rights preservation, land use and zoning, economic impact, and consumer protection, the VRMA works with communities and policymakers to develop uniform rules and regulations that protect and preserve the value of professionally managed vacation rentals.
Both heavily invested in the property management landscape, Scenic Stays and BeHome247 have enjoyed a close working relationship, forming a strategic partnership grounded in shared interests.
Founded in 2008, BeHome247 provides operational efficiency software, seamlessly merging every aspect of operations, guest management, and communications. An industry leader in end-to-end property care solutions, BeHome247 combines smart home technology, workflow automation, and vendor management into a single platform, simplifying property management for large and small portfolios.
With a wide range of inventory along Northwest Florida, Scenic Stays is a professional property management company maintaining a wide footprint that extends from Destin to Panama City Beach, Florida. Locally owned and operated, Scenic Stays has provided incomparable guest and owner experiences throughout its portfolio of vacation homes and condominiums since 2018. Embracing BeHome247’s technology, Scenic Stays has further enhanced its offerings by streamlining operations, enabling unprecedented control over its properties
Both organizations understand the importance of community, relationships, and the preservation of government policies that promote fair and balanced vacation rental policies. They also share a deep regard for the VRMA and its role in the future of the industry.
VRMA member Chris Wheeler, Scenic Stays Founder and Partner, has provided valuable insight as a speaker at the VRMA 2020 Spring Forum Session. Lino Maldonado, BeHome247 President and Managing Partner, is a trusted resource and voice in the arena, serving on both the VRMA Advocacy Board and the VRMA Florida Political Action Committee (PAC).
Maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, the VRMA is committed to improving experiences for travelers, business owners, and community members. By providing resources, webinars, conferences, and toolkits, the VRMA offers access to industry-leading education, certifications, and valuable networking experiences, most recently at the 2022 VRMA Spring Forum in Chicago. Raising over $400K in just minutes, Property Managers and vendors came together in a tremendous show of unified support to protect their industry during the event.
“We need to be an active part of the process, not just bystanders who must accept what others have fought for. Our business and our owners have too much at stake to sit back and hope we are not negatively affected by changes in regulations that impact us.” ~ Ron Whitfield, Scenic Stays President and Partner.
Here’s how you can help. Support the VRMA Advocacy Fund and learn more about how your donation will positively impact and enable projects crucial to the advancement of the vacation rental industry.