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  • 29 Apr 2017 7:58 PM | Anonymous

    "In a unanimous vote of the members on April 25, 2017, “Vacation Rental Managers of Washington” officially became “Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals.”"  

    Please read the official press release and forward on to your local media and industry publications!

  • 05 Apr 2017 2:16 PM | Anonymous

    VRMAWA is very excited to share with you the 2017 Workshop Descriptions!  Be patient, our line up is SO big the file will take a couple minutes to download. 

    Our conference planning committee is determined that participants feel they get their money's worth from this year's event.  Packed with 28 educational sessions to choose from, 5 group meals, and an evening welcome reception, this year's event is a very full two days that are guaranteed to send you home with innovative ideas to improve your business.  In addition the organization will be voting to expand to include Oregon, British Columbia, and Idaho!  

    It's not to late to register!  Registration is open until April 9th.

  • 17 Mar 2017 9:58 AM | Anonymous

    Early Bird Registration rates have been extended to March 23rd!  Save $50 per person with Early Bird Registration Rates!  


    Join us for two full days of exciting education opportunities including over 26 sessions to choose from!  You can view the full agenda here.  We are very pleased to announce our keynotes this year include:

    • Matt Landau - The Limited Edition Property Manager
    • David Angotti - Zero To One Million Visits: How To Build A Brand Organically
    • Amy Hinote - The Revenge of the Property Manager 

    As well as this exciting line up of speakers:

    • Bed Edwards, former VRMA President
    • Heidi Stuber, Sea to Sky Rentals
    • Joy Langley, Expedia Government Relations
    • Vince Perez, Fetch My Guest
    • Sue Jones, KLS Group
    • Durk Johnson, Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals
  • 03 Mar 2017 4:06 PM | Anonymous

    Greater Seattle Metro Area   Vacation Rental Managers Meetup

    March 14, 2017, 1-3pm, Seattle Public Library University District Branch located at 5009 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

    Ever feel isolated in your business without mentors or peers to turn to for help when you run into issues in your business?  Feel like you are re-creating the wheel? We've got the solution, join us for a vacation rental managers meet up in your area!  

    VRMAWA is hosting regional meet ups providing opportunities for vacation rental managers around the state to connect with their co-opetition (see how we did that? combined cooperate with competition?) on a regular basis, to network with each other, brainstorm issues and form alliances in our local area.  Although this particular meet up is intended for vacation rental companies between Tacoma to Everett and everything in between including Bainbridge and Vashon Islands, please attend any meet up in any location that has a day and location that works best for you.  Invites will be coming out soon for the Leavenworth/Chelan area as well as Anacortes/ San Juan Island communities.  Come with your laptops or notebooks to take notes as we brainstorm the sticky points in your business, issues you are bumping up against that you need help with solutions.

    In addition, at this meet up we will give you a preview of the expansion of our state association to become the new Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals AND tell you about the exciting line up of speakers that are coming to our annual spring conference in April.

    Join your host, Michelle Acquavella, VRMAWA Vice President in Seattle at the Seattle Public Library University District Branch on Tuesday March 14 from 1-3pm. The address is 5009 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105.  RSVP Here.

  • 28 Feb 2017 12:13 PM | Anonymous

    VRMAWA is very pleased to announce our first key note speaker.  Matt Landau founder of the world renowned Vacation Rental Marketing Blog (VRMB) will be joining us for a keynote "The Limited Edition Property Manager" and two educational sessions. Because of Matt's popularity in our industry we are encouraging you to register today to guarantee your spot as we may sell out.


    “Matt Landau is the Tony Robbins of the vacation rental industry” - Kirby Winfield, Vacation Rental Start-up Operator and Angel Investor

    Matt is equal parts entrepreneur, business ethics advocate, and community leader who places a special emphasis on sustainability and independence. 

    His VRMB platform owns the world’s #1 vacation rental marketing blog, the private Inner Circle community, and many other educational resources for owners and managers in the emerging vacation rental industry. 

    An advisor to more than 20 peer-to-peer accommodations startups, Matt is an active learner, the co-founder of a gang intervention program in Central America, and has appeared in several Hollywood films alongside Russell Crowe, Daniel Craig, Ed Harris and Walter Matthau. 

  • 18 Feb 2017 6:59 PM | Anonymous

    VRMAWA Expansion to the Pacific Northwest

    VRMAWA Executive Board recommends adding Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho to membership creating the Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals.

    On April 25th the Vacation Rental Managers Association of Washington will be voting to expand our organization to include Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia vacation rental companies thereby creating the Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals!  

    Expanding our association to cover the Pacific Northwest will strengthen our ability to impact regulations, help us build a much stronger vacation rental community and; through our education efforts, help us excel in delivering the best in customer experiences.

    We are so excited to include our neighboring states (and province) and would like to formally invite you to join us for this event.  This year's conference (with lots of great speakers and vendors) will be held April 24th to 26th in Leavenworth, Washington where you can participate in 2 + days of education, network with your peers and become a part of a growing family of professional managers in the new Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals. You won’t want to miss this event!  Register today to take advantage of our Member's Early Bird Rate of $225 for the first attendee, $175 for each additional attendee from the same company.  REGISTER HERE.  If you aren't a member become one today to receive this discounted rate.  Joining as an associate member now, will, when we amend the bylaws to become the NWVRP automatically change your associate status to full member.  Non member early bird rate is $275 for the first attendee and $225 for each additional attendee from the same company.  

    With anticipation, and on behalf of the Executive Board,

    Daniel Eby, President 
    Michelle Acquavella, Vice President


  • 04 Nov 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Not sitting by idly while AirBnB pushes municipalities to pass ordinances that favor the AirBnB model, HomeAway sues San Francisco over ordinance that favors AirBnB while cutting out traditional short term rentals.  


  • 24 Oct 2014 4:19 PM | Anonymous

  • 06 Jun 2014 3:57 PM | Anonymous
    I'd like to thank Wright Noel, attorney at law, for writing his opinion on the Chiwawa River Pines Washington Supreme Court Ruling!  Wright Noel is best known in our community for successfully representing vacation rental owners in the case Ross V. Bennett concerning vacation rental use in the community of Cattle Point on San Juan Island in 2008.   You don't want to miss reading this one.  It may mean more than you know.

  • 21 May 2014 3:58 PM | Anonymous
    Strongly influenced by AirBnB, Portland city council proposes a new Short Term Rental Regulation that would permit homeowners to rent out 1-2 bedrooms in their home to short term guests.  The caveat is that the owner must live in the property!  Currently short term rentals are not allowed in residential zones in Portland.  This loosens those regulations but only for the AirBnB model of renting portions of a home, not whole units.

    What do you think about this?
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