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HomeAway Software For Professionals Launches Overview Software, A Web-based Solution Designed For Smaller Vacation Rental Companies

AUSTIN, Texas, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY), the world's largest online marketplace for vacation rentals, today announces that HomeAway Software for Professionals has launched  Overview , an affordable way for vacation rental managers with smaller inventories to streamline daily business operations and increase revenue. 

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Overview is an all-in-one software solution which automates time-consuming tasks in one web-based system, allowing property managers to save time on day-to-day administrative operations and focus on their customers and growing their business. 

Overview customers also have access to full data integration with the largest collection of distribution sites in the vacation rental industry including HomeAway.com®, ensuring their properties are seen by the widest selection of potential renters.

With Overview, property managers can easily manage their business through the following key features:

  • Centralized online reservation system and calendar
  • Automated correspondence with guests and owners
  • Easily generated business performance reports
  • Fully integrated accounting designed specifically for vacation rental managers
  • Optional website with SEO-friendly tools and online booking engine
  • Full integration with the largest online distribution network for vacation rentals in the world
  • Secure integrated credit card and payment processing at low, pre-negotiated rates
  • Transactions and data protected by HomeAway security systems

"We know how valuable time is to property managers," says Bill Furlong, vice president of HomeAway Software for Professionals.  "Overview allows managers to focus on serving owners and guests and delivering the best experience for their customers instead of spending time handling tedious administrative tasks."

Based on a pay-for-performance model, Overview can be purchased for an affordable, one-time setup fee of $995 and subsequent $7.95 per reservation fee.  Tech support and hosting fees are $99 per month and are waived for the first 12 months.  The optional website integrated with Overview is offered through a partnership with Vacation Storebuilder, a provider of world-class websites designed for the vacation rental industry. The website is offered for an additional $995 one-time fee and no additional recurring fees.

For more details on Overview, visit http://software.homeaway.com/vacation-rentals/products/overview

About HomeAway, Inc.

HomeAway, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is the world's leading online marketplace of vacation rentals, with sites representing more than 640,000 paid vacation rental home listings throughout 168 countries. HomeAway® offers an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, especially more room to relax, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio of websites includes HomeAway.com®, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; Toprural.com in Spain; HomeAway.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; and HomeAway.com.au in Australia.

In addition, HomeAway operates BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels. For more information about HomeAway, please visit www.HomeAway.com.

For information, contact: Adam AnnenPublic Relations Manager HomeAway, Inc.(512) 505-1548 aannen@homeaway.com

SOURCE HomeAway, Inc.

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