It can be hard to stay on top of trends, news and developments when you’re busy managing properties. Yet, thanks to social media, no professional property manager has to feel like left out from important conversations. The LinkedIn and Facebook vacation rental groups listed below were created specifically for and by vacation rental experts, with the aim of facilitating networking, knowledge-sharing and the flow of fresh information between professionals all over the world. Join them now!


1. Vacation Rental Professionals – The Vacation Rentals Group

Top of our vacation rental groups is the LinkedIn group created by Eric Mason is: Vacation Rental Professionals – The Vacation Rentals Group. An incomparable resource of information and peer-to-peer support, this group is joined by professionals from all walks of the short-term rental industry. Thanks to the number of members, it’s no surprise that property managers get access to helpful content, industry news, stats and trends. 

Join if you’re interested in:

– Marketing tips
– Information about new technology and tools
– Industry news (acquisitions, funding, tax laws, changes in the regulatory landscape, etc.)

Group owner: Eric Mason, vacation rental entrepreneur
Members: 12,173

Request to join the group here

2. Vacation Rental News and Information

Never miss an update about professional growth, new vacation rental laws or an upcoming event by joining this LinkedIn group. 

Join if you’re interested in:

– Trending new stories 
– Controversial topics
– Vacation rental management best practices

Group owner: Emily Thompson, Vacation Rentals Marketing Manager at Choice Hotels
Members: 3,079

Request to join the group here

3. Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA)

The last LinkedIn group on our list the official group of the Vacation Rental Managers Association or VRMA. The professional trade association of the vacation rental industry, founded in 1985, created this group for professional property managers and suppliers to discuss trending topics and share their expertise.

Join if you’re interested in:

– Doing some online networking
– Asking for advice and learning from peers
– Participating in an ongoing conversation about the rapidly evolving vacation rental industry

Group owner: Kevin Hurley, Marketing Director at VRMA
Members: 5,631

Request to join the group here

4. Tech 4 Rentals

If you like discussing advancements in vacation rental technology for property managers and discovering new tools to add to your tech stack, this Facebook group is for you. 

Join if you’re interested in:

– Discussing channel managers, property management software, guest messaging and guest experience tools
– Hearing from leading experts in the field of vacation rental tech

Group owner: John An, real estate developer and investor
Members: 254

Request to join the group here

5. Vacation Rental World Summit

This Facebook group is an official online gathering point for attendees of the Vacation Rental World Summit, an independent vacation rental conference held at Lake Como, Italy. You’re welcome to join even if you haven’t attended the VRWS – yet. 😉

Join if you’re interested in:

– Asking questions, seeking help, sharing your thoughts
– Giving and receiving feedback
– Supporting fellow vacation rental property managers
– Discovering the latest vacation rental data

Group owner: Antonio Bortolotti, Founder and Host at Vacation Rental World Summit
Members: 652

Request to join the group here

6. VrTech: Technology and Vacation Rentals

As the official Facebook group of VrTech Events, a series of meetups where property managers and technology companies gather to accelerate innovation in the vacation rental industry, this community is all about tech. It’s also the number one place to follow the VrTech Competition and vote for the winner of the most innovative vacation rental tech startup award!

Join if you’re interested in:

– The latest technologies properties managers around the world are using to grow their businesses
– Updates and announcements about VrTech Events and the VrTech Startup Competition

Group owner: Vanessa de Souza Lage, VrTech Founder & CMO at Rentals United
Members: 475

Request to join the group here


Besides vacation rental groups, these 10 vacation rental podcasts will keep you posted with the latest industry tips & tricks.