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Sunspots President Speaks to Conference

(News Item #0148, Published: 04/28/09, Author: David Watts, an exclusive association of the world's top 1,000 luxury residential real estate agents held its annual spring conference in Las Vegas, Nevada this week and heard from an expert in the growing vacation rental industry.

Over 200 members attended from around the world to listen to experts on a variety of topics such as the Power of Social networking, Short Sales, Mentoring and the Fearless Broker.

William May, President of Sunspot Vacation Rentals, delivered two presentations on "Turning Unsold Listings into Revenue". In today's market of slow property sales, some owners are turning their recreational property into short-term vacation rentals. That industry has grown swiftly in the past decade and the trend is continuing with this new influx of available homes for rent.

Sunspots offers brokers a turn-key back-office solution that allows them to enroll owners, provide quality rental management and quickly secure significant rental income from guests without having to invest heavily in software, systems or personnel. "Brokers find this the perfect solution," said May, "They can do a tight job of managing rentals and still maintain a significant sales organization."

John Brian Losh, Founder and President of Luxury Real Estate and himself an acclaimed international speak said the talk and class that May taught were, "William's talk was very dynamic. Our members are sophisticated professionals and hard to impress, but he did it."

The Luxury Real Estate Organization operates a top rate website, high quality magazines and the Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate book, the bible of the industry. See (

Sunspots provides central reservations, phone bookings, accounting, marketing and advertising services to local vacation rental offices all of whom participate in the company's national network. The company is expanding into additional states and growing rapidly with ( as its base.