Facebook Picture Name City Search now available in WIST

Facebook has recently announced some very important measures to protect the privacy of its user base, in light of the recent leak of private user information to Cambridge Analytica. In particular, users will no longer be able to search by email address or phone number in Facebook to come up with matching profiles (under “Search

Harmari announces Short Term Rental 10.3 Release

Harmari proudly announces the latest update to the Short Term Rental web portal version 10.3.  The following new features have been included in this release Dynamic interactive heat map providing real-time short term rental inventory data Improved duplicate detection combining image and meta-data Enhanced in-jurisdiction STR detection within 0.5 km of boundary-limit Enhanced County level

Announcing Harmari Search Release v3.2

Harmari announces a new release of Harmari Search v3.2.   It contains the following changes: Make/model/year search year by exact year instead of age range Feedback Input for Harmari search results Offerup search results not appearing for All Locations/Categories Help Enterprise users refine search results to show less than 500 results Fix “Export to PDF” file

Beware the zombie short term rental listings!

Beware the zombies!  In light of Halloween today, many of our clients are not aware that short term rental listings can be in a state of inactivity while on the surface seeming to be active.  This phenomenon is termed “zombie listings”.  While the earthly zombies have pale grey skin, various facial disfigurations, and general ghastly

You may be over-paying for your next short term rental booking – watch out for drop-hosters!

Be careful on your next booking on AirBnB, VRBO, Flipkey or other popular short term rental website.  Why?  Because now we have drop-hosters.  Don’t believe me?  Take a look at these 2 AirBnB listings and tell me what’s different: There is nothing different about the short term rental that you’re going to get when you

City of La Quinta selects Harmari for Short Term Rental Compliance

Harmari is pleased to announce that the City of La Quinta has contracted with LTAS Technologies Inc. to provide identification, monitoring, outreach and compliance services for their Vacation LQ program for the next 3 years.  The Harmari product has several components to achieve an increased level of compliance to bring all Short Term Vacation Rental

Toronto Short Term Rental Map

A recent inventory count of Short Term Rentals (STRs) in Toronto has yielded astonishing results.  Almost 11,000 STR listings were found, mostly on AirBnB with 9682.  This coincides with new condominium inventory that has appeared in 2017.  After reviewing the Heat Map below, the most inventory appears between the bounding box of East of Royal

Tax at source, then backfill compliance

any municipalities have partnered with at least one of the Short Term Rental (STR) websites to ensure that STR hosts are paying their fair share of lodging taxes in their jurisdiction.  The STR website taxes the guests at source, and remits the taxes to the municipality (whether city or county).  Now some of those municipalities