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Harrington of Resort Realty to speak at VRMA Eastern Seminar

04-01-2011 07:58 PM CET | Associations & Organizations

Press release from: Resort Realty, Outer Banks, NC

[Outer Banks, NC] -- Michael Harrington, CEO and Principal Broker of Resort Realty of the Outer Banks, Inc. has been selected to speak at the upcoming Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Eastern Seminar April 4-5 in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

“The VRMA Seminars have a history of bringing together the top decision-makers in the industry and providing insightful tips that vacation rental managers can implement to make their businesses more successful,” Harrington said. “I am honored to have been selected to speak at this event, and I look forward to sharing the successes we’ve had at Resort Realty as a model for other businesses.”

A committee of industry leaders selected Harrington because of his expertise in using technology to create a more efficient management program for his company’s homeowners. Harrington, who has been in the vacation rental industry for 7 years, will present a session titled, “Using Technology to Streamline Operations.” This session will focus on how companies are using existing technologies and best practices to communicate more effectively with homeowners and guests, and streamline the back-end processes of managing a vacation rental home.

Over 350 attendees are expected at this Seminar, which will provide two days of education and networking opportunities with the most influential players in the vacation rental industry.

ABOUT R. Michael Harrington: R. Michael “Mike” Harrington is the CEO and Principal Broker for Resort Realty of the Outer Banks, managing almost 500 properties. As CEO, Mike is charged with all phases of Resort Realty’s business growth and profitability. Since beginning his career in the Real Estate and Vacation Rental Management industry, Mike has worked in just about every capacity from Rental Management, Maintenance and Housekeeping, to Marketing. Since taking over as CEO at Resort Realty in 2007, the company has developed and implemented a variety of Outer Banks homeowner centric programs and offerings to maximize their investment potential. Mike is a two time graduate of East Carolina University, obtaining his MBA with a concentration in Development and Environmental Planning.

ABOUT VRMA: The Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) is the professional trade association of the vacation rental property management and hospitality industries. Founded in 1985, VRMA has more than 600 property management and associate members throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean representing approximately 150,000 vacation rentals, condos, and villas.

As the united, authoritative voice of the vacation rental industry, VRMA works to advance the lodging category by providing members with invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the vacation rental experience through its public awareness initiative, Discover Vacation Homes (, and by fostering broad professionalism and growth.

To learn more or to register for the VRMA Eastern Seminar, visit

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ABOUT Resort Realty – Outer Banks, NC: Resort Realty is one of the Outer Banks leading sales and rental companies of vacation homes. The company currently operates 3 offices located in Duck, Corolla and Nags Head. In addition to offering high-end Real Estate Sales services, Resort Realty also manages nearly 500 vacation rental properties. To learn more about Resort Realty and/or how you can own or rent an Outer Banks vacation home, call 800-458-3830 or visit

Resort Realty
PO Box 129
Nags Head, NC 27959
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Jenna Pempek

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