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Real estate, like seemingly everything else in the COVID era, had a weird year. 2021 saw a continued shift to a sellers' market and an ever-increasing demand for short-term rentals. For proptech companies, there has been a lot of opportunity—and money—in high-value homes and assets.

In the Los Angeles area, several proptech companies had an impressive year amidst the turmoil. Here’s our end-of-year look at some of the big moves in the sector.

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As the world emerged from the pandemic earlier this year, the well-off didn’t hold back on bookings at AvantStay Inc.’s high-end homes for family retreats or celebrating with friends.

While traditional hotel chains were decimated by a precipitous drop off in overnight stays, the West Hollywood-based staycation business is seeing booming times in many of its far-flung, short-term rental spots that are short drives from big metropolitan areas or in hidden Shangri-Las.

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Most hotels still make you wait at the front desk to check in, receive your key card and confirm your payment by verifying with an ID. Los Angeles-based hospitality startup Jurny wants to make that process faster and easier -- for both the traveler and hotel .

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