Property Management: Creating a Furnished Executive Rental

How do I get started turning my rental into a corporate / executive furnished rental? Here at CHBO we get this question every day. From a big picture perspective we always suggest reading the CHBO Real Estate Corporate Housing Report and The Corporate Housing Handbook to give the best overall details.  

But don’t get lost in all the details and how many forks are expected when your tenant arrives. Start by applying common sense. Think of yourself as the business executive who gets paid well and has a lot demanded of them. Then think of this person being asked to travel to a new city to live for months at a time with high expectations on the success of their project. What would you want your rental property to look like? What little touches would make your stay better than average. So it is simple, start by thinking about your client and then think about your rental.

Sometimes the little touches make all the difference. Today we are going to dive into paint color and what works and what will set your furnished executive rental apart from other rentals and get your property rented…

How to Get Your Furnished Executive Rental Property Exterior Paint Color Right
by Kerrie Kelly, ASID

Especially in the case of executive rentals, an exterior color palette is crucial. It’s the first thing your potential tenants see, and it welcomes them to imagine the possibilities of making a home there. To maximize the features of the surrounding area, there are many factors to consider, including the neighboring homes. With a little planning and research, you’ll find a color scheme that really makes your rental shine.

Furnished HousesWork with what you’ve got: Take a step back from your house and make note of any interesting architectural elements. First, consider the elements of the home that are not going to change: the roof, chimney, fencing, driveways, landscaping etc., and look for colors and tones that will help you to bring those elements together. How about the trim? If you don’t have much, it’s really worth considering adding window casings and exterior shutters to make the house look more like an executive home, and to make it more architecturally interesting.

Accentuate the positive: You absolutely want to find a color scheme that draws attention to what sets your house apart. Trim, door casings, exterior shutters, railings-it’s all fair game. When you find a color that makes them pop, you won’t believe how much curb appeal you add with so little cost and effort.

Keep up with the Joneses: Of course, you want your house to stand out, but you don’t want it to clash with the surrounding homes. Drive around the neighborhood to get a good sense of the parameters you’re working with in choosing a paint scheme.

Don’t forget that front door makes your executive rental: Nothing is more welcoming that a front door that makes a strong statement with color. Once you’ve picked your overall color scheme, look for contrasting colors that don’t clash. Black, red (but a pick a few shades darker than your first choice), and lime green are our current favorites, but obviously those colors won’t work everywhere.

Furnished Monthly LeasingLook at the light: With an exterior color palette, it’s especially important to buy a few quarts of paint and experiment. You want to look at the house throughout the day, as the light changes, to make sure you’ve made the right choice.

Play some tricks on your eyes: Light and color play lots of tricks with our eyes, and some of those tricks can be used to your advantage. For instance, if you’re working with a deep lot, painting the house a lighter color will bring it forward, visually. If you’re going for a greater sense of privacy and seclusion, a darker shade might work best. Make a house look taller by painting it a lighter shade near the top, or shrink it a bit for a cozier feel by going darker as you go up. If you decide to go with gradient painting, definitely hire a professional to get the job done right!

Choose! The easiest way to begin narrowing colors is to look at different shades of color on the same paint chip. Consider whether the lighter shade at the top would make a good trim or body color, and vice versa. The contrast gives the house a crisp, clean appearance, and the attention to detail makes it seem cared for and homey. Remember that the trim, casings and exterior shutters take up quite a bit of real estate on the facade, and that you want to welcome your tenants rather than overwhelm them.

What colors are you thinking of for your executive rental property? What will make the right lasting impression to find the corporate renter you want?

Kerrie Kelly is an award-winning California interior designer who writes on home styles and design for Home Depot. The author of the popular DIY style book Home Décor: A Sunset Design Guide, Kerrie seeks to provide inspiration, as well as top-notch practical advice, to homeowners. Home Depot’s wide selection of doors and windows, including styles that Kerrie writes about, can be viewed on the company’s website.

Get Local: New Orleans Corporate Housing

Get Local: New Orleans Corporate Housing

The Big Easy has never been better, and it’s never been easier to find New Orleans corporate housing. The city is seeing huge demand from a number of different industries. That means growth and profitability, but it also means the new for New Orleans temporary housing for professionals in those industries. From the movie industry to oil to downtown’s new medical corridor, that need has grown considerably.

New Orleans Corporate Housing delivers the right listings for your needs, giving you access to houses, apartments and condos throughout NOLA and the surrounding area.

What’s more New Orleans than enjoying a stroll down Bourbon Street, or visiting the French Quarter, and then returning to your home for some hot coffee and creole cooking? Whether you love gumbo, crawfish etouffe or something else completely, it’s all here in NOLA. Of course, New Orleans is also home to a diverse and growing number of industries. Medicine, oil, entertainment – it’s all here.

Of course, you’ll need a place to stay while you’re in town, whether you’re here for a month or a year. New Orleans corporate housing is available in a range of suit any needs, from independent business owners and contractors to the entertainment industry and business travelers working for Fortune 500 companies alike.

While the Big Easy might not be as expensive as New York City or San Francisco, it’s more expensive than many people believe, particularly when you start considering New Orleans temporary housing. Gas, groceries, mass transit – those costs all come out of your pocket. The right housing can make all the difference, ensuring that your budget goes further.

For owners, CHBO helps you improve your budget by ensuring that you’ve got renters for your home, apartment or condo, and that you’re not pitted against short-term rentals in town.

Of course, Corporate Housing By Owner is also dedicated to helping property owners get their houses, condos and apartments in front of the right audience. We’ve helped numerous owners and managers throughout New Orleans not only list their property, but to keep it tenanted over time. Property owners face serious challenges in today’s marketplace, and are being forced to compete with a wide range of new platforms (including AirBNB). With a focus on 30-day rentals or longer, CHBO is different, and ensures both security and profitability.

Featured New Orleans Properties:

Classic New Orleans Vibrant BywaterNew Orleans Furnished Housing

Located with easy access to everything that greater New Orleans has to offer, this home is expansive and affordable. At just $1,950 per month with a $950 security deposit, it’s a gorgeous yet convenient place to call home during your stay in NOLA.

 

Testimonial:

Marisa loved her stay at this property so much, she said, “We loved our stay at Gretchen’s place in the Bywater SO much we ended up staying for 7 months! The Bywater is a quiet, artsy neighborhood with really excellent restaurants and nightlife within walking distance. We were also biking distance from the French Quarter (which is the perfect distance if you are going to be in New Orleans for longer than a weekend). The house was exactly as described and as seen in the photos. We loved the unobtrusive updates that made the house feel clean and modern while still preserving all the original charm of the historic New Orleans shotgun style. The one thing that doesn’t come across in the photos is how tall the ceilings are. We already miss our sweet house in the Bywater and our amazing host Gretchen!

French Quarter Classic

Who wouldn’t want to be front and center in the French Quarter? When it comes to New Orleans corporate housing it doesn’t get much better than this.Corporate Housing New Orleans

At just $2,650 per month, renters get professionally designed interiors, including original works of art and modern furnishings, and some of the most impressive views imaginable.

 

Featured Client Testimonial:

Key to NOLA stated, “New Orleans has experienced an extraordinary demand for corporate rental housing. Clients include households who rent temporarily while looking for a more permanent home in New Orleans as well as business and leisure travelers who are here for months at a time. As a real estate brokerage specializing in corporate rentals, Key to NOLA is entering the new year with nearly 100% occupancy.”

If you have never experienced life in New Orleans, it’s a “must” for everyone. Whether you’re interested in seeing Mardi Gras firsthand, or want to take advantage of the city’s burgeoning business boom, now’s the time, and CHBO makes it simple and easy.

Have you had any experience in New Orleans? Whether you’ve taken advantage of the many options for New Orleans corporate housing, or you’re a property owner with experiences to share, we welcome your input. Leave your thoughts.

2015 Trends: Real Estate and Corporate Housing

Top Real Estate and Corporate Housing Predications for 2015

What are your goals for 2015?  Looking for the right investment?  Wanting to increase your revenue?  Want to save for a rainy day?  These are all noble new year’s resolutions.  So what does that actually mean and what does it look like and how are we going to get there?

Corporate Housing Real EstateReal Estate Investing:  Houston looks like the best bet for investors this year with San Francisco, Denver and Dallas-Fort Worth a close second.

Predictions:  According to CHBO Real Estate Corporate Housing Survey respondents, the outlook for 2015 is the best yet! In fact, the number of respondents who say the future looks “much better than last year” rose to 23%, up an incredible 7%.

More good news… 47% say they predict that 2015 will be either much better or a little better than 2014 – up 11% from the previous year.

Only 4% say they believe 2015 will be less profitable – down from 6% of respondents who believed that 2014 would be less profitable.

Those who say they are “not sure” about the future also dropped to all time low of 11%.   It appears those “not sure” about 2014 have become very positive about 2015.

Get started with the basics:  Idiot’s Guide – Making Money with Rental Properties

Profit:   2014 was the most profitable year yet for Real Estate Corporate Housing Landlords! Successful real estate corporate housing property owners tell us this CHBO Annual Report provides useful industry information, trends and new ideas that allows them to increase the annual returns they get from their rental properties.

If you are new to corporate housing rentals, you may want to know what other corporate housing property owners think about profitability. Great news, 93% of respondents report their properties are profitable or breakeven.

Continuing an encouraging trend, positive responses are on the rise with a drop of 7% of those respondents reporting that they only broke-even. In fact, over the last 4 years, there has been a huge 18% drop in property owners who say they just breakeven with their rentals and 5% drop in unprofitable rentals.

First Time Buyers:  Best 5 markets in 2015 according to Stan Humphries the chief economist of Zillow, will be Pittsburgh, Hartford, CT,  Chicago, Las Vegas and Atlanta.

What are your Investment Goals:  Is your goal to build equity in your rental property?  Create a positive monthly cash flow?  Create a large tax deduction?  Have a property you can use from time to time when you want to get out of town?  Or rent it for a while and just sell it for a profit?

Now is the best time to become an educated real estate investor and to learn how to maximize your investment portfolio with a real estate corporate housing rental. CHBO can help guide you on best practices. Give us a shout!

Get Local: Buenos Aires Corporate Housing

City Spotlight: Buenos Aires

It might be the capital and largest city of Argentina, but there’s a lot that makes Buenos Aires stand out beyond that. It’s an incredibly beautiful city, bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, and home to some of the most amazing events and sights in the Western Hemisphere. The city has grown in recent years to become not only a hub for international trade, but one of the premier destinations for travelers of all types.

The Growing Need for Buenos Aires Corporate Housing

Back in 2003, Buenos Aires saw just 3 million international travelers. Fast forward to today – the city has hosted almost 6 million travelers. That growth is expected to continue at roughly 3.3% each year through 2030 according to the United Nations. Many of those are vacationers, but a significant percentage are business travelers in town for 30 days or longer, and all in need of Buenos Aires furnished rentals. CHBO provides travelers with access to Buenos Aires corporate housing by partnering with property owners and managers throughout the city and surrounding area. It’s never been simpler to find the perfect place to call home while in town, whether you’re heading to Argentina for business or pleasure.

Why the sudden surge in travel, though? One of the most commonly cited reasons is the monetary situation. Argentina is still struggling after a particularly tough recession, and the nation’s currency has seen significant devaluation. While that’s bad news for locals, it means that international business travelers can make their money go farther (by as much as 30%).

This creates a unique opportunity for both Argentinians and for business and pleasure travelers. Vacationers and business people interested in Buenos Aires corporate housing can find luxurious accommodations available for far less than they would pay in other nations around the world. However, Buenos Aires homeowners and property managers will see an influx of foreign capital, which is far stronger than the local peso. The immediate upshot of this is that both sides win – travelers save money, while property owners earn more than would be possible by renting to local residents. CHBO is proud to play an important role in bringing both owners and renters together to make the most of this unprecedented situation.

Buenos Aires corporate housing gives travelers the opportunity to stay in the heart of the city, close to the ocean or any other area of town, and enjoy direct access to everything here. From the downtown business corridor to the recreation opportunities available to the east and south, there’s so much to explore in this Argentinian city.

Featured Buenos Aires Corporate Housing Listings

Central San Telmo

Looking for a lot of space for not a lot of money? This four-bedroom in San Telmo gives you a prime location for business and leisure travel, and it only costs $3175 per month. This is one of the most complete Buenos Aires furnished rentals, with comfortable furnishings throughout the entire home. It’s never been easier to find a corporate rental with enough space for a business team. A security deposit of $500 is required, as is a onetime administrative fee of $45. Buenos Aires Furnished Rental

 

Central Recoleta

At just $1750 per month, this one-bedroom one-bath apartment delivers old world charm coupled with one of the best locations for business travelers. Leisure travelers will also benefit from the nearby shopping and dining options. Everything is within walking distance from this convenient property. It includes a one-time administrative fee of just $45.Central Recoleta corporate rental

 

Featured Client Testimonial:

CHBO is proud to be a trusted partner for owners and managers around the world. From Buenos Aires corporate housing to temporary fully furnished apartments in other Argentinian cities, to locations in Europe, Asia and a presence in virtually every major American city, we strive to bring together owners and those in need of longer-term rentals. We’re proud of the reputation we’ve developed, and nothing makes us happier than reviews from our users.

Geri said, “Thank you, happy to report that we have our first tenants. They really like the house and even said that it would be worth every penny of the $3995. Great news and they are going to rent for the entire month of November. Now I’m going to learn how to do a credit check. So far, so good. I may be calling with questions. Thanks CHBO.

Featured Power Owner: 

“The city of Buenos Aires is a haven for corporate housing. For years now, it has been host to high-level executives from multinational companies, world-class businessmen from all around the world and ambassadors and attaches from several different embassies. Companies and embassies can be found all around the city, which is why our strategically located apartments in areas such as Recoleta, Palermo and Barrio Norte fit each of these categories perfectly when it comes to corporate housing.” – Max GötzMyArgentinahome.com

What do you think about the outlook for Buenos Aires corporate housing and the unique situation being created by the monetary devaluation? Do you have any personal or professional experience renting in Argentina? Leave us a comment below and let us know your thoughts!

Facts: Corporate Relocation Trends and Workforce Mobility

Did you happen to catch the most recent Mobility Magazine?  As relocation continues to be the number one reason people need to stay in corporate housing it is always a good idea to watch the numbers, see the trends and know what is going on.  Mobility Options for corporate travelers

Why? Really it is simple:

Need + Mobility = Corporate Housing Renter

 

Understanding Relocation Trends and Workforce Mobility

Annually Weichert Relocation does a Mobility Survey and they asked “What external factors are driving the demand for a more agile workforce.”

This is how the corporations surveyed responded:

78% Talent Shortage

62% Competitive Nature of the Industry

47% Overall Economic Conditions

42% Increased Project Work

27% elocationeal Estate Market

16% Reluctance Toward Permanent Relocation

8% Regulatory Changes in the Industry

Translation:  A more “agile” workforce means more need for corporate housing.

Of course it makes logical sense to stay in a corporate housing rental if you are only going to be in a new city for a few months.  But what if you are doing a permanent relocation?  One of the trends we are seeing here at CHBO is the need for people to “Test Drive” a neighborhood.  You would never buy a new car without a test drive to see if you like the way it feels, if you can see around any blind spots, or simply to see if it works.  So why do most people just buy a house without understanding more of the details.  Before you buy you should know if you like the local grocery store, know how long your commute will take and maybe even what noise happens in the area at night.

If you are relocating, take the time to find a corporate housing rental on CHBO that is in the area you want to buy.  Take a few  months to actually live in the neighborhood to find answers to your questions and ensure you are making the most educated buying decision possible.

Read more about Corporate Relocation…

Luxury Rentals: What should the Closet Look Like?

The truth is when I travel for a day or a month I really want to stay in a cool property.  Even if my trip is to a city like San Francisco for me it adds to the trip to live like a local.  I am not interested in being boxed into one little hotel room away from all the charm.  I want to be greeted by the front deskman, walk to the bakery for my morning coffee and join the bar down the street for Monday Night Football. 

When I talk about Corporate Housing or Luxury Rentals I always like to stress it is a “Lodging Choice.”  I choose to stay in a residential luxury rental in a true residential setting.  I choose not to stay in a commercial hotel in a commercial setting.  What do you choose?  Oh and yes it is way more fun to stay in a luxury corporate housing rental that has all the11527_primary (1) fun stuff like big TVs, Views, Custom Closets and local charm.

Take a look at CHBO Luxury Rental property # 11527 it has a pool and a pool table :)

Tips and Tricks: Corporate Housing Luxury Rentals big or small must have Clever “Closet” Solutions

by Kerrie Kelly, ASID

Tucking all kinds of living spaces—home offices, laundry rooms, media rooms— behind closed doors, where they can stay below the radar until needed, is what maximizing space is all about. If you’re in a small space or a rental, these are definitely amenities you don’t have to give up.

The secret is all behind those closet doors—and it’s time to let the secret out! With the right closet storage and organization equipment, you can make that extra closet into so much more than just another place to store your stuff.

Closet
To make the most of the rest of the space you have, let’s start by maximizing the closet you’ll actually use to store your clothes. Whether you’re working with a walk-in or a reach-in, closet organization systems are easy to find and install. Of course, you’ll want to check with the property owner before making any changes, but because closet organization can easily double the storage space in a closet, this is an upgrade most property owners will approve of. Alternatively, there are storage “bells and whistles” that can be hung over a door to maximize spots for shoes, scarves and belts permission-free.

Take stock of what you need to store, and organize accordingly. Plan the number of shelves, baskets or rods you need before you start the procRental Tipsess. Then, work on a system that makes sense to you. We recommend a consistent hanger style for efficiency and a soothing, organized look. Keep pants, shirts, skirts, sweaters and coats grouped together, and arrange clothes from light to dark. Find a shoe storage system that keeps your shoes in the best shape possible. We like a shoe shelving system best, but clear plastic boxes or the original box with a quick photo attached to the outside also serve your shoes very well.

Mini Home Office
Tucking away a home office in a spare closet is an increasingly popular option for many of our clients. Use every square inch of that space and, again, plan according to how you actually work. Two nicely finished filing cabinets with a finished slab of wood to fit the entire length of the closet make the most of that space, and provide all the at-hand filing space most home offices require. A simple twin track shelving system rising from the desktop to the ceiling, and the clever and custom use of baskets, boxes and cubbies, gives you plenty of storage and saves room for printers and computer equipment on the desktop. A consistent, preferably light, paint color will enlarge the space visually and reduce the tendency to feel claustrophobic.

Laundry Room
A laundry room is probably the upgrade with the greatest ability to make your rental feel like a home. Best of all, it’s a pretty simple project—and you enRental Ideasd up with a laundry room that plenty of folks in more traditional homes would envy. A small, stackable washer and dryer run on a standard 110v outlet, leaving you the rest of the space to create a folding station with hampers and plenty of storage for detergents, an ironing board, and even a drying rack. A hanging rod is another great solution to keep your ironing needs down. You can take clothing right out of the dryer and place directly on the hanger instead of wasting a step folding first. Talk with the property owner about building these items in, or creating a movable version that you can take with you when the time comes.

Media Room
A stylish sofa sleeper, a couple of comfy arm chairs, and clever use of closet space can transform that guest room into a hyper local cineplex. A low media cabinet placed in a standard reach-in closet gives you plenty of room for the screen size of your dreams and all the audio and video equipment you need. The shelf above can easily be transformed into storage for all your media. Technology has advanced so much in recent years that surround sound no longer requires you to be literally surrounded by speakers. A home theater sound bar stays with the television but throws sound all over the room, delivering that opening night theater experience. Take it all to the next level with some heavy curtain panels in a dark color, pop some popcorn in the microwave, sneak a few sweet treats in, and you and the gang will be enjoying the latest releases any time you please.

We’d love to hear your tricks for making your rental feel like home!

California-based interior designer Kerrie Kelly writes on décor, including organizing and maximizing the value of living spaces, for Home Depot. Kerrie’s best tips on closets and closet door utilization are focused on making the most of the space each living area. Kerrie is the author of the book Home Decor: A Sunset Design Guide. For a wide selection of doors, including closets doors, available at Home Depot, you can visit the website.

Find more Luxury Rentals on CHBO – Check out this over the top San Francisco Loft

CHBO Favorite: Housing Request – Just 3 Steps

One of my favorite tools on CHcorporate housing request made easyBO is the Housing Request!!!  Everyday I get clients asking me for corporate housing in a city I have never been to and I find the easiest solution is just to complete one quick housing request to that geographic area and and within a few hours I have numerous housing solutions to choose from and forward to my clients.

Why should I use a Housing Request and how will it save me time and find the best corporate housing rental to meet my housing needs?

Housing Request Search

Step 1 - On the top of any CHBO page, you just need to click on the Red Tag that asks if you “Need Housing?”

Step 2 - Complete the request with as much detail as possible to maximize the quality of responses you get from potential properties.

Step 3 - Choose the right property that meets what your needs are.

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Just WRONG! Corporate Housing Rentals are not “crash pads”!

I really hate it when people are just WRONG!Corporate Housing Expert

FACT: Corporate Housing Rentals come in ALL shapes and sizes

FICTION:  Corporate Housing is only for corporate travelers

FICTION: Corporate Housing Rentals are Boring

 

Truth:  Corporate Housing Rentals are AMAZING and should be more than just a “crash pad.”

 

There are very few things is this world that are worse than ignorance.  If you don’t know the answer it is ok to just say so, there really is no need to just make stuff up – really!

Recently a senior director of global mobility for some large credit card company decided to write an article about 5 tips when relocating.  Tip #4 and I quote, “Don’t expect temporary housing to be a penthouse at the Ritz (But smile inside if it is!)  This is why it’s called temporary-because you won’t stay there long.  Yes, it probably won’t face east or have an ocean view.  It might not have shiny new appliances or hardwood floors.  But you can expect a bed, a TV, and Internet access, and you’ll be able to wake up and go to work every day.  It’s not intended to be a luxurious all-expenses-paid private villa.  Think of it more as a crash pad for the first few weeks, so you can concentrate on ramping up in your new position.”

OMG did she get it WRONG or What!!!

After I get over my frustration that she is just wrong, I guess I just have to feel sorry for her because of her ignorance.  I find it hard to believe she has never been to the CHBO website or worked with any of the other AMAZING companies that I work with every day that offer incredible corporate housing rentals.

There are so many incredible corporate housing rentals on CHBO that any corporate housing renter who just settles for a “cash pad” I guess deserves to stay in a less than amazing property.

Take the CHBO Challenge and find an AMAZING Rental on CHBO – don’t settle for anything less!!!!!!

Take a look at Great Corporate Housing Rentals on Pinterest.

Oh look a Villa with a Pool and Pool Table…

Executive Rental

 

 

 

 

 

Oh look a corporate housing rental with a View…

Rental with a View

Get Local: San Diego Corporate Housing

SoCal is an amazing place – warm sun, proximity to the beach and the Mediterranean climate all combine to create an incredible experience. While the city’s one of the most frequent destinations for leisure travelers, business travelers will also find plenty of San Diego corporate housing options, as one might imagine of the eighth largest city in the US. Of course, that doesn’t make finding the right property simple. It actually complicates matters. Having too many options is just as problematic as having too few. CHBO can help. Corporate Housing By Owner has been featuring amazing San Diego corporate apartments and housing options for years now, and provides both owners and potential renters with powerful tools and capabilities.

San Diego’s Burgeoning Industries

San Diego is old – it’s the birthplace of the state, actually. As such, it is home to an incredible range of industries. Tourism is certainly one of those – SeaWorld, the San Diego Pier and numerous other attractions bring in tourists from around the world. However, it also houses a significant biotech presence, as well as the healthcare and education industries, and the US Navy. San Diego corporate housing is available to suit businesses travelers in all these areas and more, and they can be easily located (or listed) through the CHBO interface.

Why Short-Term Isn’t Short-Term

The San Diego corporate housing scene has been complicated by the rise of websites like AirBNB and HomeAway. These sites give property owners the means to put their homes in front of thousands of potential renters. The problem here is that these stays are of very short duration, meaning that property owners are at risk of being treated like landlords and hotel owners. In fact, at least one city in California has already passed legislation treating them as such (which means fines, fees and headaches for owners and complications for renters). CHBO doesn’t work in this sector – all listings are for 30 days or longer, which means that property owners aren’t treated like hoteliers or landlords. Not only does that give benefits to owners, but it ensures that renters are able to save while gaining access to San Diego corporate apartments and other properties at lower rates.

Featured San Diego Corporate Rental:

Located in the heart of San Diego, this condo offers amazing living and views that truly seem to go on forever. At just $3,000 per month, it’s one of the most affordable San Diego Corporate housing options on the market. You can also get more details.

Cason rented this condo in August 2014 and left a glowing review:

I so enjoyed this condo that I ended up staying much longer than planned. I loved having the San Diego views greet me every day through the floor-to-ceiling windows, and the beautiful sunsets never8866_primary got old. The location is an easy walk to the Gaslamp, a short drive to Balboa Park and has very easy access to freeways. I found the condo to be well-appointed and tastefully decorated, with a well-stocked kitchen, and Laura was very responsive when I had questions during my stay.

San Diego Corporate Rental Providers

San Diego Corporate Rental has listed a number of San Diego corporate apartments and other properties located throughout the city and surrounding area with CHBO. Operating since 2006, the organization caters to business travelers as well as local property owners seeking the means to earn more income from their properties.

American Marketing Systems Inc., (AMSI) is a full-service real estate brokerage (rentals, property management, real estate sales and relocation), headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices in San Francisco, Marin and San Diego. Founded by Robb Fleischer and Zoya Lee Smithton in 1970. View their corporate apartments.

Testimonial – One of CHBO’s satisfied members said:

Thank you for the personal email and the suggestions. I have been completely satisfied with CHBO and your personal feedback is one of the reasons. I have frequent inquires about the property and I actually was thinking about not re-listing until my current tenants are ready to move out, because I feel badly turning all the people down. I receive calls even when the calendar shows the space it booked. The current tenants are staying for a while and I have another woman interested in renting if they move out by spring, so right now I don’t really want to attract more attention to the property; that just means more phone calls for me to turn people away because it is not available.

Many thanks,

Susan

To Growth and Prosperity

San Diego corporate apartments offer business travelers and others the means to call this amazing city home. From the Gaslamp quarter to SeaWorld, fine dining to local eateries, and access to businesses in virtually every industry imaginable, it’s an incredible place.

Corporate Apartments: Who, What, Where & Why #8

So many questions so little time… Here at CHBO we are passionate about people and finding ways of connecting the best possible Corporate Apartments options with the best qualified renters.  For over 9 years CHBO has worked to develop a web platform to connect the world of travelers and the world of Corporate Apartments rentals.  Now for the 6th year we are conducting our annual survey of the Corporate Apartments real estate industry from which we are able to provide the Annual Corporate Apartments Real Estate report on the trends and expectations of our industry.

Your information is essential to assure together we are all more successful – if you own or manage Corporate Apartments rentals please take a minute and complete the 2014 Corporate Apartments Survey and get qualified to win an IPad Air!  

What we learned from last year’s Corporate Apartments Survey #8…

Topic: Corporate Apartments

  • Marketing Trends. In 2013, 37% of respondents say they spent $500 or more on their annual marketing efforts – down from 2012 but consistent with 2011. 51% of “by owner” landlords say their properties were always rented (up from 40% in 2012), while the remaining 49% say they needed more tenants.  Corporate Housing Advertising
  • Marketing Resources. 72% say they had professional photos taken of their properties (up from 63% in 2012), and 37% say they have a dedicated website for their properties. More individual owners are seeing property management as a viable income opportunity that requires polished marketing. In addition, social media is also playing a bigger role in finding renters.
  • Marketing Results. The majority of “by owner” landlords say they use the Internet to promote their properties. 67% of respondents say they use CHBO’s basic listing service, followed by 50% who use Craigslist (a 6% increase over 2012). Respondents find they receive the most qualified leads and the most renters from Internet marketing, followed by real estate agents.
  • Internet Reservations. In 2013, we again asked how the “by owner” segment feels about real-time booking reservations, in which the property is leased through a computer website and the property owner has no interaction with the tenant. 25% of respondents say they have used one of these programs (up 9% over 2012). However, 48% say “no,” they would never rent their property without talking to the tenant first.
  • CHBO Services. Of the respondents using CHBO, they tell us they use the following CHBO tools the most: (1) The property listings (2) The MyCHBO documents page (3) The Property Owner Handbook (4) This “By Owner” Corporate Apartments Annual Report.

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