Photography for corporate rental

Getting Your Corporate Rental Ready for an Effective Corporate Housing Photography Shoot

Most of us are familiar with the classic 1950s film “Sunset Boulevard,” and the famous line, “I’m ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille.” In fact, we might jokingly make that same statement when posing for a photo, but how do you get your corporate rental property ready for its closeup? How do you do corporate housing photography so it looks its very best, but in an accurate way?...

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This Looks Nothing Like the Photos! Avoid the Corporate Rental Photo Blues with CHBO Certified Photos

Picture this: You’re packing for a long holiday or business trip. Your suitcase is ready, and you’ve said goodbye to the family – or brought them along. You go through the hassle of air travel or a long road trip, but you’re comforted by the fact that the corporate rental waiting for you at your destination was a great find. The property looked amazing, spacious and perfect for your needs. You arrive at the end of a long day of travel and discover the truth. If the pictures were worth a thousand words – many of those words seemed...

Corporate Housing

Rental Success: Great Marketing Photos

Nothing can turn off a potential renter faster than low-quality marketing photos. Poor photos scream low-end, low-quality and not-so-attractive living space. Read our tips to ensure your pictures do your property justice! Photos and videos share a lot of information about your property.  These visual aids can make the difference in whether a potential renter is interested in your property. Mind Your Lighting: Let in as much natural lighting as possible when taking photos. Turn on all the lights to showcase your property’s beauty. Get Close: Take close up pictures of your property’s focal points to show off high-end details such...

Corporate Housing

Tips for Taking Great Real Estate Photos

Don’t let your property end up in the hall of fame for bad real estate photos! Nothing turns off potential tenants more than bad pictures. Here are a few tips to make sure you get a winning shot: 1.) Clean up: Photos serve as a window into your property and nobody wants to see a big mess. Go from room to room and make sure that each room is neat and tidy. Be sure to clear off counter tops, remove distracting items and hide any exposed wires. 2.) Lighting: Avoid shooting rooms in direct sunlight. This strong light can...

Corporate Housing

Don’t underestimate the power of staging photos

Remember most of your potential tenants will not personally see your property before they rent it and are going to be making their lodging choice directly from the photos you have posted on the CHBO website. A good way to get potential renters to take notice is through staging photos. Staging photos are pictures of your home with the table set and the lighting just right for the mood. If you have a pool, you’ll want the picture to include lounge chairs, towels and lemonade. Such a photo can put people in the mood and help them imagine what it...

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Reasons it’s Crucial to Hire a Property Manager

If you are in the business of providing executive housing rentals, a property manager is someone you should have on your side. This person has experience making homes appealing to tenants and can market them in that way. If you offer monthly furnished rentals and aren’t getting the bookings you want, a property manager is the top individual to help you make success a reality....

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Tips to Make Corporate Rental Check-In a Breeze

As someone who provides corporate housing, you’ve probably experienced your share of emails and calls from tenants asking about the code for the keypad and making sure they arrived at the correct address. One of the most confusing things for guests in corporate homes is the check-in process. That’s why having a simple list of check-in items can save everyone a lot of trouble....

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How to Make Your CHBO Property Listing Stand Out from the Pack

When you offer corporate rentals to traveling medical professionals, corporate employees on meetings, and relocating families, you need to ensure your listing stands out. If it doesn’t, there’s no reason for a potential tenant to choose your dwelling rather than one of the many others that are out there. We have a few tips to ensure your rental brings in the views you want....