Yes, we love our pets. Yes, we travel with our pets. Yes, we need corporate housing rentals that can accommodate our pets. Every year in the Annual CHBO Corporate Housing Real Estate Report we talk to CHBO property owners about accepting pets in their corporate housing rentals and last year 38% of property owners said they will accommodate your pets. Of these respondents 72% say they accept pets because it keeps their rental properties occupied.
Successful corporate housing property owners have discovered that pets can get their properties rented and at higher rental rates. Last year CHBO properties that accommodated pets charged on average $68 dollars in additional monthly pet rent and rentals traditionally included a non-refundable Pet Fee and Accidental Rental Damage Protection to cover any possible damage that could be caused by a pet.
As a provider of a monthly corporate housing rental I would encourage you to review the Pet section of the Annual Report to learn more. This report can be found in your CHBO Tool Box after you Register for Free. Today, Kerrie Kelly, a professional interior designer shares her insight about making your corporate housing rental more pet friendly…
Pet-Approved Patio Accessories for your Corporate Housing Rental
By Kerrie Kelly, ASID
In sunny California, summer hasn’t quite packed up yet, so we are excited to get even more use out of our patios and decks adding to the great experience our corporate housing tenants have in their private corporate housing residential monthly rental. That also means more wear and tear to our outdoor furniture and accessories, especially for those of us with pets and renters with pets. Protect your furniture (and your sanity) by looking for furnishings, finishes and accessories that are pet-proof and can be used all year long, even when the sun isn’t shining.
Start from the Bottom
Chances are you selected your outdoor space’s terrain before you thought about renting the property to a renter with a pet. Most surfaces should be just fine for pets. However, some can be a bit time-consuming to care for and require more maintenance throughout the year. Do you have gravel or pebbles landscaping your backyard? You’d do best leaving it behind and opting for a solid surface instead. Not only can gravel or pebbles get stuck in pool filters or other backyard appliances if kicked around, but they can make a mess when your pups are exercising in the backyard. Instead, pour or lay concrete for a beautiful, flat walkway that’s easy to clean and maintain.
As Corporate Housing Rental Landlords we take PRIDE in what we do and what we offer, even in our kitchen design! From time to time I like to tryout what other extended stay options have available and I am always shocked at how bad some of the other options are. This weekend I spent a night at an extended stay chain in Oakland, CA and it was worse than sad. This is the actual photo of the kitchen but it doesn’t show you the burns on the counter, the total of 2 plates in cabinet or the grime on the stove.
Here at CHBO we always talk about great photos and one of the main reasons we do this is so you can amaze potential tenants with how great your property is because a lot of these travelers have stayed in these horrid extended stay properties and they don’t know how great CHBO furnished monthly rentals can be.
Today, Kerrie Kelly, a professional interior designer shows us how to improve your kitchen style with just an upgrade of hardware…
DIY: Personalize Your Corporate Houisng Rental Kitchen Design – Update Cabinets with Hardware By Kerrie Kelly, ASID
Navigating a corporate housing rental kitchen remodel or update can be challenging, especially if you don’t know what style your business renters are looking for. Between choosing surfaces and tiling, making style decisions can be tough. However, choosing the perfect hardware for a rental kitchen doesn’t have to be.
While the finish and size options of cabinetry hardware are nearly endless, there are a few styles that are fairly common. Knowing exactly which style you’re looking for will help you narrow your search and find the look you want much quicker. Here we show you a few of our favorite ways to select hardware that matches your kitchen cabinetry perfectly.
Here at CHBO we know that corporate housing is just one small piece of any company relocation or individual relocation. Our primary goal at CHBO is to quickly connect those in need of furnished monthly residential housing with the right property to meet their needs. In addition CHBO is passionate about being a knowledge base for all the ins and outs of property management, corporate housing, business travel, corporate relocation and all of those elements that intersect with corporate housing, so today here are some company relocation tips…
The decision to relocate a business is typically no different than relocating a residence. Relocation is an opportunity to pursue a promising path of further change, growth and success—and for enterprise companies, moving is a chance to take your business to the next level.
A new location may offer enhanced branding opportunities, a pool of more qualified employee candidates, close proximity to valuable customers, a greater space and even an improved quality of life. With thorough research, precise logistic and financial planning, relocation has the potential to completely transform your business.
If you’re ready to move your business, these tips and tools can help make for a smooth transition.
To find the right location, ask yourself, “What is non-negotiable and what can be safely comprised?” “What are my personal needs as an owner?” “Is this area where my target customers are?” Answers to these questions can help lead you to a smart decision. If you’re aiming to influence a new market, you’ll need to collect data that supports your move to a specific community.