Corporate Housing

The 4 Step Process to Delight Your Tenants

How can you attract more tenants, reduce your vacancy rate, and decrease your turnover rate, all at the same time? Learning what it takes to delight any tenant from the moment they see your property online until they pack their belongings and leave will help you get incredible reviews and bring in more long-term tenants than you ever thought possible. So how can you make your corporate housing property irresistible? Just follow these steps. Plan a Delightful Destination Your short-term rental could be the most beautifully decorated place in the world, but in general people don’t fly to a...

Corporate Housing

Corporate Rental Fraud Protection

Things to know – thought you might find this interesting – you can also learn more in the Corporate Housing Handbook and by reviewing the CHBO Blog Archives – Kimberly Be Ever Vigilant for Insidious Real Estate “Phishing” Scams The Internet Crime Complaint Center reported 14,432 scam cases involving Real Estate Rental in 2012. Accumulated losses were above $15.4 million. These are only the ones reported by the victims; many of the wretches are too embarrassed to admit they were hoodwinked. On the sunny side, other premeditated targets were either lucky or savvy enough to see the crooks coming...

Corporate Housing

Learn: Yes, Corporate Housing is a Real Estate Investment Option

What is Corporate Housing? How do I setup a Corporate Rental? How to get started renting a property? How do I make money? Corporate Housing Success Stories! Welcome to the multi-billions dollar world of Corporate Housing or more simply put, furnished monthly residential rentals. Corporate Housing is part of the Extended Stay lodging segment offering an alternative to the transient environment of an Extended Stay hotel. Corporate Housing is also an option for the savvy real estate investor or property manager who is interested in maximizing the returns on their real estate investment. In the following pages our goal...

Corporate Housing

Stop! Ask Your Corporate Housing Landlord These 3 Questions

Are you a soon-to-be corporate housing tenant or renter?  If yes, before you rent, ask your landlord these three important questions: Is this property legit? Ask a lot of questions to understand if the property is legit. Ask the owner for references to previous tenants, never wire money, require a phone conversation and be smart – if it doesn’t feel quite right, trust your gut. There are a lot of scammers out there so these extra steps will make sure you’re renting a real property. Will you run a credit check on me? Understand if the landlord is going...

Corporate Housing

How to Find a Furnished Rental Apartment

Many people wonder where they can find a furnished rental property and we’re here to help! There are various sites that enable you to identify a home away from home – let’s discuss your search options: CorporateHousingbyOwner.com: This service connects homeowners offering fully furnished rental properties with those in need of housing for one month or longer. VRBO.com: This website connections owners of vacation rental properties with those in need of a vacation rental. You can find both weekly and monthly rentals available on this site. Craigslist.org: Many people find a furnished apartment through their local Craigslist.org city list....

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How to Protect Yourself from Rental Schemes: Find a reputable property manager or do it yourself

There has been a series of recent news reports about a variety of rental scams that have duped hundreds of homeowners and renters out of thousands of dollars. This complex rental scam too place in Denver where a man preyed on foreclosure victims, renting out their homes after they vacated the property. He kept all rental income and did it unbeknownst to the homeowner. This property manager in Florida requested renters pay in cash and pocked all rental income, again, unbeknownst to the homeowner. Let’s discuss some ways you can protect yourself from falling prey to a rental scam. First, if...