Learn How to Respond to a Corporate Property Review in a Positive Way

Though many of us grew up with the idea that we are wiser to “choose our battles” and “turn the other cheek”, when it comes to reviews of a furnished rental you own, or corporate apartments and other similar properties, your worst approach to negative comments is to ignore it or walk away. In fact, there are a few ways you can handle negative comments on your furnished rental in a way that can end up harming you, too....

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New Year’s Eve Party in Small Apartment?

Whether your idea of a “big” New Year’s Eve party involves a large number of guests and loads of food or you mean a party with a “big” attitude, lots of music and a very late night (that might even see you still celebrating as the sun rises), you need to know how to make it work in a smaller corporate apartment rental. After all, an apartment rental agreement or corporate apartment contract may mean you have to be very aware of your neighbors or the neighborhood. You may not be able to use a lot of parking on...

Short Term Apartment Rentals

Is It Fully Furnished Apartments or Short Term Apartment Rentals for You?

Anyone who has to consider corporate housing eventually runs into the question of fully furnished apartments versus short term apartment rentals. They sound the same but are not often all that similar, and if you’re in the market for a lucrative real estate investment, you have to determine which is the right one for your goals. To figure out whether you should be sinking available capital into one or the other, look at the following questions: Where? If your goal is to provide corporate housing, but you are torn between fully furnished apartments and short term apartment rentals, you...

Property Management: 4 Smart Home Products to Help Manage Your Corporate Housing Rental

Have you ever heard it is not what you make but what you save that makes you successful. Well the phrase has never been more relevant than when talking about utility expenses and property rentals. There is no additional value that you, your tenant or the property gets from paying more than you need to on your bills. Today, Kerrie Kelly, a professional interior designer walks us through great ways to save money and increase the value of the rental property you offer. – Kimberly 4 Smart Home Products to Help Manage Your Corporate Housing Rental By Kerrie Kelly, ASID Energy bills are...

Seasonal Property Management Tip: The Furnace

Seasonal Property Management Tip: The Furnace Safety tips: 1. Have natural gas furnaces checked at least once a year by a licensed heating contractor. 2. Vacuum and clean regularly in and around the furnace, particularly around the burner compartment to prevent a build-up of dust and lint. 3. Never store items in, on or around the appliance that can obstruct airflow. 4. Most forced-air units have a filter that cleans the air before heating and circulating it throughout the home. Check furnace filters every month during the heating season and clean or replace the filter when necessary. 5. When...

Staying Fit While Traveling for Business

Business trips can wreak havoc on your fitness and diet plans, especially if you are a frequent traveler. Even still, business travel shouldn’t be seen as an excuse to avoid hitting the gym and eating healthy. All it takes is a bit of planning. Keeping active will help keep weight gain at bay. Try seeking out local gyms and fitness facilities. Some gyms, such as 24 Hour Fitness, have locations across the country.  Walking the town or taking bike rides are great ways to get some physical activity and familiarize yourself with new surroundings. One of the biggest health...

Renting out part of our home as a corporate rental. What you need to know

Many homeowners these days are looking to make a little extra cash and the first place they often look is their home. Renting out part of your home can be an effective way to make a little extra money, but you need to go into the process with a little education first. There are two ways individuals are renting out parts of their home. The first way involves someone renting out a room in their home. Room rentals are not considered corporate rentals and should not be marketed as such. However, a great website, Sublet.com, connects individuals renting out a...

Lump Sum Relocation Trends – 3 tips to get more rentals!

One of the world largest financial institutions contacted Corporate Housing by Owner a few weeks ago to learn more about our property listings and how their employees can rent them. The company representative said she wanted to recommend the site to all of her company’s relocating employees. In the past, a company HR official would have coordinated the entire relocation process for an executive, but this phone call reinforced that the relocation trend now involves lump sum payments. Lump sum relocations are where employers give an employee they are relocating to a new city a lump sum of money to...

Converting inquiries into rentals

You may get lots of people emailing and calling you to inquire about your furnished rental property, but are you effectively converting those inquiries into full-fledged rental customers? Here are some tips to help convert a rental prospect into a customer: Respect each lead. You never know how a lead will turn out so never let any stones go unturned. If you don’t call back a lead because you don’t like their rate or pet you may be missing out on the perfect renter who is willing to make compromises to work with you! Call. Whenever possible get a...