3 Business Tips and Tools for Smart Company Relocation 

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...

Rental Discounts & Extended Stay Rentals

Yes there are generally rental discounts available for EXTENDED STAY RENTALS if you are willing and able to sign a longer term lease 🙂 Defining a “Longer-Team Lease” How a property owner defines a “longer-term lease” can vary significantly, depending on the market and the property. One property owner’s definition may be three months, while another’s definition may be 12 months. Nonetheless, while these discounts may be applied differently, the discounted amounts are fairly consistent. If you’re new to real estate, the takeaway here is to avoid over-discounting. Very few property owners discount by 15% or more. The key...

City Spotlight: Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada Corporate Rentals

As a Canadian I love to find great new cities to visit both for business and vacation travel and even better is to have it all… A business trip to a great city that I get to explore and love. Today we get to learn more about one of these amazing must see cities… Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada is the perfect city for business corporate housing travel or for travel fun. A must visit place in the Spring. Ever thought of just taking off and heading to the coast? Well as this winter is melting away there is no...

Wikipedia Corporate Housing: What do I call it and do I care?

Did you know Corporate Housing has been around longer than Extended Stay Hotels? Did you know there used to be more corporate housing rentals in the United States than there were extended stay hotel rooms? The world is ever changing and changing faster than most of us can keep up with.  5 years ago if you had said “Airbnb“ to anyone they would have had no idea what you were talking about and the idea of a company name that combines “Air Mattress” & “Bed and Breakfast” would have had no connection to you. What the success of Airbnb proves is that as...

City Spotlight: 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...

Corporate Housing Travel ROI

Last week American Express Business Travel gave me a call because their client wanted to know the positive ROI / Return on Investment they would get by having their travelers stay in corporate housing vs staying in a hotel. Great question!  Of course there is never a simple answer. A year ago I served on the US Advisory Council for ERC / Employee Relocation Council the association for workforce mobility and a current study was presented that stated employees who had bad corporate relocations we 50% more likely to get divorced. As we know, corporate housing is an essential...

Traveling With Colleagues? Get a Corporate Rental

If you’re one of the 3.9% Americans expecting to take a business trip in the next 6 months (Source: USTravel.org), you might want to consider taking a fresh look at where you stay. While hotels are great for short-term stays, for longer stays it might be nice to have a home away from home where you can “move-in” for a longer period of time. But what if you’re traveling for business pals, a business partner, or a close colleague? The thought of saving a buck and sharing a hotel room might sound nice at first or even commanded by...

Why Corporate Tenants Should Ask for Accidental Rental Damage Insurance

If you’re planning to stay in a corporate rental this year, consider ditching the security deposit and opting for Accidental Rental Damage Insurance or ARDI. ARDI can cover you if something breaks in the rental property while you’re staying there. For example, perhaps you break a dish, or worse, scratch the coffee table. If you have ARDI and report these incidents as they happen, you won’t have to pay a penny to fix them. Wherever your travels lead you in 2013, remember to ask your landlord for ARDI. It can save you from a lot of headaches and effectively...

How to Capture Holiday Cheer When Staying in a Corporate Rental

You might be spending the December holidays in a corporate rental this year – but don’t fret – the good news is that you’re in a corporate rental, not a cramped hotel. A corporate rental gives you the flexibility to channel your own holiday cheer with few limitations. Here are some tips to surviving the December holidays during your temporary stay in a corporate rental: Decorate:  Just because you’re staying in a furnished rental property doesn’t mean you can’t bring along some of your own decorations. Put up that Christmas tree, hang those stockings, light that menorah, and decorate your...

Addressing Travel Insurance Objections with Tenants

You know it’s in your tenant’s best interest to buy travel accidental rental damage insurance, but few do it for various reasons. That’s when it’s the landlord’s job to coach their future tenants on their options. As a corporate housing landlord, here are some common objections you’ll get from tenants and how you can respond to each objection: Objection 1:  I haven’t experienced problems in the past. This is where you should remind them that their past experiences don’t predict future incidents. Just because you didn’t need it for past trips and previous rental stays doesn’t mean you won’t...