Successful Corporate Housing Landlords Give Back

Give Thanks this Thanksgiving and give back to your community and the world. At CHBO we have always believed that part of being a successful corporate housing landlords is giving back to your community. We call it CHBO Gives Back and during this season of thanksgiving we wanted to share an opportunity for you to join in all the fun. In the spirit of Thanksgiving CHBO is excited to support Clinica Verde in their current Crowdrise Campaign. GOAL: This month we are trying to reach as many amazing people as possible and we need your help and $10. Click the...

New tool to help DIY Corporate Housing Landlords

These days we come to expect Google to always have some new idea to become more a part of our lives and to be totally honest I wasn’t overly excited when I first heard about the new Helpouts by Google. Why would this make my life easier I wanted to know. Sure my Sister-in-law has been taking guitar lessons over the internet for years so the idea wasn’t that new to me. But today I was playing around with the site and I do believe there is value to the corporate housing landlords or property owners when it comes to...

Do Corporate Housing Landlords Consistently Run Credit and Background Checks on Tenants?

We’re continuing our blog series to share key findings from the 2011 “By Owner” Corporate Housing Report, an annual survey sponsored by CHBO to better understand the “by owner” rental marketplace. The latest report was released in January 2012 based on 2011 trends. Credit and background checks are quickly becoming an interesting topic for corporate housing landlords. With more people bearing bad credit because they’ve gone through bankruptcy or foreclosure on a previous property, it’s become more clear that all landlords must be on-guard with the individual who rents their properties. In today’s environment, credit reports are often used...

On the go, gadgets and tools for the busy corporate housing landlord

The other day I replugged a disconnected alarm clock at a property. What a pleasant surprise, when right before my eyes the clock automatically reset itself to the correct date and time. I have heard of atomic clocks and projector clocks but I’ve never actually seen one that did not require the tiresome manual button pressing. I started thinking about great gadgets and tools that help to make my job as a property manager so much easier. Here are some of the things I have with me or in my car at all times: -The trusty Leatherman is a...

Corporate Housing Landlords Need to Practice Grace Under Fire

I’d like to introduce myself as a new contributor to the Corporate Housing Trends blog. My name is Dawn and I’m a corporate housing property management specialist for CorporateHousingbyOwner.com and AvenueWest Corporate Housing. Because corporate housing properties are constantly welcoming new clients into their fully furnished, Internet/phone/cable-ready realms, it’s important to recognize that this high turnover, fast-paced business can be stressful to some. Between late night emergency phone calls and the occasional complaint calls, if you’re going to be a successful do-it-yourself landlord, you need to recognize that there is a solution to everything… you just have to find...