DIY Rental Style: Corporate Renters and Kitchens.

What are Corporate Housing Renters Really Looking for in a Rental Kitchen? Do you have favorite CHBO Corporate Rental Properties?   I know for me one of the dangers of working for CHBO is that I get to see so many amazing rental properties I am always driving my family crazy with new property upgrade ideas for our own home.   Take a look at CHBO rental 12084 – Furnished Home in Mill Valley, CA.  I mean who wouldn’t want to have the opportunity to live in this amazing property just outside of San Francisco?    Let us know which...

Corporate Renters: The Dirty Truth About Trash.

Renters, how can you get them to take out the trash? Always start with having a complete Property Manual with detailed instructions on what to do with trash and what will be considered an excessive clean upon departure. Here are some ways you can encourage your tenants to take out the stinky trash and save yourself from a potential stench and/or pest problem: If the property is a single family home with a garage, post a note about trash day above the garage door opener to serve as a friendly reminder to whomever is living there. If your property is...

Rental Properties: What the Corporate Renter Expects?

CORPORATE RENTER: WHO ARE THEY AND WHAT DO THEY EXPECT? HOW DO I PREPARE MY PROPERTY TO MEET THE EXPECTATIONS OF A CORPORATE TRAVELER? HOW CAN I MAKE IT EASIER TO HAVE A CORPORATE TENANT RENT MY PROPERTY? Answer: CHBO Complete™ CHBO Complete™ is a self-certification you can give your property. It is a seal of quality that helps tenants identify properties that meet or exceed the minimum standards set forth by the corporate housing industry and as expected by tenants of corporate housing. In other words, CHBO Complete™ means the property is turn-key with all the proper furnishings and equipment....

New Trend: Corporate renters Renovate?

When it comes to real estate investment we always talk about “Pride of Ownership”. There are those property owners that regardless of the potential financial return upgrade their properties because they see the property as an extension of who they are and their owner personal reputation. Then of course, there are those owners we call “Slum Lords” who don’t care what the property looks like they just want to get the maximum rental return from the property today and they don’t care what the property will look like tomorrow. This concept is one of the reasons I worry about...

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...