CHBO Helping Families Displaced by Sandy Find Temporary Corporate Housing

We are very saddened about the devastation Superstorm Sandy has caused our east coast neighbors in New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and other surrounding areas. Our hearts are hurting too even though we are not directly impacted ourselves here in Denver. We know this is a very difficult time for everyone affected – especially for those whose homes will need to repaired or even rebuilt. Many of you will need temporary housing more than ever as you move forward with your lives. If you are or know someone who is in need of short-term housing while...

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...

Sick of Paying Security Deposits? Here’s how to avoid ’em

This blog post is for the renter or tenant who is tired of paying expensive security deposits. As you know, security deposits often tie up a large chunk of money for an extended period of time, and, on top of that, it can be stressful to ensure your security deposit’s safe return. To avoid the security deposit fiasco altogether, consider purchasing Accidental Rental Damage Insurance (ARDI). ARDI eliminates the needs for a security deposit altogether, and provides peace of mind protection to both you and your landlord. Here’s how it works: 1. In lieu of paying a security deposit...

Most Corporate Housing Landlords Require Security Deposits; Few Require Insurance

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. How do you protect your property from potential loss? How do you entice a company or tenant to rent your property when a deposit is required, when these travelers can stay in hotel housing without having to pay those types of fees? It’s essential to understand what the industry standards are – and how to protect...

CHBO’s New Insurance Offering Takes the Hassle Out of Security Deposits

In today’s competitive rental marketplace, offering your guests a travel insurance protection plan is a must. That’s why CHBO has teamed with Travel Guard, the name known and trusted every year by millions of travelers and thousands of companies nationwide. As you may have heard, we at CHBO have partnered with Travel Guard to provide your guests with a positive experience with your rental property and you. But with common travel problems like flight delays, travel injuries and illnesses, unpredictable weather and lost or stolen luggage more common than ever before, a guest may end up remembering you for...