What Not To Do As a Corporate Housing Landlord

When I travel I always try to stay in a weekly corporate or vacation rental property. A few weeks ago I traveled to Chicago and did just that – stayed in a corporate rental managed by a property management company. At first I was thinking that I would get wonderful service. Property management companies know what they’re doing. But from the minute I arrived, I had a gut feeling I was in for a disappointing experience. This leads me to the title of this blog post, “What NOT to do as a corporate housing landlord”: Don’t Forget to Provide...

Becoming a Landlord

Whether you’ve already moved, are planning on a move, or are only temporarily moving- converting your home into a rental may be an option worth considering. Transforming your home into a rental can have many benefits, but also comes with many risks and is certainly not for everyone. Study your area and look for other rentals nearby. Check for how many are around, find out what the going rent is for a home similar to yours, and check for a good potential pool of tenants. Is your home in good shape? Repairs that you have been putting off for...

What’s all the “by owner” buzz about?

There has been a lot of buzz about “by owner” corporate rentals. Should you work with a property management company or should you do it yourself? This is a question many of today’s landlords and real estate investors are asking themselves. If you decide to do it yourself, CorporateHousingbyOwner.com is committed to helping you become a successful landlord. Here is our commitment to you: 1) Our job is to send you quality rental leads. If you have a great property, furnished appropriately and in a quality location – and if you list your property following our detailed instructions – leads...