Don’t Break the Law When Renting Your Corporate Housing Property

A few weeks ago the San Francisco Chronicle put the spotlight on for-rent property sites like Airbnb and HomeAway. The article featured a couple annoyed by disruptive neighbors. When they looked online to research the property, they discovered that their neighbor was renting out his property on Airbnb. When they tried to contact Airbnb to complain, no satisfactory resolution was offered. We are asking our CHBO members to take heed from this article. First, it’s important to control the quality of tenants you allow in your property. Be sure to conduct thorough tenant background checks and credit checks and market your property in...

When Should You Start Your Corporate Housing Search?

Whether you anticipate a move in several months, or just a few weeks, timing is everything when it comes to your corporate housing or apartment rental search. According to an article from MyFirstApartment.com, when to start your rental search depends on the city you are planning to move to. When moving to Chicago, apartment broker, Aaron Galvin from Luxury Living Chicago advises his clients to start their search 45-60 days out from their intended move date. New York is another story.  With a limited vacancy rate and high demand, your search should begin no earlier than 2-4 weeks prior...

Five Ideas on How to Market Your Property to Traveling Business Consultants

Getting in front of the traveling business crowd can make or break your corporate rental’s success, depending on your location. With business travel up, it’s time to think about whether your rental is poised to capture this elite group of tenants. Here are some tips to getting the attention of traveling business professionals in your area. Go where the traveling consultants go. Traveling professionals may be using the Internet to find a hotel or property on their own – skipping the HR department altogether in their search for temporary housing. You want to advertise your property where they go....

Spring Clean Your Rental Property’s Garage

Now that old man winter is coming to an end, it’s time to think about some spring cleaning activities you should take care of in your furnished rental property. One of them is cleaning out the garage. During the winter months, your home’s garage collects all sorts of gunk including salt, mud and whatever nasty stuff cities are using these days to de-ice the winter roads. A good way to clean our your garage without spending a lot of money is to do it yourself – which can be easy since your rental property doesn’t use its garage space...