Pet Ideas, Facts and Corporate Housing Rentals

Yes, we love our pets. Yes, we travel with our pets. Yes, we need corporate housing rentals that can accommodate our pets. Every year in the Annual CHBO Corporate Housing Real Estate Report we talk to CHBO property owners about accepting pets in their corporate housing rentals and last year 38% of property owners said they will accommodate your pets. Of these respondents 72% say they accept pets because it keeps their rental properties occupied. Successful corporate housing property owners have discovered that pets can get their properties rented and at higher rental rates. Last year CHBO properties that accommodated pets charged...

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Furnished Property Management

A lot of furnished corporate housing owners manage their own properties instead of hiring a property management company to do it for them. This might seem like a lot of work, but it can actually be very simple if you have a good checklist. With this cheat sheet, you can organize your property management responsibilities so that you won’t feel like you’ve taken on a second job with your furnished corporate apartments. Accept Credit Cards – First of all, you need to be able to accept credit card payments from your renters. You can easily do this with a...

Furnished rental tips to survive in the world of Expedia

5 steps to financial success and control of your furnished rental property! Yes, landlords got spoiled with their furnished rentals when the internet allowed them to efficiently and economically connect with potential renters around the world. Furnished, unfurnished, daily, weekly, monthly and annually leasing all got easier with the connectivity offered by the internet. Today a lot of these landlords are living in fear because those internet tenants are going away and costing more. How did this happen?  How can you, the landlord, protect yourself from financial ruin? Simple answer: Go Back to the Basics! No business, no landlord,...

3 Ways Landlords Can Make Renters Feel at Home in Corporate Housing

For many renters, moving across the country or around the world for a new job is an intimidating life change. Corporate housing is undoubtedly a huge help during this transitional period, allowing people to focus on settling into their new environments. With that said, landlords can significantly impact how at home tenants feel in their temporary homes, making them more likely to stay on as long-term residents. Consider these small additions to a corporate housing apartment that will guarantee a more welcoming, comforting home for new tenants. Homey Furnishings Most renters will agree the convenience of having a furnished...

Rental Documents for Corporate Housing… See which ones you’re missing?

After 10 years of blogging the number one blog post of all time is the rental lease used for corporate housing. So we always know this is a popular topic on our CHBO Annual Report. Corporate Housing: Rental Documents Having profitable real estate has a lot to do with: Setting and meeting expectations with your renters and Having the written documentation you need to confirm and support these transactions and expectations Real estate laws and regulations are always changing. They’re regulated and established on a state-by-state basis, and the rules apply differently if you’re an individual managing your own...

What is Corporate Housing Property Management?

What is Corporate Housing Property Management?  In the CHBO Annual Report we asked property owners to tell us how they take care of their properties. We asked respondents to tell us how they manage their rental properties. At an all-time high, 92% of respondents say they do all their property management them selves. This number is up from the all-time low of 72% in 2013. Previously, we had hypothesized that the decreasing trend in “do it myself” management was due to accidental landlords deciding they needed more professional support. In our 2013 annual report, we predicted that we expected...

Trends: Investing in More Corporate Housing Real Estate

The answer is “Yes.” Question: “As a real estate broker does it make sense to learn more about corporate housing real estate investing.” Why: “Because the survey says people want to buy more!” If you believe in human evolution you want to believe we continue to do what works and we stop doing those things that do not work.  So it is important to know what current corporate housing real estate landlords plan to do in the future because this will give us the best picture of their current satisfaction. Spoiler Alert: Yes, Corporate Housing Real Estate Landlords plan...

Trends: Corporate Housing Real Estate Profitability

As you may have read in other blog posts there are lots of reasons a landlord may have for turning their real estate into a corporate housing rental. The reality of life is things do change and corporate housing can be a great solution for your real estate whether or not that is the reason you purchased the real estate in the first place.   Ok, so now you know you can turn lots of real estate into great corporate housing rentals, however the next question is, “As a corporate housing real estate landlord can I make a profit?”...

DIY Property Management: 4 Tips for Styling Your Corporate Rental Deck

Get your Corporate Housing Property Rented Today: 4 Tips for WOW Styling Your Corporate Rental  Let’s face it, we all really love cool stuff. In our day to day lives we may choose to be more practical or we may prioritize our cool stuff. Are you a car person? or are you all about the designer purse? Admit it! We all have that item that is a must for us. Here at CHBO we talk a lot about having the best possible photos to allow potential renters to fall in love with your corporate rental.   After being in...

Trends: Reason for Being a Corporate Housing Landlord

I am sure by now you have all read my book “Idiot’s Guide: Making Money with Rental Properties.” 🙂 Well my first book pitch was actually the “What if… Real Estate Guide.”   I mean, I like to believe everything in life is predictable, but life has taught me that it is not.  In fact one of my favorite things about CHBO over the past 10 years of helping property owners is that our platform gives them options when life is unpredictable. The thought behind my “What if” idea is that life changes and often our real estate investments...