Rental Security for Rental Home

Remote Security for Your Furnished Rental Home

  Landlords lose money when their rental properties go unoccupied, but they risk losing even more if the empty property is burglarized. And tenants want to feel safe and secure in their rental homes. Modern security systems can satisfy both: They make it easy to monitor rental properties and they also have the added convenience of remote management of locks, temperature control, and much more. Here are a few basic features landlords and renters should keep in mind when choosing a system to help secure their furnished rental home....

Quick ways to make great Property Style – The Lamp!

Yes, we all want Rental Property Style! As unique human beings we all seek our own personal style! Yes we do! If we didn’t we would all be wearing the same outfit every day and we would match everyone else. It is in our DNA to want to have choices and when choosing a rental property we do value great rental property style. It is just a fact. Some people are willing to pay more for that style, some people may value that style less and just want an efficiency when it comes to their rental property, however we all want...

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...

How should I price my corporate housing rental property?

“How should I price my corporate housing rental property?” “When should I negotiate, and when should I hold firm on my rates?” What are the most asked questions at CHBO? You got it, “What are the current Corporate Housing Rental Rates.” Because these are the top questions we’re asked at CHBO, we’ve divided this topic into three sections in our CHBO Annual Report: Variance, Actual and Discounts. Variance: Changes in Rental Rates We asked respondents to evaluate their current rental rates compared to the previous year for the exact same rental property.   The great news is that 39%...

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: Corporate Housing Real Estate Landlords

“Who is a Corporate Housing Real Estate Landlord?” is a question we get a lot at CHBO. Real Estate investors want to know if they would be a successful landlord and if their property would be a good match for the needs of the business travel. The following is what we found in the CHBO Annual Corporate Housing Real Estate Survey. Property Locations – Where is your property located? We received hundreds of survey responses from property owners and real estate managers across the United States including 32 states and the District of Columbia. Similar to last year, the...

DIY? To Manage or Not to Manage Furnished Rentals

That is the question! Do I? or Don’t I? Want to manage my furnished rental all by myself, with human help, withprofessional help or with computer help?  and at the end of the day will I need professional help from a physiatrist? STOP… Sorry the answer is not all about you. What does your customer/renter want? What does your customer/renter expect? What can you deliver? Success as a property landlord is all about setting and then meeting or exceeding the expectations of your customer/renter! And don’t forget about your most important marketing investment: The Tenant Review. Make sure your customer/tenant has a...

Mistakes: Don’t lose money with your rental property

10 Mistakes Rental Property Owners Make: Not properly screening a potential tenant. Thinking Craig’s List will give you the quality tenant you are looking for. Listing your rental on too many sites without updating availability. Allowing a tenant to move-in without a written agreement. Pricing your property too high or too low. Taking the first tenant who calls. Ignoring your gut instinct. Not getting the rent payment before the tenant moves in. Sending the keys in a basic envelope and way before arrival. Furnishing the rental property with less than the tenant expects. Hmmm – Have you done any...

Get it rented: Turn on Text Message Alerts

Responding to an inquiry promptly can get your property rented! Turn text alerts on! As soon as someone submits an email inquiry on your listing, CHBO enables you to receive a SMS text message notification instantly so you can respond to the inquiries as they come in and maximize your rental property’s occupancy. Most prospective tenants submit multiple inquiries at a time – remember, the early bird (ie, the first one to respond) gets the worm! To activate text message alerts on your account, simply login to your myCHBO account and follow these simple instructions: From your Dashboard, Click the tab “My Listings.”...

Top 3 reasons to market your rental property on CHBO

1) All property listings are optimized for unique Key Word searches both on CHBO and for all major search engins. 2) CHBO is the only rental property marketing site that market and worked for 8 years to develop relationships with Corporate America and businesses in need of corporate housing. 3) CHBO already has thousands of corporations registered who utilize CHBO on a regular basis to solve their housing needs.   thanks chbo… “We listed our downtown Nashville condos on corporatehousingbyowner.com” And within 48 hours received a qualified tenant. We were a bit nervous because this was our first rental property....