Corporate Relocation Report: What does it cost????

We all know that corporate relocation clients comprise the largest segment of corporate housing users. So when they tell me relocation is on the upswing I know it is good for business. According to the last annual report from the Corporate Housing Providers Association “Relocation continues to be the main reason for client stays in the United States, with project/training the major reason Canadian clients stay in units. Relocation is a close second in Canada.” Last year in the CHBO Annual Real Estate Survey 44% said they had tenants who were relocation related. Worldwide ERC® Relocation Survey: U.S. Domestic...

Moving Tips to Take the Hassle Out of Relocating: A Professional Organizer’s Top Eight Tips

Regardless of the size or distance of a residential relocation, careful planning, communication and organization is essential for a successful move. It’s best to let a professional moving company do your packing. Their packers are trained to do the job efficiently – and your household items will be insured by the company. Did you know that items labeled “packed by owner” (meaning anyone other than the mover) are not insured during the move? But when it’s time to unpack, plan to roll up your sleeves and do it yourself because when you pay movers to unpack, they don’t put...

Blog Recommendation: Relocation Services Forum Blog

I’ve been coming across more blogs on topics I find of great interest.  So I’ll be sharing some of these blogs with you as I find them. The first one is called Relocation Services Forum. While the blog isn’t fancy, it does have some great content worth your time. This blog first caught my eye when I spotted this article, Temporary Living for Relocating Employees – Corporate Relocation Guide. The article details all the things you must look for in a short-term rental property when relocating to a new city. It also talks about what might cause a delay...

Improving the Energy Efficiency of your Rental Property – Earth Day Part I

To honor Earth Day this year we have developed a three-part series to help you improve the energy efficiency of your furnished rental units. Remember, every little bit counts towards creating a better planet for us all. When you’re the owner of a corporate rental property, you’re in a unique position in terms of the energy efficiency of your property.  Since your tenants don’t pay separately for utilities, you must absorb the cost of their energy usage. This means it pays to make sure that your rental property is as energy efficient as possible.  Money saved on energy costs...