CHBO / Corporate Housing by Owner, Inc. Celebrates 10th Anniversary
This Colorado internet marketing business shows staying power by finding solutions for
property owners and business travelers through numerous business cycles.
DENVER, March 1st, 2016
– Award-winning digital platform CHBO / Corporate Housing by Owner (CorporateHousingbyOwner.com) is celebrating an important milestone: Its 10th
anniversary of continued support and online corporate housing marketing solutions. Launched in 2006, CHBO has grown steadily throughout the decade to become a leader in its field, now supporting thousands of corporate housing rentals
around the world. CHBO was recognized in 2013 by the Corporate Housing Providers Association with their annual leadership award recognizing CHBO as the Top Associate Partner to the corporate housing industry.
Over the past 10 years, CHBO has built a reputation as an industry leader. Founded by corporate housing experts Kimberly and Eric Smith, CHBO was designed to meet the expanding extended stay lodging needs of the traveling public and to provide a marketing solution for individual property owners. CHBO serves as a lodging portal, providing renters with detailed property listings from property owners they can trust. CHBO’s services are always free to renters seeking a rental; landlords pay a small marketing fee to be included in CHBO’s exclusive directory of residential corporate housing properties.
As CHBO paves the way to the future, it pledges to continue to develop solutions for those property owners interested in tapping into the professional lodging opportunities of 30 day plus corporate housing rentals needed by traveling professionals. In addition, for the past 7 years, CHBO had published their Annual Corporate Housing Real Estate Report, the only major publication of its kind that monitors and predicts trends in this lodging segment. The most used feature is the CHBO Complete™ quality seal that identifies properties that meet or exceed the lodging standards as stated by the corporate housing industry and expected by the professional corporate housing tenant.
When asked what she found most satisfying about CHBO, Mrs. Smith commented, “We provide property owners and renters solutions they can’t find anywhere else. During the recession numerous property owners were able to avoid letting their properties go into foreclosure because they were able to find the right qualified renters on CHBO.”
Property owners who market their properties on CHBO would agree with Mrs. Smith. “Several years ago, someone suggested I list my property on CHBO. What a great suggestion that turned out to be. I've kept my property roughly 98 percent rented since then thanks to CHBO. I'm not all that internet literate and their customer service is outstanding in answering my many questions. I'm very quick to write bad reviews but CHBO gets my very highest marks. Thank you CHBO.”
Mrs. Smith states that there are two secrets to the company’s success. First, they work hard to run CHBO as a team and develop a place where their employees enjoy coming to work, take pride in what they do and create lasting solutions for the tasks at hand. Secondly, Smith adds, that they believe in doing business the old-fashioned way, person-to-person with high standards for customer service. “We are able to offer relocated or traveling professionals more than just a temporary place to call home. So many of our customers come back to us time and time again because they know they can depend on us for reliable information about the properties they are renting.”
Kimberly and Eric Smith are passionate about people and finding solutions. They believe real estate investors will continue to invest and need the right support teams to protect those investments. “2016 is the year of the real estate investor,” the Smith’s say. “We’re not just interested in running a website or a property management business. What we’re doing is much bigger. We’re educating and developing sustainable systems and residual income. We see today as a time that real estate investment can and should be as accessible as trading stocks.” Alpha Books, a division of the Penguin Group agrees. The publisher, knowing the real estate landscape had shifted and seeing a need for investment property guidance, hired Mrs. Smith to write and share her hard-earned knowledge with the rest of the world and so was born, The Idiot’s Guides: Making Money with Rental Properties.
“It’s not good enough to shout from the roof tops that corporate housing is a fantastic venture, we have to show investors how and why in 2016.” CHBO is excited to be a part of the next 10 years of the ever evolving corporate housing landscape.
About CorporateHousingbyOwner.com (CHBO)
CorporateHousingbyOwner.com was launched in 2006 out of a need to connect private homeowners and real estate investors offering furnished, short-term rentals with corporate housing seekers such as traveling executives, relocated professionals, traveling nurses, actors, athletes and more. The company gives individual homeowners and investors tools to manage a corporate housing property themselves as well as helps them market their property to a mass audience turning to corporate housing to fulfill their housing needs. More information is available at: CorporateHousingbyOwner.com