As they say, "your network is your net worth". If you work in corporate travel management or employee mobility/relocation, you're in luck. There are a few strong industry trade groups that really help with networking and career development. We've provided an easy overview of four of the leaders here. If we missed any that you're a big fan of, let us know in the comments and we'll add in a later update.
Topics: corporate housing
Homesuite's Business Stay Approved (BSA) Program is now live in all metropolitan markets we serve. Those are: San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles, Greater New York City, Greater Seattle, Greater DC, Greater Boston, Greater Chicago.
If you're a real estate rental property manager or owner, you know the importance of improving your sales closure conversion rate. Key to improving your conversion efficiency is what's called "speed-to-lead", which is how fast you can respond to your qualified renter or buyer leads. Pat Hiban's post for Inman does a great job of outlining how speed to lead can help improve your conversion efficiency.
It's not often that you get to stay in a historic home, especially one of the most famous homes in the world. The Kavanaugh House (on the left of the row in the photo above), at the corner of Steiner and Grove streets in San Francisco, was built in 1892 and is the anchor home of the Painted Ladies of Postcard Row on Alamo Square Park. The architect of all of the Painted Ladies, Matthew Kavanaugh, built this home first and made it his own residence.
The current owners purchased it in 2014 and have lovingly restored it, as Houzz covered back in December 2015. Since then, the Kavanaugh House has gotten a fresh coat of paint from Benjamin Moore and has even gone solar with Sunrun. The owners maintain a great website detailing all of the restorations and improvements while keeping the historic character.
Now that this home is one of the newest Homesuite monthly furnished rental options, you can stay here by the month. As you can imagine, it's not cheap, but it's still less on a nightly average than most of San Francisco's nicer hotels. The one-bedroom apartment being offered on Homesuite has its own private entry and is physically separate on the lower first floor of the house. The owners live on the floors above.
The newly renovated and reopened Alamo Square Park is a perfect vantage point for all of the Painted Ladies. Curbed San Francisco has some great photos of the park after its $5.3 million renovation.
Topics: Property Spotlight
We’re excited to announce that Homesuite Messaging is now live! Homesuite landlords and property managers are able to message with interested tenants directly on the Homesuite website. We’ve created a robust FAQ on messaging to ensure that all of your questions are answered and that you have a great experience using the tool. Active Homesuite landlords can see their active messages in their inbox by logging in and looking for the inbox icon in the top right corner:
Today, we're happy to formally launch our Business Stay Approved program, which makes it easier to find monthly furnished rentals that meet your business travel housing needs. We know that business travelers need a reliable, seamless experience. They also want a unique property that provides maximum comfort over extended stays of 30+ days. Homesuite Business Stay Approved properties provide the reliability of a hotel with the comfort and personality of a home.
Some homeowners associations (HOAs) place limitations on how, when and if property owners in the HOA can rent out their condo or home. Many property owners are unsure of whether or not their HOA allows them to rent out their condo/apartment. In most cases, renting out your condo, apartment or home for 30+ days is allowed.
Our landlords (and tenants for that matter) are always interested in furnished apartment pricing trends, especially when it comes to corporate housing. So we've crunched some fresh data to show some of the most and least expensive California towns for corporate housing on the Homesuite platform. As you browse the data below, you'll notice that we're using Price Per Bedroom. It should be noted that since 2+ bedroom apartments and houses tend to cost a lot less in rent per bedroom than studios/1BRs, the higher the multi-bedroom density in that particular town or neighborhood, the more affordable the Price/Bedroom will appear.