Homesuite Blog - Monthly Furnished Housing

Speed-to-Lead: Improving Conversion for Property Managers

Posted by Jon F. on Jul 31, 2017 8:16:00 AM

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

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Topics: Advice, How To, Landlords

Homesuite Messaging Is Now Live!

Posted by Jon F. on Jul 12, 2017 11:17:57 AM

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:

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Topics: corporate housing, How To, Launches, NEWS

How to Maximize Profits - Nightly Rentals vs. Monthly Rentals

Posted by Noel McCann on Jan 18, 2017 9:30:59 AM

Welcome back to our 4-part series on maximizing your profits with monthly furnished rentals. We introduced the series with the goal of helping landlords maximize their profits. We also explained what furnished rentals are and the different types of monthly rentals the average tenant can run into.  In yesterday’s article, we discussed about the importance of pricing monthly rentals. Additionally, we tackled the financial cost of furnishing a property, and we revealed how leasing your property as a monthly furnished rental can recover these costs.  You can access Part 1 of our series here and Part 2 of our series here.

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Topics: Costs, How To, Landlords

How to Maximize Profits with Monthly Furnished Rentals

Posted by Noel McCann on Jan 12, 2017 12:02:58 PM

Demand for urban rentals has risen. By December 2015, over 180,000 apartment units were completed in the US.  During that same year, vacancy rates climbed to 4.4% from 2014’s 4.3%. A 0.1% increase in vacancy might not seem like a significant difference. However, this trend hints at the challenges landlords face as they try to make their properties profitable. If landlords don’t target the right tenants or price their properties well, they risk owning empty units.

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Topics: How To, Landlords, Tips

How to Furnish Your First Rental

Posted by Noel McCann on Jan 10, 2017 12:03:24 PM

The phrase ‘furnished rentals’ used to bring to mind dingy couches, lumpy beds, and the very dullest of kitchen knives. However, that’s no longer the case. Today, the sharing economy and the internet have revolutionized the rental market. As a result, furnished rentals these days can feel like home, and it's easy for a newcomer landlord or property manager to furnish his or her first rental.

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Topics: How To, Landlords, Tips

Six Ways You Can Boost Your Furnished Property's Rental Value

Posted by Noel McCann on Jan 5, 2017 9:00:07 AM

The short-term rental market is growing, and we know landlords always look for convenient ways to generate income.  That’s why Homesuite helps landlords foster a more direct connection with their tenants. Having the ability to set your own price is invaluable, but it requires research to use that knowledge effectively. It also requires keeping your property in good shape. So what can you do to ensure your furnished property has the best rental value possible?

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Topics: How To, Landlords, Tips

How to Deal with Disruptive Neighbors

Posted by Noel McCann on Dec 27, 2016 9:00:02 AM

It's late at night. You just came home, feeling accomplished after impressing your colleagues and manager with your project. It was an awesome day, but you've spent more time than you expected at the office. So all you want to do now is change into your pajamas and watch The Grand Tour while eating a pint of ice cream.

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Topics: Advice, How To, Tips

Seven Ways to Liven Up Your Home for the Holidays

Posted by Noel McCann on Dec 15, 2016 9:00:11 AM

Ah, the holidays! Tis the season for friends, family, and neighbors to appreciate all that we share. Whether we’re kicking back with colleagues or sipping some eggnog with our loved ones, what we all need is a time to unwind. The last thing we want is to be stressing about getting our furnished rentals ready for the holidays.

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Topics: Advice, How To, Tips

The Seven Best Laptops for Business Travel

Posted by Noel McCann on Nov 23, 2016 9:00:20 AM

Hitting the road on a business or consulting trip can be a brilliant experience.  However, you can totally crash and burn if you don’t prepare. You'll need to remember to pack light. You'll need to square away suitable lodgings, such as longer-term furnished rentals if you’re going to be away for a while. And then, to ensure all your business endeavors succeed and your boss loves you, you’ll need a proper laptop.

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Topics: How To, Tips

The Seven Deadly Sins for New Employees

Posted by Noel McCann on Nov 4, 2016 11:34:18 AM

Congratulations! You got yourself a great job with an awesome company! Now all you need to do is to avoid losing your job.

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Topics: Advice, Career, How To