Homesuite Blog - Monthly Furnished Housing

Networking and Career Development for Corporate Travel Managers

Posted by Jon F. on Aug 11, 2017 10:20:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Career

Google's Corporate Housing Evolution

Posted by Jon F. on Aug 10, 2017 8:05:00 AM

 

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Topics: corporate housing

Business Stay Approved Program Now Live in All Markets

Posted by Jon F. on Aug 2, 2017 8:29:00 AM

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.

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Topics: business travel, corporate housing, Property Spotlight

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

Your Shot to Stay In One of San Francisco's Painted Ladies!

Posted by Jon F. on Jul 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

 

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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. 

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Topics: Property Spotlight

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

Heads up! Homesuite Messaging Coming Soon

Posted by HomeSuite on Jul 6, 2017 5:44:59 PM

We’re introducing a new way to communicate with interested tenants on Homesuite beginning next Wednesday, July 12th.  The new feature is called Homesuite Messaging.  We will follow up next week with more information on how to take advantage of the feature. In the meantime, here’s what you can look forward to:

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Topics: Landlords, partners, NEWS

Introducing Business Stay Approved Program For Business Travel Housing

Posted by Jon F. on Jun 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: business travel, corporate housing, furnished apartment

California Furnished Apartments Listing/Booking Growth

Posted by Jon F. on Jun 23, 2017 1:35:21 PM

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Topics: corporate housing, furnished apartment, Landlords

How To Get Permission From a HOA To Create Corporate Housing

Posted by Jon F. on Jun 9, 2017 7:37:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Advice, Landlords