If you have to travel for work for a few days, staying in a hotel isn’t so bad, but if you’re on an extended work trip or you’re relocating to a new city and need time to find a permanent house, a hotel simply isn’t feasible. The lack of community, minimal space, and existing on take-out get old quickly, plus the daily rates of a hotel are expensive. While you may not be in town long enough to rent a traditional apartment, a short-term corporate apartment may be the right option for you, blending the turnkey convenience of a hotel with the comfort of your own apartment. To make sure you have the most enjoyable experience, we’re sharing some tips on how to find the ideal temporary house for your next extended trip.
Location, Location, Location
Where you stay plays a major role in how much you enjoy your experience. Consider what you want your time in the area to be like. Most likely, you don’t want to worry about a long commute, or you’ll want to be near public transportation or even walking distance to where you’ll be working. Also, do you want to be near dining and city hot spots so you can easily grab a drink after work or meet new people? If you’re relocating with your family, do you need to find a short-term apartment in a particular school district? Look at the general location where you want to live and see if there are corporate apartments in the neighborhood.
Finding a Corporate Apartment Company with Flexibility
Working with a company that offers flexible terms means you can customize your experience. Some housing companies require a minimum stay of 60 days, others as short as 14 days. You’ll also want to consider flexibility in floor plans and available options to make sure you get the right apartment for your needs. For example, you don’t want to work with a company that only has studio apartments if you are relocating with your partner and kids and need two bedrooms.
Features & Amenities in a Corporate Apartment
You want your apartment to offer the comfort of home, but what does that look like for you? Make a list of “must-haves,” such as free wi-fi, a washer and dryer in each unit, and furnishings that include kitchen amenities and linens and rule out locations that don’t have what you absolutely must have. Then, have a list of “nice to have” amenities, like a pool, housekeeping services, and a dog park. If you’re debating between a few options, you can easily make the right choice when you have a list of exactly what you want available to refer to.
Read Reviews of Housing Companies
While reading the website and speaking with a customer service representative will give you the details and information, reading reviews from previous residents will tell you more about the experience. Look for comments about whether maintenance issues were taken care of quickly, the area was safe and well lit at night, and whether or not the staff listened to concerns. If you see a bad review, consider the date, whether the company responded, and if there is a trend of the same complaints before you completely rule out the company if everything else about them seems good.
Contact Us for Short-Term Housing in North Carolina
If you need a short-term rental while you’re traveling for work or you’re relocating, contact Corporate Accommodations for short-term housing options. We have a wide variety of temporary apartments available in several cities, including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Chapel Hill. To learn more about our short-term rentals, call us at 336-299-1312 or fill out the contact form below to get started.