Information You Need Before Selecting Corporate Housing in DC
How do you decide where you should make your home during your temporary business stay in the DC Metro area? What factors should you consider when selecting corporate housing? There's more to it than you might have considered, so we've laid out some of the factors you should take into account as you determine which corporate housing option is best for you.
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1. Location, Location, Location
It's an old real estate trope that location is the most important factor for people when they're searching for a home. This is true for corporate housing, too. You want to be close to the office, but you also want to be able to explore the city while you're there. Choosing an apartment that's close to the nearest DC Metro station is important, as is determining the apartment's Walk Score, which tells you how accessible such necessities as groceries, restaurants, and coffee are on foot. We have apartments available in a variety of neighborhoods in the DC Metro area, so you can choose which neighborhood best suits your needs.
2. Flexible Lease Options
When you're traveling for business, you're not looking for a traditional six- to twelve-month lease. You need the flexibility of a month-to-month lease, so you can take care of business and head home without the burden of being responsible for paying on a lease for an apartment that you're not using. Investigate carefully before you commit to any corporate housing company; you can get pricing information for our corporate housing here, whether you're an individual or a corporation.
3. Check the Amenities
Before you commit to a corporate housing option, take a moment and explore the amenities available to you there. We're not talking solely about the luxuries—things like maid service or swimming pools— but rather the things that make life easier. For example, does the apartment have a washer and dryer in the unit? Is the kitchen fully equipped—and we're not talking about a banged up pot and a half-melted spatula, but knives, measuring cups and spoons, and a full mixing bowl set as well as pots and pans? Is there a full linen package, including blankets, sheets, towels, and comforters? What about cable television? These are the things that can turn bleak corporate housing into a home away from home.
Another factor to consider is the utility bill; does the rent for the corporate housing option include all of the utilities, or are you responsible for handling the monthly electrical bill, water bill, gas bill, and phone bill? You'll be busy conducting business; you certainly don't want to have to worry about paying additional bills while you're far from home.
5. Premium Service
Living in an unknown city is challenging; it's helpful to have a team of people available to assist you no matter the challenge. A fully staffed front desk is key, as is an on-site maintenance staff. If you need help finding the nearest grocery store or if there's a leak in your shower, you're covered— 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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