Denver, CO — Oct. 3, 2012 — To improve the experience of the thousands of corporate housing landlords who are members of CorporateHousingbyOwner.com (CHBO®), an online marketplace connecting individual property owners offering short-term rentals with potential tenants around the world, CHBO today announces partnerships with Travel Guard® and PayPros®.
Through its partnership with Travel Guard®, a leading national travel insurance provider, CHBO® enables its members to offer Accidental Rental Damage Insurance and Travel Insurance to their tenants.
“The opportunity to offer insurance is a win-win for our members and their tenants. Tenants win because they don’t have to pay a costly security deposit if they opt for Accidental Rental Damage Insurance, and our CHBO® members win because they know their property is fully protected from accidental damage during a renter’s stay,” says Kimberly Smith, CHBO® co-founder and CEO of CHBO. “Plus, ARDI offers a great alternative to companies that cannot afford to tie up cash in security deposits.”
Smith adds, “Also, by offering travel insurance, CHBO® members can help protect their tenants from fees incurred due to trip cancellation, delays or other interruptions, which can be costly to both the renter and the landlord.”
Through its partnership with PayPros®, a payment solutions and services provider, CHBO® has empowered its members to easily accept credit card payments and eChecks from tenants.
“Our partnership with PayPros® enables temporary housing landlords to enhance their professionalism by taking payments for bookings and deposits over the phone. It also means landlords can have the funds accessible immediately, improving their cash flow and saving them time,” says Smith. “Plus, we know business travelers who stay in furnished apartments prefer to pay using their credit cards, so they appreciate this value-added capability too.”