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December 14, 2011


Make Finding the Right Rental Quick and Easy by Learning the Differences Between Signature, Custom and Basic Furnished Rentals

by AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing

There are a plethora of Corporate Housing companies in the United States to choose from, but knowing what to expect with the different types of levels of corporate rentals will make your decision-making that much easier. Here’s a run-down of the differences between Signature, Custom and Basic furnished rentals:

  • Signature Properties: A Signature Property is a fully furnished corporate housing rental generally offered by qualified Property Management companies. These properties typically will include absolutely everything needed to provide you, the guest, with the best and most convenient stay possible. All you will need is your suitcase and/or personal belongings and voila! you are all set to move in. Included in these units are: all housewares, all linens and towels, all furniture, all appliances, electronics (TVs, DVD players, stereo, alarm clock, etc. – computers are typically NOT included, so guests will need to bring their own; however, wireless high-speed internet, expanded basic cable, and unlimited domestic long distance are included in this all-inclusive corporate housing rental property. Remember, these units tend to be higher in price because the price encompasses everything – therefore they are reserved for business travelers requiring a higher end traveling experience.
  • Custom Properties: These properties are “custom-built” to what the guest requires. Some corporate clients will not want a land line in the unit because they will have their cell phones in hand. Others will not need housewares but will want the unit to have all the furniture, electronics, linens, and towels. Some may want just the furniture. Letting the corporate housing company know of your individualized needs will allow them to customize your unit and price tag accordingly.
  • Basic Properties: Basic units are offered for bootstrapping business travelers on a budget. These units generally do not provide all of the amenities as a Signature or Custom property and often don’t even have Internet, cable, or phone service. These units can still be furnished and sometimes still include housewares, linens, and towels, though the quality of the furnishings and the units will not be as nice as Signature properties.

Prices will vary depending on the type, size and location of the furnished rental and individual requests. A Basic property price ranges from $1100-$1400; Custom rentals vary depending on what the individual wishes to have in his/her rental unit; and Signature units typically average between $1600-$5500 per month. Most companies do not list their pricing online, so follow-up with a company’s leasing agents to determine specific pricing and availability.

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