U.S. Rental Trends for 2022

The U.S. rental market continues to transition following the initial outbreak of the pandemic. The mass exodus from the expensive metropolitan cities in 2020, and people seeking larger spaces and more affordable monthly rents, caused an upheaval in the housing market. During that time, rental rates in traditionally expensive cities such as San Francisco, New York, and Boston drastically fell …

U.S. Rental Trends for 2021

The impact of the pandemic disrupted the rental market turning the most expensive and highly occupied cities into high vacancy locations experiencing rapid rent decreases. What can we expect in 2021? PorchLight prepared this report based on insights gathered through real estate investment firms, apartment data resources, rental and real estate sites and first-hand experience supporting renters, across North America, …

PorchLight Partners with OFX

PorchLight is proud to partner with OFX to assist our international transferees with global money transfer and payments. When you relocate across borders, the ability to transfer money and make global payments is critically important. Whether paying pre-arrival deposits, transferring money for large purchases, the question is how to manage these needs in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.  …

Key Performance Indicators for Destination Service Providers

Managing Mobility means managing the mobility needs of all relocating employees. Seems simple enough, right? When we asked mobility leaders the last time their renters had glowing service scores and key performance indicators around their home finding service, they paused. After some reflection, the consensus was they didn’t have good information regarding renters and their home finding experience. For decades, …

An industry challenge rarely talked about.

How many of your transferees secure leases as a result of the service your company authorizes? Jack Jampel of Stryker knows. He uses PorchLight, and the ROI is at his fingertips. With over 60% of transferees renting at their destination, this interview reveals the superior service PorchLight provides to renters moving anywhere throughout North America. Find out how measuring relocation …

Global-TV host Ed Cohen interviews Diane Ayres, President of PorchLight Rental & Destination Services.

Ed Cohen, founder of Global Business News and affiliated Relocation News talks with Diane Ayres of PorchLight Rental & Destination Services on the role and challenges PorchLight plays in relocation and moving in this COVID-19 environment. Find out what PorchLight is implementing for safe rental finding and virtual touring in this global pandemic. CLICK HERE to listen to the discussion. …

Service Update – Testimonial

What words would you use to describe PorchLight? D. Garcia, with Stryker chose: The PorchLight team has been nothing short of phenomenal in aiding me to find a great rental unit that suited my needs. The rental agent I specifically worked with, Mariam, based in the San Jose, CA region, was such a great help and extremely flexible with me …

Service Update – Lifestyle Matching

Relocation shouldn’t hamper your employee’s hobbies and lifestyle.   As an employer, do you want your newly relocated employees to be happy in their new location? Studies show that an employee’s happiness in their new location leads to retention and higher productivity. Helping employees fully replicate a lifestyle they enjoy is key to that happiness. PorchLight’s specialization in rental finding …

Service Update

Is PorchLight an Essential Service? According to our customers, the answer is YES! PorchLight customers continue to benefit from our professional network of area experts guiding and advising them on the new destination. Technology is helpful but nothing replaces credible, interactive dialogue with PorchLight’s veteran destination agents offering the local insights needed to make wise decisions about where to live. …

PorchLight Service Update

Transferees rely on PorchLight’s professional resources to protect them from rental scams. For weeks, we’ve shared success stories about PorchLight’s virtual rental tours throughout the U.S. Transferees continue to enjoy virtual rental finding through PorchLight’s professional and exceptional rental agent network. Since the Covid-19 lock-down, renters have been conducting their own online rental searches and often run-up against limited housing …