Renter Resources

PorchLight Partners with CreditStacks - Every professional moving to the U.S. faces the credit paradox: No matter how much a person earns or how stellar of a track-record he or she... Read More
Packing, Moving and Relocating 4 Ways to Make it Easier - Moving to a new home, as we all probably already know, is never an easy step. With so many things you need to get done, it is easy to almost give up on the whole process altogether... Read More
Zip Pet Resume Meet Zip! A Special Dog Preparing for Moving Day! - Zip is an important part of the family… Just like your pet is! This family can’t fathom a move without their loveable dog, Zip and I bet you can’t imagine your family without your pet. Moving with pets is another layer in the relocation process that can create even more challenges. Rental options can be limited and some breeds are ...
avoid rental scams Rental Scams on the Rise – How to Ensure Your Safety and Protection - Googling rental scams, hundreds of postings appear and the top 10 articles today have the FBI, local police forces, and news stations warning renters that rental scams are on the rise. In 2016, CBS Baltimore reported, “Last year, more than 200 Marylanders were ripped off at a total cost of about $650,000. Nationally, scammers cost victims more than $40 million ...
How to Smoothly Rent and Relocate With a Pet - If you’re relocating with a family, the stress of finding an area for not only yourself but your spouse and/or kids can be enough to make the process frustrating. But when you need to relocate with a pet as well, the amount of rental homes available can drop, your travel plans can become complicated and you may need to re-evaluate ...
What’s included in your rental finding services? - A major part of our service is the rental tour, as this is what paves the way for success. But, there’s a lot that happens before and after the rental tour that can make all the difference for a transferee… Comprehensive…Consistent…Measurement of Success. For more information on what is included in a Candidate / Area Tour click here. To learn ...
Moving Teens on Phone Resiliency & Attitude -5 Keys to Success When Moving with Children - PorchLight recently attended the Mid-West Relocation Conference held in Chicago, IL. It is a great show where industry leaders come together to learn from each other, share ideas and network. However, one session was just a little more special than the others. Scholarships were awarded to two high school students in the Greater Chicago area who were in attendance and ...
Things for You to Consider During Your Rental Finding Visit - You know you want to secure a rental home, so if you’re working with a real estate agent to do so, or thinking of hiring one, consider what else you’d like to accomplish during your visit? After finding a home, what is important to you and your family about your new community? The real estate agents or Rental Experts that ...
Common Renter Concerns And Helpful Solutions - When on the search for a rental, the last thing on your mind is all the little things you may not be thinking of. During the rental and relocation assistance process, we’ve solved many issues that may come up. PorchLight Rental brings light to the 5 most common challenges renters are running into.
Rental Expert What Happens Before Your Rental Tour? - You got the job! And now you are relocating. You’ve been approved for your rental tour and have a trip scheduled to visit your new city. You’ve had lots of leg work to get to this point: interviews, offer letters, relocation packages to review, travel plans and more! You know what you had to go through, but let’s stop for ...