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 …

Relocating with Kids over Holidays

Relocating With Kids During the Holidays

Relocating can be stressful during any part of the year. Yet, during the holidays the new year and even birthdays with kids, it seems a bit more daunting. Even though the holidays are over, this post may give you some insight on how to handle relocation int he future during sensitive times of the year. When there are children relocating …

Our Most Common Transferee Questions

I’m coming soon on my home-finding trip. How much can I get done if I only have one day of approved touring? Unfortunately, there is no way to answer this, generally. Every situation is different and each landlord’s preferences will be unique to the property and owner. It shouldn’t be a surprise, if you own a dog that’s listed on …

Ideas to Help when Relocating with Children

It’s no deep dark secret that relocating is stressful. As the one relocating, you have to worry about finding a new home, getting acclimated to your new surroundings and getting used to a new job in a sense. Your significant other may even have to worry about finding new employment in your new city. There are obvious concerns moving forward …

Finding a Rental with Poor Credit

Going about overcoming a poor credit history is not unlike finding a job. You need to have a well prepared “resume” with references and overcome the landlord’s concern that you won’t pay your rent on time or possibly at all. If you are interested in a rental listed directly by the landlord, your credit rating may never rise above the …

Facing a Merger or Acquisition? Don’t Let It Make You Miserable

HR and a company’s relocation strategy play a monumental role in not only the successful transition for the employees involved, but also in the fundamental and financial success of the merger or acquisition. Mergers and acquisitions can be a scary and stressful time for all involved. Employees hear the rumors, wonder if they will lose their jobs, and fear the …

PorchLight’s Mission Is to Assist with Destination Services

Welcome to PorchLight! At PorchLight, our mission is…. “To artfully balance the management of relocation policy with the actual needs of the Transferee, nationally.” Having served the destination service and rental finding niche since 2003, we know first hand the following challenges: How does a company facilitate destination services and rental finding on a national basis, easily and effectively, if …

The Reasons Why A Rental Tour Makes Sense

We are commonly asked how our services work at PorchLight. We’re proud to share a video that will give you a great snapshot of how our service works and some of the reasons why a rental tour with a well vetted expert is the answer in today’s market. Inventory is low and rent prices are at all-time highs. It makes …

Rental Tour Experience

A Rental Tour Experience

Securing a rental anywhere is extremely stressful. There are many components that go into finding a new home and trusting the experts in the area to lead you the right way. There are questions you need to ask, things you need to be aware of, and papers that will eventually need signed. And from my experience, that is why working …