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 …

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 …

Things to Consider to Avoid Rental Scams

By: Laurie Benazic New York City consistently ranks in the top ten safest large cities in the nation. It’s a unique and amazing place to live, now more than ever. New York’s real estate market is as unique as its streets, but prospective renters should do their homework before securing a lease, according to a recent article, because rental scammers …

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 …

It’s Time To Get Organized! 6 Tips for First-Time Renters

After months of searching for a rental, you have finally found the perfect home. The monthly rent is within your budget, it’s located in a safe neighborhood and the amenities offered are everything you wanted. Then comes moving day and it’s time to unpack your belongings. Suddenly, you realize there might not be as much space as you thought there was. …

What to Bring To Submit a Rental Application

You’ve traveled far to look for your new rental and it’s time to submit your application, so make sure you have all the documentation you need in advance to make the process easier! These are things you should have prepared in a file or safe place to have at your fingertips when completing a rental application. Landlords and property management …

My Good Decision—Using a Rental Finding Service Company

This was submitted by someone who recently used PorchLight for their rental finding. We appreciate the feedback. We know that this is the case in many areas across the country, but it’s always nice to hear the happy endings from our customers! Renting a home is stressful enough. Renting a home in a completely new state, one you’ve only visited …

Why Should You Come Prepared When Searching For A Rental?

Perhaps the biggest reason to come prepared when it is time to submit an application for a rental in today’s market is because there is a very low vacancy rate of 6.80%. This is the lowest vacancy rate dating back as far as 20 years. It also explains why rental rates continue to climb nationally; the demand is far greater …