This partnership enables travelers who visit Second Porch to use an innovative combination of public and 'social search' to find vacation rental homes in major cities across the U.S. and Canada
Portland, Oregon, and Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 13, 2010
Second Porch and CorporateHousingByOwner.com (CHBO) today announce a partnership to distribute and enable thousands of furnished rental property listings from CHBO to be seen and accessible via Second Porch’s integrated Facebook application and social marketplace.
Second Porch enables travelers to rent and recommend vacation homes with friends, and friends of friends, on Facebook. CHBO connects individuals offering furnished rentals with tenants in need of short-term, furnished housing. This partnership allows thousands of furnished vacation and corporate rental properties listed on CHBO to also be accessible through the Second Porch Facebook application.
“This partnership enables travelers who visit Second Porch to use an innovative combination of public and 'social search' to find vacation rental homes in major cities across the U.S. and Canada,” says Brent Hieggelke, president of Second Porch. “We are finding that more individuals demand to stay in a furnished home versus an impersonal hotel during their travels and the most comfortable way to source the perfect home is through your trusted network of friends.”
The listings from CHBO will also be “socially-enabled” by Second Porch, enabling friends to “fan, comment and recommend” the homes to keep track of favorites as well as easily share interesting listings with their Facebook friends.
“Our customers constantly turn to us to help them identify innovative ways to market their corporate rental properties. Our partnership with Second Porch gives our customers the opportunity to take advantage of the broad set of Second Porch social awareness tools so they can share their properties with their extended social networks and find a new channel of potential tenants,” says Kimberly Smith, founder of CHBO.
About Second Porch Inc.
Second Porch is a new social vacation home marketplace, including the first Facebook application that helps vacation homeowners open up a new channel of guests, as well as overcome the biggest barriers to marketing their properties — the fear and hassle of renting to strangers. Second Porch also allows homeowners to discover other homeowners who are amenable to trading homes. Second Porch users can search for homes based on location, budget, recommendations, amenities, and—most importantly — their relationship to the owner or former guests. Second Porch is also the first vacation home portal that offers private visibility for homeowners who only want their friends to see their home listing. Second Porch's attractive, easy-to-use design allows owners to display property photos, amenities and home updates on their profile pages.
About Corporate Housing by Owner
Corporate Housing by Owner was founded in 2006 out of a need to connect private homeowners and real estate investors offering furnished, short-term rentals with corporate housing seekers such as traveling executives, relocated professionals, traveling nurses, actors, athletes and more. The company gives individual homeowners and investors tools to manage a corporate housing property themselves as well as helps them market their property to a mass audience turning to corporate housing to fulfill their housing needs.
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