Welcome to The Playroom
We've named our blog after the most joyful room in the house, because that's the feeling which best describes living in a Belong home. We'll be sharing tips, trends and stories from our community that capture the many ways in which we're making long-term renting a new way of life. One where all people Belong.
Sep 17, 2021How Do You Choose a Property Manager When the Rules Have Changed?
The world of property management has dramatically shifted, so whether you are making a change, or looking for someone to manage your property for the first time, you need to take the new landscape into account.
Written ByAdam on Sep 17, 2021
Sep 17, 2021Take the Stress out of Being a Landlord — By Not Being One, Part 2
Last month we began to explore the stresses that come with being a landlord and how Belong’s innovative approach to property management alleviated those issues. After getting through three, though, we started to stress ourselves out and we had to stop. Now that we’ve had some time to relax and decompress we feel up to getting back into the subject.
Written ByBelong on Sep 17, 2021
Sep 16, 2021The Way We Work
A snapshot on how we think about work at Belong.
Written ByFlora on Aug 20, 2021
Sep 16, 2021Announcing Belong’s Expansion to San Diego
Building off of our success in the Bay Area and Los Angeles and on the heels of our recent Seattle launch, today we’re excited to announce that Belong has expanded further south — hello, San Diego! We’re thrilled to bring our beloved rental experience and homeowner service to San Diego, and are particularly delighted to provide our solution to the many military members who call the area home.
Written ByBrett on Sep 15, 2021
Sep 16, 2021Putting a Price on Peace of Mind: What Property Managers Need to Know About Home Security
From mobile apps to motion sensors, there are many new smart home security products on the market — but are they worth the cost? How do you put a price on peace of mind?
Written ByBelong on Sep 15, 2021
Sep 15, 2021The Top 4 Dealbreakers For Renters — and how Homeowners Can Avoid Them
No house is perfect, but some imperfections matter more to residents than others: what are they, and how can homeowners address them preemptively? Belong has the experience to know what turns potential residents off, and is generous enough to share those insights!
Written ByBelong on Sep 15, 2021
Sep 15, 2021What Happens When You’re Actually Not What You Seem to Be? A Property Manager Shares an Identity Crisis
Belong is innovating property management - to the point where it breaks every norm and convention of the category. But people like to put even the freshest and most disruptive ideas into buckets. So what should we do?
Written ByAdam on Sep 15, 2021
Sep 1, 2021The Poetry of Home: Unexpected Haikus from a Property Manager
Belong has commissioned award-winning poet Sarah T. Jewell to write a series of haikus that capture – in the prescribed 5-7-5 syllable count – the range of emotions we feel when we are safe at home.
Written ByAdam on Sep 1, 2021
Sep 1, 2021Here's What Happened When Two Entrepreneurs Decided that Property Management Was Letting Homeowners Down
Read the story of two passionate entrepreneurs who decide to bring joy and delight to a world that was dreary and unsatisfactory – for millions of homeowners.
Written ByBelong on Sep 1, 2021