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.

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Two staff members who work at Belong have a meeting in their office

May 12, 2021

Belong Meetings Manifesto | Working at Belong

How and why Belong introduced a company wide policy of two days meeting-free and how to structure all necessary meetings to boost productivity and reduce costs.

Belong

Written By

Ale on May 12, 2021

A single family rental home in America with a sign in the front yard

May 12, 2021

5 Invaluable Rules for Being a Landlord But Not a Jerk

Landlords have been painted as money hungry monsters keeping people from homeownership. Here's why we don't accept this crushing stereotype: people like you.

Property Management

Written By

Adam on May 12, 2021

A Belong employee working in the Belong headquaters office, on a Mac computer

Apr 30, 2021

You ARE the startup type: Thoughts about choosing your post-grad path

When thinking about choosing your post-grad path, here's some advice on why you should consider working for a startup and why it may suit more than you think.

Belong

Written By

Flora on Apr 30, 2021

Busy restaurant depicting hospitality service, the inspiration behind changing property management services

Apr 28, 2021

Rejecting The Unfriendly Norms of Property Management

Find out how Belong is using the hospitality experiences of restaurants, hotels, and even Ferrari to transform traditional property management for everyone.

Belong

Written By

Adam on Apr 28, 2021

A home with a sign out the front that displays an upward-heading arrow, signifying growth. Learn how to be an ethical landlord with six tips.

Mar 24, 2021

How to Be an Ethical Landlord

Not all landlords are money-hungry monsters, pushing up house prices. Here are 6 tips on how to become an ethical landlord when renting out your home.

Property Management

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Belong on Mar 24, 2021

A Belong team member inspects a home to prepare it for the rental market, as a unique alternative to property management services

Mar 24, 2021

What are Property Management Services? How is Belong Different?

Property management services make it easier for rental property owners to make a passive income - Belong takes that to a whole new level

Property Management

Written By

Belong on Mar 24, 2021

Frustrated couple discussing paperwork with their property manager

Mar 22, 2021

How to Deal with a Bad Property Management Company

Working with a bad property management company is risky and can lead to serious issues. Learn how to deal with a poorly run company and what red flags to look for.

Property Management

Written By

Belong on Mar 22, 2021

A property manager in a business suit and purple shirt holds a model of a home in one hand and calculates fees with the other. Learn more about property management fees and how much property managers charge.

Mar 22, 2021

Property Management Fees: How Much Do Property Managers Charge?

How much do property managers charge? And how do these fees compare to Belong's alternative full-service experience for rental property homeowners?

Property Management

Written By

Belong on Mar 22, 2021

Mosaic image of Belong Home's success in raising $40M Capital expansion

Mar 9, 2021

Announcing Belong's $5M Series Seed, $10M Series A and $40M Series B from a16z, GGV and Battery Ventures

We are announcing a $5M Series Seed led by Jeff Jordan at a16z, a $10M Series A led by Jeff Richards at GGV Capital

Belong

Written By

Ale, Owen & Tyler on Mar 9, 2021

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