As a travelling nurse or medical professional you are away from home quite often and usually for long periods of time. If you move to a new location every thirteen weeks or even a just a couple of times per year you know that there are many steps and costs involved in securing clean, safe, and cost effective temporary furnished housing solutions. If you are a housing coordinator at a travel nurse housing company, you know as well that it takes a lot of time, money and effort to accomplish the 60+ steps for each and every furnished apartment you set up. By partnering with a professional temporary housing company whether you are required to find housing on your own as an individual or you do this for a company, you can save the time, effort, money, and headaches involved.
As an introduction I will briefly list each item and the number of steps involved and over the next several weeks I will discuss in great detail the steps/costs for each and show you how using a professional company like Travel-Nurse-Housing.com can save you 25-50% on the costs of doing it yourself, not to mention the valuable hours you will save by making one phone call and trusting the experts to do it for you.
[pullquote] If you move to a new location every thirteen weeks or even a just a couple of times per year you know that there are many steps and costs involved in securing clean, safe, and cost effective temporary furnished housing solutions.[/pullquote]
The Apartment – There are 16 steps involved just in locating and securing an apartment that will rent to you on a short term basis…many apartments will not even consider leases less than six months.
The phone, cable, internet, water and gas companies each have five steps involved and usually deposits or connection fees associated with each one…these combine for 25 individual steps.
The furniture and house wares rental involves at least ten steps between them and you will pay much higher rates than a professional furnished housing company. This increases your costs significantly.
You will also need to rent a washer and dryer should they not be included in the apartments, adding an additional five steps to your process. And what about maid service if you choose to have that included? You will have to find a reputable company at a reasonable price adding another five steps and several phone calls.
As you can briefly see, when you really break it down, you have 60+ steps involved in setting up quality temporary furnished housing. These steps take a lot of time that you probably don’t have while you are worried about getting to your next travel nursing assignment. By securing a relationship with a travel nurse housing company that does this every day, you will be relieved of the headaches as well as the financial burdens associated with doing it alone. For housing coordinators, your life will be much easier as well by making one phone call instead of potentially hundreds for each new location you need.
Dan Gorman is a Certified Corporate Housing Professional member and an expert in the field of furnished housing for traveling nurses. Please visit www.travel-nurse-housing.com for more information about travel nurse housing solutions and locations or email at Dan@travel-nurse-housing.com.