- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
At Belong, we take the management of your home very seriously. We focus on serving homeowners who truly care about the home they are renting out. Just like you. We offer two distinct programs for homeowners. Guaranteed and Upfront. With Belong Guaranteed you: 1. Sign, hand us the keys, and we'll get to work. Our homes have 66% less vacancy on average 2. You are guaranteed to get rent every month once we find someone to love your home 3. Pay 8% management fee. 1/2 month placement fee. With Belong Upfront you: 1. Sign, hand us the keys, and we'll get to work. Our homes have 66% less vacancy on average 2. Get a full year of rent upfront as soon we find someone who loves your home. 3. Pay 16.99% management fee. 1/2 month placement fee. Some may call this property management. We call it Belong.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
1. The Visit: We'll get to know each other and perform a complimentary inspection of your home. During this, we will capture a few key data points to power our pricing and recommendations. 2. The Recommendations: Leave nothing on the table. Based on our visit and market data, we'll make recommendations around pricing and improvements that maximize the long term value of your home. 3. The Prep'n'Shoot: We'll make your home sparkle with our best-in-class multimedia shoot. This will attract the best residents. 4. The Broadcast: With the power of our network, your home is seen everywhere. We'll cast a wide net, screen every application thoroughly, and do personal interviews with the best candidates to find the perfect fit.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
We are a team of experienced professionals backed by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and the former CFO of Blackstone, one of the world's largest private equity firms. Our founders are MIT and Stanford graduates. One of our distinctive offerings is the Belong Pros. They are full-time maintenance technicians that take care of your home at the click of a button. We provide ongoing training and development for our Belong Pro team. This includes technical skills and customer support. Our Belong Pro screening process: - Rigorous application process: includes technical exams, onsite interviews, and on the job assessments - Vetted for quality and reputation: we only accept seasoned maintenance technicians, and conduct background checks, criminal record checks, and drug screenings. - World Class Customer Experience: veterans in customer-facing experience and ongoing training and development. Belong is a licensed Real Estate Broker, California Department of Real Estate license #02082345.