2nd Address Now Open for Business in the DC Metro Area
2nd Address is driven to bring today’s housing market to newer and more sustainable heights by connecting people to premium furnished units for rent and by empowering the average American to get the most value out of their assets.
As such, we’re excited to announce that 2nd Address has expanded into the Washington, DC metro area. This means that we’ll be providing DC with easier, faster, and more secure rental experiences for travelers and residents of all kinds.
Why We Did It
Businesses and startups have been flocking to the Metro in recent years, with Amazon’s HQ2 proving a notable addition to the Crystal City landscape. DC is a rising hub for high technology and innovation—and with that rise comes a flock of businessmen, investors, and professionals owners looking for a cozy and practical place to stay.
Couple this with the fact that affordable housing is becoming increasingly more difficult to find, and you can see why we thought that now is the best time to take advantage of the growing market, and provide good people with more options.
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By opening our doors to new stakeholders, we invite all DC locals to join our network of hosts. We’re ready to assist landlords in hosting visitors and capitalize on the growing demand for corporate housing. For anyone interested in helping us provide a convenient and unique hosting experience for the residents and visitors of DC, here are the steps to listing a unit with us.
2nd Address is more than ready to serve everyone in the Washington DC Metro Area. Be sure to keep checking our website for more updates on our upcoming expansion, as well as for stories and testimonies from our database of hosts.
How You Can List with 2nd Address
Enter Your Listing Details
The first order of business after setting up an account at 2nd Address is to populate your listing with important details. List down everything your guests would want to know about an extended stay at your home or unit:
Do you provide parking?
What furnishings and amenities do you offer?
What are your policies on visitors?
Is your unit close to any of the buzzing techhubs in the Metro Area?
2. Upload Eye-Catching Photos
The most effective way to get a prospective tenant’s attention is by listing clear and effective pictures of your rental space. We highly encourage users to take photos that accurately depict the size, ambiance, and furnishings of their units.
We take pride in making the most out of what technology has to offer, which is why our platform supports both video tours and 360º photography.
3. Set Your Rates and Availability
The last step is to set a price on your rental unit, and the parameters for how long your guests will be allowed to stay. Obviously these numbers vary depending on your needs, but you’ll find that 2nd Address has considerations for most cases (ex. the option to list only monthly stays).
Great things are in the works, and only time will tell what cities we’ll be expanding to next. For now, it’s time to take advantage of the commercial boom in Washington, DC.
If you’re a resident or traveler looking to book an extended stay, visit our website and have a look at the dozens of units now available for booking.
Those interested in becoming hosts can visit the 2nd Address blog to read up on hosting with us or get ahead of the best practices when preparing rental units for extended stay bookings.