Going overseas for a short period whether you have been temporally transferred by your company or you are going to visit an overseas mechanical/electrical product expo or similar can make selecting your accommodation tricky. First of all, you need a good realtor where you presently reside or contact one directly near where you are going to stay to see what sort of corporate housing is available in the region. Depending on your line of work you may also need certain facilities at the location and of course, it all depends on how long you stay is and how comfortable you wish to be. It may well pay you to contact a realtor directly or simply look for a corporate housing establishment on the internet.
There are certain criteria which you must check up on firstly. After selecting the method of looking for a place to stay, you need to see what the area has to offer. Once you have established that there are quite a few places that attract you and are suitable for your purpose, you need to be sure of a few things. It would be no good hiring a place that has a bad reputation for services for example. You need to ask a lot of questions especially if you have not been to that area before.
Looking at a certain place that would suit you ideally, you would need to look at the comments left by previous occupants, like services, facilities, what conveniences are available in the immediate area, how payments can be made and, can you increase your stay if you need to. Going to a conference for example would have definite dates so that could be an easier place to find. However, if you are on a temporary overseas assignment only, you might consider the fact that these things have a have a habit of being extended and the last thing you need to do is to have to relocate for a week or two or maybe a month before returning home. Relocating overseas or wherever you are staying on a temporary basis has its problems. You might have to move further away from where you want to be. Can you extend your stay if needed?
Try to make sure that it is in close proximity to the place where you need to be or work. If it is not that close then, what transport is available in the immediate area? viz. busses, underground rail transit systems etc. in that locale. It may be better to stay in the area that you prefer or that suits your pocket and commute to your destination. Corporate housing is always available but there are important criteria to be considered first. If for example, there are a few colleagues who are travelling to nearby work places, consider sharing an apartment. This works out considerably in your favor as you share all the costs. It may also enable you to upgrade the type of rented accommodation. If you do work for a company that offers temporary overseas assignments or training there may be colleagues who are traveling close by so the sharing is possible. Think on these things before making a decision.