Caring for Your Summit County Vacation Home

Your Summit County vacation home is not only one of your most valuable possessions, it’s also likely one of your most beloved. Security and inspections are key factors for your peace of mind, even if you live just an hour away in the Front Range. You know as well as we do how often I-70 or 285 can be closed year round, especially during the winter months.

In-town personnel is essential in our high-altitude environment and resort-minded culture.  Because our staff lives and works here, we know the toll our climate has on our homes, what to look out for, and what preventative measures need to be taken.  A vacation home in Summit County is subject to damage from ice and snow, wildlife, squatters, freezing temps, and neighboring rental guests. Security cameras are wonderful, but if you don’t have someone nearby to act quickly in response to unwanted activity captured by your camera, the main result will be increased anxiety. 

While guests, cleaners, and vendors are in and out of your home, they cannot be relied upon to ensure your home is locked with all windows and doors secured.  Typically, cleaners are the first ones in the home following guest departure, but quite often they have multiple homes to clean in one day on a tight timeline.  A post-clean inspection with a fresh set of eyes that are intimately familiar with your home is crucial for noticing anything amiss as well as checking every single window and door. We believe that post-stay inspections are one of the most critical areas in maintaining meticulous care of your home. 

Having someone who knows your home well enables them to recognize damage or missing items. Not all property management companies does pre-arrival or post-departure inspections.

If your second home is not occupied by your family or rental guests on a regular basis, you need someone to go in and flush toilets, turn faucets on and off, inspect crawl spaces and boiler rooms, and run appliances like the dishwasher to protect the seals (just as one example). Luxe Vacation Rental loves the properties in our care as much as we love our own homes. We are fiercely protective of our client’s property. Providing your home with TLC provides us enormous satisfaction.

For more homeowner tips, please see Tips for Choosing a Property ManagerGuest Management, and Marketing Your Vacation Home.

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