Crested Butte Second Home Property Managers
Most Crested Butte area second homeowners have a property manager who will watch over their home when they are not there. Property managers can be a part of your “second home team” be your eyes and ears in your home when you are away, and can do what you ask them to do.
At a minimum, a property manager will check on your second home once a week, coordinate scheduled maintenance and service providers (hot tub cleaning, snow removal, appliance repairs, etc.), and they may also provide concierge-type services like delivering a vehicle to the airport, or buying groceries for you prior to your arrival so you can enjoy your time at your Crested Butte second home.
In addition, a property manager will inform you of the things that need to be done that you might not be aware of. If you’re from a warm climate, you might not consider that cold temperatures can result in frozen and burst pipes, an expensive inconvenience that is part of the commonsense knowledge of people who live in mountain towns like Crested Butte.
Will you be renting your Crested Butte home when you are not using it? Many people are able to generate some rental income that helps them justify a larger home up front and cover the fixed cost of ownership. However, renting your home will come with some conflicts as to when you will use it, and when you will put it out for rental. Property Managers and Property Rental Companies can take the hassle out of you renting your home from far away. You probably do not want the phone call that the toilet does not work, the renters are locked-out, or the decks need to be shoveled… having local resources can be a great benefit and add peace of mind.
The peak rental weeks may also be the times you will want to vacation in your home, but can also be the time when you can generate the highest rates for rental income. Whether you use a property rental company or VRBO.com check the local ordinances, as some towns have implemented a ban on vacation rental by owner in certain areas, and this has been a topic of debate recently in downtown Crested Butte.
Like every business category, there are some very good people and businesses that I would recommend – contact me if you are considering your Crested Butte area options regarding Crested Butte property managers and your second home.
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