Property Manager When Buying Your Crested Butte Home
Who looks after your second home in Crested Butte when you are not there? It is wise to hire a property manager, especially with a single-family home. Having a property manager is like skiing on a fresh groomed trail…
Some condos already have property managers on hand who will take care of many of these services. You usually pay for these through your HOA fees.
A property manager is also very helpful if you plan to use your Crested Butte home as a short-term rental when you are not there (so when the toilet stops working your renters know who to call).
Some think hiring a property manager is too expensive but consider all of the things they can do for you that you simply cannot. Either way, I suggest you consider hiring a property manager when buying your Crested Butte home.
What a Property Manager Can Do For You
You may not be familiar with all of the things a property manager does and maybe you think it seems unnecessary. A quality property manager can put your mind at ease when you are thousands of miles from your home. There is a long list of tasks that a property manager can do for you. For example, a walk-through of your home once a week, adjust the temperature in the home and receive packages sent to that address.
They can also coordinate subcontractors such as a plumber, HVAC, appliance repair, hot tub servicing and minor or major remodeling.
It is common that your Crested Butte Property Manager will arrange for services like landscaping, maid service, and snow removal in the winter time. Additionally they can organize airport pick-up, or transport your vehicle to the airport awaiting your arrival. A property manager can also be a good resource in choosing local service providers. These are the many reasons you might consider a property manager when buying your Crested Butte home.
Using Sensors and Security Cameras
Some buyers believe they don’t need a property manager because nowadays you can monitor almost everything with technology. There are sensors you can put in your home and tie into security systems that allow you (and/or your property manager) to receive notifications on your smartphone or computer. These alert you when temperatures drop, or moisture levels rise to dangerous levels in or around your home.
Exterior webcams and drop cams are also inexpensive and can be helpful to allow you to see what is going on outside your home. Interior cameras or cameras pointed at exterior hot tubs are probably not a good idea if there will be guests or renters in your home, as you will likely be violating “Peeping Tom” laws.
However, if you don’t have a property manager and an issue does arise will you have to travel to Crested Butte yourself to resolve problems? Perhaps this is an option for you, but for many people it can be very inconvenient. In such cases it can very helpful to have hired a property manager when buying your Crested Butte home.
Property Manager When Buying Your Crested Butte Home Final Thoughts
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