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Upkeep on a Vacation Home from Far Away

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If you’re fortunate enough to own a vacation home, which your family uses for your family getaways, you may be interested in learning how to organize upkeep of your vacation property, from your home base.

3 Ways to ensure that your vacation property is well taken care of:

  1. Employ local caretakers in order to keep your vacation home clean and tidy

The last thing you want to do is arrive at your vacation property for a getaway to find that it’s full of dust and moth balls. A great way to ensure that your vacation home stays spic and span is to employ a local cleaner to visit your vacation property on a weekly basis. As a bonus, as you home will be vacant, your cleaner should be able to clean your property within an hour. So you’ll only have to pay your cleaner for an hour of labor.

If your vacation property has a backyard or a pool, you may also want to consider hiring a gardener to visit your property on a monthly basis.

Lastly, it’s well worth having the number of a repairman or handyman on file as if one of your caretakers informs you that your house needs an urgent repair, you’ll be able to get the issue sorted asap.

  1. Invest in a keyless entry system

Investing in a keyless entry system is wise as it will allow you to give certain individuals such as friends and local caretakers entry to your vacation property. Without having to leave a spare key underneath a pot plant. If you’re on a budget, you can pick up a basic touchpad model for around $100. To allow an individual to enter your vacation home, you’ll just have to give them a code.

If you’re concerned that giving your home’s key code to a stranger, isn’t a wise idea you also have the option of investing in a wireless system, which will allow you to change your key code from your smart phone. With a wireless system, you’ll be able to change your key code, as often as you’d like. Just be aware that most wireless systems incur a monthly service charge of $10 to $15.

  1. Encourage your friends and family members to use your vacation property, when it’s not in use

If your property is vacant for several months, no one will be able to check that your water and electricity is still running. One way to ensure that your vacation property remains in perfect working order is to encourage your close friends and family members to visit your vacation property, when it’s not in use. After all who isn’t interested in staying at Exceptional Villas and vacation properties.

As an added bonus, your guests will be able to clear any junk mail from your property and will discourage thieves from targeting your property. After all, it’s not unusual for thieves to target properties that appear vacant.

So if you’re the proud owner of a much loved vacation home it’s well worth following the 3 tips listed above. Ensure to employ local caretakers, invest in a keyless entry system and encourage your friends and family members to stay in your property when it’s vacant.

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