Caring for a Seasonal Home in the Winter

Winters in New England can be harsh. Winter Storm “Nemo” & “Saturn” were our most recent examples, which dumped feet of snow over a vast portion of the region. Whether we have snow, ice, rain, wind or all of the above… winter weather can really take its toll on a property. That is why proper maintenance of a home throughout the winter months can go a long way in preventing smaller problems from growing into bigger, more expensive ones.

It can be extremely difficult for many seasonal home owners to personally check up on their property during the winter, especially those who don’t reside permanently in the region. This is where a property management company can provide an invaluable service. No matter how well prepared a home may be for winter conditions it is always wise to have someone checking up on it. Heavy snow buildup, fallen trees/limbs, and prolonged power outages are just a few conditions that can lead to problems. A property management company can identify potential setbacks and find a resolution before the problem occurs or be in the position to act before it gets worse. The little money you spend for preventative maintenance can ultimately save you in the long run.

Another way to ensure your seasonal home is maintained during the winter is to lease the property. Winter rentals are usually done at heavily discounted rates, and there are always seasonal tenants looking for a home. Having a tenant is the best way to keep tabs on your property and….you are making money to do it! 

How do you manage your seasonal property? Please leave your comments below!

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