The pandemic has brought about changes to the housing market across our nation and we have definitely felt it locally. For the month of July, the change in the number of units sold in Frederick
Get Your Home Ready For Vacation
Dated: June 20 2018
Summertime = Vacation!
While you are enjoying your summer trip to the beach, make sure your home is prepared to get along without you. Taking care of a few items prior to leaving will make your return that much sweeter. Here is our checklist of tasks to make your home vacation ready.
Contact information – Leave your contact and travel info with a neighbor or a friend while away.
Get Pets Ready – Reserve a spot at the kennel or hire a pet sitter.
Thermostat – Turn the temperature up to save on your electric bill.
Unplug electronics and small appliances.
Water – Turn off the water at the main shut off valve.
Lights – Set a timer on a light while you are away. Think about installing a motion activated light by garage or front door.
Trash – Don’t forget to take out the trash so it smells good in the house when you return.
Lawn Maintenance – If you are going away for a while hire a lawn service to mow the lawn or trim bushes. This will make it look like you are home.
Car – Park your car in the garage if you have one.
Mail and Newspaper – Temporarily stop these or have a neighbor pick them up for you.
Doors and Spare Keys – Make sure doors are locked and spare keys are inside while away.
Social Media – Don’t announce that you are going on vacation. Wait to post vacation pictures until you return.
Leave a clean house – Vacuum, change your sheets and clean. When you return you will be happy that your only chore is laundry!
If you do all this, you can worry free while away. In addition, upon returning, you will remember why you love being home – even if home isn’t at the beach!
With more than 10 years of real estate-specific experience, Kristen Carey is both a licensed Realtor and the Marketing Manager of Welcome Home Realty Group. As Marketing Manager, she is dedicated to p....