Posted on January 18, 2021 By Mark Arbeit and CO
Vacation homes are popular investments since they can bring in extra income. But, have you ever thought about what you should do with a vacation home in a Jersey Shore neighborhood once the busy season is over? Here are some possibilities for homeowners to consider:
Enjoy the Winter Months Here
The winter months along the Jersey Shore have some great benefits. While you won’t get to do the beach experience, you can enjoy other attractions without having long waits during the busy season. Things like mini-golf and the Boardwalk aren’t usually as crowded during the off-season months.
Do Repairs and Upgrades
Since there are likely going to be blocks of days when the vacation home isn’t rented, you can use that time to do repairs and upgrades to the property. It might help for you to go through reviews of the property to see what people who have stayed there would like to see or what they’ve noted might need to be fixed or updated.
Take Inventory and Replenish Items
Things that come with the home might have gone missing over the busy months. Now is an excellent time to take an inventory of what’s in the house. For example, if there are only six beach towels but you advertise the home accommodates ten people, you’d need to add at least four more beach towels to the home. Check pots, pans, bedding, pillows, and similar items to ensure that you aren’t missing anything.
Deep Clean the Home
The off-season is an excellent time to deep clean the home. During the busy season, you might do some cleaning between guests, but now is a time when you can move furniture to clean behind it. Touch up the paint on the walls and clean all the windows. Hiring a cleaning company to handle this can take some of the pressure off you while still getting the home ready for the upcoming season.
Individuals who haven’t yet purchased a vacation home along the beautiful Jersey Shore are invited to view our listings. For more information, reach out to our team today!