Run A Smart Second Home, From Anywhere

May 31, 2014, 10:17 pm


Your time on Cape Cod should be about enjoying family and friends, and having fun.  And your time away from the Cape should be relaxed and worry-free knowing your home is being looked after and kept in the best condition possible.

In order to maintain the integrity of your real estate investment, it is very important to run your home like a business, with a team and systems in place to take care of all the details of managing your property efficiently.

La Mer Concierge of Cotuit provides professional and detailed estate management and lifestyle services for every stage of home ownership.  For 14 years, owners Curtis Newcomer and Duke Bates have been enhancing the lives of the people they work with through dedicated and highly personalized services.  It is not uncommon for them to spend more time in a client’s home than the client.

What can you do to run a smart house?

Here is a partial list of important considerations for maintaining your home.  For a complete list of estate management systems and lifestyle services, contact La Mer Concierge.

Have a checklist for welcoming the season.

Secure your home;  consider options for storage of valuables, solar-activated interior and outdoor lighting, security cameras, and photos of your belongings.

Make arrangements for someone to do a weekly walk-through of your property and home during the off-season.

Plan for someone to do a home inspection after major storms and contact you with an overview of your estate.

Consider the benefits of a generator.

Have a rough sketch of your floor-plan with shut-off valves and power sources for anything using water, gas or electricity.

Have a checklist for closing up your house.

La Mer’s long-term relationships with reputable contractors and service providers, combined with their expertise in scheduling and overseeing home maintenance projects, will ensure that projects run smoothly and on time.

The peace of mind from knowing you’ll be arriving to a clean, secure home in full-working order, is how you should feel with every visit back to your Cape home.

Taking the stress out of selling your home

The sellers of a waterfront Osterville home had no need to make unscheduled trips to the Cape with Curtis and Duke coordinating every detail and overseeing the entire process.  La Mer’s 24/7 availability ensured the home looked it’s best for all showings.  The pool was crystal clear, beach chairs were thoughtfully placed on the water’s edge, and french doors and draperies were positioned to maximize the ocean view.

La Mer successfully and smoothly coordinated all inspections and appraisals, as well as managed the packing and moving of a house full of valuable possessions to be distributed to four locations.  Their services concluded with a thorough disconnection of utilities and white-glove cleaning services.

How can you make the most of your Cape Cod summer?

To fully enjoy the short summer season, and your time with friends and family, know your options for day trips, cultural events, culinary experiences, and off the beaten path adventures.  Ideas for unique dining experiences like lobster roll cruises, gourmet pizza with herbs from a rooftop garden, and a “Truth-or-Dare” dessert created table-side by an executive pastry chef.

The estate managers at La Mer Concierge can arrange for most any request having to do with the every day needs for your home and personal life.  Whether it’s seasonal home preparations, event planning, or property management, you can depend on them to follow through on every detail in the most exquisite manner.  The personal touches, unique experiences, and attention to detail are what will make your time on the Cape the most memorable.