Tips for Choosing a Colorado Property Manager for Your Summit County Home

Our Tips for Choosing a Colorado Property Manager for Your Summit County Home. Do you own a home in Summit County, Colorado or a surrounding area? If the answer is yes-  Congratulations! You own a home in an extremely popular resort destination with a big earning potential in the vacation rental market. The vacation rental industry in Summit County is huge and there are hundreds of property management companies in the county who offer their services to help homeowners who are new to the rental venture and/or need help with daily operations. Choosing the right property manager can be overwhelming. We are here to help by offering tips for choosing the very best property manager for one of your most valuable assets.

This is the first in a 5-part series with tips to help you choose a property manager for your Summit County vacation rental property. What we will cover:

  • Suggested Search Tips
  • Questions to Ask Potential Property Manager
  • Guest Management
  • Marketing/Business
  • The Vacation Home Itself


Suggested Colorado Property Manager Search Tips

  • If you have just purchased your home, find out if it was previously being rented and ask for contact information for the previous maintenance vendors. If the previous homeowner was happy with the hot tub company or the appliance repairman, you will want to keep using that same vendor as they are already familiar with the nuances of your hot tub or your kitchen appliances.
  • Mystery shop 3-5 companies: Visit their website. Call their office number and send a direct email with an inquiry about one of their properties. Note the type of response you get (how quick, how friendly, how informative). Responsiveness to phone calls and emails is of utmost importance in the vacation rental industry. Not only are guests most likely to book with the first company to respond, but when an emergency is encountered, time is of the essence for quick action. Furthermore, complaints made by neighbors must be handled within one hour to stay in compliance with town and county ordinances.
  • Read Google, TripAdvisor, VRBO, and Airbnb reviews for any company you are considering.
  • If your Realtor endorses a particular company, ask if they are being paid for their endorsement or receiving a kickback of any kind. Ask them what personal knowledge they have about the company they are endorsing.
  • If time and money allows, stay a few nights in a home managed by a company you are considering signing with. You will receive first-hand experience of how the guests will be treated, how timely any issues are addressed, and you can inspect the property to get an idea of how well the home is being cared for and maintained.

Colorado Luxe Living specializes in catering to the needs of second homeowners in Breckenridge and other areas of Summit County, Colorado. We hope these tips for choosing a property manager will be helpful to you in such an important decision. The Colorado Luxe Living staff lives in Breckenridge full time and knows the area well. We are committed to providing an exceptional property management experience to those wanting to tap into the vacation rental market.

Move to Colorado Springs – Once Again Lauded as a “Best Place to Live” in USA

Colorado Springs Once Again Lauded as a “Best Place to Live” in USA

Looking to Move to Colorado Springs? Colorado Springs, proudly referred to as Olympic City USA, once again made the list of rankings for “Best Place to Live.” The Olympic City USA came in third behind Boston and Denver. Researchers score metrics like desirability, value, job market, quality of life, and migration. So, let’s see why so many seek homes in Colorado Springs.

What People Move to Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs SignResidents tend to measure the quality of life a little differently. Colorado Springs fits at the foot of Pikes Peak between the Red Rocks and the High Plains. It is a Mecca for lovers of outdoor recreation and people who love unique shops, restaurants, and attractions. The peaceful city offers a low cost of living and vibrant job market. Excellent educational institutions including the United States Air Force Academy and public and private schools appeal to families. A handful of military bases solidify a diverse economy.

Most importantly, Colorado Springs features a broad collection of attractive subdivisions, parks, and community amenities – at price points running the gamut. Homes in Colorado Springs also put residents close to mountain ski resorts and big-city activities in Denver. These places are only about an hour away.

Colorado Springs Consistently Ranks

US News & World Report has ranked Colorado Springs highly for many years. In addition to the No. 3 Best Places ranking in 2020, Colorado Springs is often selected as Most Desirable Place to Live. Recently enjoyed high rankings are as follows:

  • No. 3 Best Place to Live in 2019
  • No. 1 Most Desirable Place to Live in 2018
  • No. 2 Most Desirable Place to Live by readers in 2017
  • No. 2 Best Place to Live in 2018
  • No. 11 Best Place to Live in 2017
  • No. 5 Best Place to Live in 2016
  • No. 2 Most Desirable Place to Live in 2016
  • No. 2 Best Places to Live in Colorado in 2019

Methodology Used for Rankings

Researchers assign a point system to the nation’s top metropolitan areas. Statistics pertaining to the cost of living, the job market, crime rates, the quality of education, city vibe and desirability. They take into consideration things to do such as attractions, recreation, and culture. They look at the traffic, commute times, weather, and cost of living. In addition, the median household income and housing costs are evaluated. Finally, the team considers migration stats, looking to see if people are attracted to the area.

Colorado Springs Air Force Chapel

Colorado Springs Air Force Chapel

Best Place to Live

The US News & World Report Magazine searches through 125 cities using a broad range of criteria to come to its conclusions. Among other criteria, they present awards for Best Places to Live in the US, Best Places to Live in Colorado, Best Places to Retire in US, and Best Places to Live for Quality of Life. Colorado Springs is a great big city.

Planning Relocation to Colorado Springs

Colorado Luxe Living Real Estate and Property Management serves Summit County, Denver, and Pikes Peak regions. We offer individual boutique services to make your relocation to Colorado as smooth as possible…and a rewarding experience.  Call us today at (303) 205-7875.