It’s a great accomplishment to successfully negotiate buying a new home. I’m always thrilled for my clients at every closing. Their happiness is a welcome sight. However, a home purchase probably doesn’t mean you can sit back and relax. To have a property of your own means you need certain tools at your disposal. It sounds basic, but here are a few tools you’ll want around the house even if you plan on bringing in a professional for most of your maintenance.
Hammer, Tape Measure, Extension Cord
You may not think of yourself as a carpenter, but now that you own a home, you’re in charge of maintenance. Being able to measure, fix and repair the basics around your house is essential. If you don’t want to pour concrete or re-insulate your attic, that’s fine, but you’ll need to put up pictures, plan your decorations and tack things back into place once in a while.
The residence you’ve chosen may seem move-in ready but there are always things that come up and chances are you’ll need a good drill. Whether it’s putting in an extra towel ring or adding more updated window fixtures, a drill is one of a new homeowner’s best friends. It will also come in handy for small carpentry jobs and taking apart items around the home that need a little TLC.
A Step Ladder
Even if you’re tall, a step ladder is a true essential in your new home. Make sure you measure the height of things you need to reach when you’re ready to buy a step ladder. You want something sturdy, useful and easy to store.
Brooms and Vacuums
If you rented for the past few years, you may not have had things like a garage, sidewalks or the full square footage of a house. When you start thinking about cleaning a larger and more varied space, you may need a push broom, a more powerful vacuum, or even a shop vac. You don’t need to buy them all on day one in your new home, but they can make a big difference in the long run.
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As you can tell, there are plenty of essential tools that all homeowners need. I hope this blog helps you start thinking about what gadgets to purchase if they’re not already in your toolbox.
If you’re ready to buy a home in Breckenridge or are looking for a Realtor, you can start by looking through the updated listings on my website before you get in touch. I’m confident the team here at RE/MAX of Summit County can help you compile the list of homes you want to investigate as well as arrange for showings.