Call: (970) 390-9311 or Email:

RE/ MAX Summit County: Essential Buying Tools

Posted on:

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.

I’ve spent many years as a RE/MAX Realtor, and you’d be surprised how many times you’ll reach for these tools. Keeping them on hand means you’re ready for anything! hammer-1540521

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.

A Drill

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.

Want More Info?

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.

When you’re ready to explore your options or prepare for showings, contact me at any time via email ([email protected]) or on my office line. I look forward to working with you!

Leave a Reply