Owners are realizing that, in a soft economy, their vacation homes can be a welcome source of extra income. Here’s what you need to know to become a successful landlord.
To ease your worries, stow away personal items—photos, clothes, and valuables. Anything you’d like to keep pristine, from family silver to your child’s favorite toys, should be secured. If you have a large home, designate basement bins for every family member or a locked closet on each floor for private storage.