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Guest Article by Katie Conroy
Running multiple homes is a big job, and as a business owner, it’s important for you to find ways to simplify every aspect of the process. From stocking your properties with the things your family will need during your stay to finding ways to lower home costs, managing more than one home requires some planning if you want to stay on top of your work responsibilities as well.
Fortunately, there are lots of ways you can keep things running smoothly both at work and at home, including working with the right people so you’ll always have peace of mind. Ready to sell a property or buy a new one? Get in touch with REALTOR® Susan De León and prepare for your move with REALTOR® who understand your needs. Then, use this guide to help you along the way.
Find household items using unbiased reviews
When it comes to stocking your homes with safe, quality products, it’s important to make sure they’re going to last as they help you maintain your family’s comfort no matter which location you’re in. Need a new stroller or a vacuum that’s gentle on laminate floors? Check out in-depth reviews on a trusted site so you can learn more about a product before committing to a purchase. Not only will this save you time and money, it will help you ensure that your family has everything they need as you travel between homes.
Keep your business running smoothly
As you move between properties, it’s important to also make sure that your business is in good hands. From hiring freelancers to handle tasks in order to free up some of your time to appointing a registered agent who can deal with important paperwork while you’re gone, there are several things you can do to make your business a priority. Naming a registered agent will give you peace of mind because it means they can take over should a major issue arise, such as a lawsuit or tax problem. Check out the rules for naming an agent in your state before proceeding, just to be sure of the legal details.
Save money where you can
While hiring freelancers and staying on top of your legal responsibilities through a registered agent can save your business time and money, it’s also important to look for ways you can make things like travel, insurance for multiple homes and/or cars, and stocking your homes as cost-effective as possible. If you own homes in different states, you have the option to choose the auto or health insurance in the area where it’s the cheapest. When it comes to saving on things like gas and groceries, look for apps that are designed to help you find the best coupons and savings depending on the area you’re in.
Here are some tips on costs around the country to help you create a budget when you travel:
- The average cost of a storage unit in Los Angeles, California, is $215.53, but costs vary depending on the size you need.
- In Navarre, Florida, you’ll pay about $352,578 for a home.
- Rent in Springfield, Illinois, runs about $1,213 per month, or about the same as the national average.
- Childcare for one child in New York, New York costs parents about $2,231 per month.
- A doctor’s visit in Baltimore, Maryland, will run you about $95.59.
Running a successful business while managing multiple homes can be a stressful task if you’re unprepared; however, by getting organized with a plan and finding help–such as a registered agent–you can keep everything running smoothly no matter how much you travel.