You've also forgotten to send invitations to so and so and a few others and the party is only a few days away. Suddenly you find yourself scrambling back to all the same stores trying to find the items you missed the first time around. Then out of nowhere the night of the party arrives and you realize you don't have enough food for all the invited guests. Then the worst possible thing happens, you hear a knock at the front door. It's as if a new and frightening nightmare has blossomed out of thin air. You feel the shakes coming on and your stress level is reaching new and incredible heights. I could go even further, but I think you get the idea. If only you had begun your planning by keeping track of all that you need, every purchased item and menu dishes prepared. If only you had made a party planning checklist none of the awful party mistakes listed above would have happened. Now that I've gotten the point across about how important a checklist is I will now inform you about what it needs in order to make it work.
As you interview potential candidate companies to manage your private asset called a seasonal home, it is important to understand exactly what they will be doing. In aviation, extremely itemized checklists ensure that each and every flight covers the essential items to keep the crew and passengers safe. Your house deserves no less. Ask any pilot and he will tell you checklists have proven their purpose time and time again. There are checklists for engine start, taxi, takeoff, descent, and landing. They list the items that must be considered. It is a written checklist and is reviewed at every phase of flight. Nothing is missed. An item may not be required for this particular flight, but it is always considered. Checklists have saved thousands of flights from disaster through systematic planning that ensures attention to detail. And every aircraft type has a different checklist. There are no 'generic' airplanes and no generic checklists_ each aircraft has a tailored checklist for that airplane. How does this apply to your empty home?