Prepare for parties. Even well-meaning guests can sometimes break things or turn the music up too loud for the neighbors. You can't control everything that happens, but you can do your best to prepare your home. Providing a full set of unbreakable glassware and dishes is a great start. Also, be sure to provide ample outdoor seating, so guests are not tempted to drag the indoor furniture outside. Working with a management company can also make your life a lot easier. They will deal with immediate problems so you don't have to.