Category: Inspections

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Nov'16
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How to Avoid the 5 Most Costly Home Improvement Disasters

The joy of home improvements and the pride in doing it yourself are great when the job goes as planned and turns out just as you imagined.  Many times, through poor planning, lack of skill or tools, or inferior materials the job doesn't turn out exactly as we imagined.  Stay clear of these obstacles or call the Xperts for your next home improvement project and get the job done right the first time.  Getting hurt or causing a flood or fire is a sure way to experience a home improvement disas... Read more
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Blog

10
Oct'16
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Hurricane Matthew Came Into the Outer Banks With a Bang!

Let Xpert Home Services Restore, Repair or Clean Up Your Storm Damage Today! Hurricane Matthew tracked closer to the Outer Banks than experts predicted and caught many home owners by surprise.  The wind damage and flooding effects are much greater than anyone imagined.  Some residents are still without power or internet.  We at Xpert Home Services are grateful that lives were not lost locally.  We are at work and ready to help our friends and neighbors from Corolla to Nags Head to put you... Read more
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Blog

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Sep'16
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5 Things Homeowners Neglect Fixing

As a homeowner, it is very important to focus on home maintenance in order to prevent future problems from occurring and to protect the house on a long-term basis. Each part of the house is unique and may require a different amount of attention or maintenance. It is crucial to keep up with the house to stay safe in the long run. Check out the list below for common issues homeowners should pay more attention to, especially to protect their property.It may be easy to neglect the roof or the gutter... Read more
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Blog

25
Aug'16
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Take Control of Your Vacation Rental

The 2016 summer season was one that raised eyebrows for many home owners. Years ago, it was unusual to find a home available during our summer season, but this year finding a last minute home was a popular option. The lack of solid bookings and increase of last minute rentals is allowing owners to see the benefits of vacation rental by owner. If you are hesitating to turn in your 2017 contract, using a full service provider, VRBO is a great option. Have you considered the benefits of using VRBO ... Read more
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Airbnb

28
Jul'16
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Deep Cleaning your Vacation Rental Home to Boost Your Bottom Line

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.  This is true with people and also for your vacation rental home.  Your guests’ expectations will be met or exceeded when they first arrive or they will be crushed and probably not recover during their stay.  Your home’s exterior and interior must make a good impression to attract repeat business.Fortunately, most vacationers are considerate and clean up behind themselves so that the weekly cleaners can properly maintain the home f... Read more
Categories: Airbnb

16
Jun'16
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Top 20 Summer Maintenance Items

Summer is finally here.  Before you head to the beach and other fun activities, take care of these home maintenance items to make sure you can enjoy the season to the fullest.  A little maintenance now will prevent larger issues latter. Clean exterior of home and decks with pressure washerHVAC inspection and tune-upReplace HVAC filters monthlyDrain and flush hot water heaterWindow & door screen replacement or repairGutter cleaningWeather strippingCaulkingSeptic tank and drain field inspec... Read more
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Blog

2
Jun'16
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How to Prepare for Hurricane Season on the Outer Banks

It's barely even June yet, on the Outer Banks we had our first tropical system this past weekend (and continuing to move slowly).  Hurricane season is from June 1 to Nov 30.  Typically, the season does not heat up until August.  It is always best to prepare in advance.  There is way too much to do once a storm is on its way. You may plan to ride out the event until the storm strengthens or appears to be coming closer.  Therefore, if you should decide to evacuate at the last moment having p... Read more
Categories: Airbnb

29
Apr'16
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HomeAway Announces 5 Tier Pricing Model to End July 11

HomeAway, parent to Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO), just announced a dramatic change to the pricing structure for property listings. Beginning July 11, 2016, the company will stop selling and renewing the multi-level subscription plans for Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Classic. The company will only sell annual subscriptions at a flat rate of $349 when online booking is enabled or $499 when online booking is not enabled. The company will also allow the pay per booking option where there i... Read more
Categories: Airbnb

25
Mar'16
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Best Vacation Home Amenities to Ensure Repeat Rentals

 It is often said, it is more expensive to attract a new customer than to keep a current customer.  This saying applies to vacation home rentals, today more than ever.  Once you have a renter, it is far better to direct your marketing efforts directly to them and have them return to your home than to try to get new renters through other channels, at a higher cost.  Consider the recent increase in fees under the VRBO platform and strive to get 30% of your reservations directly through rep... Read more
Categories: Airbnb

16
Mar'16
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Are-You-Ready-to-be-your-own-Rental-Manager

Are You Ready to be your own Rental Manager?

The sharing economy, I think, is not just a fad but here to stay.  While there may be future regulations concerning “employee” safety or community restrictions; the idea is not going away. Increasingly, employment is not a single gig from 9 to 5 and collecting a pension at 65.  Individuals now have more ways than ever for sharing their passion and getting an audience and a following through multiple channels serving multiple interests.  The idea is likely to spread even wider than sharin... Read more
Categories: Airbnb