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Feb'17
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25 Home Maintenance Hacks for Your Outer Banks Home

Do you ever feel like you are continually behind on home maintenance and cleaning tasks?  Does the “honey do” list keep getting longer?  You can quickly catch up by calling in a handyman from Xpert Home Services then stay on top of things using this list of Home Maintenance Hacks! Bathrooms: Use denture cleaner to remove toilet bowl stains. Apply car wax to tiled areas to keep them cleaner longer. Place your shower curtain liner in the washer. Include a towel to have a scrubbing... Read more
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Categories: Blog

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Jan'17
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How to Improve Your Vacation Rental to Book More Weeks

January on the Outer Banks may appear to be slow but that is deceiving.  It is a great time of year to make sure all repairs to your Outer Banks rental property are complete.  It is also the time of year to get home improvements completed before the spring and summer season.  So, what improvements are most in demand for 2017?  Most important, which improvements will make your property stand out and be profitable? Read the list below to find out! Kitchen Update A full kitchen remodel can... Read more
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Categories: Blog

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Oct'16
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Homeowners: Have You Started Your Fall Maintenance Checklist?

With the feel of fall in the air, it's time to start getting your home ready for the months ahead. Take care of your home's maintenance projects before the days become shorter and cooler. Preparing your home now for the colder weather will prevent costly damage and major repairs. Tackling some of the easiest fall chores now, can end up saving you a ton of money on energy bills in the long run. Below are some of the most important home maintenance tips that homeowners should put on their checkl... Read more
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Categories: Blog

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Sep'16
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VRBO: How to Winterize Your Vacant Home

The winter months are right around the corner on the Outer Banks and many vacations properties will be vacant during the off season. When you are leaving your house for the winter or closing up your summer vacation rental, it’s important to winterize your property. VRBO owners should take precautions to prevent hefty utility bills, property damage, and other issues from occurring in their home. Before you head out of town, you should make a checklist and spend a few hours preparing your home... Read more
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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
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Categories: Blog

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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
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Categories: Blog

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May'16
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6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Home’s Exterior

Looking to freshen up your home for an upcoming event, need to create curb appeal before selling, or just want to give your drab exterior a face lift? There are many ways to go about maintaining the outside look of your home, many of them need not cost you an arm and a leg. Here are 6 simple, cost-effective ways to give the outside of your home the makeover it needs.Pressure-wash Driveway and SidewalksNo matter where you live on the Outer Banks, from salt water sprays on the ocean side to midge... Read more
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Categories: Blog

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Apr'16
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Essential Tasks for Homeowners to Get Ready for Summer on the Outer Banks

 It’s almost summer on the Outer Banks.  Tourist have begun arriving and bike week just finished.  It seems like spring was just skipped over.   While it has been unseasonable chilly; time is running out to get all the maintenance tasks complete to be able to enjoy the Outer Banks this summer.Clean Gutters & Down Spouts This can be a messy task but the power washer can make it easier.  Your gutters and down spouts should be cleaned out at least twice a year to make sure there is ... Read more
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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
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Feb'16
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Cabin Fever? Improve Your Outlook and Get Your House Ready for Spring

After a long and cold winter, many important home projects have often been neglected for months on end. The outdoor temperatures can often make outdoor work extremely difficult. Luckily, spring is just around the corner and with the improvement in the weather comes and opportunity to take care of lingering projects or tackle new ones. Read below to learn about a few projects to take care of around your home before the heat of the summer season sets in.Upgrade Your Exterior DoorsUse the break in... Read more
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Categories: Blog