Category: Pool/Spa

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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

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?

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

12
Jan'16
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To Pool or Not To Pool?

The Outer Banks is known as a premier vacation destination. Typically, vacationers want to experience luxuries they may not have at home. Ask any Vacation Property Manager what amenities are needed to increase your rental income, and a pool and hot tub are at the top of the list. This applies even to oceanfront homes.Sometimes, the ocean may be too rough for the little ones to swim or maybe they are afraid of jellyfish. Last year’s shark scare had even more people avoiding swimming in the ocea... Read more
Categories: Blog

31
Dec'15
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Beyond Duck Tape: 5 Extraordinary Home Hacks Every Home Owner Should Know!

In today’s world, keeping your home clean and in tip-top shape can be an arduous task.  We are constantly pulled in different directions by work, family, and maybe some free time for ourselves if we are lucky.  But there are always some parts of the home that can frustrate and irritate you to no end because they never seem to be clean or always need repair.But never fear, use these following hacks to fix and repair those annoying items that keep your home from looking its best.Use Nail Polis... Read more
Categories: Appliance Repair

20
Nov'15
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3 Maintenance Tips for Preparing Your Outer Banks Home for Winter

Living on the Outer Banks during the winter has unique maintenance challenges.  If last year has taught us anything, it is that pretty much anything can happen.  Now the hot button buzzwords across social networks and the media have changed from Polar Vortex to El Nino. Everyone wants to know how bad winter will be and whether or not we will see colder than normal temperatures and the dreaded snow again.  The truth is, nobody knows what the weather will be like in January and February.  All... Read more
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Blog

28
Oct'15
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How to Build Home Equity Through Home Improvements

Home improvements are essential for any home over time and are a great way to keep a house in its best conditions. Home improvement can add to home equity and make a house a better living environment and a better prospect as a rental or vacation home on the Outer Banks. Read on to see the different ways your Outer Banks home improvement projects can increase home equity.Window replacements are a good way to ensure your house is protected and is staying energy efficient. The right windows for a h... Read more
Categories: Blog

15
Oct'15
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9 Steps to Prepare Your Vacation Home Pool for Winter

Most visitors to the Outer Banks list a pool as being one of the biggest deciding factors when choosing a rental property. There is just something about the ease and privacy of a swimming pool when you want to avoid the crowds or the hassle of lugging equipment onto the sand. Homeowners also know that having a pool can increase rental rates by $30-$60 a night, on average.But how do you protect that revenue stream when the crowds are gone and the northeast winds of winter are blowing? The key is ... Read more
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Blog

20
Sep'15
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Closing Your Vacation Home for the Season

The Outer Banks is your happy place. You reminisce about vacations past and imagine future ones spent relaxing on the beach with no responsibilities other than to spend the afternoon doing more of the same. You wanted your children, friends, and family to spend joyful summers without a care in the world, so you purchased the perfect vacation home. Now it is everyone's happy place! Life on our wonderful island means expecting the unexpected. A serenelyperfect, sun filled beach day, complete with... Read more
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Blog

18
Jul'15
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Inspections

Getting ready to buy or sell property on the Outer Banks and need a professional eye to inspect the home? The team at Xpert Home Services is ready to serve your every need on the Outer Banks. Our team has decades of experience in the home building industry, having built many homes throughout the Outer Banks. We also have an equal wealth of knowledge and experience running real estate companies to help people buy and sell their homes. We know what to look for when inspecting a home so that you ar... Read more
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Inspections