Tag: Home maintenance

A Rental Property Maintenance Checklist

A Rental Property Maintenance Checklist
This is a guest post written by John Crow, the CEO of Centurion Investments. A Maintenance checklist is a great tool to: Ensure simple fixes are addressed  Establish a maintenance requirements list Record any home warranties and product warranty information Schedule maintenance tasks Provide a framework for your tenant on things he/she will maintain in... Read more »

Preparing Your Home For Storms

Preparing Your Home For Storms
This guest post was written by Tony Licari, Chicago District General Manager for Sears Home Services. In Chicago, summer means barbeques and music festivals, but it can also bring extreme weather and storms – which we’ve seen plenty of both recently. However, there’s a lot homeowners can do to prepare. A quick fix: when severe... Read more »

Why I Started Preparing My Home For Sale 6 Years Before Selling It

Why I Started Preparing My Home For Sale 6 Years Before Selling It
I should know a few things about preparing a home for sale. I’ve seen hundreds of situations and given out plenty of advice about how to make cost effective improvements, being thankful that I didn’t have to be the one to make them happen In all these situations I’ve noticed some patterns that have affected... Read more »
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The Art And Science Of Refinishing Exterior Doors

The Art And Science Of Refinishing Exterior Doors
Exterior wooden doors in Chicago take quite a beating in this weather, what with the driving rain, snow, salt, and beating sunlight. And unfortunately, most exterior wooden doors have not been properly refinished so homeowners find themselves completely redoing the work every year or two or just resigning themselves to living with crappy looking front... Read more »