Home Reviews

How Do You Rate as a Homeowner?

Are you killing the potential value of your home?

You’ve all seen the neighbor on the block with the perfect yard and perfect paint job... where everything is neat as a pin.  Is he or she just showing off? Or could they know something you don’t?  The fact is, well-kept homes are worth more. New homebuyers want a near perfect house. Homes like this have higher value because they communicate that there will be fewer surprise repairs lurking for any new owner. They are also more attractive, are immediately ready for market and would command a higher price once there. Plus, it will close quicker than other homes that have not been similarly maintained.

Take this quiz to see how you're progressing in making a your home more valuable.

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What's your Stewardship IQ?

Instead of reacting to problems after the damage is done, Stewardship prevents issues before they become problems. See how your stewardship skills stack up!

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What's your Stewardship IQ?

Instead of reacting to problems after the damage is done, Stewardship is – preventing issues from becoming problems.

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  • how to improve air quality
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  • what are the best housekeeping services
  • the problems with handymen services
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  • and generally how to be a better homeowner.

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