We've worked on hundreds of house projects, owned homes, and spoken to thousands of homeowners…One sad truth stands out: most homeowners/property managers don't have a good system for keeping track of the work that has been done!
We've answered calls for unexpected drywall repair, but no knowledge of the paint that was originally used. Doh!
We've worked on appliances that were "relatively new," just to find out they were way past warranty and near end of life—needing replacement. A very unwelcomed cost for the homeowner!
Keeping detailed info about your home is a great way to give you peace of mind, and prepares you for easy maintenance, and major return advantages in resale!
When it comes to resales, having a comprehensive record of the home’s maintenance history and upgrades can help attract potential buyers. Records such as paint colors, appliances, materials and dates of repair can help demonstrate a sense of care and pride of ownership for the home that potential buyers may find attractive. In addition, having a record of the home’s maintenance history can help reassure buyers that the home is in good condition and has been well taken care of, helping to increase its value.
Insurance Claim Maximization:
Having records of the home’s features can also be beneficial for insurance claims. In the event of an accident or natural disaster, a comprehensive record of the home’s paint colors, appliances, materials and dates of repair can help make filing an insurance claim much easier. These records can also provide proof of ownership that may be required by the insurance company before they will process the claim.
Better Maintenance (Avoiding Mistakes):
Finally, keeping track of home records can help with routine maintenance. Having a sharable record of the home’s appliances, materials and dates of repair can help homeowners keep track of when certain items were last serviced or replaced. This keep going can help them identify when items need to be serviced or replaced in order to keep the home in good condition and ensure that it is running efficiently. In conclusion, keeping track of home records such as paint colors, appliances, materials can be extremely valuable for contractors or service pros when they're ordering materials and scoping the project. This circumvents the biggest delays in home repair: ordering the wrong materials, waiting for the right materials, and having new charges for those mistakes.
By having a comprehensive record of the home’s features, homeowners can help ensure that their homes are well taken care of and that they are able to get the most out of their investment. Goliath keeps a history of service that customers can access. We also offer a comprehensive house assessment (like an inspection), with detailed records, photo and video, and a summary document. Ask us about the Super Assessment service next time you see a Goliath Pro.