From storing paint colors to getting maintenance reminders, there’s an online solution to help manage home maintenance and get your home ownership off to a great start.
So you’ve taken the home-buying plunge! From securing a mortgage to successfully dealing with real estate brokers, home inspectors, and insurance agents, this has undoubtedly been both an exciting and overwhelming time for you. Time for a breather, right? Ok…but only for a moment because, believe it or not, there’s still more to do!
You most likely had a home inspection on your house as part of the purchasing process. Your inspector inspected the home and reported on its condition as it was at the time of the inspection. Your home inspector, however qualified and experienced, could not have made predictions of future events. Such future events (HVAC failures, roof leaks, plumbing drips, water intrusion, etc.) are not within the scope of a home inspection.
So who is responsible? As the new home owner, the responsibility falls to you. When all of the parts of your home work together, your house should be durable, comfortable, healthy and energy efficient. One of the most important things to understand as a new homeowner is that things break, wear out, age/deteriorate, leak, or simply stop working. Understanding home maintenance focus areas and sticking with seasonal maintenance checklists can help any homeowner learn what to monitor as the house ages.
Updates and Improvements
Also, you may be considering upgrades and improvements to the home you have just purchased. And a year from now, you’ll wish you could remember the name of that paint color you chose for your master bedroom or the phone number of the plumber who helped update the spare bathroom. If only there was a way to centralize and manage all things related to your home…
A Simple Solution
HomeBinder allows you to organize and save all related home information in a convenient online application. From storing paint colors to managing home maintenance reminders, HomeBinder will help get your home ownership off to a great start. It will ensure you have all the details you need in the future right at your fingertips. With both free and premium options, there’s a HomeBinder that fits every individual. So what can it help you do?
CONTRACTORS: Save the contact info of handymen who work on your home so you know who to call for repairs.IMPROVEMENTS: Store photos, material info, and project costs for easier repairs and tax decreases at sale.APPLIANCES: Keep your model numbers, warranty info and user manuals online in case you need them.HOME INVENTORY: Start an online home inventory to be prepared for emergencies or insurance and tax claims.
MAINTENANCE: Schedule e-mail reminders for regular home maintenance needs like air filters.
RECALLS: HomeBinder will notify you of any company recalls for products in your house.
RECEIPTS: Record info about home purchases for easier product returns and tax accounting.
SHARE: Share a maintenance guide with potential buyers to better market your home.
HAND OFF: Transfer the Home Binder to the next owner to ensure the proper upkeep of the home.
SafeShield Inspections, LLC gives every client their own HomeBinder.
Best of all, we’ll get it setup for you to minimize the effort to begin managing your greatest asset. Although you’ll probably not think about selling for some time, when you do, your HomeBinder will help with buyers, your accountant and the appraiser. We will give you lifetime of ownership access to HomeBinder Homeowner Edition (otherwise $12.99/year) as part of your inspection. You can learn more at www.homebinder.com.
Not a SafeShield Inspections client? No worries! You can browse HomeBinder’s website for details about their FREE account (does not include all of the above-listed features) or upgrade to a paid account.
Your future deserves the attention of a professional.
If you have questions about HomeBinder or would like more information on a home inspection, please contact Micah Stephens with SafeShield Inspections, LLC at (832) 953-6992 or email Micah@SafeShieldInspections.com.
SafeShield Inspections, LLC is not an affiliate of HomeBinder. SafeShield Inspections, LLC does not receive commissions, payment, discounts, or compensation of any form for the above content or links.