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One of the most common mistakes among high-end homeowners is maintaining the homes as if wasn’t high-end home. The duties of a luxury homeowner are vastly different of an ordinary homeowner. Compared to “ordinary” properties, upscale properties need to be maintained more meticulously. Luxury homes have more “exclusive” problems that an ordinary homeowner wouldn’t have to worry about, such as an overflowing waterfall or floors that can only be cleaned with a certain cleaning agent. They’re more complicated to maintain.

With that in mind, you must approach luxury property maintenance from the perspective of a luxury homeowner. This will allow you to make the most out of your investment as well as preserve and improve its value  In this post, we’ll take a look at tips on how to maintain upscale properties. We’ll also share how partnering with a property maintenance company can help maintain your home’s condition.

Tips on High-End Property Maintenance

Expensive properties take maintenance to a whole new level. Here’s how you can keep your luxury home well-kempt:

#1 Create a Checklist

As a luxury homeowner, you may have a very busy life. You may also be absent from your home for most of the year. This makes it so easy to overlook important maintenance tasks like having the HVAC checked once a year. To make sure you don’t forget anything, you must create a checklist of chores that need to be completed each season. Your summer maintenance checklist could include items such as inspecting the roof, while your winter checklist could cover checking your CO2 detectors. You can tackle your checklist on your own or pass them on to a third-party company.

#2 Deal With Issues Right Away

Deal With Issues Right Away

Many homeowners make the mistake of waiting for the problem to get worse before taking action. We know, dealing with maintenance can be time-consuming, but postponing your responsibilities will only lead to costly repairs. To protect your property, you must deal with issues immediately. If you see signs of a pest infestation, don’t waste time and call a professional ASAP. Or, if there’s water damage in your basement, be sure to ring a reliable plumber before more damage can be caused.

But what if you’re an absentee homeowner? How will you be able to spot issues when you aren’t around? In that case, it would be wise to partner with a luxury property management company to maintain your home for you.

#3 Maintain a Clean Home

Clean homes look more well-maintained, so make sure your interiors are always spotless. There should be no shoes on the stairs, no clutter on the coffee table, and no children’s toys scattered around the floors.

Since high-end homes are a lot larger, you should “clean as you go”, otherwise, the clutter will pile up. If that’s the case, you’ll be discouraged to clean as it will look like a lot of work – and it will be. To maintain your home’s cleanliness, get into the habit of cleaning daily. Focus on simple tasks that take no longer than a few minutes, such as wiping down the kitchen countertops and cleaning the floors.

Pro Tip: If you don’t have the time (nor the patience) to clean, or if you can’t handle cleaning your home yourself, you can hire a cleaning company to do it for you.

#4 Have On-Call Services

Maintenance matters, but what if it’s too late? What if the problem has worsened, and now you have to deal with the aftermath? Let’s say that it’s time for your yearly roof inspection. The problem is that your roof gets ripped apart a few days before they’re supposed to be inspected. You can’t call your usual roofer because they’re busy, so you end up having to live with a “broken” roof while you wait for them to be available.

To prevent this situation, it’s important to partner with contractors that can provide 24/7 services. By developing a network of on-call contractors, you can rest assured that any problems will be dealt with in no time, and that further problems will be avoided.

#5 Invest in Property Improvements

Invest in Property Improvements

Maintenance doesn’t only cover what you already have – it can (and should) also include what you can improve on. To maintain your property’s luxury “status”, you’ll have to make property improvements down the road, otherwise, your luxury home won’t be as luxurious as it used to be. Investing in property improvements such as smart features (e.g. smart thermostat, smart lights, etc.) will not only increase its value, but also make your home more “fashionable” and up-to-date.

Luxury Homeowners’ Best-Kept Secret: Hire a Luxury Property Maintenance Company

Unarguably the best way to make sure your home is well-maintained is by working with a property management firm that offers luxury maintenance services. A third-party company will know your property from top to bottom, making them more adept at finding out what may be wrong with your home. Armed with the knowledge of your property, the company can make informed maintenance decisions and care for it properly. For example, they’ll know that one shouldn’t clean hardwood floors with wet mops and that chandeliers should be handled with extra care.

Additionally, luxury property management companies aim to exceed expectations, so they’ll do more than maintain your home. If you ever need your property to be spruced up for an event such as a charity, they’ll go beyond maintenance to guarantee that your home wows your guests. They’re aware that you have a very busy lifestyle, so they’ll do more than what’s expected of them to ease the burden of maintenance. Many property management companies even provide concierge services.

Give Your Luxury Home 5-Star Maintenance

To make sure your investment remains in pristine condition, you must maintain it. But if you’re a busy homeowner, you may want to leave your duties to a third-party company that offers home maintenance services. At Luxury Property Care, we manage and maintain high-end homes for high-net-worth clients in South Florida. When you choose us, you can rest assured that you’ll return to a clean home that’s worthy of being in the “luxury” category.

For five-star property maintenance, call (561) 944 – 2992. You can also complete our contact form to request an obligation-free quote for our services.

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