Why don’t we take better care our our most expensive asset — our homes?
Imagine if your car didn’t tell you when to change it’s oil and instead expected you to know. What would happen if you didn’t? Even if you can intuit that information from the sound of your engine, do you actually change your own oil? My bet if that you don’t — you trust professionals to maintain the expensive asset that is your car. A time-consuming and dirty oil change is just not how you want to spend your Saturday afternoon.
You rely on pros to care for your car — but what about your home? Something that’s probably worth much more than your car. Do you get up on your roof to check for leaks, clean your own dryer vents, or test your smoke and CO2 detectors regularly? If a professional came to evaluate your home’s health, can you predict what they might uncover? Again, my guess is not.
On the other hand, how many of you have done sudden, unexpected repairs on your property? A flooded bathroom, an unexpected appliance failure, or clogged gutters. Those issues probably came to your attention in a moment of crisis, and you didn’t have the time or money to research much before spending money on repairs.
Like your car, or your own health, your home requires regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly and working properly. In fact, for every $1 that is spent on maintenance, up to $100 of repairs are avoided. And you’ve spent how much on maintenance so far?
How did we get here?
The status quo approach to home care today is reactive: something breaks, we panic, and we find somebody to do the job and pay them whatever they ask. This is because most homeowners are inexperienced property managers without the expertise or inclination to properly manage their homes. As a result, Americans spend 1–4% of their home’s value on maintenance and unplanned expenses per year. In fact, 59% of homeowners reported major home repair in the past year. I know because I’ve spent $7,644 on repairs that could have been prevented. Do the math: how much money are you wasting by being your own property manager?
What can we do about it?
I’m excited to bring you YourHaus. The mission of YourHaus is to make home care proactive and preventative to save homeowners stress, time and money.
Proactive home care and preventative maintenance have long been used by professional property managers and are prove to save money and prevent small issues from becoming big ones. YourHaus provides all the proactive and preventative care a home needs in one simple subscription
How does YourHaus work?
Managing a home is difficult, time consuming and stressful. YourHaus membership provides the following benefits.
Routine Home Diagnostics & Preventative Maintenance
- A YourHaus Home Pro will conduct routine 160 point inspections and perform preventative maintenance, like a physical, but for your house. Routine visits and maintenance will not only mitigate repairs but help you plan for unavoidable work that needs to be done.
- Unlike traditional service providers, our Home Pros don’t make money by recommending or doing work on your house. If they do find something that requires further attention (like a shower that needs regrouting) you can schedule work through YourHaus knowing we work with pre-vetted and background checked service providers. We use our own Home Pros guidance to determine the scope of the work and provide clear and transparent pricing so you don’t overpay.
- In addition to inspection and maintenance, one hour of handyman services is included in each visit. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Trusted On-Demand Services
If something beyond preventative maintenance needs to be done, members can easily schedule a visit with a vetted professional.
By using YourHaus to schedule services you can get the help you need without the traditional hassle of finding, scheduling, and getting bids for services. Members can schedule all types of home services work, repairs, and services through YourHaus’ trusted network of professionals with peace of mind knowing you’ll only pay for the services you need.
Chat with a Pro
Owning a home means having a lot of questions. Chat directly with our Home Pros any time you need immediate advice, trusted recommendations or just a little bit of expert reassurance. We’re a text, email, or phone call away.
Digital Home Dashboard
Ditch the paperwork and bring your home into the 21st century. YourHaus creates a digital home dashboard with all of the key facts, appliance information, service records, history, & recommendations about your property.
Want to save money? Try it out
YourHaus is the only technology-enabled and proactive home care service available. Unlike home services businesses, ranging from Yellowpages to Thumbtack, we don’t expect you, the homeowner, to be a professional property manager. We believe the most important thing about your house is for you to enjoy it. If you’re like most of us and want to enjoy your house without worrying about everything that could go wrong, let YourHaus care for your home so you can live in it.