Our Mission

At Around the Home Maintenance Services, our mission is to relieve the burden of property management, maintenance and organization, allowing you to spend more time with your family when they need you the most.

For a free estimate, call Kurt at (517) 242-9717.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Dad's Bobblehead Collection

Have you ever wondered how to get the best value for your loved one's unique treasures? Considered selling Dad's "bobblehead" collection at an online auction like eBay? Did you know that you can donate unique items to Goodwill Industries International for an online auction?

Around the Home can help you with online auctions and donations to ensure your parent's treasures are put to good use. For more information, call Kurt at (517) 242-9717.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Document Management - Get Organized!

Anyone who has administered a probate or trust estate can tell you - you can easily become buried in the paperwork if you're not organized from the very start. Correspondence from attorneys, court documents, appraisals, real estate listings, inventories, claim forms, death beneifits - it can all get very confusing very quickly - especially when administering the estate is not your full-time job!

Around the Home Estate Maintenance and Organization takes the worry and the work out of staying organized so that you can focus on making the important decisions.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


At Around the Home Maintenance Services, we think it's important to keep you informed. If you're serving as executor or trying to maintain a loved one's home while they're in a nursing home, we know that you have many more pressing issues on your mind.

If you choose our e-update option, we'll keep you informed by email or text message each time we check in on the property or perform a service. It's just one more way we offer you peace of mind - and it's available free of charge to all Around the Home customers.

Caretaking of Property Listed for Sale

In today's real estate market, property may be left vacant for months, sometimes years, before the right buyer comes along - and some families don't know where to turn for help in the meantime. Careful maintenance is a must to reduce the risk of loss and retain the property's value.

Exterior maintenance might include lawncare, shrub maintenance and tree trimming. For many city and suburban properties, strict ordinances govern lawncare and snow removal. Installation and maintenance of timed exterior lighting fixtures can help deter thieves and destruction when property sits vacant.

Interior projects might include updating with paint, new flooring and carpets or light fixtures. Checking and replacing batteries in smoke detectors and arranging for furnace or water heater service on a regular basis is also a good idea.

At Around the Home Maintenance Services, we offer maintenance and repair contracts that include periodic checks on estate property or property listed for sale. We work with personal representatives, trustees and guardians to help maintain the estate's valuable assets. We maintain and update property listed for sale and help clean out and stage the property, including inventory, packing, removing and arranging for secure storage of personal or estate property, dumpster rental and trash removal.

For more information, contact Kurt by email or call (517) 242-9717.

Vacant Properties

Here at Around the Home Maintenance Services, we help families maintain property when they can no longer take care of it for themselves. Sometimes that's because the family relocated and left vacant property for sale - sometimes it's because of the death or incapacity of a loved one.

As cold weather approaches, simple maintenance tasks can easily be neglected when a property is vacant. Draining hoses, removing leaves from gutters and arranging for winter snow removal are a few examples.

At Around the Home Maintenance Services, we are currenting accepting fall/winter maintenance contracts and would be happy to offer a free estimate for your project.

Call Kurt at (517) 242-9717.