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Maintenance-man...or client service, they are about the same.

Maintenance-man at your service.

One of my Client's is in a Nursing home and the state will be relieving her of the money coming out of her property( when it closes). Those facts don't minimize her concern for a home she has lived in for the last 40 years. Needless to say there is no money available to shovel the roof, but after a big snow and prior to the big rain event like we are currently experiencing ( it had to be done). If your client or customer sees you driving a must be good at maintenance, right?

The Key to "raking" a roof is to get the edges as clean as you can. That is where the water will start to back-up and get under the asphalt shingle and begin to leak in to the house. You don't have to shovel the whole roof, just get as much of the weight off as you can and clear the bottom couple of feet (so the water can exit the roof). Lastly, while you are raking the roof don't forget to clean the dropped snow away from the doors right away. If that heavy snow is allowed to set up on the ground it will be like concrete the next day, and you'll have it where it fell for the rest of the winter.

I Love owning a plow truck...but somehow it volunteers me for a lot of maintenance jobs...happy to help!!











                                                                                        Rake & Shovel your roof to prevent ice dams

                                                                                                You should be safe now...I hope!!

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20 commentsSteve Loynd • January 25 2010 01:55PM


What goes around, comes will be rewarded!  What a well rounded, multi talented agent you are! 

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) about 4 years ago

Sharon, I have had to do this chore at my own house for years...why not share it with someone who couldn't do it themselves and could afford to hire someone.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) about 4 years ago

You're such a good boy Steve.  I'm sure your sellers really appreciate what you do for them and it's guys like you who still give Realtors a good name.

Posted by Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668) (Lane Realty) about 4 years ago

Tammy... This is hard work, but I like to think it served it's purpose better than going to the gym. Plus sweat equity isn't only done at your own home sometimes it's done for other, to remind them they picked the right Realtor.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) about 4 years ago

Steve - You've got the "Rocky" theory going.  Nice job getting your workout on the roof. 

Posted by Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake (Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho) about 4 years ago

Steve, it is a hell of a work out... I am always sooooo sore after the first storm of the year.  We lift weights at the gym all year and I am still flipping sore...

Posted by Kim Sellers, Lake Arrowhead Realtor - DRE#01412099 - Lake Arrow (Lake Arrowhead, CA Coldwell Banker) about 4 years ago

Kim...this is a physical activity you can't duplicate at the gym you use muscles in places that will be sore...until you do it all over again.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) about 4 years ago

Good reminder for those up here who haven't done the roof yet! Especially with all the rain today....heavy! (I'm glad I don't have a truck....a shovel is bad enough!)

Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) about 4 years ago

Steve - Want to see video of your plowing prowess!

Posted by Wendy Rulnick, Destin FL Real Estate (Rulnick Realty, Inc.) about 4 years ago

That is so wonderful of you to do that for your client and the other people as well - I know I would greatly appreciate having a friend in your area with a plow! 

Wake Forest NC House Chick

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) about 4 years ago

Wendy, There is nothing sexy about's driving a truck back and forth and trying not to get stuck.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) about 4 years ago

Steve...I know what you mean.  After a heavy snow, I get many neighbors who ask if I have time to come over.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 4 years ago

Bill...In the old days we would have gone home with a chicken at least. But really I'm always happy to lend a hand when I can.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) about 4 years ago

Steve, we get snow but not enough to worry about raking it off the roof.  That is one winter experience that I am glad I don't have.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut) about 4 years ago

Steve.. You are doing a good thing here.  You are going over and above what most (not including me) will do for their clients.  This will come back to you in 10 fold one day.

valerie osterhoudt

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) about 4 years ago

As we get older all we do is sit around and worry about things nice to have this off her mind.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) about 4 years ago

I ran around like wild fire putting light bulbs in well houses and turning off A/C and heat on back in late December before our freeze and while it didn't make me sweat like snow shovel/raking I feel a sense of obligation to help my sellers care for their places they've entrusted me to sell.  I have to admit though, just the fact you have a plow on your truck just overwhelms me.  I'm going to suggest my sister in law get one of those.  She lives in Minot, ND.

Posted by Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668) (Lane Realty) about 4 years ago

Stevel, this is just such a nice warm friendly post. I still have plenty of family up in the Midwest, and they like having their own plows as well...and if they didn't...well, I wouldn't have any family left:) HA!~

Posted by Jane Cross (Homes By Cross serving Charlotte NC Real Estate Needs) about 4 years ago

Steve,  You're a good person.  What a nice thing to do!  This will come back to you in spades. 

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Delray & Highland Beach - 561-716-7824 (Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL) about 4 years ago

Steve, Good work! I shoveled on of my seller's walkway when he was out of town. It felt a little weird, but I guess that's just part of the job.

Posted by Linda Greco, Realtor of Bel Air MD and Surrounding Areas (Exit Preferred Realty) about 4 years ago