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Home Watch

Snowbirds, you do not need to worry about your home-away-from-home. Nancy’s Concierge Services will not only check on your property, but can oversee maintenance, perform cleaning services, rent supplies for house guests, recommend local outings, and stock the kitchen before your return. We will treat your home as if it were our own using our 28 point Inspection. When it comes to your home, do you tend to take extra care of it? Do you keep up with maintenance or duct tape the problem and hope it will hold? Let’s talk about what happens when you are away on business, pleasure, or due to having a second residence. Let’s consider the business of “Home Watch.” What would happen if you left town and had no one to watch over your home, to ensure that everything was running smoothly?  A house is most likely to be the largest investment you will ever make, so why let it sit unattended? Perhaps you’ve considered asking a neighbor to do security checks or handle repairs. We all know that a home demands constant attention in order to run properly. Take away one component –– the a/c,  plumbing, wiring,  roof, windows, doors, screens, or locks –– and you would not feel comfortable or safe, would you? In fact, you would remedy the problem as soon as possible, because it would be difficult to live in your home without the basic systems functioning. Maybe you plan to ask a neighbor to watch your home. In addition to obvious things such as ensuring there have been no break-ins, and checking locks on doors and windows, your neighbor will need to look for leaks at every sink, toilet, faucet, and anywhere that water enters your home. Would he know what to do or whom to call if a pipe bursts or the a/c stopped working or a window was busted? Not only would your neighbor need to consistently and thoroughly examine your home for problems, and inform you of concerns, but he would have to oversee the task of retaining a reliable person to fix the problem, be present while they are in your home, and perhaps even pay for repairs ahead of time. What if your neighbor has unforeseen issues of his own and doesn't have the time to fix your problem? Then you would be stuck and perhaps faced with additional damage or the need to return to your home and cut short a vacation or business trip.  Your neighbor might be happy to watch your house, but not so amenable to tend to repairs or be available at a moment’s notice in an emergency. Are you going to pay your neighbor to follow through on any problems that might arise?  Now, considering all this, are you sure your neighbor will sign up to watch your home in a manner essential to protecting your investment? Are you sure you want to ask this of them? It is a lot to ask. When I hear someone state: “My friend will watch over my [$300K] home,” inwardly, I shake my head. Hiring a professional home watch company will not only protect your home from possible damage, it will also help to protect it from robbery, because potential thieves will not know when someone is about to pull into the driveway, for professionals never visit at the same day or time. You might be surprised to learn that at times homeless people will take up residence in empty houses. I was talking with a police officer recently and asked him if it was as slow a time in law enforcement in SW Florida as it is in restaurants. He replied “No way!” He told me that police are kept busy removing the homeless out of empty homes. It is understandable that they want to stay cool and have a bed to sleep in. They are smart enough to find an empty home for shelter. It is up to you to be smarter and hire a home watch company to ensure you will find your home safe and sound and have it to yourself when you return home.  

Call or message Nancy’s Concierge Services today

to discuss how we can help!

Sarasota | Osprey | Nokomis | North Venice | Venice | North Port © Nancy’s Concierge Services
Snowbirds, you do not need to worry about your home-away-from-home. Nancy’s Concierge Services will not only check on your property, but can oversee maintenance, perform cleaning services, rent supplies for house guests, recommend local outings, and stock the kitchen before your return. We will treat your home as if it were our own using our 28 point Inspection.

Home Watch

When it comes to your home, do you tend to take extra care of it? Do you keep up with maintenance or duct tape the problem and hope it will hold? Let’s talk about what happens when you are away on business, pleasure, or due to having a second residence. Let’s consider the business of “Home Watch.” What would happen if you left town and had no one to watch over your home, to ensure that everything was running smoothly?  A house is most likely to be the largest investment you will ever make, so why let it sit unattended? Perhaps you’ve considered asking a neighbor to do security checks or handle repairs. We all know that a home demands constant attention in order to run properly. Take away one component –– the a/c,  plumbing, wiring,  roof, windows, doors, screens, or locks –– and you would not feel comfortable or safe, would you? In fact, you would remedy the problem as soon as possible, because it would be difficult to live in your home without the basic systems functioning. Maybe you plan to ask a neighbor to watch your home. In addition to obvious things such as ensuring there have been no break-ins, and checking locks on doors and windows, your neighbor will need to look for leaks at every sink, toilet, faucet, and anywhere that water enters your home. Would he know what to do or whom to call if a pipe bursts or the a/c stopped working or a window was busted? Not only would your neighbor need to consistently and thoroughly examine your home for problems, and inform you of concerns, but he would have to oversee the task of retaining a reliable person to fix the problem, be present while they are in your home, and perhaps even pay for repairs ahead of time. What if your neighbor has unforeseen issues of his own and doesn't have the time to fix your problem? Then you would be stuck and perhaps faced with additional damage or the need to return to your home and cut short a vacation or business trip.  Your neighbor might be happy to watch your house, but not so amenable to tend to repairs or be available at a moment’s notice in an emergency. Are you going to pay your neighbor to follow through on any problems that might arise?  Now, considering all this, are you sure your neighbor will sign up to watch your home in a manner essential to protecting your investment? Are you sure you want to ask this of them? It is a lot to ask. When I hear someone state: “My friend will watch over my [$300K] home,” inwardly, I shake my head. Hiring a professional home watch company will not only protect your home from possible damage, it will also help to protect it from robbery, because potential thieves will not know when someone is about to pull into the driveway, for professionals never visit at the same day or time. You might be surprised to learn that at times homeless people will take up residence in empty houses. I was talking with a police officer recently and asked him if it was as slow a time in law enforcement in SW Florida as it is in restaurants. He replied “No way!” He told me that police are kept busy removing the homeless out of empty homes. It is understandable that they want to stay cool and have a bed to sleep in. They are smart enough to find an empty home for shelter. It is up to you to be smarter and hire a home watch company to ensure you will find your home safe and sound and have it to yourself when you return home.  
Sarasota | Osprey | Nokomis | North Venice | Venice | North Port © Nancy’s Concierge Services

Call or message Nancy’s Concierge Services today

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