naples home watch Tag

A few weeks ago, one of our clients was on the phone with a cousin who had recently bought a vacation home about 30 minutes south of Sarasota. He and his wife had just arrived in Florida, he said, adding that they would be spending the week readying the house, hiring

In our last blog post we talked about how a home watch & concierge service can protect your home from burglars. In addition to handling all of the standard things that home watch services do (ie: checking for signs of mice, bugs, water damage, leaks and making sure that your appliances are in working order), they also take steps to make your home appear as if it’s being lived in. This includes simple things such as making sure

Your home is likely among your most valuable assets. Consequently, when you’re not around to watch it yourself, it’s good idea to have it checked in on. If you plan to leave town for a weekend, yes, you can ask your neighbors to drop in. But if you plan on traveling extensively (or you have a second home in another part of the country, you may want to hire a home watch service.

When you own a home in SWFL, there are few things that are scarier than learning that a hurricane is on the way. This is especially true if you’re only in Florida part-time. Hurricanes are known for causing lots and lots of damage. From ripping shingles...

If your home ensures water damage in the upcoming hurricane season, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. First, regardless as to how bad (or mild) the damage seems to be, you’ll still want to contact your insurance company. For example, one woman we spoke with said was stuck dealing with non-hurricane water damage in mid-April.

In our last blog, we talked about the benefits of creating a “plan for the worst but expect the best” strategy for the upcoming hurricane season. We also highlighted some of the items you should add to your hurricane preparedness plan, such as flashlights, spare batteries, and an extra pair of eyeglasses. Once you have your “go-bag” prepped and ready to go, you’ll also want to take some time to ready your home. Remember, an ounce of prevention is often worth a pound of cure.

A few weeks ago, there was a meme circulating, that read “2020- Written By Steven King, Directed by Quentin Tarantino.”  And considering that scientists are already warning Americans to brace for an above-average hurricane season, the sentiment of that meme feels truer than ever. Although there are many things that we cannot control, there are some things we can do to prepare for a possible catastrophic event in advance. Coming up with a hurricane preparedness plan is among them. 

At this point, it’s probably safe to say that everyone is still adjusting to the “new normal” brought on by the coronavirus. Going to the market now involves masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and a hospital-like sterile protocol. State and local governments are recommending people steer clear of non-essential travel. If you’re among the tens of thousands of Americans who sheltering in place in another state, you may be wondering how to