A home watch service is a valuable service to have for any property owner who wants someone to be vigilant over their properties while they’re away.
After all, you likely spent a pretty penny on your property – which means the last thing you want is for it to succumb to damage, vandalism, leaks, weather, and more. It’s an investment, and you want to protect your investment as much as possible.
When looking for a home watch service, it’s good to understand what you’re looking for and how you can find the best fit for you.
For starters, you want someone who can keep an eye on your home when you’re not there in an effective way. This means they need to be able to articulate to you exactly what they’re looking for when they survey your property. A good home watch service provider will be able to give you a laundry list of things they cover on a regular basis whenever they visit your property.
You also want someone who is trustworthy and reliable. Of course, without knowing the person personally, how can you tell? The easiest way is to ask for reliable references, people who have worked with the home watch service provider and can tell you more information about how they operate and how they handled themselves.
Online reviews are another good source. I recommend asking as many people as you can in order to find the right provider, as not all providers are created equal. You want someone you can trust, period.
Then, you’ll need to ask about particulars. How often will they visit the property while you’re gone? What all are they capable of? What can you expect while you’re away? They may also offer additional services that help you feel more secure about your home.
A home watch service can help tremendously when it comes to staying vigilant and keeping your home under a watchful eye. For more information on hiring one, contact Gulf Shore Home Watch and let me help you gain peace of mind when you’re not at home.