The Benefits Of Hiring A Home Management Company For House Sitting
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If you’re leaving your home, or seasonal home unattended for an extended amount of time, there are many issues that could arise. This can cost you time, money, and be stressful. When you hire the right home management company, you can have peace of mind knowing that a licensed and insured company is “house sitting” your home.
There are multiple benefits to hiring a home management company. Some home management companies are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some also provide weekly or bi-weekly checks on your home, or seasonal home, as well as following clients’ personal requests.
1. They Help Prevent Your Home From Becoming A Target
If your home looks vacant, criminals will feel safer breaking in. By having a home management company check your home regularly, criminals are less likely to target your home. Most criminals will see someone in and around the house and presume that it is occupied and that it is not worth the effort. Home management companies will also make sure that everything is locked up.
2. Small Problems Don’t Become Big Problems
By hiring a home management company to regularly check your home, you reduce the risk of small problems becoming larger ones. Most home management companies offer thorough internal and external checks for your home and will contact you if anything is wrong. They will also provide a reputable repair service if anything needs fixing.
3. Hire A Home Management Company Rather Than A Neighbor
In theory, asking a neighbor to watch your home while you’re away is a good idea. But your neighbor might be too busy to check your house, forget to check, have to leave town unexpectedly or get ill. They might also not do a thorough check of the house. A home management company will do thorough, regular checks of your home and make sure everything is in order.
4. They Make Sure Unexpected Problems Are Sorted
Unexpected problems can happen to anyone’s home. Storms that cause flooding, and possibly damage to power lines. Windows can be broken by burglars, leaving your house vulnerable to water damage, mold, allow insects, and other creatures into your home. Water leaks can cause ceiling, wall, and floor damage. Having a home management company regularly check your home will prevent these problems from doing damage to your home.
5. Your Insurance May Not Cover Problems If You Don’t Have Someone Watching Your Home
Some insurance companies may not cover problems like burglary, storm damage, and water leaks if someone is not watching your home. Most people don’t know that many insurance companies require you to have someone to watch your home if you’re going away for more than 30 days. Otherwise, they may deny claims relating to problems that occur while you’re away. Weekly inspections will prevent the thirty days from starting.
6. Most Companies Take Personal Requests
A good home care management company will take care of any personal requests you have for your home. This can include collecting and forwarding mail, connecting chargers to cars or golf carts, starting cars so the battery isn’t dead when you get back, watering lawns, watering outdoor, and indoor plants, and changing AC filters.
7. It Gives You Peace Of Mind
When you hire a home management company, you won’t have to worry about what could happen to your home while you’re away. They do thorough interior and exterior checks to make sure everything is running smoothly. They will also prepare your home for any storm or hurricanes and give you feedback on your home once the storm has passed.
You and your home will benefit from hiring a home management company. You and your family will also reap the benefits and feel more secure, while you’re away. If you want to find out more about our home management services at Nest Home Management give us a call at (561) 705-4549.