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What is included in a vacation home management service?

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Home Management Services | 0 comments

What is included in a vacation home management service?

South Florida is a popular vacation spot for people who want to make the most out of the changing weather across the country.  Therefore, it is no surprise that vacation home management services have become a must-have. If you have a vacation home that you visit a few times a year, then you want to make sure that everything is in top working order when you get there. There are several companies offering home management services that include inspections such as landscaping, general plumbing, pool services, etc. Your best bet, however, is to partner with a company that proactively manages the care and upkeep of your property. Gardens Home Management, for example, offers a Gold Card Program that includes a schedule of what needs to be checked and when. Here is a quick overview of the services and frequency of this program: A/C Filter Change (twice/year) Annual Flowers (twice/year)...

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Why do you need home watch services for your vacation home?

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Home Watch | 0 comments

Why do you need home watch services for your vacation home?

Many people put a lot of time, effort, planning and saving into buying a vacation home. It’s a large investment and one that is set to provide you and your family with lots of enjoyment. The worst thing that can happen is getting a call about massive maintenance issues or from the local police saying that your property was burgled. A home watch service can be contracted to conduct regular inspections to ensure that your vacation home is kept in top condition all year around. When you hire Gardens Home Management Services, fully licensed, bonded and insured Home Watch specialists will conduct weekly meetings to check everything from your plumbing and electrical system to general security, signs of water damage and pool maintenance. We can ensure that third parties, who have been authorized by you, have access to your home when needed, as well as emergency response to any...

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Maintenance Service for your Palm Beach vacation home

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Home Watch | 0 comments

Maintenance Service for your Palm Beach vacation home

Are you looking for a reliable maintenance service for your Palm Beach vacation home? Gardens Home Management services will give your vacation home all the love and care it needs, all year around. The worst thing is to get to your vacation home, ready to relax, and find that the pool is broken or the patio is filthy. Find out how we can ensure your vacation is ready whenever you are.   Maintenance services all year around When you leave your vacation home unoccupied for long stretches of time, it’s easy to miss the telltale signs that repairs and maintenance need to be done. By getting the help of a professional maintenance service, you can rest assured that all repairs will be taken care of, even when you’re not there. Pool and spa services are particularly important, as pools need year-round attention, even when they’re not in use. Pools...

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Home management with a difference: Gardens Home Management

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Home Management Services | 0 comments

Home management with a difference:  Gardens Home Management

If you ever wanted to find out what it takes to run a home management company, you can start by getting to know the people that make Gardens Home Management possible. The company is owned by Charles (Chip) Sollins, who has been an entrepreneur in the service industry for more than 25 years. Sollins has a commitment to exceptional service in everything he does. It’s no different with Gardens Home Management. The Gardens Home Management mission statement is about focusing on the customer and ensuring they are never inconvenienced, connected, in control, and comfortable. We want to simplify our customers’ lives. Our policy is to always respond to any communications on the same business day that it was received. We offer this fantastic service thanks to our dedicated staff members. Our team consists of: Tia El-Maayergy – Vice President of Operations Robert E. Jurewicz – Business Development Manager Roger...

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How to prepare your vacation home in Southern Florida for an extended absence

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Home Management Services | 0 comments

How to prepare your vacation home in Southern Florida for an extended absence

If you have a vacation home in Southern Florida and need to ensure that it’s secure and in the best possible state to be closed and unoccupied for several months throughout the year, you can benefit from the services of a professional home management services team. If you are set on preparing the vacation home yourself, there are a few things that you will need to consider and pay attention to: If you want to avoid a flooded vacation home, turn the water off at the inlet source to the house. There are items such as water heaters and ice-makers that can flood the home. Ensure that there is no food left behind that can attract insects and other pests. To ensure that it is more secure, have a lamp or two set to a timer so that there is the appearance of someone being home. Unplug all appliances...

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Southern Florida Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Home Maintenance | 0 comments

Southern Florida Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Chances are that you spend a great deal of time away from your Southern Florida vacation home. Unfortunately, we cannot be everywhere at once and if you want to ensure that your time spent at your vacation home is relaxing instead of carrying out time-consuming maintenance chores, the time to hire a home management services team with a strict and thorough home maintenance checklist is now. With winter soon to be over and spring just around the corner, now is the time to step up maintenance. Now is the time for cleaning gutters, getting the pool ready, checking for water damage and investigating potential pest infestations (or preparing to avoid infestation)! What needs to be done? Any thorough spring home maintenance checklist should include a full property inspection to see if any damage has occurred or any work needs to be done. General security checks should form part of...

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Why you should consider appointing a home maintenance manager for your vacation home

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Home Maintenance | 0 comments

Why you should consider appointing a home maintenance manager for your vacation home

If you own a vacation home and want to ensure that it’s kept in pristine condition for you to enjoy when vacation time comes around, you should hire a home maintenance manager to handle day to day chores and tasks for you. Many vacation homeowners think that they can handle repairs, maintenance and upkeep themselves, but it’s not always ideal if you live far away or if a sudden storm strikes and your home needs to be hurricane-proofed. If you aren’t convinced that a home maintenance manager is for you, here are a few reasons why we feel it’s essential: The property will be maintained precisely how you like it which means that when you are on holiday, you won’t need to waste any time with cleaning, garden maintenance or handling general repairs. You will have the peace of mind that your property is safe: home management teams will...

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Home watch checklist for your vacation home

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Home Watch | 0 comments

Home watch checklist for your vacation home

Do you have a home watch checklist and a reliable management team taking care of your property? Owning a vacation home is certainly rewarding, however, it does come with a certain amount of risk involved. Unfortunately, you cannot always be at your vacation home – that means that you need a reliable home management team to ensure that your property is in good condition and secure at all times. After all, when you visit your vacation home you don’t want to waste your vacation time carrying out repairs and maintenance tasks. If you are considering hiring a home management team, it’s best to provide them with a home watch checklist to follow or expect them to have a thorough and efficient checklist of their own in place. To simplify things for you, we have compiled a brief home watch checklist for you to use and reference. The following areas...

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What Services Should be Included in a 2nd Home Maintenance Program?

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Home Management Services | 0 comments

What Services Should be Included in a 2nd Home Maintenance Program?

If you have a vacation home, you will need assistance when it comes to maintaining it while you’re away. The question is, which home management services should be included in your maintenance program, keeping in mind, of course, that you want the best possible value for your money? We investigate below: Pool and Landscaping Services Your pool and garden will require the most maintenance in your absence. Thus, proper pool and landscaping services are a must. Security Services If something untoward happens at your vacation home, or your alarm gets activated, your home management company should be able to provide reliable armed response and take care of the problem. These security services should be offered 24/7/365. Interior Services Keeping the interior of your vacation home clean is important, so your home management company should also be able to offer you regular cleaning services. After all, nobody wants to arrive...

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Why You Should Consider a Home Away from Home Management Service for your Holiday Home

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Home Management Services | 0 comments

Why You Should Consider a Home Away from Home Management Service for your Holiday Home

Your holiday home brings your family so much joy! It instantly makes you think of love, laughter and creating memories guaranteed to last a lifetime. Therefore, we’re sure that your top priority is taking proper care of it. The question is, how to go about doing this when it is impossible to spend as much time there as you’d like? By turning to a home management service company, like Gardens Home Management Services, of course! Here are a few reasons why investing in home management services is always a good idea! Security  The leading concern for most holiday home owners is usually the overall security of their property while their away. Luckily, a company supplying you with a home management service will provide emergency response to any alarm activations 24/7/365. Along with this, they will also provide access to your home for third parties with your authorization, thus giving...

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