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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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

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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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

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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5 Questions to Ask when Hiring a Home Management Company for a Second Home

If you have a vacation home, you probably won’t be able to spend as much time there as you’d like. This leads to questions about maintenance and keeping the home in excellent condition for the next time you need a breather from the daily grind. Thankfully, home management companies, like Gardens Home Management Services, are there to provide you with peace of mind. Here are 5 questions to ask when hiring a home management company for a second home. How often will they check in on my property? This varies – and will also depend on your needs and preferences. However, weekly checks are the most common in Southern Florida.   Do they offer security services? Usually, when you are away from your second home, your biggest concern will be whether your property and belongings are safe in your absence. Because of this, security services, including emergency responses, are...

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