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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 | Comments Off on Why you should consider appointing a home maintenance manager for your vacation home

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 | Comments Off on Home watch checklist for your vacation home

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 | Comments Off on What Services Should be Included in a 2nd Home Maintenance Program?

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 | Comments Off on Why You Should Consider a Home Away from Home Management Service for your Holiday Home

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

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Home Management Services | Comments Off on 5 Questions to Ask when Hiring a Home Management Company for a Second Home

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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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist for Southern Florida

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Home Maintenance | Comments Off on Winter Home Maintenance Checklist for Southern Florida

Winter Home Maintenance Checklist for Southern Florida

The chilly winter weather is officially upon us. Luckily, keeping your home in Southern Florida in tip-top shape is easy when you follow our handy winter home maintenance checklist: Service Your Heating System  Call a professional who will be able to replace any parts and repair any flaws in your heating system. If you find that it has seen better days, why not install a few new heaters or radiators? Once the chill really hits, you’ll be very glad you did!   Check Out Your Roof As we all know, winter can often bring with it plenty of ice, rain, and sleet. Knowing this, it is a good idea to keep an eye on the condition of the tiling on your roof. If you notice any cracks or broken tiles, call on an expert who will be able to repair it before it starts leaking and becomes an even...

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What are the benefits of using a home management service?

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Home Management Services | Comments Off on What are the benefits of using a home management service?

What are the benefits of using a home management service?

Owning a vacation home in Florida may seem like an excellent idea until you consider the maintenance and upkeep while you’re away. Unfortunately, property investments take time and attention if you want to maintain or even improve their curb appeal and overall value. If you have a vacation home in Florida and spend most of your time away, it’s important to acquire professional home management services. Home Management Services in Florida can go a long way towards maintaining your property and protecting your budget from unexpected expenses and repairs. One of the greatest benefits of a professional home management service is that when you do spend time at your Florida vacation home, everything will be in good working order and excellent condition. What can you expect to be included in a professional home management service? It’s important to realize that not all home management service providers are able to...

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Top 8 questions to ask when hiring a home watch service for your vacation home

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Home Watch | Comments Off on Top 8 questions to ask when hiring a home watch service for your vacation home

Top 8 questions to ask when hiring a home watch service for your vacation home

While you may want to spend every waking moment in your Florida vacation home, it’s not always possible. If you need to spend the bulk of your time thousands of miles away from your vacation home, you’re going to need to hire a home watch service. Before deciding on which home watch service provider is best suited to your needs and home, take the time to ask these top 8 questions:   Is your home watch business bonded and insured? It’s important that your home watch service provider will be able to pay for something if they break it. Is the home watch business licensed? In every industry there are regulations and practices that must be followed. When hiring a licensed service provider, you can have the peace of mind that they are trained and qualified in their specific line of work. Tasks can therefore be carried out professionally...

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Why is it important to have a Vacation home watch service and what is included in the service

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Home Watch | Comments Off on Why is it important to have a Vacation home watch service and what is included in the service

Why is it important to have a Vacation home watch service and what is included in the service

If you have a vacation home in Florida, you have a slice of paradise! Florida offers pristine beaches and a gorgeous tropical climate that’s simply loved by all. Unfortunately, getting that Florida sun-kissed look doesn’t come without its stresses and complications. For instance, a mutual concern shared by vacation-home owners is who will take care of their unoccupied property? One only realizes the importance of a vacation home watch service when facing the anxiety of dealing with a burglary, messy garden or hurricane on its way while the house is not hurricane proofed. If you’ve experienced any of these stressful situations before, you will know just how vital a home watch service is.   With a home watch service, you can rest assured that your property will be properly taken care of in your absence. In the event of an unforeseen situation, like appliance failure, damage, vandalism, acts of...

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5 questions to ask before signing a home maintenance service contract

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Home Maintenance | Comments Off on 5 questions to ask before signing a home maintenance service contract

5 questions to ask before signing a home maintenance service contract

If you own property in Florida, but don’t reside on the premises permanently, you are going to need to consider hiring a professional home maintenance team to keep your property in good order. Choosing the right company to enter into a home maintenance service contract with can be daunting, so it’s best to consider a few options before you commit yourself to anything. If you want to ensure that you’re getting the right type of service, it’s best to include the following 5 questions in your interview:   Is the company licensed, bonded and insured? The last thing you need is for accidents and mishaps to happen and to discover that there’s no cover offered for it. Your maintenance team should be professional enough to avoid accidents and property damage all together, but just in case, it’s best to ensure that you’re safeguarded against potential costs. Does the service...

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