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Home management with a difference: Gardens Home Management

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Home Management Services | Comments Off on Home management with a difference: Gardens Home Management

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 | Comments Off on How to prepare your vacation home in Southern Florida for an extended absence

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 | Comments Off on Southern Florida Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

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 | 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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