Everyone wants to know how much do you charge for home watch visits.
It will soon be that time of year when the seasonal people head back home from warm and sunny Naples. Some will be researching for a new home watch person because they had some small negative experience. Perhaps they never had home watch before and are calling because their insurance agent called and explained that it is required for coverage. Others heard the horror stories of water damage and mold disasters from their friends and they want to be sure their home is checked on during the summer months. This last fall was a wake-up call with Irma issues.
Is saving $20 to $60 a month worth it for the difference between an untrained home watch part time person and a trained full time professional? Is it really about cost?
Think about it, a dinner out for two in Naples is going to run you $75-$100 with drinks at a restaurant that isn’t even high end, just a normal restaurant. I’m not even talking about one on 5th Avenue. But you will pay that cost several times in a month without thinking about it.
I know that many women spend over $200 every time they go get their hair done.
Try to spend less than $50 for a movie and snacks.
Where I’m going with all this is that price should be the last thing you consider ask when looking for a home watch provider.
Learn about the home watch person, what is their background, are they insured, bonded, and have references. Inquire about what they do when making a home monitoring visit and what they look for. What is their most important tool? How will they communicate with you? How are the visits documented? What backup plan do they have to watch over your home if the home watch provider has an emergency, illness, or takes a vacation?
Get aquatinted with them. Then hire the home watch professional that makes you feel the most comfortable. This is the person who will be there for you to handle a small situation to large emergency.
Price is not the real issue, selecting the right professional is.
Ask all the important questions before asking about cost. A good professional home watch person will charge from $35 to $45 per visit and it will be less on a monthly basis than one night out on the town versus the cost of an amateur home watcher. Think about it.