About Us

About First Mate Home Watch

First, I love to start off by stating that I am a Wife and a Military Mom. In 2016 we made Florida our permanent residence. I was lucky enough to marry my best friend and a Floridian. I proudly raised my children in NY.  Two are Army veterans, that settled down in Florida. I also have 1 daughter in New York and my youngest son is still serving our country in the United States Marines Corps.

For years we had our vacation home in Florida. We loved our time here, however, we spent much of our vacation fixing things and learning all the challenges of being a distant homeowner. Realizing that an advocate to help take care of my investment would have brought me peace of mind! With the best support team for backup, we can be your advocate to address and fix any issues that may arise. So, you will not have to waste your time worrying about your property.

Crystal Volberding
I have years of experience working in your neighborhoods with clients while they are away and home. My prior business I was hired to “clean the pool”. I have countless memories and clients that I knew were not home for the season. I would move packages, report and different findings while I was there. Report to them in a timely manor my findings. I wanted to give them that extra peace of mind knowing that even though I was only there for 20-30 mins a week, they had someone watching out for them. I quickly realized by the number of phone calls I got that not all pool professionals are the same. Not everyone goes the extra mile. I have many great clients because I do what Is right.