As the First Mate, I understand how hard you as the captain of your home have worked for everything that you have. I just want to be that extra set of eyes on your property while you are away so we can prevent some of the issues that inevitably happen in a vacant home, examples being mold, mildew, insect infestation, leaks or how about coming back to your Florida home to find the Air Conditioner not working. With First Mate Home Watch providing weekly home inspections we will try to mitigate the risk of any of the issues becoming a major problem. We are proactively looking for problems while a standard home sitter maybe a little more reactive to a problem they stumble upon while using your home.
During our visual inspection if we discover a problem, we will begin collaborating with you to coordinate repairs and can oversee that the problem gets corrected. Each property is unique, and a custom inspection report is generated for your individual needs however, an example of the items we check are listed:
We only work in safe weather conditions. If a storm is approaching, please contact us as soon as possible for hurricane preparation. If or when evacuation orders are issued we will not be able to access your home until conditions are all clear.
First Mate Home Watch offers our Concierge Services to Treasure Coast of FL. We will get your home ready before you arrive, we can get the cars detailed and full of fuel, do the grocery shopping, bring patio furniture outside. We will also make sure that the house is set to the desired temperatures for you and your guest. If you have a friend or family member coming in to use your home let us know. We can arrange for cleaning services before and after. We can do the trivial things such as having fresh flowers on the counter when anyone arrives to making sure the big things are prepped also.
To me, Key Holder Services is one of the most important parts of leaving Florida.
It is crucially important that someone close has a copy of your key to get in while you are away. First Mate Home Watch can provide 24/7 access to your home for anyone that may be visiting, if you need repairs done, emergency services or you just lost your keys. This service is great for investors, snowbirds, children with elderly parents, rental homeowners etc. We provide you peace of mind knowing where your keys are and how many copies are floating around. With First Mate Key Holder Services you can rest easy knowing that your keys are never going to be duplicated.
We provide weekly pictures and updates sent to your email, keeping you in the loop while you are away. Our weekly updates make it easier for you to notice something not quite right during construction and you can contact your builder to discuss. We can also do video chat so you can experience your property project while your new home is being built.
First Mate Home Watch uses HomeWatchIT for our reporting and operations management system. We are able to create a customized checklist with you to ensure we are taking care of your needs and utilizing industry best practices.
At the completion of each visit we will provide an emailed report noting any problems we found. This report is digitally time-stamped so you know when we checked and our GPS based location is reported so you know we were at your home.
Watch the video for more information about our Home Watch Check reporting.