As we approach the middle of August many people are preparing for their final summer vacation before the kids go back to School. You may be sneaking away for just a few days, or maybe in a week or two! Do you have a plan of who will watch your home while you are on vacation? Here are four helpful tips:
- If you have a family member or friend that you trust, have them come and check in on your home while you’re away. Check with your insurance company as there may be some requirements as to how frequently you need to have someone check in on your property.
- Hire a security company – if you don’t have a friend or family member nearby, hire a security company who will check in on your home for you to make sure things are going well.
- Ask a nosey neighbor – a nosey neighbor can be a good thing! Let your trustworthy neighborhoods know that you’ll be out of town and ask them to keep an eye out for any suspicious behaviour.
- Hire a House Sitter – there are many reputable house sitters who will come and stay in your home to keep a close eye on things while you’re away. Have a pet? Many of them will also care for your pet and look after your yard (watering plants, lawn mowing etc.) to make sure that things are well taken care of.
Who will watch your home
While all of the above will like come at a price (some more than others) it’s certainly a worthwhile investment so that you can enjoy a worry free vacation and come home to a house that has been well looked after!
Safe homes are important to our families. Have a vacation free from worry about your home and come home to a home that has been cared for while you enjoy time with your family.
If you just starting the home search process, contact the Charlie Parker team at (250) 751-1223 for more tips on what you need to start!