8 Benefits of a Home Watch Service for Your Scenic 30A Beach Home

8 Benefits of a Home Watch Service for Your Scenic 30A Beach Home

Owning a home-away-from-home here on the beaches of Scenic 30A is a dream come true for many, and quite a few owners choose not to rent their home or condo so they can have the freedom of enjoying their home whenever they want. But stumbling onto something as seemingly minor as a broken icemaker can suddenly turn a peaceful weekend into one filled with unnecessary drama!

Whether you’re an out-of-state owner, or live here full-time, and are considering hiring a reputable Home Watch Service to handle emergency issues and routine preventative maintenance, here are a few options you may want to be sure are covered in the plans offered to you:

Weekly Maintenance

A weekly plan can include picking up mail, and deliveries, placing the trash at the curb, watering plants, changing air filters, adjusting the thermostat, and changing smoke alarm batteries. Some companies also offer these services to local full-time residents who are away for a week or more. 

Visual Inspection

Multi-point interior and exterior check: assessment of the front, back, and side lawns, plus any environmental wear or pest infestations. Check interior pipes/plumbing and monitor HVAC and other appliances for proper functioning.

Security Checks

Regular checks for vandalism and ensuring that alarm systems are engaged, garage doors, and doors to the home and windows are secured. If there is an instance with a false alarm, the Home Watch Service can be there to represent your interests with the responding officials.

Storm Preparation & Post-Storm Reset

Home Watch Services typically include shuttering the windows and glass doors and moving outdoor furniture and plants inside the home in preparation for a hurricane. They will return everything to its original location when the storm is over.

Vehicle, Boat, or Pool Check-Ups

Having your recreational gear inspected regularly, such as periodically turning on vehicles, rotating the tire position, filling the tank with gas, and doing fluid checks, can ensure their smooth operation. Also, monitoring hot tubs and pools for proper upkeep.

Vendor Coordination

Home Watch Services coordinate routine maintenance and grant secured and monitored entry for housekeeping, pool maintenance, or any other necessary licensed repairs.

HOA Compliance

Common landscaping, irrigation, and fencing regulations are important for your Home Watch Service to know. In addition, any licensed contractor work would need to follow working hours in compliance with the HOA.

Digital Reports

Most owners don’t want to hear about the condition of their property; they want to see it! Your Home Watch Service should provide photographic updates, including digital documentation of inspections and repair receipts.

Because every home is unique and has specific needs, most Home Watch Services offer personalized services.

Two reputable companies serving the communities along 30A and in South Walton are:


                     Reach out to them directly to discuss your needs with your property.

If you’re still searching for the perfect beach property, our sales team has extensive knowledge of all the communities along 30A and surrounding areas. We’ve assisted clients with their real estate needs for over 30 years! Get in touch - we’d love the opportunity to help you too!  

Posted by Robin Maynard on


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