The Purpose of Home Watch Stewards

Stewardship, as per the definition provided by Merriam-Webster, denotes the conscientious and accountable administration of a responsibility entrusted to one’s safekeeping. This is precisely what Home Watch Stewards offers to our esteemed clientele.

Our primary role is that of a vigilant caretaker and advocate for your property, to mitigate risk, and to oversee your assets while you are away. We act as your on-site representatives, providing you with reliable insights and expert advice, and keeping a close eye on any work or services being carried out on your premises. Our specialized services cater to a diverse range of property types, including single-family homes, townhomes, detached townhomes, twin homes, condominiums, and lake homes, and we pride ourselves on providing impartial and valuable information to facilitate well-informed decision-making.

Why You need Home Watch Stewards

Minnesotans are active people who like to maximize their lives. Whether escaping winter, off on an adventure, up to the lake, or going to work, people are always on the move.  Also, many of us just need another set of eyes to review our property and assess if anything may need attention, maintenance, or repair. Unfortunately, we also know the weather and environment around us are constantly changing. The outside is always trying to get in.

Key considerations are break-ins, squatters, water leaks, electrical problems, insects, animals, mold, and storms, to name a few.  Even if you have a trusted neighbor or relative nearby, having a professional acting on your behalf is a much better and more effective option.  When the unexpected happens, we are your “boots on the ground”.

Preventive maintenance and preparation can help many problems from arising. But the elephant in the room is you live in Minnesota.  The truth is, despite our best intentions, we have limited control of the outside coming in.  Property issues should be handled as soon as possible to minimize damage. If ignored, these simple problems can cost thousands and thousands of dollars the longer they are left unaddressed.

Are you aware that your homeowner’s insurance policy may have exclusions if your home is vacant or exceptions in coverage if you are away for an extended period?  They may not cover a claim if it occurs. Check with your Insurance Agent.

If one of these circumstances below speaks to you, allow us to be your “boots on the ground” and help:

  • Do you travel away from your home longer than a week?

  • Does a parent or family member’s home need to be checked on?

  • Would it be nice to have someone unbiased make a visual inspection of your home?

  • Are you an investor in Minnesota and live out of the area or state?

  • Is your home listed/sold and you have moved on?

  • Have you purchased a home and delayed move in?

  • VRBO’s?

If you are looking for peace of mind for any of the above reasons, we are here to help.  Your report provides you with a summary page and detailed report with photos, and comments if any explanations are warranted.  

Call Home Watch Stewards to schedule an appointment.