What to do with your Fountain Hills home when you are away? Our town is popular for many second homes buyers. “Snowbirds” as they are fondly called, can be away from their homes for many months at a time and security becomes a main concern. If you don’t have a friend or relative you can count on to check in on your home every so often you are pretty much out of luck.
So who do you call in case of emergency? How do you know the pool is being cleaned and the landscaping is done? If you have found good reliable service providers then you probably don’t have much to worry about, but I have also heard of people paying for services that aren’t getting done. So what do you do?
Tammie Ott a Fountain Hills resident for over 30 years realized there was a need for a home watch service so three years ago she started her business ”While You Were Gone.” This service is not only offered to second home buyers but also to frequent travelers whether traveling for business or pleasure, who need some peace of mind while they are away.
There are several packages to choose from or you can customize your own to fit your needs.
Some of the services provided are:
1. Visual inspection of interior and exterior ( taking pictures and emailing to you)
2. Check all doors and windows
3. Take in mail, pick up newspapers
4. Water plants
5. Stock your refrigerator and pantry
6. Adjust heating or cooling
other services include, starting your vehicles to ensure battery charge, clean your pool, meet with service providers and so much more.
(References provides upon request,,, “While You Were Gone” is Licensed and Bonded)
Do you have questions about Fountain Hills real estate? I would love to talk with you! For a quick response, you can contact me at 480 888 6708 or email me regarding Fountain Hills, neighborhoods, price trends, short sales, etc. I’ll get back to you ASAP!