PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Property Management Services in Vermont

Home Watch Plans

Have peace of mind knowing that you have a trusted partner caring for your home during all four seasons. Each season in Vermont brings special challenges to the home owner and we are here to assist you in preparing for those challenges and providing a watchful eye on your home.

 

As part of our Home Watch Plans, Heath Second Home Services conducts home wellness inspections at an interval of your choice. By performing regular inspections of your home, we are able to recognize small issues before they become costly problems. For each visit to your home, we will conduct a thorough and comprehensive inspection completing an extensive checklist of both the interior and exterior of your home's infrastructure. Upon completion of the inspection, we will prepare an inspection report documenting the condition and outlining any concerns or actions needed to maintain your home properly. The inspection report will also include photographic documentation of exterior and interior portions of your home.


 

Home inspections include the following at a minimum
  • Photographic documentation and inspection report provided at an interval of your choosing

  • Inspection of your home for issues like water leaks, frozen pipes, storm damage, vandalism, mold, and infestations

  • Check every room of your home for signs of moisture, infestation, or forced entry

  • Presence at the home while you are away

  • Ensure that the heat/AC is functioning

  • Check status of thermostat and confirm proper building temperature

  • Test status of alarm and security system

  • Inspect status of all appliances

  • Run all plumbing fixtures to check for leaks or blockages, keep seals fresh, and to prevent mold

  • Replace batteries in smoke alarms, thermostats, security systems, etc.

  • Inspection of electrical breaker panel and resetting of tripped breakers when necessary

  • Inspection of attic and unfinished spaces for signs of moisture and/or infestations

  • Watering plants

  • Test all interior and exterior lights, replace bulbs if desired

  • Package deliveries and mail pickup moved from exterior to interior of home as needed

  • Starting and running existing motorized vehicles periodically

  • Eliminate wasp or hornets nests surrounding your home

  • Inspect property for drainage or erosion issues

Call Us at (802) 391-4310

Vendor Management

Every property requires regular and periodic maintenance, repairs, and improvements. We can assist you with these processes by providing complete or partial services as needed. We have established relationships with local contractors and can assist you in procurement, management, and inspection of third party services. Instead of dealing with several service providers, allow us to be your single point of contact; we will handle all of the coordination.
 

Vendor Management can include the following as needed:
  • Procurement of vendors (cleaning, landscaping, plowing, plumbing, carpentry, electrical, etc.)

  • Assist with vendor entry of property

  • Provide  inspection of the work performed by vendor

  • Prepare inspection reports and photo documentation of vendor progress

  • Review and approve vendor invoicing

  • Confirm proper permits have been issued, coordinate with regulatory inspectors

  • Meeting contractors: Providing keys and alarm access to multiple vendors can be risky. We can meet service vendors to provide access to the home as needed. We will lock the home and set alarms at the end of each work day ensuring that your home is secure.

Concierge Service

Heath Second Home Service can also provide a wide array of miscellaneous assistance. The Concierge services are designed to provide an extra lift to make life easy for you and take care of some of the little tasks that may come up. We also welcome other concierge services as conceived and requested.
 

Concierge service can include the following as needed:
  • Meet guests to drop off keys or provide entry/exit service

  • Stock your home with groceries before arrival

  • Take vehicles, power equipment, and boats/jet skis to service providers

  • Ski, mountain biking, hiking, and river adventure consulting

  • Meet delivery service to sign for packages

Arrival & Departure Services

Your time at your second home is sacred. You and your family want to rest, relax, and enjoy your second home when you are there. There is a long list of chores upon arrival and departure that can take the fun out of your vacation time. Our arrival services allow you to begin your vacation the moment you arrive, and our departure services allow you to leave the property without needing to allocate time and effort dealing with closing up your home.

Arrival Services
  • Bring out and/or uncover outdoor furniture

  • Set thermostat to proper level

  • Schedule the home to be cleaned

  • Remove the Boat/PWC covers and check battery health

  • Carry kayaks, canoes, etc from the house to the dock

  • Replace light bulbs as needed

  • Replace batteries in smoke alarms, security systems, clocks, etc.

  • Set clock times

  • Turn on interior and exterior lights as needed

  • Turn on water (as needed) and check status of all plumbing fixtures

  • Check status of all appliances

  • Coordinate returning boat from marina to your dock

  • Bring firewood

Departure Services
  • Bring in and/or cover outdoor furniture

  • Set thermostat to proper level

  • Schedule the home to be cleaned

  • Put Boat/PWC covers on

  • Coordinate with marina on Boat/PWC winterization and storage

  • Carry kayaks, canoes, etc from the dock to the house

  • Replace light bulbs as needed

  • Replace batteries in smoke alarms, security systems, clocks, etc.

  • Turn off interior and exterior lights as needed

  • Turn off water (as needed) and check status of all plumbing fixtures

  • Check status of all appliances

  • Empty and dispose of all trash

  • Lock all windows and doors

  • Set security system

Call Us at (802) 391-4310

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Call us at (802) 391-4310

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