Why Security Checks are Important for Your Second Home

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A second home in a different state can be somewhat of a hassle. It is especially a hassle if you are trying to take care of it from hundreds of miles away. St. John’s Property Management and Home Watch will check your home on a weekly basis and make sure it is safe. We do interior and exterior checks, as well as other services to keep your home ready for your next vacation. Security checks on your home are important, as they can protect your home from theft, unwanted pests, and even storm and flooding disasters. Stop worrying and let us handle the security checks. It will give you a peace of mind knowing your home is safe. Below are our exterior and interior checklists.

Our Interior Checks

  • Check Electric Breaker Panel
  • Check Mechanical Room Systems
  • Check Internal Temperatures
  • Check Hot Water
  • Flush Traps
  • Pick up Mail
  • Check Refrigeration
  • Confirm Telephone Services
  • Inspection of All Rooms

Our Exterior Checks

  • Check for Vandalism
  • Check Spa and Pools
  • Secure Exterior Access
  • Check House Perimeter
  • Check for Storm Damages
  • Check for Animal Entrance
  • Confirm Lawn is Maintained
  • Check Excessive Snow Loads
  • Confirm that Irrigation is Working

Above are some of the great weekly inspection services we provide. These simple steps can ensure your home is ready for your arrival and that it will be in great shape when you do return. Our team will even handle lawn and housekeeping services for you. We know what it is like to be away from your second home, wondering if everything is okay. Now you don’t have to worry. We will be your point of contact for all questions. Each week we will provide you with a completed checklist of your home. If you are looking for more specific services, just ask. We provide a variety of concierge services to our clients for their arrival, stay, and departure.

Are You Visiting your Vacation Home for the Park City Food and Wine Classic? If so, We Can Help!

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The 4th of July and the Park City Food and Wine Classic is right around the corner, and many vacationers are flooding to the area. Now that summer is here, Park City will be filled with outdoor activities. Many will be coming to their vacation home for the beautiful summer weather in Park City. St. John’s Property Management will ready your vacation home so that you can arrive and start enjoying your trip, without the added hassles of small errands and services. No one wants to arrive and need to do menial tasks like stopping by the grocery store or restocking the bar. That is where we come in. Our team is fully insured and ready to make your trip stress free.

St. John’s Property Management provides a wide range of vacation property and concierge services for your arrival. As a concierge service, we provide many unique amenities for you and your family. Our team can be a lifesaver when you are trying to plan your vacation and need your home ready for when you arrive. From picking you and your family up at the airport to refueling your vehicle, we will handle it all. Some of the great arrival services we provide include:

  • Check Pool and Spa Temperatures
  • Spa and Pool Maintenance
  • Stock Basic Food Items from Your List
  • Bar Stocking
  • Maid Services
  • Lawn Services
  • Pickup and Drop off to Airport
  • Vehicle Wash/Fill Services
  • Minor Household Tasks
  • Trash Pickup

Above are some of our more sought-after services. If you need a concierge service not listed, give us a call. Our expert team will work with you on any services you may need during your trip. Whether it be trash pickup or minor household chores, our team has you covered. We also provide excellent information on activities in and around the Park City area. Just ask!

Property Management and Upkeep Made Easy!

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Do you own a vacation or second home in Park City? If you answered yes, St. John’s Property Management is here to help you keep the exterior and interior of your property up to standard. The professional team at St. John’s provides essential property management services in addition to concierge services. Our team is ready to help you with whatever you may need to keep your vacation home prepared for your next trip.

What type of Property Management Services to Your Offer?

St. John’s Property Management is not your run-of-the-mill property management company. Our team provides concierge services to ensure your Park City vacation home is ready for your arrival. We also make sure it is taken care of after your departure. Below are some of our excellent services:

  • Arrival Inspections
  • Check Pool and Spa Temps
  • Check Firewood
  • Stock Basic Food Items
  • Check Refrigerators
  • Pick up Mail
  • Check Inside Temps
  • Check Breaker Panels
  • Check Hot water
  • Ensure Lawn Is Maintained
  • Ensure Home is sprayed for Bugs
  • Confirm Maid Services
  • Remove Garbage
  • Secure all Windows and Interior Access Points
  • Check for Snow Removal
  • Check House Perimeter
  • Check For Vandalism

Above are our core services. If you are in need of a specific service for your Park City vacation home, let us know. We work hard to ensure all of our client’s needs are met. St. John’s is committed to making your vacation home property management and upkeep easy and stress-free!

Why Should I Trust a Property Management Company?

Our team has over 20 years of property management experience. We are not only bonded but also insured. We take pride in each home and treat it as if it were our own. We have a strict privacy policy and high ethical standards. You can quickly check our reviews and decide for yourself if we are the right choice for you. We guarantee your satisfaction and know that once you try our services, you will never go back.

Need Help While Renting Your Vacation Home?

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Park City is an active tourist spot year-round. If you are like countless people, you own a vacation home in the region. What happens to your vacation spot when you are back at home working? Is it sitting during the year without maintenance, waiting for your family to come back at vacation time? Having a vacation home ready and waiting is great, but what if you rented it out to other vacationers? Many people have begun to rent their vacation properties out to vacationers from other states throughout the year. Of course, there are pros and cons to this experience, but the biggest benefit you can have is using St. John’s Property Management.

What Will a Property Management Company to for Me?

Having a property management company working for you makes life so much easier. St. John’s Property Management not only handles the upkeep of your property, but we also offer concierge services for the interior of your vacation home. If you choose to rent out your vacation home on a regular basis, our expert team will work with you to ensure your property stays looking great. Once the guest leaves, we will go into your home and check the thermostats, pool or spa, and work with professional home cleaning services and exterior cleanup.

Is it Difficult to Rent out My Vacation Home?

The answer is NO! You can easily rent out your Park City home while being miles away without having to lift a finger. Our job at St. John’s is to ensure the exterior and interior of your vacation home stays looking great. If you decide to rent out your home, give us a call. We work with all types of homes and provide numerous services for our Park City clients. Our team offers a broad range of services to fit your needs–guaranteed.

Let Us Prepare Your Vacation Home!

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Are you ready to return to Park City? Are you stressing about getting your vacation home ready? Let St. John’s Property Management handle your vacation home prep. Our team provides you with the finest in vacation home preparation services. We know you are ready to relax with you arrive in Park City. Our dedicated staff will have your home ready for your arrival. We know how important a welcoming home is and our staff will provide you the best. Below are some of the countless concierge services we offer our clients.

Before your arrival our team will do the following:

  • Clean Interior of Your Home
  • Ensure Exterior is Maintained 
  • Set Thermostat
  • Confirm Cable or Satellite Services
  • Check Spa and Pool Temperatures
  • Open Window Treatments
  • Check Firewood
  • Stock Basic Food Items From Your List

We offer a variety of services for our clients. If you need a customized service, our team will work with you to provide you with the services you need.

Why Use a Concierge Service?

The answer is easy! For your convenience and peace of mind. Between flights, family, and activities, you have enough on your plate. You don’t have time to think about what time the grocery store closes.  When you are on vacation, you don’t want to worry about the little stuff. You want to be pampered. St. John’s Property Management will prepare your vacation home for your arrival. You won’t have to come into a home that hasn’t been touched since your last visit. We will adjust the temperature, clean the home, ensure the lawn is cut and maintained, stock your fridge, and set the temp on your pool or spa. You will be able to arrive and immediately begin enjoying yourself, instead of worrying about the groceries or how hot it is in your home.

Vacation Home Inspections

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Do you own a second home in Park City? If you do, it is important that you have regular home inspections completed. Your vacation home should be in working order when you are ready to visit. St. John’s Property Management and Home Watch Services is proud to offer weekly, bi-weekly, and even monthly home inspections. Our home inspections include many great benefits for you. Below we will discuss some of the benefits of a home inspection.

Full Inspections

We offer full inspections for your Park City vacation home. Our monitoring services include:

  • Landscaping 
  • Home Exterior
  • Home Interior
  • Pool
  • Plumbing
  • Appliances
  • Mechanical Systems

Our team checks your home and property to ensure everything is working as it should. If you need a custom inspection plan, we will work with you to provide the best service possible.

Maintenance and Repair

Our inspections could result in the need for a repair or maintenance service. If this is the case, we will contact you. If we have a maintenance schedule for you, we will do the proper maintenance on your home. Some of our regular maintenance services include:

  • Pool Maintenance
  • Lawn and Landscape Maintenance
  • Interior Maintenance

Our team will also handle your pest control, lawn services, and any deliveries. We are dedicated to providing you with the best services available for your home. If you have a special request, our team will work with you to accommodate.

Home Watch

You shouldn’t have to worry about your second home when you are away. Whether you are on vacation or working in another state, we will take care of your home. Our team will monitor your property and check it on a regular schedule to ensure it is in perfect condition. Never worry about your Park City home again. You can focus on what is important in your life and let us handle the wellbeing of your home.

What to Look for When You Need a Property Management and Home Watch Company

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Owning a second or vacation home shouldn’t be stressful. It should be enjoyable and a place you can escape to when the real world becomes too much. Once you own the vacation home, what do you do with it when you are back at home working? You could just leave it and hope for the best. However, the best option is hiring a property management and home watch company to ensure your vacation home stays safe.

  • The Company Should be Certified

If the property management company is not certified, RUN. A company that is not certified and insured could leave you with no protection. It also shows that they are not professionally run.

  • The Company Should Offer a Variety of Services 

Property management and home watch companies should offer many services to make your vacation easy. St. John’s Property Management and Home Watch offers concierge services as well as basic services. Our goal is to give our Park City vacation homeowners the highest quality services at the best prices in the area.

  • Check for Reviews and Accolades

Reviews and accolades can say a lot about a company. If they have great reviews from clients and are part of the Park City Chamber of Commerce, then the company should be great for your needs. If you see no reviews or only bad ones, steer clear. You want a trustworthy company to handle your vacation or second home when you are away.

  • Ensure You Feel Comfortable with the Company

Feeling comfortable with a company is important. You must have a trusting relationship. If you don’t feel the trust, then seek out another property management company. You want a company who can fulfill all your needs.

  • They Should be Able to Answer all Questions Fully

Any property management company should be able to answer your questions without hesitation. If you need a specific need, there should be no question if they can do it or not. The goal of a property management company is to guarantee the clients’ needs are met and that they have a stress-free time when vacationing and feel secure when they leave their home.

Who Is Taking Care of Your Park City Vacation Home?

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Park City is popular year-round. With skiing in the winter to hiking, kayaking, and fishing in the summer, there are always activities. It is no surprise that many have vacation homes in Park City. When you leave your vacation home and head back to the work grind, who is taking care of your second home? You may think that no one needs to look after it, as it is locked up and will be fine until you return. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. St. John’s Property Management and Home Watch Services has some tips to why a property management team is perfect for your vacation home. Once you leave, anything could happen.

What Could Go Wrong?

  • Animals such as Squirrels Can Easily Get into Your Home and Leave Devastating Results
  • Pipes Could Freeze During the Winter 
  • Trees or Limbs Could Fall on Your Home During a Storm
  • Plumbing Could Break because of Renters
  • Hot Water Heaters Could Break, causing a Home to Flood
  • Break-Ins or Theft

These are all issues that could happen while you are back at home working. If you have a home watch service, you do not have to worry about any of the above. The team in Park City will handle all problems and contact you in the case of an issue. It is a lot more stressful to return to your vacation home and have a flooded house or an animal infestation. Our job is to ensure your home stays safe and looks great when you are ready to return.

Property Management

Property management companies work with vacation homeowners to ensure their home is maintained while they are away. This is accomplished through regular maintenance, lawn maintenance, and walkthroughs. The team will also provide services to help with your arrival to your vacation home. From stocking your home with groceries to changing the oil in your car, property management services are endless. By working directly with our clients, we provide the best experience possible so that you can enjoy your vacation home without worrying about the trivial things.

Three Reasons Why You Should Hire A Home Watch Service for your Second Home

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Making sure your home is secure is a primary concern of any homeowner. Think about the precautions you take when taking the family on vacation. You make sure your home is secure, and typically you inform your neighbors of your departure and have them keep an eye on your home. When you have a second home, chances are that home will stay vacant more often than your primary home. Simply locking your door and relying on an often busy neighbor to check up on your second home is not the best way to protect your investment. Instead of just leaving that home vacant, its best to hire a home watch service, such as St. John’s Property Management and Home Watch Services. Below are a few reasons why hiring a home watch service is a good idea for your second home, especially in the Park City area.

1. Weather Damage

Park City is known for its amazing winters! Along with that harsh winter comes the potential for several weather related damages to your home. Often times, these damages can start small, and be easily prevented, as long as they are caught early. For example, if an ice dam is forming on your roof, it can be removed before any damage occurs to the roof. Another example is water damage. This can be caused due to frozen or broken pipes, among other things. Having a home watch service such as St. John’s will ensure that any potential weather damages are identified and prevented prior to any real damage happening.

2. Faulty Electrical Systems and Failed Appliances

Imagine leaving your home for a few weeks in the summer. You lock up and are on your merry way, but unknown to you, the air conditioner stops working during your time away and you come back to a rancid smelling, damaged home. This is all too common.
We often see serious damage to homes resulting from faulty wiring and failed appliances. Faulty or old wiring, or misuse of extension cords in homes, can lead to fires. Power surges can cause appliances to fail resulting in problems ranging from basement flooding, home security systems going down and other more serious damage.
It’s not always possible to prevent these issues, but having a professional home watch service on the job may be the difference between damage to your home or complete disaster. At St. John’s, we have a complete checklist of items we keep an eye on for your property. This attention to detail will ensure your home remaining safe, even when you are not there.

3. Pest Intrusion and Infestation

When you get to your second home after a long time away, the last thing you want to walk into is a pest infestation. Park City has its share of pests, from the small, to very large, and St. John’s knows exactly what warning signs to look for to help identify a pest infestation, from bugs, to moose. We will make sure that any pests are properly dealt with, so you can enjoy your second home, without the worry of annoying pests scurrying around.
These are just three examples of common problems we find on our home watch inspections. There are many other potential risks you must consider when leaving any property unattended for an extended period of time. The easiest solution is to hire a home watch service. If your second home is in the Park City area, call St. John’s Property Management and Home Watch Services today.