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.