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Don’t Worry About a Thing: The Benefits of Home Watch and Property Management Services

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Having an additional property for vacations or rental purposes is exciting. Whether you own additional real estate for extra income or a quiet getaway, the most common worry among owners is  what may happen while they are not around. The same is true for homeowners who go on vacation. There’s a constant, nagging worry in the back of your head about the many little things that need to be taken care of. Hiring a professional home watch company will alleviate the stress of wondering about your investment in your absence. Here are five ways that a home watch company like St. John’s Property Management reduces your worry.

Snow Removal

Beautiful, beautiful snow in Park City is also a big pain for properties and homes. Property management companies can plow and remove snow to ensure that your property remains beautiful and water-damage free. In addition to snow removal, home watch companies will ensure that the snow has not caused any interior damages, such as leaks or basement flooding.

Mail and Package Pickup

A common way that people know when a house is unoccupied is when newspapers, mail, and packages stack up. There has also been a significant increase in package theft over the past few years as online ordering has continued to increase in popularity. While it’s a good idea to schedule these deliveries when someone is home, it isn’t always possible. Rely on a property management company to take care of these tasks, ensuring that your mail and packages are secure.

Bill Pay

If you will be away from your property for several weeks, you can reduce your stresses further by allowing a property management company to pay some of your standard bills, such as water, electricity, and cable services. This is a great idea, especially if you will be out of the country or enjoying a vacation away from the area. A property management company can take care of those minor details for you!

Plant Care

Plants are easily forgotten. However, during the winter months, they require special care. St. John’s Property Management helps with winter plant care. We will water and care for interior and exterior plants, or, if more specialized care is needed, we will communicate with a landscaping company to ensure your plants are protected throughout the winter.

Firewood Purchasing and Stacking 

If you will be returning to your Park City property during the colder months, don’t forget to request firewood! Our property management company can purchase and stack your firewood so that it is perfectly ready for a roaring fire upon your arrival.

Property Management and Winter Storms: How to Protect Your Investment

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January and February in Park City can bring the toughest winter storms in Utah. If you own a vacation home or another property requiring attention during your absence, the occurrence of a winter storm can cause stress and worry. You may be thousands of miles away, wondering if the storm has caused water damage or a leaky roof. How can you best protect your investment when you are miles away? Hiring an effective property management company is the best answer. Here are some ways in which a property manager can help you survive winter storm stress.

1.  Property management companies watch the forecasts

From small showers to blinding blizzards, a good property management company is aware of any potential winter weather coming to the Park City area that may affect your property. They will take appropriate steps to ensure that your property is as protected as possible.

2. They are proactive

St. John’s Property Management will do a full inspection of the property, identifying any potential areas of concern, before a severe storm. They will rectify any trouble areas before the bad weather occurs to minimize any potential damage.

3. They are reactive

Property management companies should also be on-site, inspecting your property as soon as it is safe to do so. It is important that companies go to your property soon after a winter storm in case of water or wind damages.

4. They communicate

St. John’s Property Management communicates with you before and after severe weather. At your request, your property manager should contact you to discuss the details of any preventative maintenance that your property received before a severe winter storm hits the area. After the storm, you should receive further information that your property emerged from the storm unscathed or suffered damage.

Your property management company should provide these services no matter the size of your property, how often you visit, or how far away you reside. St. John’s Property Management shows you that they care through constant communication and action during worrisome winter storms.

Winter Storms and Your Second Home

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Winter is upon us and so is the snow. With snow can come damages to your Park City home. It can be stressful when you live states away and can’t physically check your vacation home. St. John’s Property Management and Home Watch offer home inspections for your second home. Our team is dedicated to fully taking care of your second home. Our team will check your home on a regular basis to ensure your home is not damaged in any way.

Home Checks

Our experienced team will check your home to ensure there is no snow buildup on your roof and that there are no damages from winter storms. We do weekly home checks and will check up on your home after a winter storm to make sure there are no damages.

Snowplow Services

St. John’s Property Management will arrange snowplow services for your vacation home. We will make sure your home is clear from snow and ready for you to arrive and enjoy your stay. You shouldn’t have to worry about snowplowing when you are on vacation. Our team will guarantee you are taken care of.

Firewood Purchasing 

If we know you are arriving at your vacation home, we will purchase firewood, and have it stacked for your arrival. We will also set the thermostat, stock your home, and bar with the list you provide. If you need another service, our team will work with you to provide the proper services.

With St. John’s Property Management and Home Watch you will never have to worry about your vacation home again. Our team will take care of your vacation home, just like it is one of our own. We want you to have the best trip possible in Park City. If you need a service you don’t see listed on our site, give us a call.

It is Time to Ski! Do you have Property Management for your Vacation Home?

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Park City is known for its many ski resorts and many own second homes so that they can enjoy their vacation in the comfort of home. However, it takes a lot to maintain a second home, especially when it is in a different state. How do people manage their homes, while living miles or states away? Most people hire a property management and home watch company such as St. John’s. St. John’s is the number one choice in Park City for property management.

What Exactly is Property Management and Home Watch?

It is basically what you think it means, but when you choose St. John’s, you get special concierge treatment.  Having a second home in a different state can be nerve-racking. Is your home okay? Has the snow been plowed for your arrival? Is the temperature set so that pipes don’t freeze? Do you have firewood for when you arrive? Is your bar stocked? These are all legitimate questions that you should be worried about. With St. John’s you will never have to worry about it. We offer complete home watch services where we will do the following weekly:

  • Check the Exterior and Interior of Home
  • Check Temperature
  • Pickup Mail
  • Check Refrigerator and Hot Water
  • Check for Snow Loads
  • Lawn Maintenance
  • Check for Storm Damages
  • Check Perimeter of Home

We also offer Special Concierge Services such as:

  • Holiday Lights and Decorating
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Airport Vehicle Drop Off
  • Snowplowing Services
  • Bar/Food Stocking
  • Maid Services
  • Trash Removal
  • Firewood Purchasing

Above are just some of our concierge services. If you own a Park City or surrounding area home, check with us for all our remarkable services. We want to make sure your trip to Park City is memorable and stress-free. With our expert staff, we guarantee you will be able to relax and enjoy your trip without the hassle of chores.

Renovations and Repairs: How a Property Management Company can Save you Time and Effort

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St. John’s Property Management is the number one choice for Park City property management. We have received several positive reviews online about our abilities in terms of renovations and repairs. This month, we offer an inside look into how a certified property management company should properly handle home maintenance and repairs.

If it’s broken, fix it. 

Any property management company should perform regular inspections of the home or property no matter if the owner is scheduled to arrive or not. Regular inspections sometimes uncover an area in need of repairs, such as a hot water heater or malfunctioning refrigerator. St. John’s Property Management handles all of these services so that everything is always in working condition when you visit. From pool filtration systems to roofing repairs, we check everything for absolute perfection. We handle all types of repairs, whether for common maintenance or unusual occurrences. Some of the areas that we check regularly are:

  • Pools/spas
  • Windows
  • Mechanical room systems
  • Heating/Cooling systems
  • Electric Breaker Panels
  • Refrigeration
  • Exterior areas

Ready for a change?

If you just recently acquired a vacation or second home in Park City and want to make changes, St. John’s Property Management is the right choice. Similarly, if you are simply tired of your current home design and want an upgrade, we have you covered. Any good property management company will oversee renovations to eliminate worry and stress for the owner. However, we are a GREAT property management company. Not only do we oversee renovations, but we consistently communicate with you on its progress, ensuring that you receive exactly what you want. While we don’t perform the renovations themselves, here’s how we ensure their success:

  • Working with contractors
  • Maintaining renovation timelines
  • Updating the owner on status
  • Ensuring home security during the renovation process

Whether you need maintenance or improvements, all you have to do is make one phone call to St. John’s. We completely take care of the rest so that every time you visit, everything is perfect, ready for you and your family to have a relaxing, enjoyable time.

The Ins and Outs of Property Management

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St. John’s Property Management Company is a full-service company that takes complete care of the interior and exterior of your vacation or second home. A common misconception is that property management companies take care of your home only in your absence. That’s not true with St. John’s Property Management. We are available for you and your needs around the year, whether you are on location or not. lawn

In Town?

If you are coming into town for a vacation, we take care of everything for you. By the time you arrive, your home will be completely functional. Your pool will be a sparkling blue and waiting for you to dive in. Your pantry will be stocked. In short, you’ll have no details left to contend with, leaving you to enjoy your time in beautiful Park City. All you have to do is tell us what your date of arrival will be and we will handle the rest!

Out of Town?

There is nothing to worry about during your absence from your Park City home. St. John’s Property Management regularly checks and updates you on the status of your property. From seasonal checks to regular lawn maintenance, routine tasks are all handled by St. John’s. If you are away from your property, put your trust in us. We provide you with regular updates on your property and perform security checks to ensure that your home is protected even when you are not around.

Communication and Details

No matter if you are in town or out of town, we are always on-call for you. We believe in the importance of reliable communication. We also provide you with detailed inspection information consistently. We have heard horror stories from our valued clients about property management companies who would not return phone calls or perform regular checks. We believe in the importance of communication and value your input. After all, you have to be able to trust a company that is taking care of your investment!

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.

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.

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.