Put First Things First – Before you leave, Is your #Sarasota home a priority?
Put First things First, is the Third habit from #StephenCoveys book “The Seven habits of Highly effective people.” This habit is about spending time on things that are most important & urgent tasks prior leaving #SRQ and checking yourself if you are really categorizing your tasks correctly. Ask yourself, are your priorities and concerns tight to your second Home? Are you on the lookout for a great Home Watch Programs to cater your tailor Made needs? If the answer is YES, it means you have to choose wisely, namely:
A) If your #Sarasota Home is Important and Urgent, Have you:
1-Interviewed service providers, only after doing your due-diligence. Have you been to their Website, Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites? How active are they in the community they serve? Are they part of a Chamber of Commerce or Business Alliance? Background of Co. owners and type of business structure (Family Business, Franchise etc) Commercial Insurance coverage; among others.
2- Visited their work location/office so as to establish their credentials.
3- Met the owners. Make sure they are able to cater to your individual needs. Your intuition will never guide you wrong.
4- Communication, What methods are used in Technology; will it be email, phone, online portal, transcribed voicemails? How can you be assured of a two-way communication method, which is reliable and trustworthy?
6- Third Party Vendors. The policy with regards to recommendations and conflict of interest Policies.
7- You decide who to hire. BEWARE. You get what you pay for. #Peaceofmind is #priceless.
B) If your #Sarasota Home is Important and Non-Urgent, you have to follow the steps 1-6 outlined above and Procrastinate until last minute since it’s not really Urgent.
Be Careful. The later in the season you seek solutions the more difficult it will be to find the right service provider for you. May of these top notch providers set a limit of new customers on-boarded per season so as to not risk degrading the quality of their service.
C) If your Sarasota Home is Not Important and Urgent, you have:
1- Requested a family member a friend or neighbor to look after your property. If time
e is available you might do some research Google to find a House Sitter. Be advised that requesting friends and neighbors is the quickest way to lose a relationship, and understand that your priority is not the same as others.
2- You might research for the less expensive house sitter, again BEWARE. You get what you pay for.
D) If your Sarasota Home is Not Important and Non-Urgent, you have:
1- Requested a Friend, neighbor to look after your home while you are away
2- If you hire someone, you will do it a couple of days prior departure and it will only rely on the less expensive one.
Whatever your priorities are, it’s important to measure your Importance and Urgency regarding your second home. Leaving a property behind is leaving your investment behind. I am hoping that this article sheds a light to where you stand regarding your Investment; awareness is the key.
I will give Covey a break, my next blog will be about the Art of Procrastination and how intuition becomes your best friend in hiring a Home Sitter with the right Home Watch programs. We are here to help, Give us a call or contact us by visiting our website STPFL.com we will be very happy to schedule an appointment our Office or at your residence. We will accommodate you because, we at Serve To Protect, Llc, believe that our clients become our friends and are Important and Urgent.