Frequently Asked Questions
What is Home Watch?
The National Home Watch Association defined Home Watch as “a visual inspection of a home or property, looking for obvious issues.” As Accredited Members of the NHWA, we abide by this definition and it’s application as we do our visits.
Are you a house sitter service?
We are not house sitters. Our core service includes periodic visits to your home where we follow a specific and mutually agreed upon checklist. We are in your home on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and take great pride in making sure your home is as you left it.
What type of reporting can I expect from you?
We have a neighborhood watch program. Doesn’t that do the same thing?
Most neighborhood watch programs are passive by nature and do not provide the level of engagement with your property that Keeping Watch LLC provides. We will check your property’s interior and exterior in far more detail than you can expect from a neighborhood watch program.
If I need coordination with contractors doing work on my home can you help?
If you find a problem what type of notification will I receive?
Can you help me with home maintenance services?
What is Keeping Watch LLC?
Keeping Watch LLC is an insured, bonded and accredited Home Watch and Concierge Company located in Petoskey, Michigan and servicing Harbor Springs, Walloon Lake, Indian River, Burt Lake, Alanson, Douglas Lake and Mullet Lake. We check your property and identify problems or potential problems that can occur while your property is vacant. We provide a physical presence that is not available through a remote alarm monitoring service. We can help with most requests you have by contacting us.
My alarm company provides security for my home. What value do you add?
What are your credentials?
Keeping Watch LLC proudly displays the Accredited banner of the National Home Watch Association and our Home Watch personnel have received the Certified Home Watch Professional designation through the NHWA. We have been vetted and trained to ensure that we are bonded, insured and knowledgeable for your protection. We also subscribe to the NHWA’s Code of Ethics.
Are your services expensive?
We think our services are reasonably priced for the value we provide. When you compare the possible damage due to a leak or damage by pests or vagrants with the cost, our services are an excellent value. We will be happy to discuss our pricing for home watch and concierge services during a free consultation.