The first and most obvious reason to have a vacant home manager is because leaving a property empty for extended periods of time leads to problems both inside and out. Problems will vary depending on what season the home is left vacant but let’s briefly take a look at some of these potential problems.
If you scroll down to the bottom of this page you will see how serious the copper theft situation is on vacant homes. Thieves target vacant homes and rip apart the walls and appliances to steal copper wiring and plumbing pipe.
Another reason to have vacant home management is for insurance purposes. Many insurance companies have strict stipulations that require the home to be occupied or at least maintained and visited regularly. You will probably find that your home insurance states that someone has to be physically present at least once every so many weeks or so. You may also find that insurers won’t cover you if you if your home is vacant for more than 90 days, unless they expressly agree to do so through an endorsement. An empty home is more susceptible to damage and burglary so insurers are not willing to take the risk. Also, home buyers are aware of the dangers and risks associated with buying a vacant home so offers will be consistently lower than that of an occupied home. Make sure to check your policy because additional coverage may be necessary to protect your investment.
During your extended absence from your home we have professional property managers visit the home regularly to inspect for common issues that can arise from a home being vacant. We fill out a complete inspection report for your records and can email you the report upon request. There are companies that offer services that allow tenants to occupy your home during the time of vacancy but if you would prefer not to have your home occupied, AIM Properties has the answer.
Below are some examples of items that are covered under our standard home inspection:
EXTERIOR INSPECTION LIST:
INTERIOR INSPECTION LIST:
The vacant home caretaking services are extremely affordable and can be adjusted to fit your particular needs. For the standard service we charge Weekly: $100 (4x a Month) ,Bi-Weekly: $65.00 (2x a Month) or Monthly: $35.00 (1 x a Month).