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3 Things Your Home Watch Provider Should be Doing for You

Everyone knows the feeling of leaving the lake after a long weekend only to realize you forgot to do something crucial to close your home. Luckily, for homeowners with a home watch service, problems can be solved with the push of a button. If your current home watch company isn't doing these three things for you, you may want to starting looking elsewhere.

Riggs Request | Lake of the Ozarks Premier Home Watch Provider

Fast Response & Follow Through

It doesn't matter if you forgot to shut the water off, clean out the fridge, or left a window open, it's never fun spending extra time and money going back and forth to take care of it all. Fortunately, technology has come a long way in solving much of that. A good home watch provider will provide you with options for handling what falls through the cracks.

More importantly, a great home watch company gives you multiple ways to contact them and includes options for scheduling online. For instance, Riggs Request clients create their own profiles, schedule home watch visits online, and communicate directly with the company's owners through phone, email, text and social media (and we're very responsive!).

If it's urgent, you don't want to be waiting around for a call back on the status. A great home watch company like Riggs Request provides real time updates and tells you exactly when they will be be on site.

Detailed Communication and Reporting

Worse than the feeling of leaving a window open, is knowing you have to leave your lake home with important problems and projects unresolved. From leaky pipes to questionable boat lifts, sometimes that means hiring experts to handle in your absence. But when you're hours away and cannot manage first hand, it's easy for important details to get lost in the mix.

A great home watch company should be communicating with you in a detailed and timely manner - providing you with more answers than questions. Home Watch services by Riggs Request take this a step further for homeowners in Lake of the Ozarks. Clients receive detailed reporting with timestamps, photos and more information to paint a full picture of the status of their unoccupied homes.

Riggs Request begins by using a 45-point checklist and we customize every report to the intricacies of your lake home. You will receive a comprehensive report and photos after every visit, highlighting all recommendations and any areas that may turn into potential issues in the future.

Professional Credentials

Letting strangers into your lake home when you're not there is not usually something people enjoy, but when you're a seasonal homeowner, sometimes it's a necessity. Wouldn't you prefer to have an option that is insured, licensed, and accredited through the National Home Watch Association?

Riggs Request is the only Accredited Member of the National Home Watch Association (NHWA) at the lake. When you hire an Accredited Member of NHWA, you know they will be insured, bonded, licensed and pass annual background checks. We always look out for our client's best interests and stay up to date on the latest industry standards.

Options, Options, Options

Whatever the reason, make sure you highly consider these three things when seeking a home watch company at Lake of the Ozarks. A great home watch provider should offer you a variety of home watch plans and also one-time visits for your property.

Riggs Request understands that last minute situations pop up and you may need to call us for an emergency visit. That is what we're here for! We offer one-time visits which will include our entire walk-through of your property, including turning off that water you forgot was left on.

Whatever you decide, our goal is to give you peace of mind & more time back into your lake life! We also offer Concierge Services to help you simplify your lake life. Renters coming into town? Nervous about an upcoming storm? New washer and dryer being delivered? You name it and we have you covered!


Don't forget to download the Lake of the Ozarks Summerization Guide! The guide includes our 45-point checklist for re-opening your lake home, boat bottom cleaning recommendations, new lake toys, home design looks, fun recipes and much more.

Find out more in our free Summerization Guide and how you can save 10% on a Home Watch Plan for your lake home.

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