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How Lake of the Ozarks Homeowners are Simplifying Their Lake Lives With Home Watch

A reliable home watch and concierge service provider can make your life easier when you're here at Lake of the Ozarks and in your absence. We believe that what matters most is finding a Personal Home Manager who takes the time to understand the needs of you and your property.

Here at the lake, we work with all kinds of homeowners, each with a different set of needs but all of them with the same goal in mind: They Want to Save Time and Money and get Peace of Mind Back in their Lake Life. Continue reading to see which category you fall under, and learn more about how our services help homeowners just like you.

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Which category of homeowner do you fall under? Are you the Family Lake Homeowner - possibly yearning for the day the kids are old enough to power wash the driveway themselves? Or maybe, like many at the Lake, you are a Short Term Rental Property Owner who tries to make it down as much as busy schedules will allow. We also cater our services to those of you who split their residency throughout the year (informally known as Snowbirds)and Lake Residents.

Schedule a free Personal Home Evaluation Today to learn more. Don't delay, with people returning to the lake, our schedules are filling up fast!


Family Lake Homeowners

That day when the amount of sweat equity that homeowners have invested has finally arrived. Their lake home will ensure generations worth of memories to be made. We believe the amount of hard work that went into making their dreams a reality shouldn't mean that they spend all of their time at the lake continuing to upkeep that dream. Picture this, you've finally arrived after 3 hour car ride on a Friday after work. You step inside your lake home, maybe on some new carpet that was just installed. And you hear a squish. Water damage has arrived, and the only thing you know for sure is your weekend now looks a lot different than you hoped.

Being proactive about minimizing potential issues with your lake home doesn't mean you have to make unnecessary trips just to check on things. That's where a home watch plan fills the void.

If you're wondering where to get started just let us know, and we will schedule a time to conduct a personal home evaluation. Following the evaluation, we will put together some options for you based on the size of your lake home and how long you're comfortable with leaving it unattended.



Short Term Rental Property Owners

If you're a short term rental property owner, you know how important managing time and expenses is, to ensuring strong returns on your investment. Do you manage it yourself? Do you have a property management company? Either way, we know how time consuming it can be.

As for managing expenses, that takes time too. We always recommend homeowners shop around for the various critical services that they need, however, with a great home watch plan, you can get this time back!

One of the best things your home watch provider can be doing for you, is making sure the property is ready to go prior to renters checking in. You also want to make sure that they can respond to situations that occur when you as the owner, cannot. The flexibility that we offer for our home watch plan holders, allows us to ensure that home watch visits are scheduled when they are needed most. Additionally, these types of homeowners are able to access Riggs Request's concierge services. More on that later.



Snowbird Lake Residents

If you spend a significant amount of time away from your lake home, you wouldn't give the keys to just anyone, would you? When it comes to finding a dedicated person to regularly check on all of your home's unique intricacies, reliability and credibility are what you need.

Fortunately, the National Home Watch Association (NHWA) exists for companies like Riggs Request who want to ensure that their clients receive a best-in-industry experience. That's one of the reasons we maintain our Accreditation with the NHWA. As Lake of the Ozarks' only home watch company Accredited by the NHWA, our clients can be sure that they're working with a licensed, insured, and bonded company, with owners (that's us!) who have passed background checks.

If you aren't working with someone who is insured and bonded, you may be leaving yourself exposed to potential damage to your property, injuries to people on your property, and any lawsuits that arise from them.



Lake Life. Simplified.

Our core focus is providing exceptional home watch services for homeowners at Lake of the Ozarks. We want to be there for you in other ways too. That's why all of our current home watch plan holders have access to a full suite of custom concierge services. This includes recommendations on contractors in the area for various projects our clients are working on. The following is a sampling of ways we help our clients simplify their lake lives and help them maximize the memories while they're here.

  • Coordinate repair or maintenance services

  • Give access (to contractors / service providers)

  • Waiting services (for service, repair, delivery, installation, etc.)

  • Bring in packages delivered to the property

  • Mail forwarding and pick up

  • Open and prepare the home for the owner or guests arrival

  • Close down the home after owners or guests depart

  • A complete suite of summerization and winterization services for your property

  • Home inventory management before your departure for the season and comprehensive assessment and re-evaluation upon arrival for the season

  • Renter check-in and check-out walk-throughs

  • Trash and recycling bin service for pickup.

  • Storm preparation assistance

  • Post storm home inspections

  • Grocery shopping and stocking

  • Custom services and more. All it takes is a phone call!


Riggs Request Summerization Guide

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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We would love to discuss how we can simplify your lake life and provide you with peace of mind while you are away.




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