When a property, as valuable as yours, is left empty, it requires a consistent, thorough, and systematic attention to its systems. The electrical system, plumbing system, basic structure, appliances, roof, landscaping, and others, cannot be left to random chance. Each part of every system must receive an evaluation during a planned, scheduled visit that documents what was done. The format for your assurance of this is a written checklist. If you are interviewing a home watch service, they should have a sample of their checklists. It should be Ƒ) written, ƒ) comprehensive, and Ɠ) customized specifically for your home. Let\'s look at each of these three points in more detail.
List the steps. The benefit of a checklist is in its detail. Take some time to think about every step that relates to your checklist, separating out each one individually. If there is a time element to each step or set of steps, be sure to include that as well. Wedding checklists are a good example __ most tell brides how many months out from the wedding they should complete each step. Write the checklist. Unless it is a simple shopping list, most checklists benefit from some additional detail for each step. In fact, even a shopping checklist becomes more valuable with an introductory paragraph explaining how it should be used. A freelance copywriter is a useful partner for this step of the process.