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.
Second on the list _ A budget is the next thing to think about. Is money no object or will it be important to get the most out of every dollar. In either case you can present a lovely party for the mom to be. If more than one person is helping to pay for the shower get together and have an honest discussion about what you can afford. If one person has less money to contribute maybe they can offer their house as the place to hold the party. A lot is involved in getting ones home in top shape for entertaining. Discuss ways to stay in budget. Does someone know where to get a good discount on something that is needed? Do you enjoy crafting or baking? How can your skills contribute? When the budget is finalized check it off the list.