Away Florida is closing down at the end of 2014

It's been a wonderful time serving each and every one of our clients. However, another opportunity has arisen for myself which I can't pass up and will have to discontinue my home watch business.

We've partnered with Wright Home Watch, an excellent home watch company serving the Charlotte County and related areas. If you plan to continue home watch services, I can't recommend them more.

Regardless of which home watch company you choose to work with, I'll work hard to make sure the transition of keys, special information about your home, and any other details are transferred in the smoothest way possible.

An introduction from Bill Wright:

Thank you for the opportunity to potentially work with your client base beginning in 2015.

My wife, Joann, and I are the principles/owners of Wright Home Watch Service.

Wright Home Watch officially opened in 2012 however several years prior we unofficially watched mobile homes in a local resort for friends and neighbors.

Joann and I moved to Florida in 2003 from northern Ohio where we both owned several businesses related to the local Lake Erie vacation/resort industry and building maintenance/management. Our background in the vacation home maintenance/management there provides a solid foundation for our home watch services here in Florida.

Currently we watch/inspect nearly 20 homes in the Charlotte Harbor and Punta Gorda areas on a bi-weekly basis. Our fee for a bi-weekly inspection is $25 per inspection as long as the home is 2500 sf under air or less. Homes that are over 2500 sf under air are $28.75 per inspection. Other areas we service a bi-weekly basis include Venice, North Port and Nokomis.

We have a standard 25 point inspection check list that is performed each inspection, additional items of concern may be added by the home owner. Many times these added requested concerns are at no additional cost to the home owner. Each inspection report is completed and filed electronically from the home BEFORE we leave the property. Additionally any photos either requested or necessary to enlighten the home owner of items of concern from our inspections are emailed or sent via text as well BEFORE leaving the home.

Our clients may login to a password protected area of our website to review current and past inspections as well as an archive of payments and debits on their account, see a schedule of future inspection dates, notes on their account and download our most recent insurance and bonding certificates (important to note we are insured and bonded).

We believe that we are the most technologically advanced home watch service in southwest Florida, if not the entire state of Florida.

We pride ourselves on being consistent with our inspection schedule, professional in our appearance and reliable with our inspection of a property. Each vehicle is clearly identifiable as one of our vehicles AND each inspector wears a clearly identifiable shirt with our logo and website address and may even have a ball cap with the same. We believe it is absolutely imperative that anyone of your neighbors can identify and associate our presence on your property as our home watch service. The very last thing a vacation home owner should want is the neighbors becoming complacent with several unmarked vehicles and unidentifiable people on their property on different days of the week at different times of the day.

Topping off these points above is the fact either Joann, myself or both of us will be the people inspecting a home in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte. as we are the only people inspecting homes for Wright Home Watch services in these areas.

Since officially opening our doors in 2012 we have lost only 2 accounts neither of which were due to a client being dissatisfied with our service. One sold the home (it was an investment home) the other moved to Florida permanently. We work hard to earn a client's trust and to maintain that trust year after year forming what we hope is long term business relationship and subsequently a long term peace of mind for the home owner.

More information as well as a demo client inspection area is available on our website:

Referrals are available upon request.

Bill Wright

Wright Home Watch

Please note: I am receiving no compensation from Wright Home Watch for my recommenation or any clients that transition to their services. My recommendation for them has no financial motivation and strictly is, what I consider, the best interests of each of our clients.

Additional home watch providers in the Punta Gorda Area, for your consideration: