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  1. #1
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    Default Home Watch service

    I'm keeping an eye on a friend's house for a few months while he's away, and I'm wondering if this is a service worth offering to the public in general.

    I see there is a national organization, National Home Watch Association, that wants $ 185 for their start-up guide. The $$ do get applied to annual membership dues, $ 395.

    My main question at the moment has to do with insurance. I've already confirmed that my E&O provider doesn't want to have anything to do with it.

    Anyone have experience or words of wisdom on the subject?

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    Default Re: Home Watch service

    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    I'm keeping an eye on a friend's house for a few months while he's away, and I'm wondering if this is a service worth offering to the public in general.

    I see there is a national organization, National Home Watch Association, that wants $ 185 for their start-up guide. The $$ do get applied to annual membership dues, $ 395.

    My main question at the moment has to do with insurance. I've already confirmed that my E&O provider doesn't want to have anything to do with it.

    Anyone have experience or words of wisdom on the subject?

    House sitters are nothing new. But in a litigious society, don't count out your best friend, the issue of responsibility and "bailment" would be your concern as a gun for hire.


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    Default Re: Home Watch service

    I just re-visited this thread which I had forgotten about:

    http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_i...h-service.html

    in case anyone else is interested in the subject.

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