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Private estate management services provide absentee homeowners with peace of mind by making sure the property is well-maintained while owners are out of town.

With this service, your home is inspected on a regular basis and is kept in showroom condition whenever you visit or want to host friends and family. 

Private Estate Management Services by Savvy VRM

What is Private Estate Management? 

Private estate management is described by the National Home Watch Association as “a visual inspection of a home or property, looking for obvious issues.” This service is perfect for out-of-town homeowners who don't want their property to be a short-term rental but still need someone to take care of it on a regular basis.

Private estate management is also synonymous with other services like house watch, house check, home concierge, property caretaker, absentee homeowner service, and property watch. And while all these terms mean the same, different companies will provide different types (and quality) of services. 

Typically, private estate management companies will check in on the property periodically to make sure there's no lurking issues. By catching small issues ahead of time, owners can avoid having to deal with the headaches that come with the larger issues of home ownership. 

Private estate management is especially useful for homeowners who have a second home in highly seasonal markets like the Coachella Valley cities of Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, Palm Desert, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, as well as other cities in states like New York, Florida, North and South Carolina, and Arizona.

Out of town? We'll be your eyes on the ground!

Protect your home today by hiring a local, trusted professional that will treat your home the same way you would treat it if you were there. Whether you're an absentee owner or on an extended trip out of town, Savvy will help you rest easy knowing your property is well taken care of. Click the button below to learn more about our private estate management services.  

Why Should You Hire a Professional for Private Estate Management? 

How is Home Watch different than having a friend or neighbor check on my property?

Private estate management actually started with neighbors. It was originally referred to as “Neighbors Doing Favors” where community members would pitch in to help their snowbird neighbors.

But as second home ownership increased, so did the demand for private estate management services and soon professional property management companies started to take notice, creating a new service they could offer their clients. Using specialized training and thorough inspections, these professional services offer a much higher caliber of protection for homeowners who want to safeguard their investment property.

It Pays to Hire a Professional

A professional estate management company has training and follows detailed checklists to catch things that could cause expensive damage to your property.

The important mechanical elements of your home like electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems are rigorously checked for quality assurance. Testing for leaks, rodents, mold and more are all included in a full-service home watch program so your investment property stays in tip-top shape. 

Here are some examples of small issues that lead to BIG problems: 

A Private Estate Management Service Can Spot Roof Leaks Before It's Too LateWater spots on the ceiling
A Private Estate Management Service Can Catch Fix Plumbing Before You Get MoldLeaking pipes under the sink
A Private Estate Management Service Can Remove Pests Before an Infestation HappensSigns of rodents

By routinely checking up on the property, you can avoid having to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars in repairs costs because these potential issues are being squashed up front before they can ever turn into anything major.

This process ensures your property is in great shape for your next visit, or whenever your friends and family come to stay. 

What Does Private Estate Management Cost? 

Every private estate management company offers a different kind of service but most of them will charge in one of two ways: on a per-visit basis or a simple flat fee. 

When companies charge per visit, you are typically responsible for scheduling them to come out to your house for a particular reason and paying them a service fee the same way you would a plumber or electrician. Perhaps your neighbor spotted a broken sprinkler so you call your management company to come take fix it and, while they're there, inspect other landscaping elements fo the property. 

Alternatively, for a simple flat fee, a private estate management company will come out on a regularly basis to perform their inspections on your property. The frequency varies based on the market and what the company is willing to do but it usually ends up being somewhere between two to four times per month. 

Savvy's Home Watch Program 

With Savvy's local presence, we're able to easily and effectively care for your home the same way you would if you were living in it.

With our Home Watch program, we become your "eyes on the ground" while you're out of town by being the trusted steward your property deserves. Our private estate management services include:

360-degree Inspections 

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We conduct regular inspections and send you detailed reports. 

Repairs & Maintenance

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We fix minor things ourselves and schedule specialists as needed. 

Manage Service Staff

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We'll manage existing contractors, use our own, or hire new ones. 

24/7 On-Call Support

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We're always on call in case any emergencies need attended to.

Smart Home Device Monitoring

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We monitor doors, cameras and alarms so your home is secure.

Seasonal Preparation

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We conduct change-of-season work and prep for bad weather.

Receiving Mail + Packages

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We'll receive and place packages and ensure your mail isn't piling up.

Guest Preparation

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We prep the house so it's ready when you or your guests arrive.

For one low rate, we make sure your property is well taken care of so you can rest easy knowing your investment is in good hands. And if there are specific things that you want done, we take care of that too! 

Why Choose Savvy? 

You don't want to wait to hire a private estate management company until it's too late. Protect your property now by partnering with a trusted local team you can count on!

Local Presence

Handyman Services in Palm Springs, CAOur team lives just minutes away!

Known & Trusted

Savvy Is A Local, Trusted Community PartnerWe offer fast and friendly service

Licensed & Insured

Savvy Is Professionally Certified to Operate in Palm Springs, CAWe're a professional company

We're also one of the only property management companies in Palm Springs, CA that's accredited with the National Home Watch Association which means you can rest assured that your home will be in good hands under our care. 

Savvy VRM is an accredited member of the National Home Watch Association

Ready to Protect Your Home? 

Reach out now or submit the form below to inquire about our private estate management services and we'll follow up within 24 hours to learn more about you and your property: 

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