Diligent Home Watch of Palm Desert, CA, earns second-year accreditation from the NHWA!

Jack Luber
Executive Director


Diligent Home Watch of Palm Desert, California, has earned accreditation from the NHWA for the second year.

After many years of frequent weekend visits to the Coachella Valley, Rick and Ellie Hively decided to make the Desert their permanent home in 2015. Since they were now living full-time in the desert, a few relatives and friends asked if they would mind going over to their homes occasionally, just to make sure everything was okay. After a couple of years doing this, Rick and Ellie discovered how rewarding and enjoyable it is to help friends and family have peace of mind that their home is being well taken care of when they were not there.

Having owned their own sales and marketing firm for past 23 years, Rick and Ellie thought, “What better way to put down roots in the Desert than to have a family-owned business that provides a real service to homeowners?” Thus, Diligent Home Watch was born.

Rick graduated from Washington State University with a general business degree and immediately started working in the business industry in sales and marketing. Ellie graduated from college with a nursing degree and works as a registered nurse.  

Rick and Ellie Hively

Diligent Home Watch serves the Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and La Quinta. Rick can be reached at (760) 270-7437 or at rick@diligenthomewatch.com. Learn more at their website, www.diligenthomewatch.com.

Congratulations, Rick and Ellie!

As always, I wish you

Much success,


A little about the National Home Watch Association: The NHWA was formed in 2009 in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for Home Watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada (www.nationalhomewatchassociation.org).

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