Nextdoor Neighbor Homewatch of Bradenton, FL, earns accreditation from the NHWA!

Jack Luber
Executive Director


Nextdoor Neighbor Homewatch of Bradenton, Florida, has earned Accredited Member status from the NHWA.

Co-founders Larry and Kelly Prater were both born and raised in small-town Indiana. They graduated from Franklin College, Kelly with a degree in Education, and Larry with a degree in Recreation. They began their careers with Kelly teaching elementary children and Larry taking over the company operations of his family-owned business in the concrete industry. 

In 2010, Larry and Kelly founded a company and began building a distributorship with a health & wellness company. They dealt with thousands of people in their network. Over time, they built trust with their clients and a solid assurance that the client would have an incredible experience with them.  

Larry and Kelly moved to Florida in May 2019, after taking a year-long RV trip with their four daughters to discover and see all this country had to offer. South Florida captured their family’s hearts and they permanently relocated to Bradenton. The Praters started the Home Watch program unexpectedly when their Canadian neighbor was sent home due to Covid. Once again, they fell in love with an industry that could provide a much-needed service. Larry and Kelly provide personal attention to each home they watch to ensure that their clients have peace of mind and trust that their investment is being maintained and protected.

Nextdoor Neighbor Homewatch is for homeowners who want the security of someone nearby whom they can trust to look after their vacation home completely and properly. Their mission is to provide their clients with the confidence of knowing their homes are receiving personal attention while they are away. Nextdoor Neighbor’s employees are background-checked, and clients’ house keys are secured.

Both Larry and Kelly have earned the designation of Certified Home Watch Professional from the NHWA, placing them among the elite Home Watch providers in the industry. The CHWP designation shows their commitment to providing excellent service to their clients.

Larry and Kelly are very involved with their four active daughters. From competitive horse riding to singing to soccer and track to gymnastics, this family is involved in the Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch community. They attend church and participate in a variety of business legacy networks. Larry and Kelly value relationships and strive to help this community’s small businesses grow.  Larry has exceptional experience in construction for over 20 years.

I got to meet Larry and Kelly just as their company was becoming accredited, while I was on my Florida tour in June

Larry and Kelly Prater

Nextdoor Neighbor Homewatch serves Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch. You can reach them at (941) 896-4775 or at Learn more from their website, at

Welcome, Larry and Kelly!

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 (

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