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Skye Home Watch of Hollywood, FL, earns second-year accreditation from the NHWA!


Jack Luber
Executive Director

Greetings!

Skye Home Watch of Hollywood, Florida, has earned Accredited Member status from the NHWA for the second year.

Shortly after moving into a condo complex in Florida in 2013, Owners Seth and Jennifer Abels began to wonder about all the shuttered windows overlooking the pool. They realized countless snowbirds owned seasonal properties, leaving them vacant for months at a time. People would simply board them up for the summer and hope for the best. Seth and Jennifer knew many people who had second homes in Florida but had never really given any thought to what those people did when they were not using their vacation homes. They soon found out the answer when they were contacted by friends and family, all asking for a favor: to “swing by” and check the mail, the A/C, the roof, and of course to go through the hurricane preparation routine every time a big storm threatened to hit the area. Their demand grew as people began to realize how seriously Seth and Jennifer they took their responsibilities and how thorough they were in their checkups. Eventually, they decided to convert what they were already doing into a formal business. They officially opened Skye Home Watch in 2017, after years of doing it “on the house.”

Seth moved to Canada from California in 1996 to marry Jennifer, who is a born-and-bred Canadian. They spent the next 17 years raising their family there. By 2013, Seth finally had enough of the snow. With a degree in Political Science and 20 years in management, he had served in various management positions at several international companies. The most rewarding one was director of operations for a large school in Broward County. There, Seth gained knowledge and experience in property management, understanding how buildings function, the challenges of faulty air-conditioning, and the importance of hurricane preparation. He spent a year at a real-estate investment company, traveling on-site to potential investment properties, meeting with home inspectors, and learning what to look for and what to watch out for in empty homes. Seth has earned the designation of NHWA Certified Home Watch Professional.

As a Certified Gemologist with a degree in Diamond Grading, Jennifer has an eye for imperfections. She pays attention to detail at every property to make sure there is nothing amiss. Raising three boys, Jennifer knows that ignoring a little problem now can turn into a big, expensive headache later, and she is determined to identify potential issues before they develop. She has been working in sales and customer service for over 20 years, speaks fluent French, and can help individualize the perfect Home Watch program to suit their clients’ needs.

Seth Abels

Jennifer Abels

Skye Home Watch serves Broward County and Southern Palm Beach County (Greater Boca Raton). You can reach Seth at (754) 610-5723 or Jennifer at (754) 610-5722. Their email address is seth@SkyeHomeWatch.com. Learn more at www.SkyeHomeWatch.com.

Congratulations, Seth and Jennifer!

As always, I wish you

Much success,

Jack

 

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).


March 21, 2019
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