Why Start a Home Watch Business?

Home Watch is one of the fastest-growing industries today. Why? The answer is very simple. The need for Home Watch companies is growing on a daily basis. There are more and more unattended and unoccupied homes. Current economic conditions lend to increased crime and encourage “squatters”–unauthorized occupants. Empty homes are much more likely to have undiscovered issues than homes that are being tended to. Because of this, some insurance companies are raising insurance rates and even cancelling the policies of part-time residents and absentee homeowners.

Additionally, part-time residents and absentee homeowners need a service to oversee their places in their absence. Normal preventative maintenance and inspections of the property and inside the residence should be performed on a regularly scheduled basis.

How do I know if I should start a Home Watch company?

Whether you live in an area that has a lot of seasonal residents or a prime residential area (where people leave their homes to go to warmer climates), then you have plenty of income potential. If you are handy, reliable, and trustworthy, and are looking for the opportunity to work for yourself and determine your own future, then you have the main traits needed to succeed. If you have a head for business and are a good networker, you increase your chances of success exponentially.

What will membership in the NHWA do for me?

Membership in the National Home Watch Association gives you instant credibility with potential clients. It also makes you part of an association of accredited Home Watch businesses that have agreed to maintain a higher set of ethics and standards than non-members. Placement on the NHWA website gives potential clients direct access to your Home Watch business. In addition to having your contact and location information in your NHWA listing, you will also have your website listed, giving you traffic and higher search engine rankings. Our website gives you plenty of examples of what we can do for you and your business on the Benefits page.

Mentoring and Training

Navigating your way through countless websites and companies trying to sell services to the industry can be very confusing. You have questions that no qualified people are willing or able to answer. Membership gives you the ability to talk to other people that have been through what you are going through, what you are experiencing. The NHWA is here to help!

The proven value of our Guide to Starting a Home Watch Business…

“Having been in family business for many years and then my own businesses, I was so impressed by the Guide! It was comfortable to us, explained things clearly, and was so supportive in the content that it has!”Lois Edmund, Home Watch of South Jersey

“Reflecting back to 2015 when starting HHR Home Watch Services, I remembered the NHWA Guide to Starting A Home Watch Business. I pulled my copy out to find many page marker notes for all the topics that we had addressed and for those needing to be addressed. The Guide was a wonderful resource and also confirmed our vision and values for Home Watch aligned with the NHWA.”Denise Eslick, HHR Home Watch Services

“Being new to home watch industry I wanted to make sure I was taking the right steps when setting up my business, and one of the best decisions I made was purchasing the NHWA’s Guide to Starting a Home Watch Business. This guide allowed me to learn the basic principles for setting up my home watch company. I highly recommend this guide to any home watch company looking to for a step-by-step guide to starting your business and setting your business up for success! As part of purchasing this program it went towards my NHWA membership, which has been a valuable resource for my company! Thank you NHWA!”Tiffany Wilson, Premier Home Watch of Southwest Florida

What do I need to begin?

What insurances should I carry?

What licenses do I need?

How much capital will I need to get me started?

These questions and a lot more are answered in the “NHWA Guide to Starting a Home Watch Business.” This guide is only $185, which is applied to your first year’s annual NHWA membership dues of $495* , if you apply for membership within one year of the date of purchase! Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email with a link to download the Guide Why wait? Get started TODAY!   (*Canadian companies, please contact the NHWA office for membership pricing, 843-357-6660)

Newly Revised 8/2021


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    These are just a few reasons why joining the NHWA is crucial to the continued growth of our industry. The industry will benefit, as will your company.

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