Why Start a Home Watch Business?

Home Watch Certified ProfessionalHome 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 vacant 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?

If you live in an area that has a lot of seasonal residents, 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…

“Thank you, NHWA. The Guide to Starting a Home Watch Business has been such a great resource for us. We have never started a business and really didn’t know what it takes to be successful. To have a step-by-step guide to follow has been such a help. There are so many questions to answer and steps to take, it can be overwhelming. The Guide is like having an expert by our side. And we so appreciate you for your enthusiastic help.”– Glori and Dwayne Cavin, Alpine Home Watch

“We spent nearly a year researching the industry, and of course came across the National Home Watch Association and decided to join. We are so glad we did! Not all of the information in the Guide was new to us because of our past experience, but there were many things we had not considered, so it was a valuable tool for us to use as we started up the new small business.”– Lisa & Kevin Green, While You Were Out

“I am so happy and proud to be a member of the National Home Watch Association. When I first started thinking about this business, I sent an email to the Association, wanting to gain information about the industry. I almost immediately received a phone call back from Jack. We spoke for quite some time, and then he suggested I purchase the Guide to Starting a Home Watch Business.  With the wealth of information from Jack and this guide, I quickly made the decision that this business would be right for me.”– Ryan Owens, Eagle Eye Home Watch and Concierge LLC


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 dues to the NHWA 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!




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