Home Watching has been around for many years in the United States, Canada and Australia. With well over 15 000 successful Home Watch companies operating in these countries.
Every year, more and more people are travelling and have started dividing their time between their holiday home and their primary residence, which quickly led to a need for someone to safeguard their property while they were away. This was often family, friends, a neighbour, or a house sitter, but in many cases the garden services or cleaning companies became involved to fill a void.
It was soon discovered that many people, especially the Baby Boomers, wanted more services other than having their homes simply checked. This growing need gave birth to the “Home Watch” industry a professional service people can rely on.
The Home Watching industry is new to South Africa and growing rapidly. It is helping South Africans care for their vacant homes and pets when they can’t be there. Having to rely on family, friends or neighbours and asking favours can be a real struggle.
There has been a need for a professional alternative to house sitting in South Africa for many years now. Upon conducting market research, it was found that around 87% of people would take advantage of this service if a professional and affordable service were available to them.
Thanks to Airbnb, Home Away and other holiday home and investment markets, there is a high number of time poor property owners facing difficulties keeping up with the demand and upkeep of their properties.
My Home Watch Property Specialist Services:
• Exterior / Interior Home Checks
• Garden & Plant Watering
• Mail Collection
• Bin Service
• Maintenance, Pool & Garden Services
• Grocery Service
• Holiday Homes, Airbnb Care, Investment Property Care
• In-Home Pet Visit Service – Feeding & Playtime
• Routine Home Inspections
• Rental Property Opens
• Facilitating Property Management
My Home Watch provides training, giving you all the skills needed to run your business both on the job and in the office.
We help you to start your My Home Watch business with our innovative brand, technology and support, so you can hit the ground running. We will train you to recruit staff and manage them to perform the home check assignments enabling you can increase your business revenue each year!
Our two-week online course teaches you how to operate your business followed by a face to face training day with one of our trainers. Your training and support will not stop here, as a Franchise Partner, you become part of the My Home Watch family as we all continue to train and learn as our business model evolves over time.
My Home Watch Operating manual contains detailed “how to” information on all aspects of running your franchise. Access to the operations manual is 24/7 via our own purpose built intranet.
Our Franchise Partners will need to have the following qualities:
• Highly Organised
• Take Pride in what you do..!
• Desire to own your own business
• Excellent communication skills
• Social Self – Motivated
• Great at multi-tasking
• Enjoy a great work / life balance
• Like animals and have a caring nature
If this is you, then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for!
A key factor to consider is that our management team holds many years of experience. Our business structure is mirrored in our franchise set up. We have done the research and completed the learning curves, dealt with issues and built an infrastructure to support our growth. Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to sharing our experience and considerable market knowledge with you. Our job is to support you and work as a team! You’ll enjoy the freedom of being your own boss while experiencing the benefits of being part of a successful company and brand.
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