I know you do not want to hear this but your house is empty and people are coming thru it like a shift on a New York City street.
A realtor friend told me this story about how many empty homes are used in the middle of the day for a mid day love nest. This tends to happen more in your higher end homes. I guess its no fun to do this in a middle income home.
There is little the home owner can do to prevent this. Yes it is possible to install security cameras but then someone has to manage those cameras.
I have a better idea. To prevent the use of your home for sexual activities by complete strangers try what we as kids did at summer camp. Put some poison ivy in between the sheets. Believe me your bed will not be used for sex by anyone.
This subject gets many hits, it seems this is on everyone’s mind. Attractive empty houses have this problem, if you feel something can be done about it, please leave a reply.
Hiring the right person to care for your property while you are away is not easy. If you hire the wrong person it could be a disaster or a very expensive experience. So here are some few ideas.
Don’t rush into your decision. Interview a minimum of 3 people for the job. If one is a realtor check with the Real Estate Board for any information on the agent. If one is a contractor, check with the Registrar of Contractors.
Check public records for Judgements or pending legal actions. Whenever I hire someone I always try to find out how they solve problems. Problems will come up during your assignment so knowing or having an idea on how the individual handles problems can save you money and many headaches.
We have noticed that many people will just throw up their hands and walk away from an assignment rather than try to deal and solve the issues at hand.
In Arizona and I am sure the rest of the nation, some people give you a low price upfront and will drive you crazy with extra charges. They make claims for extra payment all the time so the assignment gets more expensive as time goes by. And of course the assignment gets nasty and nastier with each claim that is presented.