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Taking Care When You Are Not There..

Travel without home care worries, property care taker

“We handle everything from routine care taking and maintenance to arranging for the trip and return. Opening and closing your home for your travel needs, concierge services; e.g. cleaning, shopping, auto maintenance to mention a few.

Keep clients informed is how we provide the highest level of satisfaction. Relying on technology to keep house secure, and owners in touch. Wireless temperature-sensor freeze alarms, and more, all by controlling through technology apps. Weekly inspections for peace of mind. Weekly inspection reports, oversee projects, and more. Image and Video documentation provided for all subjects including insurance liabilities. “It’s a personal relationship for us and for our clients. a trustworthiness.

How we charge. We can customize our cost to suit your needs. Monthly fee based is common, calculating the combined services. Pre-arranged number of visits. Additional fees based on other services. Fees are based on location, complexity and size of the property, and services required. Projects that go beyond routine inspections are billed additionally on an hourly basis.

Technology as Caretaker

Today’s property managers rely on a wide range of tools to keep unoccupied houses secure. Here’s a quick list of products that can help protect your house:
Integrated security systems. Sophisticated whole-house systems alert you to fire, smoke, freezing pipes, unscheduled entry, flood conditions, and other hazards. Burglar and fire alarm systems, temperature and flood alarms as well, which provides the insurance company with their requests.

Individual alarm products. These are inexpensive alternatives to whole-house systems. You can purchase independent products including automatic water shut-off valve systems, low-temperature alarms, sump-pump monitoring alarms, and power-failure alerts that trigger a warning to land or cell-phone lines.
Computer and Smartphone applications. You can stay in touch with your house wherever you go via computer or through a wide range of downloadable cell-phone applications. Using your Smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer, you can arm or disarm your security system, set thermostats and lights, watch live video, and receive e-mail or text alerts about temperature changes, water leaks, and much more. If technology is not your favorite skill, no worries this is our expertise!

Things to consider when you leave your home

Questions to ask yourself

What works for my personal home or vacation home

Do you want your home to look occupied while you are gone?

What is your general shutdown procedure for your home?

What’s the most important precaution I can take if I plan to leave my house unoccupied?

Will ice destroy my gutters if they are not cleared?

Is weather a concern for my home, while I am away? Freezing Rains, Flooding, High Winds…
Do you have drainage problems during heavy rains?

What is general upkeep?


Small areas of damage, can they turn into a large problem?
Ignoring paint chipping, means caulking around the window is forgotten, moisture seeps in

Do I need someone on call in the event of a storm?

Do you have standard procedures for closing down your home?

What protections are in place for drainage, ice, high winds? We lock up, latch down, bolt closed every door and window to all buildings.”

Move Coordinator

Who wants to worry about all the details of a move? The stress is over the top for most. Let us remove this burden, plan the details, negotiate the costs select the vendors. We will over see the project, choose the best options for quality, care, and service. Remove the added struggles to change/move utilities, permits, down to your address change for the Times…

Hospitality

Ready to entertain? Who is going to help?

30 years fine dining experience & bar tending, I bring peace of mind to your event.

Rest assured I will be there to guide you through your event details and support all your event needs. Your guest will experience a 5 Star fine dining experience when you host your event.

The Art of Fine Dining

I am the lucky one!

I have to admit my husband is fantastic in the kitchen! As a server in fine dining, he really makes our guest feel at home. Carlos loves to entertain, thinking of every detail. Drink preparations, appetizers, and the main course. Carlos thinks of every detail for every moment of the evening.

We don’t entertain often, as newlyweds we like our private time. When we  decide to entertain, it is usually a last- minute decision. This also happens for our preparations. At times we might only have one hour to prepare for 4-6 guest.  Whatever amount of time it is, amazingly enough, we can produce some great food under pressure!

Chicago’s Fine Dining Experience

Previous Employment

Upscale Dining

 

Guildhall, American Bistro with European Influences

Glencoe, IL

La Titi De Paris, Chef Pierre Pollen, French Cuisine, 4 Star

Arlington Heights, IL 

D & J  Bistro, American Bistro/French Cuisine,  4 Star

Lake Zurich, IL 

La Francaise, Chef Jean Banchet /French Cuisine 5 Star