Recently we joined the National Home Watch Association (NHWA). There are many reasons that we joined. But before I get into that, let me tell you about the criteria for accreditation into this association. All companies MUST be licensed, bonded and insured. While there is no national licensing like home inspection, each state and county has their own rules and guidelines that you must follow to do business. We carry general liability plus Errors & Omissions (E&O) in addition to being bonded.
So why did we join? It is simple really. We joined because it brings credibility to our company. We have tools and resources available to us that no one else does. There are articles, videos and trainings that we can access to further our home watch education. The members forum give us a platform to ask questions about a situation or to simply network with other home watch professionals from around the country. Most importantly though, it solidifies us as a professional company who takes our jobs VERY seriously! We also follow their mission statement and code of ethics. Here is their mission statement taken directly from their website:
NHWA Mission Statement
It is the mission and goal of the National Home Watch Association to establish and maintain the highest set of standards and ethics for all Home Watch companies in the United States of America and Canada;
To establish and maintain trust and confidence between homeowners and Home Watch professionals;
To protect the public from uninsured, unbonded and unethical individuals who represent themselves as Home Watch professionals;
To promote public awareness of the Home Watch industry; and
To ensure that only companies who represent the highest levels of professionalism are accredited as members of the National Home Watch Association.
I was recently asked how someone goes about choosing their home watch professional. The first thing I told them is to make sure they are accredited with the NHWA. If they are, then you know they have insurance and are taking the necessary steps to run their business the right way.
We choose to be a part of this amazing organization because we want our clients to know that we are serious abut our business and we do not take lightly the fact that you are entrusting us to look after your slice of paradise. For more information on how we can help you, please reach out to us 239-260-5591 (office), 513-238-4218 (cell), or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to serving you!