Take the Worries out of Owning a Second Home

Here in Haywood County, and especially in Maggie Valley, we have a lot of second homes.  That is homes that are owned by someone living elsewhere like Georgia, Florida, or even the flat lands of North Carolina.  Many of these homes are on a vacation rental program, others are not.  When you live a good ways from your second home, it can be difficult to handle many maintenance tasks from that distance.  That is where Jess Osborn comes to the rescue.  Many of you know Jess, as he is a Realtor® here in our office.  Jess also wears another hat.  He owns the company While You’re Away, Mountain Home Services.  Jess has several different services that he offers.  He offers a basic service that includes a thorough inspection of the property with a written report and photos of any areas of concern. Prices begin at $39.95 for once a month inspections and range to twice monthly for $69.95 , three times a month for $89.95, or four times monthly for $99.95.  You choose the level of service you desire.  He checks for:

  • Break-ins and vandalism
  •  Power outages
  •  Broken water pipes
  •  Trees down on roof, driveway, yard, etc.
  •  Broken windows and doors
  •  Thermostat for heating and cooling
  •  Forwarding of mail if needed
  •  Batteries in fire and smoke detectors
  •  Many custom services available
  •  Insured and bonded

I have worked with Jess for many years and know him to be very honest and professional.  I highly recommend his services.  If you speak with his clients, I am sure they would also highly recommend Jess.  You can contact Jess on his cellphone at 828-506-1960, email him at Jess@MountainHomeServices.net, or visit his website at MountainHomeServices.net.