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Home Watch

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made simple and easy

Home inspection

What is home watch?

Home Watch is a visual check of a home or property

looking for obvious issues. An unoccupied home invites potential problems such as water damage, rodents, mold, and so much more! Van Sant Home Watch visits and checks primary and secondary residences, condos, townhouses, and mobile homes for the purpose of making sure that “all is well.” Our home watch software is specifically designed for the home watch industry and customizes a report for every visit. We inform you of any irregularities noted and, if needed, coordinate solutions as instructed. This is why it is important to hire a Certified Home Watch Professional.

Why choose us?

As graduates of The Home Watch Academy and Certified Home Watch Reporters, Geri-Lynn and her husband, Buddy, know how crucial it is to protect your investment. The combination of our extensive experience in the construction industry, technology expertise, and a personal family-owned touch provide Van Sant Home Watch a strong foundation to watch over your property when you are not there. Certified Home Watch Reporters are also fully insured, bonded, and background checked.

Home Watch Services

Van Sant Home Watch will make scheduled visits to your home and a digital report will be generated after every visit. If any irregularities are noted you will be contacted immediately and if needed, coordinate solutions as instructed. Unexpected things can and do happen. Small things can become big things. Unfortunately, if an issue arises and you are unable to prove that a credible, responsible representative has checked your property with proof positive records, your insurance may not cover your claim.

Our home watch service provides a comprehensive checklist that ensures a complete look at the interior and exterior of your home. Temperature and humidity readings are done at each visit. Our basic home watch services include, but are not limited to the following:

Exterior Check

  • Doors and windows checked
  • Mail-Packages-Newspapers
  • Storm damage
  • Visible leaks such as water or gas
  • Exterior lighting
  • Check yard for debris
  • Check outdoor taps for leaks
  • Check pool water level (if applicable)
  • Check porch & mailbox for packages
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  • Inspect doors and windows
  • Look for water damage & leaks
  • Check all Plumbing (toilets, faucets)
  • Check water heater
  • Monitor Interior Climate
  • Run Appliances
  • Check Electrical Panel
  • Check for rodent & insect presence
  • Check all gas appliances for leaks
  • Check smoke alarm batteries
  • Check lights and timers

Interior Check

Don’t take risks with your property

while you’re away.

Van Sant Home Watch

will customize and tailor your

services especially for your home.

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Concierge Services

Concierge services are designed to provide a wide range of personalized services that go beyond basic home watch. These services aim to make your life more convenient, efficient, and enjoyable by taking care of various tasks and errands on your behalf. Some examples include:

  • Supervise contractor & vendor appointments
  • Grocery, Dry Cleaning, Package Pick-up
  • Receive deliveries (i.e. furniture, etc.)
  • Secure outside items before a storm
  • Mail Forwarding
  • Change lightbulbs
  • Replace furnace filters
  • Take out/bring in trash cans
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Car Services

Research shows that you should drive your vehicle on a regular basis. Just idling your car does not properly charge the battery. Van Sant Home Watch offers a car drive service and will also do the following if requested:

  • Inspect your car's interior & exterior
  • Drive your vehicle
  • Car washing or detailing
  • Tank filling

(Please note that cat in photo

will not be driving your vehicle -lol)

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Key Holder Service

A Keyholder Service offers a practical solution for situations where you require someone to hold your key securely and be available to meet others who need access to your property. This can be beneficial in various scenarios, such as when you are traveling, have guests arriving at your home, or need someone to access your property in case of an emergency. The keyholder service maintains a secure process (kept in company safe) to ensure that your key remains safe and protected.

Geri-Lynn Van Sant, Owner & Home Watch Professional

Geri-Lynn and her husband, Don ("Buddy") chose to make Myrtle Beach their permanent residence several years ago after enjoying many vacations here. It's always special when a place holds such significance that it becomes a permanent home. She has quite a diverse and accomplished background. Her experience as a library and technology teacher for 27 years shows her dedication to education. Geri-Lynn further pursued her education and training as a Home Watch Professional through The Home Watch Academy Training Program. She believes that building a business on a strong foundation of education is crucial for professionals in any field.

Geri-Lynn's academic achievements include a B.A. from Monmouth University with a full academic and athletic scholarship, two master's degrees (one in education from Monmouth University and the other in library and information technology from Rutgers University), and many supervisory and administrative post-graduate certifications. All these achievements demonstrate her commitment to personal and professional growth. She also received Bronze & Silver Congressional Medals during her education for outstanding achievement in volunteerism, character development, and physical fitness.

Additionally, her involvement in professional organizations showcases her leadership skills and community engagement. She is a former Rotary Club President, Special Olympics coach and volunteer, and has also served on the boards of several county organizations. Overall, Geri-Lynn's experiences and qualifications make her a well-rounded and accomplished individual. She loves sports and has been an avid golfer for over 40 years!

Don "buddy" Van Sant, Home Watch Professional

Buddy's background and career path are quite impressive. In addition to being a graduate of "The Home Watch Academy Training Program", Buddy grew up the son of a contractor and worked in his father's contracting supply store. This provided him with valuable "hands-on" experience in the building industry from a young age. Buddy attended Rowan University as an Industrial Arts major and after college he started his professional journey at The New Jersey American Water Company. His licenses and certifications in Advanced Water & Waste Technology showcase his expertise in the field. After eight years with the water company, Buddy decided to venture out on his own and start his own sewer and drain business.

The success of his business led to its expansion into other areas including septic service, portable restrooms, roll-off containers, and trash services. The growth and diversification of his company demonstrates Buddy's entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic. In 2018, after three decades in business, the largest portable restroom company in the United States expressed interest in acquiring his company and he retired.

Given his extensive experience in dealing with broken pipes, flooded homes, and sewerage backups, Buddy understands the value of a home watch service. His background and dedication undoubtedly contribute to his success as a Home Watch Professional. He was also a volunteer fireman in his hometown for twenty years & has been an Elks' member for over forty years.

"I am a seasonal


and actually live in their neighborhood. They have

been watching over our house for quite awhile and they treat our house as if it were

their own!"

- Jack & Caroline M.

Manahawkin, NJ

"The Van Sant's are a

blessing! They watch over

our home in Myrtle Beach like hawks. We recently had an expensive microwave delivered on our porch earlier than planned. They were over within the hour to put inside!"

- Phil & Audra V.

Walden, NY

- Linda M.

Staten Island, NY

"I love that when I call

I speak directly to Geri, the owner, or her husband. They are like family. I am a seasonal resident and when I'm not in town, I know my condo is carefully watched and

in good hands!"

Why choose a

Professional Home Watch Company?

There are many things to consider. . .

Who has your keys?

Are they professionally trained?

What kind of credentials should they have?

How much should I expect to pay?

The Ultimate Home Watch Interview Guide

will let you know what Home Watch is all about,

what questions to ask, and the answers you should expect.

Conduct a thorough interview and make an informed decision!

Each & every property is unique.

Let us develop a home watch plan

that is right for you! Call or email us

to setup a free consultation!


942 Hendrick Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


(843) 582-5008



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Business Hours

Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Serving the entire

Myrtle Beach & Horry County

area including:

Myrtle Beach · North Myrtle Beach · Garden City · Murrell’s Inlet · Litchfield · Pawley’s Island ·

· Cherry Grove Beach · Surfside Beach ·

Little River · Conway · Socastee


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