What Our Clients Have To Say
We are seasonal residents of Grand Palm who bought our home here in late 2017. As we planned our trip back north the following summer, we thought about who we could have oversee the place in our absence. One very nice neighbor offered to keep an eye on it and look in every now and then. But, with numerous warranty issues to be taken care of and maintenance people coming in and out, we couldn’t expect him to take responsibility for this – and to make sure the work was done properly. And what would happen if our A/C had a problem or a toilet started running and wasting hundreds of gallons of water each day? And that neighbor himself was planning a month-long vacation. We realized it was not fair to him or to us to use a non-professional.
We did some extensive research – and, amongst the many competitors, very quickly came across GMan Home Watch, owned by two people also in our neighborhood who had had really distinguished careers in the FBI and, equally, are great people. We decided to go with them, and they have done a terrific job – visiting our home twice a month and reporting, with photos, via a reporting software program they use. They go that extra mile – changing the A/C filter, for example, monitoring our security system, overseeing maintenance vendors, checking the gutters, etc., etc., letting us know about issues before they become problems.
George and Barbara Martinez, GMan Home Watch’s owners, are complete professionals, and we couldn’t be happier that they are in charge of our home while we are away instead of our kindly but non-professional neighbor.TS & RS, Grand Palm
We left our Florida home for three months, partially moved in, to pack up our Connecticut home. Prior to leaving, we encountered many warranty issues with the new home, and had left before most of them were resolved. We hired GMan Home Watch to care for our home while we were away. At our direction they worked diligently with our warranty representative to coordinate the times for repairs by the different trades contractors. GMan Home Watch even resolved a problem when the warranty folks said nothing could be done!
Their weekly reports were professionally designed, extremely detailed, and included everything from the humidity level and temperature in our home to photos of the inspected areas. They even maintained our air conditioning system by adding one cup of vinegar to the lines on a monthly basis.
When we were preparing to leave, GMan Home Watch guided us through the entire process of buttoning down the house. They showed us how to turn down the temperature on the water heater, how to turn off different faucets, even how to adjust the blinds in the most energy efficient way.
Barbara and George went well above and beyond our expectations in caring for our home. They really mean it when they say they take care of your home as if it were their own. While we were gone, we knew that our new home was in the hands of consummate professionals, which gave us great comfort and ease of mind.
We thank the GMan Team from the bottom of our hearts.JF & CF, Milano
“We were more than satisfied with the attention and timeliness of service we received from Barbara and George from G-Man Home Watch the three months we were away from our home in Grand Palm. They gave attention to every area and detail of our home that might need checked. On top of that they are personable and comfortable to work with. We will for certain use them in the future.”M.R.
“G-Man Home Watch gave me peace of mind while I was away from Venice for an extended period of time. I was confident that my house was safe and problems attended to. They took care of repairs, met with repairmen, and even sheriff deputies when I had a false alarm. I am so glad I found them. Thanks Barbara and George.”EM
“It is so comforting to be 1800+ miles away from our house for months at a time and know that Barbara and George are monitoring and caring for our home. They use professional technology, are on top of everything and go beyond expectations. They send photos, reports and any input necessary. We know we could call or e-mail at any time with a concern. Aside from that they are the nicest, caring people!!! We are so pleased with their service that we recommend them to all our friends and neighbors. That has to be the highest compliment!!!PK & SK
“When we purchased our first Florida winter home last spring, I was concerned about how we would be able to keep tabs on what was going on with the house from 2000 miles away. Well, I needn’t have worried! G-Man has been WONDERFUL… it is such a relief to know that, in addition to biweekly (and very thorough) checks on the house, I can get in touch whenever something comes up that needs special attention. For example, when we had an issue with our pool pump, Barbara arranged for an electrician to come over and check things out. That same day! They have taken pictures at every visit, keeping us up to date on a lanai/pool rehab project. George and Barbara are also extremely responsive to our every request – if I text them with a question or comment, I always hear back immediately. If you’re looking for the very best folks to watch over your home when you’re far away, look no longer. G-Man is the best!”EM
“Excellent service in every way! We were so relieved to find G-Man Home Watch. As new snowbirds, we initially were concerned to leave our new home unattended. George and Barbara helped us prepare, performed regular and comprehensive checks on our home, and provided detailed feedback throughout the summer months. They even anticipated preventive issues we hadn’t considered and helped smooth our transition home by unlocking our garage door, turning on the water, adjusting the hot water, cooling the house, etc. Barbara and George run a dependable, trustworthy, and professional operation that offers the added value of having a personal and friendly touch. This is a five star operation in every way and we will continue to use their services!”NL and TL
“After purchasing a house in Venice we wanted a Home Watch company to keep an eye on things when we had to be away. After interviewing several people we chose G-Man Home Watch. We liked the fact they were personable but professional, had a law enforcement background, would be available if there was an emergency, and I could call them if something needed to be done or a delivery needed to be put inside. They took good care of our home. We were notified us of issues, made adjustments where needed, immediately handled a problem when it arose and this cut down on the worry we had being away. We will be using G-Man for our future Home Watch needs.”JS
“G-Man Home Watch enabled us to relax and not worry about leaving our home for a prolonged period of time. They diligently provided excellent service and as a result, peace of mind. Their email reports to us were very complete and reassuring. We recommend them without hesitation.”JS & GS
“As a Realtor Team Leader at Re/Max Platinum Realty, I research services and then recommend them to my Team of Realtors. We found a most credible company headed by a couple who have retired from the FBI. What makes them stand out is that they are professionally trained, honest, reliable, bonded and insured. G-Man Home Watch is a local company.”Dick Miller
“I’ve been in the professional service industry for over 40 years. I mention that so the reader can get my perspective. Take a good look at the G-Man website and then invite Barbara or Jorge to visit your home. They house watched our home nearly four months. During that entire time I never was without the status of the property by photo and report. They handled with absolute professionalism several requests for secure access needed by contractors or our builder, and retrieved some deliveries and mail. When we returned our vehicles were ready to do our errands to restock the fridge. All we had to do was reverse the supplied checklist we completed when we left . Their background speaks volumes of their trustworthiness. It’s a whole lot of comfort for the small fee you pay.”SP
“We HIGHLY recommend G-Man Home Watch! They have checked in on our Milano home this summer and we have been very pleased with their services. They are very reliable and use a comprehensive check list to be sure everything in and around our home is in order, providing pictures with every visit. They notify us immediately with concerns and offer suggestions for solutions and often help with solving any problem. We have been EXTREMELY happy with their services!”NM
“I can’t say enough about the professional, through and detailed job that George and Barbara Martinez do when inspecting my house and property each month. G-Man Home Watch has provided me peace of mind despite being so far from my home during the warm summer months. They check all rooms, appliances, lighting, plumbing and HVAC units. After completing their interior inspection, they move outside to check the grounds, garage, lanai, water hook up and any signs of damage/issues. A comprehensive report is emailed with the results of the inspection. The report includes pictures of the house and areas of inspection. I couldn’t imagine any company or service doing a better job than G-Man Home Watch, when it comes to monitoring your home.”S.J.
“We recently purchased a home at Renaissance. Upon moving in we began to look for a company to do regular checks on our home. We found George and Barbara Martinez owners of G-Man Home Watch through a contractor we spoke with. Upon meeting with them we felt very comfortable hiring them. In addition to doing periodic inspections to our home followed up by a very detailed professional report they have been able to help in other ways. We have had a few minor issues that needed a quick local response. They have been able to resolve them quickly. Give them a call and I;m sure you will not be disappointed with the services they provide and very reasonable fees they charge.”MR
“I just wanted to make a recommendation for G-Man Home Watch. The couple who own the business, George and Barbara, are retired FBI agents and they are fully licensed and insured.”SGM
“We made the wise decision to contract with G-Man for home watch services when we returned north this year. Several weeks into their watch, they encountered what would have turned into a significant issue for us. The house was warm and humid, the A/C was off and the digital thermostat had turned itself off. We had just had the A/C serviced and maintenance done before we left in May. G-Man not only identified the problem, they diagnosed and fixed the issue. They didn’t notify us 1200 miles away, that we had a problem. They fixed it, they documented it, they informed us. Problem solved. We feel that what they do for us is more than worth the cost of the routine visits. We felt confident in how they would care for our home after meeting both Barbara and George. But then after seeing how they took control of the A/C problem, we would have no hesitation in not only recommending them to our friends and family members, but encouraging them to consider G-Man services to protect their properties.”KM and SM
“The G-Man Team has been caring for our house in Island Walk for seven months and we are thrilled with their professional service, care and attention to details, and communication with us about any issue they identify. They are through in their reporting following each visit and they send an electronic bill each month ~ all very convenient. We know we can trust them with the keys to our house and we value their knowledge base about all house related issues. They are a five star team!”JH
“As new clients of the G-Man Home Watch we are delighted to comment on our first experience with the Team. Our home information was requested for our service providers. If they were met with a situation they were able to work out the problem. Twice a month they checked out our home inside and out. They handled maintenance of our AC, checked out appliances still running and did an overall and thorough check throughout. We returned home months later as if we had been away for a weekend!
We are happy customers indeed.”
“It was a great first year with G-Man Home Watch. I was very nervous about leaving my brand new home for 3 months. I was new to the area and didn’t know anyone. I met with George and Barbara and was impressed with their professionalism and their overall knowledge about the home watch business. They gave me a checklist of things to do before I left. You think you know everything but they had items I never would have thought of! I loved being able to contact them for help (whoops! Left a bag of trash in the garage!). I loved their checklist after they visited my home. They really thought of everything. And the pictures they took really were comforting. They even offered to start my car so the battery wouldn’t die. And, since there was a lot of new construction going on, they checked and replaced my AC filter. Very reassuring to know that they were watching. And now I will never leave home without them watching out!”AK
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G-Man Home Watch is a full-service home watch provider serving
landlords, seasonal and vacationing homeowners in Venice, Englewood, Nokomis and West Villages.
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G-Man Home Watch
2389 E. Venice Ave., Unit 182, Venice, FL 34292
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Our regular business hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST. However, given the nature of our business, we are available after hours and weekends for scheduled additional services and emergencies that may arise.