Real Estate Matters: Homewatch and the absentee owner

Published: Updated:
Real Estate Matters

FORT MYERS, Fla. – It’s April 1 and that means snowbirds will be migrating back north.

But before they do, most will prepare their SWFL homes for the summer storm season.

That’s great, but the biggest threat to their winter home actually comes from inside their front door. Here to discuss that threat and what to do about it is WINK’s own real estate expert, Denny Grimes from Denny Grimes & Company.

  • Most water damage starts inside the home 
    • Even a small drip can cause major damage over time
  • Mold is the byproduct of moisture and the most dangerous 
    • Cost of repair may not be covered by insurance if home is not occupied
  • Beware of the “helpful” neighbor
    • Damage can occur quickly, so consider a professional Home Watch service that will make weekly inspection

If you have any questions, email Denny at

Copyright ©2024 Fort Myers Broadcasting. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without prior written consent.