Home Watch


We’ve got it covered. Whether you call it your mountain home, vacation home, second home, or retirement home, the last IMG_8117thing you want with your dream home in Western Carolina is a bunch of worries.  Noticing a home disaster is easy . . . preventing one is extremely difficult, even for the experts.  With Proxy on your team, an experienced technician is looking after the home in a methodical and professional way to help ensure that disasters are avoided and your investment is well protected.  Weekly home visits help mitigate the set of risks that are unique to this part of the country . . .  like high winds, curious bears, deep freeze temperatures, very high humidity, and potential vandalism.  A Year Round Custom Care service is available to those who want to free themselves from the “work” part of home ownership.


“We are out of state most of the time and Phil does a great job of looking after our Asheville home. His construction and engineering experience have allowed him to spot and handle issues avoiding expensive repairs. His thorough communication and professional service give us great peace of mind.” – Denita – Dunkirk, Maryland


“Home buyers looking for a second home here in Biltmore Lake are often worried about who will take care of their mountain residence while they are away. That is, until they meet Phil Murphy. His professionalism and reliability over the years have made him the “go to guy” for the area’s part time residents.” – Neil Battle – Beverly-Hanks Realtor Services, NC


The Vacation Home Watch Service includes:


  • Coordinate maintenance vendors and service providers
  • Email property check results to client with weekly photo
  • Severe weather visits
  • Act as primary contact for alarm company
  • Stock / empty refrigerator on arrival / departure
  • Maintain autos for client use
  • Receive, store and deliver packages prior to client arrival
  • Mailbox management
  • Coordinate and wait for deliveries


  • Install and manage automatic timers on lights
  • Prepare house for client arrival
  • Change central air filters
  • Adjust thermostats and water heater prior to client arrival
  • Change spent batteries in thermostats and smoke & CO2 detectors
  • Look for leaks along ceiling and around windows
  • Look for pest infestations
  • Make sure thermostats are set and working properly
  • Make sure the alarm system is set
  • Make sure doors & windows are secured
  • Water house plants
  • Flush toilets
  • Look for leaks under sinks & appliances
  • Change burnt out light bulbs


  • Look for damage to roof
  • Coordinate lawn care service
  • Look for pest problems
  • Check that lawn service is done properly
  • Remove flyers / mail / newspapers
  • Move mail packages inside
  • Relocate trash cans to and from street as needed
  • Sweep front and back porch and stairs
  • Look for evidence of attempted break-in
  • Check gutter and yard drain systems