Concierges -- Not Just For Hotels
Vacation home concierges "have evolved past the basics of plant and pet sitting. Today, concierges have become personal shoppers, delivery drivers, airport-shuttle drivers and more. They act as a liaison among clients and their interior designers, builders, Realtors and pool- and lawn-care specialists. And they provide peace of mind by answering security alarms at 3 a.m. and giving telephone, photo and e-mail updates during hurricane season." Florida's Lakeland Ledger reports. Cost? Between $12.50 and $35 for weekly or monthly visits. Caveat: be sure to ask about references from potential hires and check the local Better Business Bureau.
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