BONDED, INSURED, EXPERIENCED
William Giles Harding started the business to provide professional efficiency and economy to the processes involved in estate management. He not only offers over twenty years of valuable hands-on experience in various fields, but he also has indepth knowledge of the region and the resources available.
At the request and the approval of the executor, trustee or family, any number of services can be provided by WGH in the following areas:.
SECURITY AND SAFETY OF THE HOME
WGH's first priority is to ensure the security and safety of the home, its contents and surrounding properties. WGH first meets with the attorney, trust officer or family member to discuss their goals concerning the property and its contents for the near future.
The next step is to visit the site and evaluate the furnace (condition and age); the lock and alarm condition and the outside property (roofs, gutters, storm windows, etc.,). Digital pictures are taken of the house contents and any other items that the family requests to be inventoried. Needs assessments are made.
MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIRS
When necessary, WGH has resources (contractors, plumbers, etc.,) that work at reasonable, competitive rates to complete any necessary repairs. Routine tasks such as lawn care, snow removal, and painting are taken care of. Other needs may include the removal of buried oil tanks and replacement of new tanks above ground. Asbestos removal and abatement may be provided, if required.
MANAGING AND DISPOSING OF THE CONTENTS OF THE HOUSE
WGH can inventory the contents of the home and make recommendations to obtain appraisals on various items or collections of antiques, coins, jewelry, and fine art, contracting with local, reputable appraisal professionals. WGH will also ensure that any contents that can be reused are donated to Women's Shelters, YMCAs or any other local non-profit organization. This can be done anonymously, or if requested, in the name of the family.
DETAILS RELATED TO SELLING THE PROPERTY
WGH takes special care to ensure that the appropriate qualified professionals are contracted to complete a final home inspection. This will then allow the executor and family to ensure they are able to hire the most suitable real estate firm to sell the property.