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Special Problems of Unoccupied Properties All Too Real

It’s nice to believe that when you close on the purchase of a vacation home in coastal Delaware, you can look forward to years of a safe investment plus family fun and precious memories.

Unfortunately, absentee ownership also comes with unavoidable headaches. Some are unique to the beach where severe winds, salt air, sub-zero temperatures and occasional tidal flooding are common; others are true of unoccupied property anywhere. Welcome Home offers you the joy of owning a vacation home without the worries. Here is a list of a few actual issues our service discovered and thwarted before major damage or theft occurred.

  • Exterior door leading to the home’s interior found wide open
  • Roof leaked into an interior ceiling and wall
  • Exterior shower pipes not winterized
  • Unlocked windows discovered
  • Flood vent found inoperable
  • Roof shingles missing after storm
  • Mold on HVAC ceiling vent discovered
  • Exterior flower box damaged from vandalism – police alerted
  • Heat mistakenly left off in mechanical room
  • Pipes and electrical ceiling penetrations unsealed allowing critter and insect access
  • Holes found in soffit screen, another critter access point
  • Thermostat malfunction
  • Siding missing
Welcome Home Property Management, Concierge & Home Watch Services

Welcome Home Protects Your Investment, Ensures a Hassle-Free Vacation

Welcome Home, a home watch and concierge service created to safeguard your property while you are away and prepare it for your arrival when you visit the beach. Our mission is your peace of mind when absent, and a hassle-free vacation when you arrive.

To achieve that, Welcome Home regularly checks a comprehensive list of inspection points as often as you choose and reports and repairs any trouble spots before they become disasters. We also do our best to anticipate extreme weather and alert you to suggested preparations. A typical checklist is enclosed, but actual inspection points are customized for each client.

Welcome Home goes further than just protecting your investment. Our unique concierge service helps to make your arrival easy and relaxed with options such as preprepared meals and appetizers, scheduled in home massage therapy sessions to fresh bed linens. Our services can be tailored to ensure your time at the beach is filled only with fun and relaxation.

Please review the enclosed description of our services. We believe you will find Welcome Home the most comprehensive, reliable and cost-effective service of its kind in the region.

Meet the Owner

With over 30+ years of experience in the industry, Herb Heinrichs will take great care of you and your residence focusing on handling all your needs in a professional, reliable and trustworthy manner. Watch us grow - stop back and meet more staff!

Herb Heinrichs - Owner/Operator of Welcome Home

Herb Heinrichs


Herb has over 25 years experience in the construction industry with 18 of those years in the property management and home watch services. Attention to detail and a passion for customer service was instilled during his career at MBNA America as a Corporate Property Manager and later refined as owner of Anchor Enterprises, Inc. He believes work is a gift to be enjoyed.


We have had only a positive experience with Welcome Home at the beach. They check on our home when we are not there to make sure everything is working as it should. When we decide on short notice to arrive there, Welcome Home sets our thermostat for our comfort and makes sure our water is turned on. Their associate Stephen is extremely personable and courteous. We have nothing but praise for Welcome Home services.

Jim and Charlotte