GOLDEN RULE HOME WATCH & CONCIERGE
Don’t Leave Your Home Unattended!
Serving Northern Virginia
Professional Home Watch & Concierge Service
We watch your home for you while you’re away
We use the latest in Technology and Detailed Personal Inspections to free up your mind so you can focus on your business or vacation when you’re away from home.
The Golden Rule
We believe that it is vital to have objective metrics to validate what we see, smell or hear. As a result, problems may be accurately detected early so they don’t become disasters!
Unlike someone who lives in your home while you’re away, we apply our personal touch by making regular, comprehensive inspections of the interior & exterior of your home.
Home Watch is The Visual Inspection of a Home Or Property Looking for Obvious Issues
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The Golden Rule Difference in Action!
“We used Golden Rule for the first time in October 2019 while in Europe for over a month. They came to our house every week and did a fine job sending detailed reports including pictures, systems status, comments, and recommendations. They put a battery charger on our car battery to keep it topped off. They even used a leaf blower on our walkway, deck and driveway and watered our house plants. The plants looked as good as when we left! Dan, the owner, knows a lot about house systems and small things to make the house lived in. His suggestions were spot on. We will use Golden Rule again on our next trip.”
—Alden S., Oakton, Va.
“Golden Rule Home Watch checked on our home weekly when we were away. After each visit they emailed us a detailed report with pictures, comments and recommendations. Extreme attention to detail, courteous, and very responsible. We knew that our home was in good hands and we highly recommend Dan and the Golden Rule Team”
A.N., Clifton, Va
“The team at Golden Rule gave us great confidence and peace of mind that our home was in good hands when we were away. They monitored our home 24/7 with environmental sensing technology and sent us updates via email after each visit. The Golden Rule Team is friendly, knowledgeable and provided great customer service. I highly recommend Golden Rule Home Watch & Concierge!”
—N.M., Arlington, Va.
“Golden Rule Home Watch gave us great peace of mind when we were away from home. They visited our home regularly and sent us a detailed electronic report after each visit. The Golden Rule Team is friendly, knowledgeable and provided great customer service. I highly recommend!”
—Ann F. Mclean, Va
“Golden Rule Home Watch provided great peace of mind during our extended absence, checking on our home weekly and periodically driving our car. Dan is reliable; very knowledge about both home maintenance and cars; and communicates very clearly, both in person and through his weekly status reports. We would absolutely use Golden Watch under similar circumstances in the future.”
—Tom O., Reston, Va.
“Dan and his team are great to work with and very flexible. It’s always great working with him.”
— Travelers H., San Francisco, Ca.
“We are in the process of settling our parents’ estate and until we decided what to do with the house, it was very comforting to know that Dan and his team were going to check on our home regularly and would keep us updated. Water came in to the basement, the hot water tank started to leak, furnace filters and smoke detectors batteries all needed to be addressed. Golden Rule provided our family with great peace of mind during a very difficult time.
—A. F, Arlington, Va.
“Dan Lender of Golden Rule Home Watch (GRHW) was interviewed and selected by us based on the knowledge and professionalism he displayed. We left for a period of two months and quickly realized that we had made the right decision. In addition to being knowledgeable, Dan is detail oriented, trustworthy, and passionate about what he does. Dan visited the property weekly, watered the plants, walked the entire property, and picked up our mail. After each visit Dan emailed us a detailed report that included pictures, comments, and recommendations. Dan also sorted our mail separating junk from important mail and shipped us what appeared to be critical and time sensitive mail. My wife and I travel quite frequently and will always rely on GRHW to watch our home. We highly recommend Golden Rule Home Watch”.
– Joe S., Great Falls, VA
Golden Rule Home Watch is a wonderful company to work with and great asset for the months we are away from our home. They visit our house weekly when we are gone, email us a very detailed report with pictures, comments and recommendations. Dan’s attention to detail and work ethic are exceptional, not to mention he has been a joy to communicate with. My family and I were nervous leaving our house for so long but once we found Dan we knew it was in good hands and there was nothing to worry about. I highly recommend Dan and the Golden Rule Team!
E.M., McLean, Va.
“We first thought this was a great service but one we would likely never use since we have always asked neighbors to watch the house. Well we were so wrong. A summer of rain meant trees were toppling in our neighborhood and basements were flooding everywhere – and we had a long vacation planned to Italy…it’s really too much to ask the neighbors when a tree could fall, the basement could flood, etc. So we called Golden Rule and WOW! They met with me to explain the service, gave us great tips on securing our home, gave us updates throughout the trip (we had 1 window unlocked when they did their initial check) and upon our return we were given a list (thankfully short) of home maintenance issues that we should address. We didn’t worry about our house for even a second while we were gone. Thank you Golden Rule! We will definitely use you in the future.”
— Alisa H., Reston Va.
“We were so happy to know that Dan and his team were looking after our home while we are traveling. Our hot water tank started to leak and he spotted it before it completely failed and our basement was ruined. Dan contacted us right away, scheduled and met a plumber at our home and made sure that the job was finished. He then sent us photos and a final report of the work that had been done. If Golden Rule had not been looking in on our home, then we would have returned to a mess. We will absolutely have Golden Rule watch our home in the future when we travel.”
—B. G., McLean, Va.
“I highly recommend the team at Golden Rule Home Watch. They offer a valuable and unique service to watch over homes when owners are away on travel, vacation, stationed abroad, etc. This is not the same as a home alarm system, they use moisture sensors and other technology to instantly know if something went wrong (pipe burst, tree limb breaks window, etc). Give them a call if you will be leaving your home for an extended period. You’ll be glad you did!”
— Pete K., Chantilly, Va.
“Golden Rule provides an important and quality service for our home while traveling. The increase in severe weather has emphasized the importance of this service. It is too much to ask neighbors to deal with a storm or tree issue, especially while they themselves are dealing with their own home. In addition, it is wonderful to know that the house is being checked, stray deliveries are collected and plants are being watered when we are traveling. Golden Rule takes care of these things and provides reports and support while you are away. Knowing we have this trusted relationship has made a very positive difference to us, and we confidently recommend Dan and the Golden Rule team!”
–Mary D., Oakton, Va.
“The Golden Rule Team was very helpful and punctual. They worked with our corporate housing company to meet our goals and timeline for getting a residence available for a new guest. We highly recommend Golden Rule Home Watch & Concierge. Will be reaching out again for work in the future!.”
— Kayla A., Houston, Tx.
“Golden Rule Home Watch is the ‘premier’ home monitoring service in our area. This organization impressed us with both their professionalism and their customer service oriented focus. They are quite thorough in their analysis and very conscientious. During our absence we found them to be very interactive, offering immediate responsiveness and detailed communications. They provide individualized care and could easily accommodate any special requests. Entrusting our home to their care gave us a real sense of comfort and security, we would not hesitate to use them again. This is a first class company!”
—Chelsea R., Great Falls, Va.
“The driver, Amy, picked up me and my dog for a trip to the vet. She was on time and extremely helpful in getting a frightened dog into the vehicle. After the vet visit she asked if I needed to do more errands and extremely helpful in getting the dog safely out of the vehicle. I would gladly use this service again!”
— Mary K., Arlington Va.
“Golden Rule Home Watch checked on our home regularly when we were away. They created a custom checklist and sent us a completed copy after each visit with interior/exterior photos of our home (different each time) along with comments and recommendations. They also took care of packages that arrived unexpectedly. Dan and his team pay extreme attention to detail and are very responsive. We slept better at night knowing that the Golden Rule Team was looking after our home”.
P.K., Vienna, Va
“Peace of mind. That’s what we received from Golden Rule Home Watch, and when you are going to Italy for a two week trip of a lifetime, it’s hard to put a price tag on that. With all of the heavy rains and flooding in neighbors’ basements, we were very concerned about leaving the house. Golden Rule monitored and provided periodic updates on the house, and we didn’t have to worry. Simple, easy, no worries, friendly and attentive service. Well worth it!”
–Jim H., Reston, Va.
“Dan and Golden Rule Home Watch have provided extraordinary assistance to us in dealing with our insurance claim by providing documented technical environmental monitoring, real time response and comprehensive reports to verify moisture damage to our home following severe storm damage. Their documentation countered the insurance company’s denial of non-visual damage within our walls which the claims adjuster overlooked/ignored. In addition, their devices are critical in continuous monitoring throughout the house. Hats off and kudos to Dan and Golden Rule for their assistance and expertise.”
— Greg D., Reston Va.
“The professionals at Golden Rule can be trusted to watch over your home when you are away. Knowledgeable, systematic, and tech savvy, they provide real value through their services. We will reach out to them again the next time we are away from home. Give them a call; they have my highest recommendation.”
— Rick H., Ashburn, Va. 6-2-18
“GRHW watched our home while we were on vacation. It was a relief not to have to impose upon our neighbors to water our plants; get our mail; and check on our home. Halfway through our vacation, we were notified of a delivery of perishable items we were not expecting. We texted Dan, and he immediately went to our house, retrieved the package and put everything neatly away in our freezer. When we got home, our flowers and vegetable garden looked healthy, our mail was neatly stacked, and they even blew off our driveway and deck as a courtesy. We will never go on vacation again without having GRHW watch our home!” `
–Max and Paria, Oak Hill, Va.
“Dan and his team with Golden Rule Home Watch are wonderful. They provide unique services for their clients from just “keeping the key” for just in case to more monitoring an unexpected flood.”
— Patrice D., Ashburn, Va.
“Traveling abroad is stressful enough without worrying about something happening to your home while you are away. The team at Golden Rule watched over our home, monitored it 24/7 and did in person weekly home checks, then sent us an electronic report. Their level of service gave us peace of mind while we were away that allowed us to enjoy our time abroad without the worry. They even watered our plants and drove our cars to make sure the batteries remained charged. We couldn’t have asked for better service from Golden Rule. They are true professionals and we highly recommend their service.”
– Cristy G., Ashburn, Va.
GOLDEN RULE SERVICE PLANS
KEY HOLDER SERVICES
We securely hold a key for as needed access
SIMPLE & VERY LOW COST
YET TRUSTED & SECURE
We watch your home when you are away
THIS IS OUR CORE BUSINESS
REAL TIME REPORTING
We watch your home & vehicles when you are away
THE SAME SERVICE
EXTENDED TO YOUR AUTOS
Meat the Team
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Dan Lender, Principal
Dan co-founded Golden Rule Home Watch & Concierge to provide innovative home watch services in Northern Virginia. With an abundance of experience in sales, information technology, cyber security, home repair and the importance of building strong client relationships, it was time to put all of that knowledge to work to help others.
Amy Lender, Principal
Amy has the goal of providing superior service to every client. She embraces the usefulness and possibility of technology, but understands that providing client services needs to be based upon the wants and desires of the individual. She believes that only by thoroughly listening and seeking to understand can a solution be found.
The last thing you need while your away from home is to worry. With Golden Rule, you’ll never have to.
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