It’s that time of the year when homeowners living on the North Shore and surrounding suburbs allow their thoughts to wander to warmer days and luxurious locales, in the hopes of leaving this winter weather behind. And while a trip anytime of the year is a welcome respite from the day-to-day routine of home ownership, it can also come with its share of stresses.
But, it’s time to take a deep breath.
There is help.
“Talo was created to make your life easier,” explains Talo Concierge’s Chad Gardner. “Whether you are headed off to spring break or heading off to spend time at a second home, we are there to ensure that all the necessary maintenance to your home is taken care of while you are away. Being a homeowner shouldn’t feel like yet another job.”
In fact, for just $40 per visit, Talo Concierge’s talented staff (known as “concierges”) can check in on your home while you are enjoying some much needed sunshine. Beyond that,
Talo Concierge is much more than just a company that ensure things run smoothly while you are away.
Talo Concierge also offers year round services for homeowners, serving as a single point of contact for those working with multiple contractors and maintenance workers on everything from window washing and gutter cleaning to emergency repairs and full scale remodels.
“There are so many dual-income families who just don’t have time on Saturday mornings to do the necessary repairs around the house, for example,” says Gardner, who resides on the North Shore himself. “They have kids in sports and packed schedules, along with the fact that they might not even know how to do things like replace a light switch.”
Homeowners simply need to contact their Talo concierge and explain the service they need or the problem that needs to be addressed. The concierge will then determine the scope of the service required and their availability to meet contractors. For a $299 annual subscription fee, Talo Concierge can provide this and many other services, including home inventory and home attendant services.
“We are for homeowners who just don’t want to deal with the headache anymore,” says Talo Concierge’s Brad Hughes. “If an emergency occurs in the home, many families simply don’t have the time to spend a half of their day finding someone they can trust to fix it.”
Talo Concierge works with its preferred contractor network that encompasses more than fifty home services, and always ensures all work is done in the most efficient and satisfactory way.
“We know top notch people and can secure top notch prices for these sorts of home services,” explains Hughes. “Those relationships go a long way when there is work to be done. Trust is a cornerstone of this company, that’s for sure.”
“We have heard so many of our clients come to us because they have had horrible experiences with vendors and contractors,” adds Gardner. “So many people are out there trying to take advantage of homeowners, especially up here on the North Shore. They are treated unfairly simply based on how long their driveway is or if their home is situated on the water. It’s ridiculous.”
And bear in mind, this service is not only for high-end homeowners. In fact, Talo Concierge’s clients come from all across the North Shore and surrounding suburbs. And later this year, the company plans to expand their services into both downtown Chicago and the Western Suburbs.
“We are a perfect solution for anyone who takes pride in their home and just sometimes doesn’t have the time or inclination to do what needs to be done,” says Gardner. “There are so many of those kinds of people out there, and I think that’s why we are growing so much faster than we had anticipated.”
Talo Concierge is located at 1 Northfield Plaza in Wilmette, 844-469-8256, taloconcierge.com.